Anime Review: Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass is an anime that is very reminiscent of the movie Minority Report. The story revolves around a new Inspector Akane who has to learn to work with Enforcers in a society where people are sorted by their Crime Coefficient, a number that determines how likely a person is to commit a crime. Inspectors are law enforcement officials who have low Crime Coefficients whereas Enforcers are law enforcement with high Crime Coefficients. Basically, Enforcers are “latent criminals”, officials with a Crime Coefficient that is too high and cannot be reduced, but are still useful and effective as peacekeepers.

The weapons they are armed with are extremely interesting. Called “Dominators”, these weapons measure a person’s Crime Coefficient and will only activate and fire on a person with a high enough coefficient. And when they fire, it’s not a clean bullet. Human targets of the Dominators rounds bubble up and burst into a bloody, pulpy mess. Judge, jury, and messy executioner. The main antagonist starts with a terrorist who is basically messing with the Crime Coefficient system, but the case leads to more than just a simple crime solved. So yeah, this anime is not for the faint of heart, but it is for people who really enjoy sci-fi psychological thrillers. Unlike some good anime that just go on and on and on and on…this one does have an end, and a very good one at that.

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Tinabot is a writer, teacher, and ninja. She and her students write and publish their work. Her debut teen kung fu romance novel The Legend of Phoenix Mountain is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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