You want an image of the future. Imagine this dvd sitting in your living room. Forever...
A magnificent, must see series. Don't wait to see this anime. After reading this review, if you haven't started watching yet. Do so immediately.
If you consider Cowboy Bebop
to be the holy grail of anime, than Psycho Pass has some words for you. If you think Philip K. Dick
is the only master of Dystopian sci-fi
, Psycho Pass has something to show you. If you think Judge Dredd
has the patent on Judge, Jury, and Executioner
style future street cops, Psycho Pass has a much bigger gun. If you loved Minority Report
. If you loved 1984
. Loved Soylent Green
. Loved The Dark Knight
. This show is for you.
All those I just mentioned, Psycho Pass takes a little bit of it all and more.
It has an extremely likable cast of characters, who are easy to care for with just few moments of screentime. And lot of the time a few moments of screentime is all they get.
So Psycho Pass tends to make it count.
The animation is topnotch, with loving detail given to it's setting. Let it be said that this show's fight choreography is among the best around. They're always intense and professional looking. This show will really make you stop and compare how terrible the fightscenes are in shows whose entire point is fighting, when up against Psycho Pass's.
The music loves to invoke Classical symphonies against brutal horror and Gives exactly the right atmosphere of noir/psychological thiller.
And on the villain of the piece. Shogo Makishima is an Expy
of Johan Liebert
Done horribly right. An near emotionless monster
, who commits acts of cruelty without remorse and sows seeds as an agent of chaos. But he's so charismatic and cultured, you sometimes find yourself rooting for him.
The only gripe one can have with it, is it's cliche character designs. From the protagonists to the villains, everybody looks exactly like you'd expect them to look in an anime. It's not breaking the mold and main the cast can't be described as looking memorable in the slightest. But I guess it was that or give everybody blue or pink hair.
Now go watch it.