- Jun 25, 2012
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Of the Army
From IG Productions, directed by Shiotani Naoyoshi of Ghost in the Shell and Blood franchises, it brings another level of profundity to the already complex styles of it's director. Often patronizing but viscerally brutal in it's visuals and story telling, the completely original script casts ripples in the arrogant surface of the plot, showing the deeper meaning of the anime reflecting back if you look close enough. Just how far apart is a dystopia from a utopia and how close are we to either? If that doesn't work for you, people get shot with a laser pistol that makes flesh explode. Kaboom.The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.
This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.