Ranked #75


Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.571 (scored by 162017 users)
Ranked: #752
Popularity: #37
Members: 302,657
Favorites: 10,614
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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.

(Source: translated and adapted from official site by Cranston)


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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


Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Nagai, Shinpei
Nagai, Shinpei
Episode Director, Assistant Animation Director
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes

Episodes  22 / 22
Aired  Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013
Status  Finished Airing

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Mar 24, 2013 7:55 PM
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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Oct 10, 2014 10:18 PM
Psycho Pass Review

Ghost in the Shell is one of my favorite movies of all time. It builds such an immersive world and story and its roots can be found in any sci fi anime . You could find traces of it in any movie afterwards. You could imagine why I was initially excited for Psycho Pass since they are extremely similar. So did this anime reach the levels of GITS? Not really, but it is still a solid cyberpunk anime.


One thing to note about Psycho Pass is its first few episodes. I sucks you into it the action and the big plot point: the Dominators. read more
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Apr 1, 2013 10:07 PM
Crime is a constant in human civilization. Theft, murder, and countless other atrocities have been committed by people in every civilization throughout history; try as we might, humans have always had trouble preventing crimes from happening, let lone eliminating them completely. However, what if advancement in technology eventually provided a system that could accurately assess a person's capacity to commit a crime? That is the question posed in Production I.G.'s dystopian sci-fi crime thriller Psycho-Pass: a searing, violent, and ambitious exploration of crime, justice, and the system that judges which is right in a society. Filled with interesting concepts, it is unfortunate that the read more
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Sep 16, 2014 5:50 PM
To me, Psycho-Pass was great largely because of its world. The basic premise is "What if we could tell criminal minds apart from normal ones?", and in the show, the conclusion of this is that the governmental Sibyl System aggressively monitors your mental state, so that they can arrest or execute you provided you are sufficiently criminal.

Using the same scanning techniques, the state is able to assess your aptitude for different types of work and employ you accordingly. This is all nice on paper, but quickly leads into murky waters - is it really fair to deny someone the opportunity to try their hand read more
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In essence, both are about flawed systems and their consequences. The *major* differences being in the anime's execution (cyber punk/advanced technology vs folklore/village life), style and flow. Heck, the main female characters are very similar as well. 
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Both are procedural crime shows and set in a future version of Japan. Both shows are very focused on sci fi and each has their own interesting gallery of gadgets and systems. Both follow the attempts of a law enforcement agencies attempts to capture an enigmatic criminal who's always several steps ahead. Ghost in the Shell is more episodic and the underlying plot is visited in standalone episodes throughout the season. Psycho Pass is more focused on the main plot. I've heard Psycho Pass get called at best inspired by and at worst a rip off of GitS but I think it's its own show  read more 
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The series have the same showcase of "Law versus Crime", the only difference is the themes. In terms of characters Death Note revolves around two Genius students with different personality and the anti-hero holding a handy-dandy Reaper Notebook while Psycho-Pass revolves between Cops using Advance Techno weapon that has full duplex psychological inspection that switches the gear from a Neurological paralyze r to Anti-matter shooting bullet and Masterminds that have odd different assassination fetish. 
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CYBER punk world ruled by advanced technology (the population's over-reliance on tech tools borders on unhealthy). Humans playing gods in a vain attempt to superfically suppress social malaises, ala Orwell's 1984. Dystopian narratives with elements borrowed heavily from loads of thought-provoking literature and philosophy.

Protagonists' increasing sense of self-awareness causes psychological alienation from blissfully unaware masses, leading them to be caught in truly tense, nail-biting Catch-22 situations and often tosses them between following their ingrained values and (eventually) questioning the system.

Antagonists are hard to hate anti-heroes who, unlike the former, have clear albeit destructive purposes in sight. They are often  read more 
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Both take place in future.
The same idea, that people with 'anomalies' work for organization against people having the same kind of 'anomalies'.
The same mood.
Both main characters are something like garbage.
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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)

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)

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