My feelings for Psycho-Pass are still mixed; I’m only writing this a good handful of weeks after I watched the episode, but my feelings still didn’t change. Why? It’s consistent to be having a deep and complicated content; excellent music, voice acting, and sound effects; and, wait for it, mediocre visuals. I guess, we can’t have everything, huh?
Most people I follow, especially Kuro The Expert, on networking sites note its similarity to the older series, Fractale, for the main reason that Psycho-Pass has a heavy dystopian theme in its story. I still haven’t seen the similarities between the two series as I see more of a cyberpunk neo-noir story and setting, as what I’ve seen in this episode. For the dystopian theme, I think Psycho-Pass is capable of making a deconstruction of the trope especially with how it’s playing with the neo-noir writing conventions. Despite having loads of social commentary and the futuristic setting, the content still aren’t up to the requirements for a dystopian fiction. Maybe who knows? The experts might end-up being correct.
Last but not the least, I should note it that the title might for the term “Psychopath”. Makes sense that the law enforcement in the story relies on measuring a person’s ‘(mental) capacity for commission’.
Episode Entertainment Factor Rating (EEFR): 100/100
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