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Synonyms: Psychopath
Japanese: サイコパス
English: Psycho-Pass
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 766908766,908 users)
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Ranked: #2102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #62
Members: 1,591,029
Favorites: 38,189

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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]


An edited version of the series received a rebroadcast starting July 10, 2014. 22 episodes of the original series were combined into eleven 46-minute long episodes with some scenes being slightly extended.

Psycho-Pass aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block. In the 2013 Newtype Anime Awards it was voted as fourth best title of the year. Its 11th episode was awarded "Best Episode" in the Noitamina 10th anniversary fan vote. It has spawned several video-game spin-offs, a novel series and a manga series as well.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Wada, Jouji
Kawaguchi, Tooru
Morihiro, Fumi
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Opening Theme

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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)


Jul 17, 2023
At the beginning of the anime just like any other anime, your watching to see if it gets your attention, so you have a reason to watch it, I thought it was something new and I would soon find out if I liked it. The beginning of the anime is normal as to speak but after a couple of episodes it completely changes how you see the anime, it pushes you into a deep rabbit hole of a story. The music make the story come to life, by the end of the anime the story is at its peak and the music rushing through your ...
Jul 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This title is not bad, I watched only the first season, I don't want to continue watching. The anime has a lot of references to various creative figures, quotes from books and their titles, of course I'm glad that the writer is literary oriented and I like the variety of these references, but the story is a bit long, after watching some episodes you feel their filler, the plot tropes are interesting within the framework of anime of this time. As a result, I recommend it to everyone, the anime really stands out from the other hundreds, but with some nuances.
May 22, 2023
I watched psycho-pass because it was recommended for fans of death note. A big difference between psycho-pass and death note is that psycho-pass is more sci-fi, while death note is more fantasy. However, what I liked about death note was that there was ONE fantasy element (the death note, which yes, did come with the shinigamis) that was placed in an otherwise normal and real-life-like world. I tend to like anime that show characters in a real, non-fantasy life, like Monster and Perfect Blue, and Death Note was amazing even though it had that fantasy element. However, in psycho-pass, the story is way to sci-fi ...

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