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English: Psycho-Pass
Synonyms: Psychopath
Japanese: サイコパス


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.531 (scored by 222,264 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #29
Members: 415,800
Favorites: 15,432
Ranked #88Popularity #29Members 415,800
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Episodes: /22


Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harboring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors that have become latent criminals, granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors' dirty work.

Into this world steps Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she soon learns that the Sibyl System's judgments are not as perfect as her fellow Inspectors assume. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly is, and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Psycho-Pass was nominated for the Seiun Award and won best title of the year in the 2013 Newtype anime awards.
It has gone on to spawned several video-game spin-offs, a novel series and a manga series as well.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kougami, Shinya
Kougami, Shinya
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Makishima, Shougo
Makishima, Shougo
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Tsunemori, Akane
Tsunemori, Akane
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Ginoza, Nobuchika
Ginoza, Nobuchika
Nojima, Kenji
Nojima, Kenji


Wada, Jouji
Wada, Jouji
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Motohiro, Katsuyuki
Motohiro, Katsuyuki
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(22/22)

Episode Title Aired
1 Crime Coefficient
Hanzai Keisuu (犯罪係数)
Oct 12, 2012
2 Those Capable
Nashi Uru Mono (成しうる者)
Oct 19, 2012
3 Rearing Conventions
Shiiku no Sahou (飼育の作法)
Oct 26, 2012
4 Nobody Knows Your Mask
Dare mo Shiranai Anata no Kamen (誰も知らないあなたの仮面)
Nov 2, 2012
5 Nobody Knows Your Face
Dare mo Shiranai Anata no Kao (誰も知らないあなたの顔)
Nov 9, 2012

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) (eps 1-11)
#2: "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone (eps 12-22)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Namae no nai Kaibutsu (名前のない怪物)" by EGOIST (eps 1-11)
#2: "All Alone With You" by EGOIST (eps 12-22)

More reviewsReviews

Mar 24, 2013
I feel so sorry for anybody who missed out on this anime this year because it was absolutely brilliant. Likewise, I also feel sorry for anybody who didn’t, because Urobuchi Gen ripped their hearts out.

The series is set in the near future in which it is possible to instantaneously quantify a person’s state of mind, personality, and probability of committing a crime, all recorded on an individual’s “Psycho-Pass”. When their “Crime Coefficient” index becomes too high, they are pursued and apprehended by police officers known as Inspectors, and their ‘hunting dogs’ the Enforcers; in this way, order is maintained. Unit One of the Public Safety read more
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Apr 27, 2015
I heard great things about Psycho Pass and it being compared to Death Note, I thought it would be great. But I didn't find the anime to be anything more than your run of the mill dark themed series. Before throwing off my review as a hated one, I would appreciate it if you guys just took a couple of minutes to read what I thought of Psycho Pass

Story - 7/10
The setting of Psycho Pass is a futuristic one in modern Japan, where people who have a high and cloudy Psycho Pass are either adjudged criminals or potent criminals. The ones who have a Psycho read more
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Jun 3, 2015
First of all, I'd recommend you to read another review if u want to get a overview about this Series.
Since most of this is somewhat my biased opinion about my anger and how the story felt. Its not to see as a recommondation for anyone, more like some ideas to think of. If u are still interested, u can keep on reading.

Before reading this you should be prepared for spoilers and bad mouthing, since thats the only way i can describe a few things.

The Series first episodes remind me of cowboy bebops style of showing episodes. It describes a few things beforehand. read more
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Mar 24, 2014
There is nothing more undefined, blurry, and vague than the line that separates "good" from "bad". What complicates the matter further is the question of "is said action more bad/good than another?" Why do we consider the murder of an innocent person a worse offense compared to something like a bank robbery? Is a doctor who saves hundreds of lives more "good" than a simple volunteer at a homeless shelter? While Psycho Pass may not be a realistic representation of today's societal state, the observation of human morals, psychological concepts, and fluctuation of emotions can all be applied to our methodology of thinking and our read more
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