Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Psycho-Pass Anime Included

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Book Description: Story & Art by Hikaru Miyoshi

Psycho-Pass is set in 2113. The Sibyl System is actively measuring the populace's mental states, personalities, and the probability that individuals will commit crimes, using a "cymatic scan" of the brain. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When the probability of a person engaging in crimes measured by the Crime Coefficient index exceeds a certain level in an individual, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and killed if necessary.

The plot focuses on Akane Tsunemori, a new Inspector of Unit One—a police unit from the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division. Tsunemori hunts criminals alongside a special team of so-called latent criminals called Enforcers. Inspectors and Enforcers use large handguns called "Dominators"—special weapons designed to fire only at those with a higher-than-acceptable Crime Coefficient. Akane is ashamed of shooting the Enforcer Shinya Kogami during her first mission to protect a latent criminal. Kogami thanks her for stopping him from becoming a murderer, which persuades Akane to stay. She is accompanied by veteran Inspector Nobuchika Ginoza, a strict man who looks down on Enforcers, Tomomi Masaoka, a middle-aged man who used to be a detective, Shusei Kagari, a carefree young man who has been a latent criminal ever since he was a kid, and Yayoi Kunizuka, a former musician turned into a latent criminal after interacting with a terrorist. During Akane's first investigations, the group learns about the existence of Shogo Makishima, a mastermind who is responsible for multiple crimes. Being Criminally Asymptomatic, Makishima's criminal psychology yields a low Crime Coefficient, making him safe from the Sibyl System and the Dominator.

The Enforcers and Inspectors start hunting Makishima, who aims to destroy the society created by the Sibyl System. To do this he causes riots in the city to draw the police away from the Health and Welfare Ministry's Nona Tower facility, where Sibyl is located. Akane and Kogami stop Makishima's forces while Enforcer Shūsei Kagari follows one of Makishima's allies to the tower where Bureau Chief Joshu Kasei kills Makishima's ally and Kagari to keep the true form of Sibyl a secret. Kasei tells Makishima that Sibyl is a hivemind of similarly asymptomatic individuals and wishes him to join the system but Makishima escapes. Realizing the truth behind Makishima's escape, Kogami leaves the group to kill him. Akane is later directly contacted by the Sibyl system, which orders her to capture Makishima alive. She agrees to do this on the condition that they withdraw the execution order for Kogami. Learning that Makishima plans to execute bioterrorism to weaken Japan's economy and bring the system down, the Criminal Investigation Division searches for both Makishima and Kogami. There, Makishima tries killing Ginoza but Masaoka sacrifices his life to save him. Despite Akane's efforts, Kogami kills Makishima and the latter's erstwhile comrades never see him again.

Personal View:

This anime is completely off the hook! I'm loving how its set in the different time date. It totally gives you a run for your money on how the future might be like. Could you imagine living your life without locking the doors or worring about people stealing your things! It sounds great an all but when the government starts telling you what job would be right for you just off a test!? I don't think that sounds very fair. To everyone's own personal choice.

I've watched the entire TV show, its on netflix besides youtube some episodes are listed below. As far as I know thus far their coming out with season two very soon. I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm addicted to this one big time. Sad, yes I know. But if you watched it tooo.... You'd be right next to me. I haven't yet read the manga due to not having enough time. "Wahh!" It even has a bit of a romance going on. I swear this one has it all! The colors used in this series is so pretty I can't even put it into words.

Hopefully you'll check it out and you'll love it just as much as me. 

Overall Rating: Hardcore 5  Stars
Read Online: *Note - Online version is different from American version
More Information:


 You can watch these episodes on Netflix all in english or YouTube. I've included the first two episodes below.

Episode One: Crime Coefficient
Original Airdate: October 12, 2012
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{Part 2}

On her first day as the new Inspector of Unit One, Inspector Akane Tsunemori has been assigned to handle a hostage situation: a man named Nobuo Okura whose Crime Coefficient has determined he is likely to commit a crime and is confirmed when he kidnaps an innocent woman. While looking for him, Akane learns about the nature of the Dominator, and the relationship between Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcer Shuusei Kagari finds Okura, but a weapons malfunction gives him away. Okura flees, and Unit One pursues him. After Enforcer Shinya Kogami disposes of Okura, the unit learns that the hostage's Crime Coefficient has risen to a high level. Before Kogami can execute her, Akane stops him with the Dominator's paralyzer. In the end, Akane manages to calm the woman down, letting her Crime Coefficient reduce to the point where she can be paralyzed and taken away; while Akane must explain her actions in a report to her superiors.

Episode Two: Those Capable
Original Airdate: October 19, 2012
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Kogami remains hospitalized as he recovers from the Dominator-enforced paralysis; Akane begins a normal work day after meeting with friends and checks on his condition. Enforcer Tomomi Masaoka teams up with Akane to take out a threat in the mall, and after they return, Akane shares a meal and some revealing conversation with Kagari. Later, she greets Kogami, who reinforces her belief she made the right call during the hostage situation; she turns in her report with no regrets.

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