To all you fans of murder, crime investigation and technology beyond belief, of course of the audio visual variety, I have a treat for you. The anime “Psycho-Pass” is just what you’ve been looking for.
This 2012 Production I.G psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your asking what could happen next with its many twists and turns. The story takes place in Japan in the 22nd century when the idea of Justice and the enforcement of it has taken a drastic change. Japan employs a system called Sibyl which is meant to be an objective means of determining the threat level of each individual citizen within its borders by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass through scans done by 24 hour surveillance throughout the country. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harbouring the slightest criminal intent. Enforcers, always alongside the inspectors, are jaded investigators who have become latent criminals and have been granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the inspectors’ dirty work.
Into this complex system steps a young investigator named Akane Tsunemori, a woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, while working with the seasoned enforcer Shinya Kougami, she very shortly learns that the Sibyl System’s judgements are not as perfect as she and her fellow investigators had assumed. With everything she’d come to believe turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly means and whether it can actually be upheld with the use of a system that may very well be corrupt.
If you consider yourself an anime fan then you’ve probably at least heard of this particular anime, if not then you should definitely give it a go. It should be relatively enjoyable, even for first time anime watchers. It’s got a pretty big following and released its very first anime movie in late 2015, so you wouldn’t be alone in your belief in how enjoyable this series is.
This anime receives a considerable score of 9.2 out of 10 from myself.
Enjoy the recommendation, till the next.
Goitsemang Billy Setsiba.