[Anime] PSYCHO-PASS

Psycho Pass has certainly live up to the expectation (if not exceed) of being the most anticipated anime of this season. On top of having an array of interesting and not to mention good looking characters (thanks to Katekyo Hitman Reborn’s Amano Akira who did the character design), plot-wise, there is not much of a dull moment at all.

The story is set in the future where there exists a system which determines a person’s way of life. For instance, this system is able to come up with suitable careers for a person. In Tsunemori Akane’s case, the list of career choices generated for her seems to be endless. It makes sense seeing as she’s one of those top students in her academy. Truthfully, she was at loss with all the choices available to her. Finally, she chose to join the force as a police officer of some sort with the reasoning that she’s the only candidate suitable for that role at that time.

And then there’s this thing called “Psycho-pass” which measures a person’s well being. If a person’s psycho pass is deemed to be at a “dangerous” level, he/she will be executed almost immediately. However, in some rare cases, such person can be of use. One such case is Kogami Shinya who is now serving the force as an enforcement officer. Kogami is seen as the broody type who doesn’t get along well with others, officer Ginoza in particular. As the series go on, we learned that there’s more to Kogami than meets the eye and the reason why the role “enforcement officer” exists in the first place.

For the obvious reason, this anime somehow reminds me of Minority Report which is also set in the future where a person predetermined by the system to be a future criminal will be executed. Well, that’s that. I’m going to enjoy Psycho Pass while it lasts.

Cheers!

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