22 of 22 episodes seen
The sci-fi genre doesn't always agree with me. Half are repetitive, executed poorly, confusing, or a combination of the three. Then there are some that have this beautifully unique plot that keep me on edge throughout the entire series. Psycho-Pass was one of these. The story centers around a society that has attempted to reach utopia by handing the law to machines rather than human emotion to judge people's minds based on their psycho pass. But little do they know that their system isn't as perfect as it seems. I, personally, have never watched an anime with an idea like this. The story shows both the side of the Sybil system and the criminal- Makishima. The main character is stuck with a choice between order/stability of the society they already have, or freedom of choice and getting rid of the somewhat corrupt Sybil system. It's controversial. Though the latter is more preferable in theory, getting rid of the present system throws society into chaos. True utopia is never achievable. Both sides are good and bad in their own way, and we get to see Akane struggle through these notions. I enjoyed the psychology behind the anime as well as the great action throughout it. I also liked how even though it's set in the future, certain aspects still remain with certain improvements such as cars, police, and communication. All in all, the story is pretty solid.
The art is what initially put me off. It looked strange and a bit off from my normal, newer anime art. But as soon as I started watching it, I found that the art was really nice and suited the anime very well. Interesting angles are used as well as beautiful scenery shots, especially in the first episode at the end where you get to see a view of the city. The fighting scenes are well animated, the dominators are well animated, most everything is well animated. My only complaint is the animation quality drop towards the middle end of the series. You can definitely tell there was a budget cut or someone was getting lazy in that 1 or 2 episodes. If you need proof, just look at Ginoza's face when he's taking off his glasses. Other than that, the art is nice.
I have no complaints about sound what-so-ever. I instantly fell in love with the first OP, Abnormalize, and the amazing opening credits it came with. That OP has to be one of my top favorites of all time especially because it suits the anime and the credits so well. All of the music does. All of the OP's and ED's are memorable. The action music, psychological music, the creepy sounds of bodies or flesh, even the un-suiting classical music in the last ep with Makishima suited and enhanced the anime so much. I liked all the voice actors, found that their voices suited the characters, and was surprised to find just how amazing seiyuu's can be to be able to change their voices to the extent they can. (seriously, just look at other roles Kougami's and Makashima's voice actors have done!) Job well done.
I thought about giving character a 9, but realized that some of the characters lacked a little in character development. All of the characters have distinctive personalities. I was annoyed with Akane in the first ep but grew to love her as I watched her grow into a full-fledged bad-ass Inspector. I fell in love with Ginoza too because of his character development and his past. With characters like Akane and Kougami, we see a lot of character development and insight into their minds because they're the main characters. Even though Makishima is the main villain, we aren't given much insight into his past or what makes him him besides some of Kougami's speculations. With a unique personality like Makishima's, I would have felt more comfortable if we were given a flashback into his childhood or something like with Yayoi. Fortunately, we were presented with various thoughts of his and got to see through his mind in some aspects, making his lack of background nearly unnoticeable. Other minor characters such as Kagari and Shion hinted on pivotal moments in their life that made them enforcers, but didn't give more than a sentence or two to speculate on. Maybe it was on purpose to leave it open to the viewers, but I would've liked at least a good 5 minutes or episode (like Yayoi's) on them to really grip why they are who they are.
I really loved this whole series, especially the end. It made me cry, it made me think, it made me squeal in excitement. I was on edge the entire time and awaited each new episode eagerly.
Even though I fully enjoyed and personally ranked Psycho-Pass as a 10, as a review I have to overall rank it as a very high 9 because of the issue with art in the middle and lack of stories for Makishima and some minor characters. It's not perfect, but it's a damn good anime and I highly suggest it to anyone who enjoys a little serious thinking with their anime. read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
The story is very original, the first with a setting and plot like this that I've ever seen. It does get confusing at points, especially near the end, but it really kept me entertained. I think it just needed a few more episodes to develop it more.
I really loved the art, it's just the kind I like ^^ I enjoyed how they made the creepy Midas guy (forgot his name ^^") kind of 3D, though it was a bit weird in the beginning and took some getting used to.
I like how the main character honestly has no idea what the heck he was doing in the beginning, and how he and his asset interacted. I think there should have been more episodes (once again) so that there would have been better character development, and I would've liked to have seen Masyu and Kimimaro interact with each other more and to have seen more of their battles.
This was a really entertaining anime. It requires a lot of thought, so if you aren't in the mood for a thinking anime, don't watch it. It has some action, but it's definately not a mainstream battle anime. It's interesting and has some cute little romance going on between the main chara and his asset. The only thing I really have to complain on is the ending. It just cut off. It seemed like a good 30 seconds or so was hacked off of the end. Other than that, I think it was a pretty good anime, and definately worth your time ^^ read more
I've heard of and read books about psychis escaping from an evil lab, but the story was much more than that. Psycho Busters added interesting twists and placed a huge amount of the plot on friendship and making relationships. How Kakeru was involved, how he was accepted, how the groups' bond and trust played a key factor in their saving the world- it was really enjoyable to read. I loved their powers and I loved how the story progressed. I think the story could have gone a bit more in detail at parts, and I believe that the mangaka could have written more experiences that the group went through, but as a whole, I thought it was really well written.
I honestly really love the art. I mean, I chose to read this book in the beginning because I liked the cover! When I read the manga, the first few pages of the first volume were pictures of girls showing off in bathing suits. I'm a girl, so I facepalmed. But the art was pretty so I continued. I'm glad I did. The different shots are interesting and I like how it adds to the story. The characters are nicely drawn as well. When I picked up the last volume at Borders, I looked at the cover and muffled a little fangirl squeal. The reason? I saw the cover art and noticed that the mangaka had improved. My favorite characters were even hotter, even if just a bit. I enjoyed watching the mangaka's art style grow throughout this series, and am looking forward to reading other's by both Akinari Nao and Yuya Aoki.
The characters were well drawn and I liked the friendship and interaction between them. I liked how we really got to know them and their pasts in different parts of the story and how we got to see them face up to their past and grow as a person. I disliked the demise of a certain character, Todoroki, but all in all I like them all. What can I say? I love Joi!! ^^ hehe...
From the perverted moments to the love confessions to the tearful pasts of the characters, this series, in my opinion, deserves a 9. The story had unexpected twists that made me wonder what was going to happen next, the art was beautifully drawn and led me to an interesting manga, and the characters were fun to watch and drew me into their own personal lives as they entertained me with the ongoings of a psychic. It was a wonderful ride and I will happily recommend Psycho Busters to any person who's looking for a great read. read more
8 of 25 episodes seen
If you watched the first 2 seasons, you know the basic story- find the x-eggs and make them good again. It's the same thing in this, only it's used in a boring manner that I've seen too many times before. And then there's the addition of the cosplayers. I know I'm not the only one who looked forward to this 3rd season and was like "screw this" halfway through because of the cosplayers and cartoons they played before the actual ep. I didn't watch the series because I loved the chibis, I watched it because it had a good storyline. Wtf.
Ignoring that half the anime is replaced by these kids playing dress-up and filler cartoons, I'd like to ask the producers "Why did you get rid of Ikuto?" Yes, I am another Ikuto fan, I just had to ask ^^ But getting rid of Ikuto was not the main problem. They completely trashed the other charas! You don't see the gang that Amu used to hang out with, or really her at all. You see these two kids taking over and trying to be this new generation, and doing a really poor job at that. I HATE it when they make another season to try and extend the series just because the ratings are good. No-it's not that. It's when they try to make another generation of characters to do the EXACT SAME THING the previous generation did! It's annoying and frustrating,which is why I never finished this season and don't plan on it. You have to know when to end the anime. Extending it as long as this one has been is unnecessary and uncalled for. If you really want to extend it a little, an OVA or 2 generally work, not an entire season.
Looking at all the other reviews and hearing all the complaints, I have nothing really to say that hasn't been said before. I want Ikuto, the plot is overused, this filler sucks, and I don't like the 2 kids they've chosen to be the new generation. Honestly, if you want to maintain that Shugo-chara-is-so-beautiful-and-amazing outlook, don't watch this. It only leads to disappointment. read more