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Taking place in the somewhat near future, Psycho-Pass presents a dystopian society in which it is possible to accurately quantify an individual's emotions, skills, abilities and, most importantly, predisposition to crime and state of mind. Therefore, one's place and role in society are being decided by these quantifications, measured by the mysterious Sibyl System, which add up to what people call a Psycho-Pass.
The story revolves around a team of police officers, divided into detectives and enforcers. The detectives are those who have been deemed capable of discovering and capturing criminals and potential criminals while the enforcers are latent criminals (people who, despite not having committed any crime, have been imprisoned due to high values of their psycho-passes) who have two roles here. First, thanks to the skills they possess they are allowed to work with the detectives to solve crimes as an alternative to spending their lives into a cell, and second, since their psycho-passes are already beyond recovery, they are being used by the detectives in order for them not to become latent criminals too.
The characters are very well-constructed in my opinion as, watching this anime, you will start feeling sympathy towards them, you will judge them, you will pity them and even be proud of their actions. Such realistic characters can easily stir many emotions inside your heads and each of them is well introduced into the story and has their own role, being defined better and better by each decision they take.
As far as the art goes, I believe everything is really well done and presented in this anime. The characters seem to have a certain look, representing each of their personality while the disturbing feeling of a society where everything is but an illusion is being subtly highlighted. The action scenes are also well-sketched and, unlike many other anime, very few exaggerations are being done.
The music is very well chosen for this anime and I'd rather not say too much other than the fact that I couldn't have hoped for better intros or endings.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this anime so far and I'm sure I'll be enjoying it at least as much until it ends. Many episodes have kept me from sleeping at night because I kept thinking about what would happen next, as well as about the subtle philosophical themes introduced in the story. "Would people really benefit from such a society?", "Is it morally right to deprive someone of their freedom just because he is prone to committing a crime?", "Can a life led under a system like Sibyl really be called a free life?" This kinds of question have been haunting my mind more and more since I started watching this anime and I couldn't have wished for a better cure to my boredom.
All in all:
Overall: 10 read more