You know when you find a series that just blows your mind, and when you finish it you have a meltdown because you feel like nothing in existence will ever be able to top it? That was Death Note for me. I had been trying to find another intense series such as this with great characters and excessive mindfuckery - and I'm happy to say, Psycho-Pass was the one that fulfilled that. If you loved Death Note, you will absolutely love Psycho-Pass, and vice versa. I highly suggest you give it a watch, but maybe when you have a lot of time on your hands, cause it's the kind of show you just can't take a break from. read more
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.
* Both have action and criminal scenes.
* Both have genius enemies.
* Both have characters how fight to change the state of the world.
* Both are unpredictable as the next chapters.
* Both have a character how rejects the state of the society.
Light = Shinya Kougami
L = Shougo Makishima
nothing is black or white...everything is grey
psycho pass is in a futuristic world where the nation is maintained by a system which is trying to create a utopia but it has a dark side to it
the system has a dark side to it
and what is right and wrong is questioned...
Another anime that features the opposition of two geniuses. But these time both, unlike Light and L, the main hero and the main villain BOTH have criminal psychology which essentially makes them similar rather than different.
The feel of these two shows is eerily familiar, and especially till the end. They are both thinking animes with lots of complex themes and dramatic moments that take place within a nail-biting struggle between two highly compelling and highly intelligent sides as they wage a war where ideologies may be similar, but ends aren't.
Both have a genius criminal with arguably just ends but who use horrible(and brutally efficient) methods to achieve it. Both antagonists are maniacs who want to rid the society of an evil that the viewer identifies and is familiar with, so their cause can often be identified with, and so choosing the villain or protagonist is not so easy.
Both also have a side of detectives fighting to preserve order and condemning the criminal's methods for his better world, even if they agree to hate the evil he is indirectly fighitng to destroy. Both have a bit of corruption and internal turmoil among the side of the detectives.
Both anime play very lightly with the lives of characters, and the deaths are almost always the result of a long and elaborate game of wits, which involves a lot of nail-biting possibilities, and apprehension. They deaths are very visceral in both and leave an impression on both you and the characters.
What makes these two anime's linked is their story, and how society works in regards to crime. Death Note takes place in modern times, while Psycho-Pass is in the future, but both have the same core themes. In the end, it's about corruption and judgement. Who is fit to judge society, and how do we determine such judgement? If you enjoy such themes, and strong story lines, then you'll enjoy this anime.
There is a villain who constantly gives detectives the runaround. Both villains are stuck with the belief that their murderous actions were acts of justice. Unlike in Death Note, detectives are fully aware of the villain's identity in Psycho-Pass.
Psycho pass may not be as good as death note but I do recommend any
death note fans to check this anime out. Both anime have the similar feel to them. Both have the main characters who have differing views as to what is 'right' or 'wrong' in terms of justice. Similar art, similar atmosphere, both are crime, both have action,l and both do have a thriller aspect to some extent.
Mainly, both are very psychological, death note is more 'genius'-like analyzing people's feelings & thoughts type of anime whereas psycho pass doesn't have main characters with as much smartness but the actions & thoughts of the characters really make you think.  read more
Psycho-Pass is pretty much a mixture of Death Note and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. It is a futuristic game of cat and mouse between two highly intelligent individuals. One being law enforcement equivalent and the other a villain who believes his efforts help society.
-A lot of death, though in comparison to Psycho Pass, Death Note's isn't very direct
-Centered around crime and investigators
-The main character in Death Note is similar to the antagonist in Psycho Pass
-Based around morality -Is killing okay in certain situations? Etc
-Both make you think and is more for people with mature mind sets (people who know that things aren't just black and white)
I think that if you liked one, you would like the other.
Both of them are great cat and mouse games where the protagonists want to change the way the society is governed. Both make you think about ethical responsibilities and rally around an "all or nothing" approach.
The protagonist and antagonist of these series share similar traits by being driven by one another philosophies. Light & Koguami are both geniuses that work for the law. They both wish to rid their world of corruption, by delivering their own form of justice. But,along the way they both become corrupted. Eventually, they both become obsessed with defeating their biggest opponents. (Light v.s L) & (Koguami v.s Makishima). If you like stories about witty heroes who struggle to do what is right without caving into doing what is wrong. You'll enjoy both these series.
Two enemies who are similarly intelligent and hate each other essentially. The part that makes me feel it's the most similar is when she said that they knew each other better than they knew themselves.
A lot of people die in gruesome ways and in both shows there are psychological themes.
The main character in Death Note is very similar to the antagonist in Psycho Pass.
Both are centred around crime and the idea of morality and what is right.
The main character of Death note and the main antagonist of Psycho Pass are determined to fullfil their goals, and both of their goals have something to do with the whole world.
The protagonist of Death Note is being chased by the police, so does the main antagonist.
These anime have a similar atmosphere, unique moments and very good characters.
Very similar anime, with Death Note being supernatural, and Psycho Pass action. Almost everything else is similar. Both of them pretty enjoyable.
-Both are really dark games of cat-and-mouse.
-Psycho Pass is a bit more dark in terms of gore, but you'll love Death Note even so.
-There is no solid "good" or "bad" guy in these animes. You'll just have to side with who's more "right".
-The MCs are either "Anti-Heroes" or "Anti-Villains". All of the MCs may be right in their goal, but their methods are dirty.
-"The End Justifies the Means." is the most accurate quote to describe the Main Characters.
Both are great animes to watch if you're a fan of psychological animes that dig deep on the human behaviour.
To control this world is Good man or Evil man.
Both are handle crime eradication and society of morality.
Protagonist of DN, Light Yagami, He uses DEATH NOTE, and kill evils for his justice.
Protagonist of PP, Shinya Kougami, He belongs to Public Safety Bureau, and control many crimes along with other comrades.
Both are not simple story. There are various Drama, Tragedy, Confrontation, and Meaningful Depictions.
Especially Light and L, Kougami and Makishima, their's relationship is the most important point in Original Story.
DN's setting is modern. PP's setting is near future. Cities are similar and beautiful.
Both have excellent animation, bloody and thrilling.
DN focus a battle of the mind, PP focus action scenes. To be drawn into them.
Finally, You will receive an impact in a certain episode. read more
The concept is practically the same. Although it takes a few episodes to get the plot going, both have to do with someone trying to change something that has already been established. As far as death note is concerned you have Light Yagami who wants to kill all criminals to change the world. Psycho pass has Sogo Makishima who believes the sybil system is broken and tries to bring it down with similar means. In each case there is of course someone who tries to stop the respective villains, L on the one side and Akane/Kogami on the other side.
-Genius villains trying to make a better world
If you enjoyed the cat & mouse chase of Death Note and the psychological aspect, you will probably enjoy Psycho Pass. Overall, it is more disturbing to an extent. If you can handle that and want a good crime drama, Psycho-Pass is a good anime.
-Feature a rivalry between two highly intelligent characters.
-Deal with the concepts of good, evil and perfect society.
-Are heavily psychological.
-Have a similar dark atmosphere.
Death Note focuses on it's story the whole way and has a supernatural twist to it, while Psycho-Pass has several sub-plots that tie into the overarching story, and as a sci-fi anime places some focus on world building. It also has plenty of action scenes, unlike Death Note.
If you enjoyed the mental battle between L and Kira in DeathNote, but haven't seen Psycho-Pass then you're missing out, both are psychological, police, thrillers. The art styles for both are very similar, with a large focus on darker colours.
- Mental battle between police and a criminal.
- Psycho-pass is set in a Sci-Fi world.
- Female protagonist in psycho pass.
- Psycho-pass follows the police's point of view, we don't see the criminals plans till they happen.
Both are thrillers where a villain schemes and plots to remain a step ahead of the pursuing law enforcement. They each do so while tackling complex themes about how society handles crime and punishment, as well as questioning the motivation and justification behind law enforcement entities.
They are both contains very strong element of crime objectivity and justice. There's the same wavelength of seriousness and dark content. Both of them also have detective characters--so everyone will see the familiarity of deductive prowess and psychotic to sociopath level of cast.
* Both have action and criminal scenes.
* Both have genius enemies.
* Both have characters how fight to change the state of the world.
* Both are unpredictable as the next chapters.
* Both have a character how rejects the state of the society.
These not similar in story-line however they're both a good crime mystery.
Psycho-Pass has a more futuristic setting than Death Note. There's also a second season of Psycho-Pass in case you enjoyed the first season (and possibly a third season soon).
There's suspense, plot twists and sadness to both stories. One difference between these two animes is that in Psycho-Pass the protagonist is female but similar in that she is working for government/police force. Another difference is that Psycho-Pass is set in the future with futuristic devices and technology and that there is no supernatural presence (Shinigamis).
In a sense, Psycho-Pass, in my opinion, is a great series =, if you are a hardcore mystery anime veteran. It has thrilling mystery, mind-blowing games of cat and mouse and a sexy male lead (if you know what I mean Hr Hr Hr wink wink Light wink wink) and a dystopian future which is 'perfect' yet flawed. If you watched Death Note, Psycho-Pass is a great recommendation, and will activate it's Lethal Eliminator on ANYONE, who thinks otherwise.
They both have Great Villains/Anti Heroes. They are both about Crime and solving cases. They both have great Thriller and suspense, they would keep a person guessing and wondering whats going to happen next.
future utopian/dystopian setting where the question is whether the sacrifices made to personal freedom are really worth the peaceful lifestyle, plus the main character must decide how to deal with the cracks in the system
Psychological horror type anime set in a seemingly utopian future. However, that "utopia" turns out to be tragically flawed, and the unusually collected heroine is caught in the middle of everything wrong with her society.
These animes are miles apart in terms of universe and atmosphere, but they share similar themes comon to stories set in dystopian speculative futures. Also, they both feature a female lead valued for her exceptional resilience.
We are presented a seemingly utopian society in which everyday hardships seem to be a thing of the past. Clearly, this society is far from perfect and holds some dark secrets. As the mystery unravels, the pitfalls of the supposedly perfect society are explored in frightening detail. Dystopian fiction at its finest.
Unsettling psychological stories set in the future. The female lead is a discontented participant in her society, but she accepts it, rather than try to change it. Their governments/leaders keep a terrible secret, and monitor and tightly control citizens' behavior in an attempt to create a utopia. Deviants are eliminated.
The similarities aren't immediately apparent due to the differences in delivery, and I certainly didn't see them at first. After all, one is a cyberpunk crime show, and the other is a coming-of-age story set in a countryside village. However, as the plots unravel, the similarities become more and more apparent. Both are dystopian tales about flawed systems; both deal with the theme of removing threats before they exist, and both delve heavily into human nature and society. The main female leads are also incredibly similar due to their strength and resilience. Both are prime examples of psychological anime, and if you like one, then you're sure to like the other! read more
A world that at first sight might seem an utopia, but turns out to be built at such a cost that it is questionable whether it is actually worth it. I would recommend both to anyone interested in dystopian stories.
The main difference between the stories (apart from the world they're in) is the pacing. While Psycho Pass drops you off in the middle of the story Shinsekai Yori slowly eases you into the story and lets you grow accustomed to the world first.
-the setting seems to at first be a peaceful and good world but as the shows go on it is revieled that the worlds are built on questionable morals
-psycho pass has more action/shinsekai yore is more calm
-characters age (psychopass's characters are older)
-antagonist (in psychopass, other then the dystopian society, there is also a human antagonist/in shinsekai yori the antagonist is only the dystopian society)
Shows that present dystopian societies in the future, where moral values are suppressed in favor of maintaining peace and order within the society. The line between right and wrong is very ambiguous. Viewers may strongly sympathize with the antagonists, who may have legitimate reasons to revolt against the authority.
Both refer to an ideal for human society, demonstrating how humans always strive to find a world that they believe best for them. The values aren't agreed upon by everyone though, and a group of protagonists' thinking break outside of the box they're being enclosed in. Very thought-provoking.
Both of these anime are modern representations of classic 20th-century dystopian satires: Psycho-Pass is comparable to the 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, and Shinsekai yori is comparable to the 1932 novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. As such, these stories caution humanity of the consequences of extreme and unchecked advances in science and technology. They show how the unrestricted indulgence of and reliance on the futuristic systems can negatively impact society, and even humanity itself. This includes the subsequent suffering of the individuals who desperately try to oppose/conform to said systems.
-the responsible female protagonist has to come to terms with and enforce the Utopia/Dystopia that she resides in, in the process shaping her morales and becoming very strong and capable.
-strict observation of psychological health of citizens
-allusions to psychological works and conditions
-lots of death and dying, and obviously tragedy as well.
-and the questioning of the morality of death punishment
-there was a team of five--and more similarities but I don't want to make this a spoiler.
-homosexual relationships in the team
Of course, one has a brilliant twisted villain, the other has [i wont spoil it].
One is tron-like, the other is traditional/villagey.
The team dynamics in each are completely different. read more
Both deal with the protagonist finding out the hidden nature of their 'perfect world'. This causes them to go through many near death experiences. On the way some friends die, as result of the sybil system or the ethics committee covering up evidence. In the end both have to learn to deal with the fact that is how society is currently but hope for change in the future.
Psycho pass is set in a somewhat more futuristic world than today.
Shin sekai yori, although 1000 or so into the future, do not rely on technology and have no 'concrete buildings'.
In Psycho pass, the Denominators give them power.
In Shin sekai yori, human have psycho kinesis (something along those lines)
Both shows settings are in a futuristic utopia where people get killed for having the potential to do harm even if they've done nothing wrong. Psycho-pass is more of law enforcement type thriller where as shinsekai yori has more of a darker mood than that. Two of my favorite shows for sure!
They're both about future controlled societies whose maintainers have great fear that they could be destroyed by any one person. Hence, they zealously dispose of people who have any chance of causing trouble. The main character in each is thrown into a crisis, despite being inexperienced.
Both anime are about dystopian societies that base their legal system on the risk of committing a crime and extensive information control with the intention of preventing people from learning things that could risk the order of society. In both anime, the government is shown to have reason to act the way they do, but it never really is fully justified. Finally, the weaknesses of both societies are exploited to great harm to the population.
Both animes try to explain how the world could be with other conditions and show us how dark could be our own mind to reach the peace in society. Saki and Tsunemori (main characters) are so similar.
*sorry for my bad English*
Dystopian societies where moral is neglected by the system to protect an inhuman peace. Both stories are almost prophetic - one in Evolution and one in Cyberization. Main female leads have identical state of mind, potential, and development. Similar endings. Brilliant stories that can make you pant in shock and excitement while at the same time promoting critical thinking with credible arguments from all sides involved.
Both anime events take place at the future, while in Shinsekai Yori it is more distant future and it has more mystery, but in Psycho-Pass it is a lot more of semi-perfect technology. Akane and Saki discover some not nice secrets about the system and learning the flaws they are making a choice if they should support the system or not. These two have very common feeling and the atmosphere.
The similarities between those 2 shows are basically impossible to miss, hence a recommendation is obvious, especially considering the equally high quality.
Personally i found Psycho-Pass´s thriller storyline to be a bit more polished and clean, while
Shinsekai Yori feels far richer in imagery and symbolism.
Both anime are about perfect societies that were formed based on chaos formed by humanity, but it seems as if the perfect society that is so highly praised has dark secrets and isn't as perfect as it seems.....
An utopia and perfect system, which reigns the whole society and has no flaws is the setting for both series. Well, that's what you might think when you see it for the first time. Because later in the series you find out that these seeming "perfect systems" are actually flawed and far from being perfect. In both series, the governments keep a terrible secret from everyone. Saki and Akane, the main heroines, are taught about the flaws and have to decide how to deal with them.
Even though both series are set in the future, they have a very different style (futuristic setting in Psycho-Pass/village life in Shinsekai yori).
If you liked Shinsekai yori, I would definitely recommend you Psycho-Pass. read more
Within a dystopian society, governments or some sort of stratification hierarchy can easily enforce a certain way of life among its civilians and dictate how one should behave and interact. Most importantly, determine one's purpose. Those who refuse to abide these rules are often shunned and ostracized by society, only to be cast aside and perceived as monsters. Saki and Akane are individuals who grow up and live within these societies. These female protagonists share many similar traits, and through the course of their development they begin to become aware and accepting of the harsh realities around them.
However, Shinsekai Yori is more of a supernatural coming of age story that focuses on a group of friends and how their relationships change as they grow up within a flawed society. Shinsekai Yori's storytelling is somewhat nonlinear and the pieces aren't put together nicely right away. Whereas, Psycho-Pass focuses more on a single individual working for the police and her feelings towards the system. Both series does a great job of offering philosophical musings, but it is more distinguished and craftily done in Shinsekai Yori.  read more
The societies set up within both anime try to achieve a utopia. However, trying to attain their utopia leads the people of their society to question if their peace is righteous. Questions like "what is peace?" and "who are we fighting against?" lies in wait for those trying to obtain true peace.
Shinsekai Yori share the same theme of an utopian future, which is revealed to be a illusion and build upon something much worse. Both Anime explore such a future, as well as the wrongdoings of humanity as a whole.
The similarity of the premise is about utopia-dystopia. And the first thing that comes to mind when hearing back the name Psycho Pass is definitely the power of the SyBIL system. SyBIL is an ideal system that controls the substance of human beings covering all things in it to realize the perfect system of society and governance, although it is essentially impossible, that is the name utopia leads to dystopia. The ideal world is a very desirable dream, but it is almost impossible to make it happen that various laws and norms should be ignored in order to make it happen. Psycho Pas illustrates that the actual form of dystopia exists in utopia. Such concept is actually almost the same as Shinsekai Yori and even its implementation exists, but the presentation is much different. Psycho Pass reveals dystopia in the modern world while Shinsekai Yori tends to paradoxize against the modern world (conservative) read more
while Shinsekai yori pushes more of a pure fantasy angle than the very sci-fi Psycho-pass, both are enjoyable for their equal dedication to their worldbuilding and main characters. I've always found dystopian and utopian settings fascinating, and these series go about painting a vivid and convincing picture of such settings in different ways, each raising many fundamental moral questions about what social and political freedom mean.
at the core of each series are two pretty similar characters, both young women, both unusually inquisitive and levelheaded compared to their peers. in my case, the protagonists being so relatable helped draw me further into their respective worlds, though I have heard of others being a little alienated by the choice of protagonist (in some cases due to their gender, in others, their personalities)
in terms of their aesthetic, the two series could barely be more different: Psycho-pass opts for a bold style of drawing faces (especially eyes) and high-contrast designs and environments, often with very dark colours; Shinsekai yori has a style that wouldn't feel out of place in a shoujo anime and is on average more colourful, but does turn to more muted palettes when it suits. both use their style and visual/auditory repetition to spectacular effect which make for beautiful, emotional and sometimes artfully jarring scenes.
in summary: they're not a total match-up, but it's definitely worth watching them both if only to see how differently two very similar heroines interact with two drastically different futuristic settings. read more
Although quite different, if you liked the vision of the future in Psycho Pass, you can enjoy Shinsekai Yori for this same reason. The two worlds are very different, but it's this particular vision of the future that I loved in these two animes. In addition, I particularly enjoyed the development of the characters in Shinsekai Yori.
These two shows both have a similar feel and also have good endings even if Psycho-Pass is not a final ending—just a suitable ending. The situation in the anime is also similar with only the top people knowing everything, and the protagonist being a newcomer (a child and new to a company).
Both stories take place in a future dystopian setting where the society is conformed to the ideal society when the main character becomes the one who is exposed to the flaws/corruption that is present within their society
Both anime have a similar world setting. There's a certain stress limit which can't be crossed. If anyone crosses that limit then they're considered to be harmful for the society and are to be eradicated.
Psycho-Pass is, perhaps, the closest thing to GitS:SAC that we will ever see. This isn't to accuse PP of mindless copycatting, though; although both shows deal with similar settings and subject matter, as well as have similar direction and audiovisual feel, Psycho-Pass clearly holds its own and even improves upon GitS in terms of pacing and visual flair at times. It may not be up to one's taste, but it's definitely worth checking out, and its handling of the subject matter surely deserves credit either way.
Important to say, much like its spiritual predecessor, PP also respects the viewer's intelligence to a remarkable degree, offering mostly natural exposition, believable character conflicts and interactions, deus-ex-machina-free plot, and zero fanservice. A rare gem of an anime for a mature viewer. read more
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 and I'll recommend it as such. If you like detective stories, Sci-fi, and character driven drama you'll like this read more
Not only the futuristic sci-fi crime investigation team premises (heavy on characterisation) but also the series' structure and execution mirror each other. Ghost in the Shell was one of the many works Psycho Pass' creators were open about having influenced them; one even going so far as to say they wanted to surpass GitS. Even the animation studios (Production IG) are the same.
The setting of both is 'a future not far away from our reality'. This means our real world logic is applied to series where full-body cybernisation is possible and artificial intelligence can think for itself. To better connect the viewer, both GitS: Stand Alone Complex and Psycho introduce rookie characters that are left somewhat alienated to those around them. GitS: SAC has Togusa be the human element: all of his teammates having undergone some level of cyberisation, while he refuses and relies only on his wits and revolver. Psycho has Akane play a very similar role where she is left aghast over how calm her superior and subordinates are over killing people, just because a number is high and their 'A.I.' controlled guns tell them to shoot.
In terms of the plots, aside from the eventual unraveling of CONSPIRACIES, it's the basic structure that links them. Both shows have main plot threads - The Laughing Man in GitS: SAC and Makishima in Psycho - that are briefly touch upon in earlier, episodic content before they become the main focus as the series' draw towards their climatic conclusions. Along the way, the main characters are explored via 'case of the week' stories.
The key difference between the two is that Psycho is about a controlled society, reliant on A.I. to do their thinking for them, where latent criminals are used to catch other criminals. GitS: SAC has a team of (mostly) ex-military badarses investigate terrorism, among other things--Japanese society not being very different from how it is in reality.  read more
Both take place in a similar futuristic setting, where the lines between technology and humanity are blurred. Both are from the point-of-view of law enforcement, showing society through the eyes of those who see the worst of it.
Both are set in a plausible futuristic setting focused on some police authority. Action scenes litter throughout both series, and when done, they're brilliantly choreographed. Like any two great sci-fi, both looks critically into the social implications of technology, the ethical considerations, and any significant impact of change in lifestyle. Easily two of the best sci-fi anime has to offer, utmost care was put into both in developing a world that feels real and the characters themselves behave accordingly to the circumstances given.
The Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Pass franchises are both futuristic, cyberpunk police series with a philosophical nature. They take the point of view of the law enforcement in a world where technology and artificial intelligence is much more advanced and has become an integral part in people's daily lives. They often show the worst of such a world, and leave it up to you whether or not that's what's best for mankind.
Ghost in the Shell is very character driven while Psycho-Pass focusses more on the main plot, but if you like one the other should definitely interest you aswell.
First of all in both cases we have the police as the main characters. Secondly we could say the time period is not too distant cyberpunk style future.
Psycho - pass seems to have some interesting philosophical views on this kind of future... It's the kind of anime which actually needs you to think when watching it.
Ghost in the shell has multiple story arcs, while Psycho Pass has a single arc which connects it all together.
Gritty police procedural anime from the same studio. They explore the ramifications of their sci-fi settings on the behavior of people, especially criminals. Two very insightful shows that are absolutely beautiful to look at. Psycho-Pass is more about the challenges in creating a utopia, while Stand Alone Complex explores the effects of technology on individuals.
Both of these story lines fall deep into the future with technology that can better mankind but also still have the same amount of crime. Characters are a bit different than ghost in a shell however you will learn about the characters in this anime at different episodes just like ghost in a shell.
Both series shares similar themes involving dealing with criminals in a world with powerful technology. In fact, these traces of technology can be traced with cyperpunk themes. Thus, both series has a similar feeling.
Both series' characters works with a superior organization to deal with the criminals using their skills.
Production I.G. is also involved with both series hence similar animation artwork and visuals.
Both series has action, drama, police, and great dialogue usage in many scenes.
Both anime have a similar feel to their story telling as well as both being worlds in a not too distant future. Both can also be classified as science fiction and each follow a form of law enforcement.
Both animes feature an advanced technological society that despite the cutting edge technology suffers from both existential and criminal issues. Both animes feature cybercrime and a lot of action. Both animes focus on police and investigations.
Both are in the future, have to deal in a sci-fi genre and deal with aspects of philosophy. Specifically, they deal with the philosophy of current life and future life. Both also have great, almost similar artwork (minus characters).
They're both set in futuristic/cyberpunk type worlds (although PP seems a few decades behind GITS technology-wise) and focus on law enforcement, while also delving into themes like grey morality. The main difference is in the main theme; where GITS focuses on the idea of individualism in an increasingly connected world, PP chooses to explore the idea of freedom vs security. If you liked one it's a high chance you'll like the other.
Both of these anime are set in the future and deal with law enforcement. Ghost in the Shell revolves more around how we are losing our grip on humanity compared to how horrifying humanity is in the future with Psycho Pass. Both of these anime also have underlying meanings that really strike a chord when they are finally understood.
Great world building for future crime fighting, integrating future technologies into society. This creates a utopia/dystopia in both worlds. Questions arise about how technologies should be used and how society should be governed to regulate such abuse or misuse. (more pronounced in Psycho Pass)
Both have strong female MCs (GITS a little stronger) and an interactive unit/team to introduce interesting characters and dialogue/ideology. (PP is stronger in character development, GITS in dialogue)
There are some major parallels to draw between the two shows. Both feature a team of police detectives in a near future world, hunting down criminals, often of a cyber nature. They do this using futuristic technology, which feels pretty similar between the two shows. The action scenes in both shows also manages to feel pretty similar.
There's two major differences between the shows. First, the story setup is different. Psyco-Pass being focused around measuring a person's criminal tendencies, while GitS: S.A.C is focused around equal rights for androids, and explores if androids are able to have souls and feel emotions.
The second big difference would be the art style, which ends up being more realistic in GitS, and slightly more stylized in Psycho-Pass. read more
If You liked one, then you will definitely like the other. Both these anime's take place in a future society that have advanced technological marvels that can satisfy the most hard core of sci-fi fans. Both anime's are suited for a more mature audience and depict police procedurals in a similar fashion.
Ghost in the shell is more action packed or at least the action is on a different scale, while Psycho-pass is more philosophical about society, not that SAC doesn't do the same in it's own way.
Bottom line is both of these anime's give off a very similar vibe and they they were intact made by the same company, but only about a decade apart. read more
Both of them are masterpieces of the Sci-Fi genre.
Both of them revolve around agencies that deal with criminals in complex and mostly dystopian futures.
Both of them are incredibly well written, the characters have a lot of depth to them, the settings they take place in are so vividly detailed and fascinating that they make you wish you could be part of such a future.
They are both some of the best produced anime out there.
Psycho-Pass obviously takes a lot of inspiration from Ghost in The Shell, but both Psycho-Pass and Ghost in the Shell have distinct voices and they are in no way the same thing.
Both of them have memorable soundtracks.
Both of them are action packed, filled with thought provoking moments, psychological thrill rides and excitement or despair lurks at every corner.
Its easy to see how Psycho-Pass was inspired by Ghost in the Shell (1st Season)
OB; objective similarities
SUB; based on my personal experience.
-Similar in the world-building; both shows have a cyber-society dominated by technology . (OB)
-Presentation of the Police cyber-crime exists in both shows, a criminal that uses cyber technology in a stand-alone episodes, that is not part of the main arc. (OB)
-Both shows have a special team (division) to deal with such crimes (OB)
-Minor Spoiler BEWARE --------- there is a corrupt political operating system in both shows. (OB)
-Both shows have a main villain (cat-mouse type). (OB)
-The use of technology however is more logical in Ghost in the Shell (SUB)
-More realistic turn of events and more focus on politics in ghost in the shell than psycho-pass. (SUB)
-Similar villains but Psycho-pass villain has more screen time and is more interesting. (SUB)
-More focus on the main arc in Psycho-Pass than GitS (OB)
I Hope this was useful.
Both franchises portray a society heavily reliant on its technology. They focus on the crimes that occur in their respective societies and offer some great police/sci-fi action. Must watch for Sci-fi fanatics.
They are both made by Production IG.
They are both cyberpunk police shows
The main character is female in both series (Tsunemori Akane for Psycho-Pass and Kusanagi for GITS)
They are both very philosofical and psychological
Both are set in cyber world's that rely on machines in some way or another. I believe Psycho Pass is heavily inspired by GITS as well and in some ways a more modern, less complicated variation to the classic series.
When it comes cyberpunk settings anime, these two are a must watch. Futuristic police and government action, not to forget the fact that both anime franchises were created by Production I.G. Both series have female lead characters, something you don't come across a lot in anime.
Both focus on a story set in the future and revolve around solving crimes commited. Both deal with very realistic conflicts and believable characters that keep you gripped from the beginning of the show till the very end. The paces of both are a little different but otherwise they share quite a few similarities. Psycho Pass is probably the closest thing in anime to GitS.
Futuristic worlds where the advanced technology should be supposed to protect us from all evil and create perfect societies, but the reality isn't always that simple. Corruption lurks in every corner and a villain/master-mind appears in an attempt to deliver his own justice.
That's where the special investigation teams come up. Consisting of a bunch of agents with open mindsets and different levels of experience dealing with crimes have their ideology tested to prevent the villain's actions.
While solving multiple small cases leading to the master-mind, both teams get a step closer to uncovering the truth. However, the case is not as simple as capturing a bad guy.
Basically, you will get a similar type of investigation-centered anime with tons of action and some deep dialogs/questions that will amuse you and maybe create some empathy with the villain's ideology. read more
Both take place in a cyberpunk dystopian Japan and follow a special police task force’s activities. Each episode, the characters responded to different incidents that end up being interrelated with each other. I can’t really say too much more without spoilers.
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 resolutely unwavering in the pursuit of their Machiavellian goals and will stoop to anything to get things done, i.e., murders, but they are usually well-justified in the grand scheme of things. Rationale being: What's a few human sacrifices, amidst the ensuing anarchy, compared to fulfilling a "noble" cause... which is revolting against a firmly-placed and unquestioned system?
Great dark art styles and BGM. Catchy titles.
Ergo Proxy is easily my favorite out of the two but I have spent years trying to find a substitute worthy of its greatness and I have to say, PP meets the criteria but throws in more action and gore/violence (not a big fan but yeah). read more
Both are cyberpunk/post-cyberpunk anime highly influenced by Hollywood sci-fi movies like Blade Runner.
The main characters in both anime exercise the police power to keep the order in their ideal worlds:
- Ergo Proxy is set in an utopia (going wrong), while Psycho-Pass is set in a dystopia.
Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass share a dystopian setting combined with a heavy philosophical backdrop, with beautiful animation, dark cinematography, and a cold, dominating, yet enjoyable score backing them up.
The philosophies covered in Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass tackle different topics, but Proust ideals are brought up in both shows. While Ergo Proxy tries to tackle too many philosophical ideas, Psycho-Pass has only a few core ideas it explores from a variety of angles, using themes present in Phillip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" (among others) to illustrate its themes.
If you have viewed and enjoyed Ergo Proxy, then hopping into Psycho-Pass should fit like a glove. read more
It can be argued, but I have an opinion that Ergo Proxy is similar to Psycho-pass.
When i was watching Ergo Proxy i found this anime with very grim environment, which i liked a lot. And now I'm watching Psycho-Pass with the almost the same feeling of situation. So, according to this, perception of these 2 anime is hard and complicated. Also what is most important is that Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass are present in the future and stories tell us about how "afterworld" affect on our characters and what happens with people's initiative, that can be the main highlight of these anime by genre - SCI-FI. Withal, such kind of anime always supported by "FUNimation Entertainment". In addition, both anime are full of action and involving descriptions what make both of them surprisingly interesting.
I'm pretty sure that those who liked Ergo Proxy without any doubts will like Psycho-Pass not less.  read more
I found these two series a bit similar given their settings, themes, and backgrounds.
Both series takes place in a setting beyond our present times with advanced technology. They have a sort of dystopia like feeling to them. As such, both series employs the usage of science fiction featured throughout each episode.
Both series main protagonists are cold, independent, and have skills that makes them who they are. As such, they use those skills throughout the series to deal with issues and problems going on in their worlds.
Both series features action, drama, and gives off a general serious tone. Murders and crimes are also expected in both perspective series. read more
Both series have dystopia as settings. They both have intense action scenes while these are not the main focus of the anime. Both of these animes have fascinating plot starting with fascinating backgrounds, and I would strongly recommend watching both series. While Psycho-Pass is straightforward for the most part, Ergo Proxy may be frustrating at times for some.
Ergo Proxy and Pscho-Pass are cyber punk shows that set in dark, dystopian society.
The main characters are in charge of policing the public. As they investigate various strange occurrences, audience are presented with various evidence in which the society fail to function well.
The two anime share a 'dark' art style. They are both very much psychological, intellectual anime, emphasising on the characters and the plot.
These anime are definitely not action based, but are more story-driven with exciting occasional action a developed sinister plot!
Both are of the science fiction genre, and both take place in the future. Both also deal with members of public enforcement; some variation of the police we have in the current society. Both also deal with the errors of future society, and uncovering the secrets that are hidden from what is supposed to be an ideal society. The art styles are both beautiful, and terrifying. Ergo Proxy is a bit more on the 'fantasy' style, but not enough so that they aren't similar.
Both are dark, noir-esque serious shows set in a future pseudo-dystopia. Given their setting, both have a degree of social and/or political commentary on the state of society, government control, and the blurred line that helps us distinguish between beneficial technology or technology made to control the common people. Ergo Proxy focuses a little bit more on the philosophy of life and sentient awareness, with a lot of religious and historical connotations. Psycho-Pass is more a deconstruction of social states and the arguable ideals offered by authoritarian figures. Both anime are thoroughly engaging, and hell entertaining.
Badass female main character, futuristic setting with robots and cyberpunk, actually well written het ships, overthrowing the government, gore. The main characters aren't much alike, but the way things happen and the psychological thrill are what make these anime so much alike.
Cyber-punk, dystopia, political intrigue, post apocalyptic / sci-fi, mystery / crime related.
~ Thought-provoking in the same way, with many philosophical and sociological themes;
~ Technological dependence;
~ Dark setting with gray morality characters.
Though the plots are ultimately different, Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass both begin as dark (literally and metaphorically), dystopian crime-drama-type shows. Both revolve around a male-female duo delving into the true meaning and purpose of themselves and their societies: Akane (F, optimist) and Kogami (M, cynic), Re-L (F, cynic) and Vincent (M, optimist-ish)
Ergo Proxy is more of a mind screw and focuses more evenly on all its characters, and Psycho-Pass is slightly more black-and-white morally. But both are philosophy-heavy and thought-provoking, with genuinely surprising reveals and a story driven equally by plot and character.
The best of dystopian sci-fi series. Psycho-Pass is a bit more of a psychological thriller with more twists and action from episode to episode, while Ergo Proxy is much more reflective, subdued, and quiet.
Psycho-Pass and Ergo Proxy share genres. To name a few: Sci-Fi, Seinen, and Psychological. Psycho-Pass for me also exuded a dark mood. If you're looking for an even darker atmosphere then Ergo Proxy is for you. Not to mention, Ergo Proxy is one of my favorite animes :) Definitely give it a watch, I highly recommend.
Both anime are set in a dystopian type world's.
Some characters are detectives in psycho pass, where as in ergo proxy the main character is a detective.
Both anime have a strong female character.
Both anime have complex storyline.
Taking on a detective-like story, Psycho Pass and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) explores the concept of crime and terrorism. The main protagonists from both series often gets into conflicts that puts their mortal lives in danger. The antagonists from both series also treats certain situations as games where losing will have disastrous consequences. Building on a story with thriller antics, I recommend both series to anyone interested in crime fiction.
They both have an eerie, mysterious feel; in the end, the protagonists end up discovering dark secrets about programs/systems that people in their respective societies have been ignorant about. Both shows are crime-based and really thrilling to watch, and raise really interesting points that are worth thinking about afterwards!
I am suggesting this because I literally just finished watching Psycho-Pass the same day I started and finished it along with Zankyou no Terror (literally just now). And I just feel that there is a sort of quality both shows have with animation as well as plot. Both are making the viewer think about who is the real evil and what is actually the right thing in that time and setting. Both have an element of science and both have left me feeling mostly bitter in a bittersweet way. I have very much enjoyed both so, yeah.
Based off first 3 episodes.
Both deal with:
- issues of terrorism
- the discrepancies of right and wrong
- antagonists that are more like antiheroes
- game of cat-and-mouse between detective and criminals
- detective and criminals with above par intellect
- characters closed off from society or wronged by the state
Overall atmosphere is similar, as is the artwork and character design. The setting is also similar despite the time and technological differences.
Both of these anime deal with a kind of psychological warefare, however there are a few differences. Psycho Pass focuses more on the nature of people, while Zankyou no Terror is more of something like a game of terrorism (Literally). Also, Zankyou no Terror focuses more on the Anti-Heroes rather than the classic protagonist in Psycho Pass.
The universe, the atmosphere that emerges and the scenario are for me points that I found again both at Psycho Pass and Zankyou no Terror. I greatly appreciated these two animes and besides recommending them separately, I think they also have a lot in common.
Also based on a very good story. More 200iq Badass who are both crimminal. Very psychological anime same as here and also very good created characters. I think if you liked this psycho pass will be something for you aswell.
Both are in future where science has developed in a realistic way (meaning it's possible it could happen when looking now) and in a way that has changed the society.
Both concentrate a lot on the psycholocical aspects of those changes.
There are two work produced by Production IG, type Action, Sci-Fi, Police.
Artwork antisipation deal about the evolution of human behavior and society in parallel with the technological advances and problems that responsibility.
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Both of these anime have similar settings, and feature a smart female detective as the leading protagonist. They have similar themes about the problems prevalent in a society which relies too heavily on technology. After all, there are always bugs or loopholes that can be taken advantage of. The art and sound in both are brilliant as well. Finally, the most notable similarity are the heavy philosophical themes in both shows. GitS and PP both analyze human society, and also try to define humanity itself.
If you like sci-fi thrillers that involve complex plots and dilemmas for an hypotetic future civilization, with philosophyc touches, this is what you are looking for. Both are about police units and their struggles to resolve complex crimes. Both have a great ambientation with strong cyberpunk inspiration. Both soundtracks are great. Both have a great plot and characters.
Both introductions to carefully crafted universes, that seduce you through their effervescent world building and master class study of the hypothetically futuristic human condition, and never quite let go.
A cyberpunk relation regarding both shows is established, as well as a futuristic setting. The formulation of thought apropos human thought; what it is to be human Vs the 'society', how the society would view you for being any different from anyone else. One may recommend SAC (Ghost in the shell), but the movie is a much better relation.
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.
Both of these animes are set in a Japan different than the one that exists today, and both heavily involve characters who are investigators, Psycho-Pass more so than Darker Than Black. The fast paced crime solving and back and forth between the "good" guys and "bad" guys (quotes because the audience is eventually led through a deconstructive lens) are factors of both of these shows that remind me of (and are just as good as) Deathnote. If you find that your heart misses the characters the most, you'll be able to find similar characters in Psycho-Pass and Darker than Black.
Both series happend in the future, yet in Psycho Pass the society is more advanced than in DTB. Both series have male protagonists that are fighting themselves and against the society because their ideals are in conflict. In this series the evaluation of the good and bad concepts is recurrent, and this situation makes the characters struggle between what they want and what is consider the best to do.
Both have similar themes and a similar feel. Kirihara and Tsunemori have a lot in common, and Hei and Kogami are practically the same character, to say nothing of the similarities between Huang and Masaoka. My point is, though they are on different sides of the law, the main casts of both shows are similar, the shady organizations they work for have the same secretive, questionable feel. Moreover, both series have very well done villains and no one is evil for the sake of being evil.
These two anime both have systems that in some way segregate two sets of people. These anime aren't about a hero bringing one of these classes to glory, rather the separate classes just create a reason for why our heroes are doing what they do as jobs. As such, you get to see a story related to our heroes that ultimately has meaning more-so to them, not their society.
Darker than Black is more supernatural while Psycho-Pass is on the futuristic side so, the imagination definitely gets to play while watching either. Psycho-Pass however, has a more straight-forward plot.
It's mostly the mood; very dark, very bleak worlds where people who work on the fringes have to deal with daily moral ambiguities. You keep watching both of them for similar reasons. You wan to find out about the pasts of the characters, as well as your questions about who is good and who is bad in the story. In that way they also have similar themes so I think you would likely enjoy them in the same way even though the premises are somewhat different.
Both Protagonists are kinda labeled as the anti-heroes and both have a dark past which both have antagonists that can be compared to with Vicious and Makishima. Set in a futuristic world with a Noir atmosphere, its a must see!
Both anime share a near future setting where technology has an important role in society. Kougami is a character similar to Spike in the way they think and both have an archnemesis which wants to play with their mind and twist it.
Cowboy Bebop has a unique style, while Psycho-Pass tries to put the viewer to reason about society. Psycho-Pass will surely not disappoint Cowboy Bebop fans.
How do I put this... Cowboy Bebop is like the tv series Firefly but grittier and cooler. Psycho-Pass has a Cowboy Bebop feel but it's like a mix o Bebop, Bladerunner and the Minority Report with a tad of Equilibrium thrown in there.
Both are Sci-Fi, both have the "cool" factor, and both are filled with great animation, music and characters.
If you love either of these then I really can't imagine not loving the other. Both are amazing action Sci-Fi series!
story is not related..hands down
but i found the main characters similar
spike spiegel = shinya Kougami
both have a dark past
the arch nemesis of both the characters are similar in some ways to the protagonist in either of the series
all in all its a must watch!!
psycho pass has a great story
-Both series take place in the near future
-Both series have a main male protagonist who uses guns and has a badass attitude (Spike being the layed-back, energetic kind while Shinya is the more calm, collected kind)
-Both series have great action scenes
»Cast of very likable characters
»Strong male lead with reckless behavior and great skill
»Strong antagonist role with twisted ties to the male lead
»Plot revolves around the main characters hunting down and chasing criminals
»Great English dub
Both Spike and Kogami remind me of one another
- dark past
- enemy they're bent on getting revenge on for hurting someone they cared for
The supporting characters are also interesting bc like cowboy bebop, each supporting character has their own stories that are told
Also set in the future, with action/crime elements embedded in both
If you liked Psycho-Pass's characters, you will likely like Cowboy Bebop's characters. Spike Spiegel and Shinya Kougami have an almost exact personality match, except Spike is a little more... humorous. Vicious and Shōgo Makishima are also very similar in terms of intelligence and looks. Shōgo is definitely more cunning. Jet Black and Nobuchika Ginoza are also very similar. They have a similar backstory, overall demeanor and even looks. Both Spike and Shinya are main protagonists and both Shogo and Vicious are main antagonists. Spike and Jet's companionship is similar to Shinya and Nobuchika's companionship. There's not really too many similarities beyond that other than the dark vibes from both shows.
You should watch Cowboy Bebop anyways for nothing else if you've never seen it. It's considered one of the many classics of anime history. read more
You get a very similar thrill watching Psycho Pass as you do with Cowboy Bebop. It also has to be said that watching the battle between one of the main protagonists and the antagonist feels like deja vu.
Both Psycho-Pass and Fate/Zero share equally compelling main characters, who make you question your perspective; both anime also feature gory and dark atmospheres, courtesy of them sharing the same creator.
Both series are extremely similar in the themes they focus on which is to be expected since they both share the same writer Urobuchi Gen. With that you will find yourself very familiar with some of the characters as they are pretty much the same as well. But remember that you will not get the whole "Fate" experience just by watching Fate/Zero. Since it is a prequel some things might be confusing.
Both are mature anime written by Gen Urobuchi. The male characters are strikingly similar from each show. Kogami and Mashikima from Psycho-Pass mirror Kiritsugu and Kirei respectively from Fate/Zero extremely well. In their respective shows, they are men who are the same at the core of what they do but their goals clash and thus so do their similar personalities.
At the center of both anime is a rivalry between two men. Men that have never spoken to or met eachother, but know eachother better than anyone. They hate eachother, because they're similar. They hate eachother because they hate themselves. Yet they represent different ideals, nor do they truly understand eachother.
Both are written by the same author, have a similar feel to them, have similar characters and most of the story takes place in various encounters across a large city.
Both are written by Gen Urobuchi, and the enmity between Kougami Shinya and Makishima Shougo is similar to that of Emiya Kiritsugu and Kotomine Kirei, one that of similarity between both parties though they couldn't understand each other.
After finishing seasons 1 & 2 of Fate/Zero, I noticed themes similar to Psycho-Pass:
- written by the same author (Gen Urobuchi)
- both have a very dark atmosphere
- both have a very deep and well-written story
- both feature rivalries between 2 similar men with clashing ideologies
- both have a decent amount of action
- both make you question the morality of certain characters' actions
All in all, if you liked the dark atmosphere and great story of one anime, you will probably enjoy the other.
Watching Death Parade strongly reminded me of Psycho-Pass, and looking back on it, it's no surprise: the morals and general message of these two anime are extremely similar. They both raise the question of what exactly good and evil are, and where to draw the distinction between them. The main characters of both anime question the central authority that dictates these decisions; however, the actions they decide to take are actually very different, making the two anime quite complementary. So basically, Death Parade and Psycho-Pass are both psychological thrillers with amazing art that make you contemplate what the f*** just happened -- and they're both hella good (made it onto my top 5). If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.  read more
Both series revolve around an absolute judging system that decides a person's fate by his/her mental & emotional stability, actions and/or other factors. Eventually, we are shown the questionable credibility of the system through one of the leading protagonists' point of view.
Both Psycho Pass and Death Parade have EXACTLY the same vibe, art, ambience, and feelings when you watched them. Both dark psychological n theme, and the concept of delivering judgement and how the story counter the logical rulesof judgement into a conflict is pretty much similar in a different way. The only difference is Psycho Pass is filled with more actions while Death Parade much calmer and focus on the psychological part.
- In both we have systems that judge people,Psycho-Pass living people, Death Parade people already dead.
- In both characters they question this system, if a "machine" / doll, something that did not live, has no feelings, does not know what is joy and sadness, can judge people.
Good anime, they both are thought provoking in regards to ideologies of death, human behaviour and emotion. They both contain strong characters who change emotionally, consequently creating emotional scenes. The characters of Decim (Death Parade) and Ginoza (Psycho Pass) stood out to me as being rather similar, and having interesting development.
I would recommend both of these series!
Both are gory, full of action, shares similar psychological themes. Mc's end up in a dark world full of corruption, violence, lacking the moral codes and justice. They're shocked by unfair world and have to adapt and adjust in order to change things.
Great soundtracks, animation and story development.
Psycho-Pass and Tokyo Ghoul are very similar. Both are very gory and contain a lot of blood.
Inspector Tsunemori and Kaneki are similar
How Kaneki sees Rize when he is under pressure or doesn't know what to do; it is also like how Tsunemori sees Kogami.
And both are really good anime if you're searching for an interesting, cliffhanger anime that makes you want to watch more.
The themes songs also sound similar.
(If your interested in a dark gory theme, this is your anime!)
While the genres in these two series differ slightly (with Psycho-Pass being crime/police + sci-fi and Tokyo Ghoul being drama + supernatural) the psychological themes are quite similar. Both Tsunemori and Kaneki—the main protagonists in these stories—exist in a world where there is an entity/organisation that immediately exterminates those who "pose a threat to human society". However the entity/organisation in their universes is corrupted and/or morally wrong, which is something they are oblivious to. However, they get involved with them and are shocked by the lack of justice in what they thought was a right and just society. They then challenge the morals of this entity/organisation and speak for their people, stirring a change in the entity/members of the organisation. While the plot in itself is quite different, the main psychological theme in both these stories is very similar and Psycho-Pass/Tokyo Ghoul will definitely appeal to those who haven’t watched the other. read more
-Both are pretty violent
-Both are psychological and mystery
-Both have the police involved
Psycho Pass and Tokyo Ghoul are opposite sides of the same coin. PP focuses more on the police's POV (hunters), while TG focuses on the other side's POV (prey).
Both are great animes to watch if you enjoy gore.
Aswell as the same band for their opening, Psycho-Pass and Tokyo ghoul I feel have similar views of society, how the people at the top like to stay there, and how criminals sit in the world. They also have similar art styles I think and they are both based around the innocent becoming guilty.
Both Monster and Psycho-Pass are psychological mystery thrillers were the main male protagonist is after a ghost murder. No one believes in the existence of mastermind serial killer until late.
The lead killers both kill as a third party using others to do their dirty work for excitement excitement. Furthermore they see nothing wrong in their ways are are in essence pure heart-ed but evil in soul. You can judge them by their presence.
Uncommon seinen anime in detective genre with dark mysterous atmosphere. Characters are interesting and psychologically realistic. Protagonist is forced to make difficult choices that are beyond good and evil. In both anime there is an antogonist who tries to fulfil his vile plans and fights either with the main character or with entire society itself.
Psycho-Pass and Monster both ask and present difficult questions to their viewers and reward them through effortless storytelling and admirable characters. The rules and expectations of society, the darkness that resides inside of humans, the unpredictability of individuals, the corrupt nature of those that lead the masses—all of these are brought to the forefront of these anime and are intriguingly approached through intellectual plots.
Situation and history, action and result, no matter how I looked at it, I could not personally decide whether or not either side was ever truly right or wrong. That thin line between the two is my favorite kind of conclusion. At the end of both stories, I found myself admiring the antagonists and protagonists equally; the development of such brilliant characters to challenge each other is nothing short of amazing.
Whether you've seen Monster or Psycho-Pass, I greatly recommend both to you. Monster used a much longer series to mesmerize its watchers (and I loved that they did), but the brevity that Psycho-Pass employed is breathtaking in its own right. Do consider both of these series, and join me in questioning just what it is that you believe in. Thank you. read more
The main malefactors seem alike, IMHO. They both have a global plan and ruin a lot of lives without any doubts. They both prefer to play with people's psychology. I hate both Johan and Makishima.
Both series are also serious, clever and for adults only.
Both of them are police/mystery/psychological anime and are about a chase against a mastermind sociopath. Both of them have an antagonist that has the goal to chance their society and the MC's point of view on it. Both of them are about an MC that is rejected by society but still fights to protect it.
Both of these shows involve catching a very smart and charismatic criminal. Both shows also delve into big societal issues and the underlying shortcomings of human nature. Psycho-Pass is much faster paced overall, and has more action, while Monster progresses slowly and likes to focus on its many side characters and side stories, with huge payoffs later on. Both shows also have terrific voice acting (both sub and dub) and extremely well-written dialogue.
Monster explored human nature and the identity of evil. Psycho Pass explores similar themes in a dystopian setting where the government prevent crimes by calculating the mental state of its citizens. If you enjoyed the psychological aspect of Monster but wanted more action, then Psycho Pass is a must watch.
Both anime tell a story about a futuristic world in which everything is "perfect". But it's too perfect, and in both series you'll find out the secrets that the organizations keep from the ordinary people.
Both animes are setted in a futuristic world where devices conduct the inhabitants life style. The main characters are also similar, Shion and Akane being raised in a privileged environment, both being gifted students, having a bright future ahead of them. However, their destiny change when they meet someoone who isn't part of the system, an outcast. Both animes focus on social issues in a world controlled by technology. If you enjoyed Psycho-Pass, you might as well enjoy No. 6.
Both anime have settings in the future. There is also some type of 'utopia' that in surrounding/influencing them that must be brought down. Though Psycho-Pass has a darker story, the similarities are obvious. They have amazing characters that go against the 'utopia' and the way they do it leads to a spectacular plot.
Set in dystopian environments and placed under questionable government control, the characters in both series must answer moral questions as they try to justify their actions and survive in worlds that stifle any sort of questioning at all. While Psycho-Pass is the darker of the two—not too surprising, as it was written by Gen Urobuchi—No.6 holds its own in terms of uncomfortable content. Neither series is suitable for the weak-hearted.
A notable similarity between the two is the inclusion of literary references. Characters from both series quote multiple classic works; the mentions are, thankfully, relevant.
Both shows involve a system set in place to monitor citezins in the future. This system watched each person almost constantly and is supposedly making the world a better and more peaceful place. The main character in both shows finds out that isn't quite true and what they were told about their society all their lives is wrong. Both shows involve groups that wish to make the system obsolete and get revenge for what the system did to them as well.
Both series are set in the near future where their current society is or is becoming corrupt. Both also use similar technology, however, Psycho-pass is more focused on the crime and police factor, No.6 is more focused on their dystopia setting.
-They both deal with a futuristic society in Japan that is in some way controlled by some powerful yet flawed force.
-They both have groups that question the morality of this system and try to oppress it.
-They both are sci-fi and the mood is pretty dark.
-You see the characters struggle internally with their emotions and there is also some tragedies in both.
- Both have a male and female protagonist .
- Great character growth .
- Both male protagonists are driven by their own ideas .
- Both female protagonists are motivated to help the male protagonist .
- At least one character from both animes grow a back bone .
- Both male protagonists possess something special ( in Guilty Crown's case ; he can take people's voids && in Psycho - Pass the guy is extremely , unhumanely clever and intelligent. )
- Both endings leave you sort of upset but wraps up the anime nicely.
Both of these anime are set in the future with new and different technology. Although they may seem different, they do have many similarities. They both consist of something that is in the human body that defines them in the anime. For example in guilty crown, the voids represent the people, although in psycho pass, they're mental stability does. But whereas not many people in guilty crown are aware of these voids, in psycho pass, the mental stability can determine your life and is socially accepted. Also, both of them revolve around a special weapon that is unique to the anime.
They also both have the singer Egoist and the songwriter Ryo involved in their soundtrack. read more
Both are set in a futuristic Tokyo where a villain tries to change the society in a major way.
In both of them the human mental state is represented in a specific way: in Guilty Crown by "voids" and in Psycho-Pass by the "Psycho-Pass".
The characters are very easy to attach to and present significant character development.
The art and OST are similar and amazing.
• Same futuristic setting
• Main protagonist has struggles that they soon overcome
• Both main protagonist care for their friends deeply
• Both very clueless at first
• Based on a strict society structure
• Both have groups that are against the way the government works, criminals
Both are about criminals, masterminds, and brutal mind games. Have a very similar feeling on how action develops, how things are hidden, and how rotten is society.
Great story and action scenes; in both don't fully understand what's going on, until the story allows you to.
Plus, B's art, soundtrack and character development are all great (episode 3 has one of the nicest battle scenes I have seen).
Both shows involve a futuristic society where there are a string of murders committed by a specific person or group. The main female characters are apart of a police task force where a stoic man seems to know more than he lets on. Psycho Pass has a better sense of suspense than B, but both are decent mystery shows.
Though B's color scheme and characters look more mellow than Psycho-Pass, both present brutal murders, and main antagonists that stand in a rather gray area. Lily reminds me a lot of Akane since they are both enthusiastic about being cops and doing the right thing. Likewise, Keith resembles Kougami a lot in how their sanity got compromised in the line of duty. Personally, it is exciting to see a similar dynamic to Akane and Kougami in Lily and Keith.
However, though you could say characters in B have parallels in Psycho-Pass, the way they interact in B is quite refreshing. Plus, humor is more present in this one which honestly helps.
Overall, I believe B is a good watch for anyone who enjoyed Psycho-Pass.  read more
The male main protagonists and antagonists think similarly in both of these series. The antagonists supply others with the means to commit crimes. The protagonists deal with cases that are fabricated by the antagonists. Both antagonists have white hair, are highly intelligent, and usually only supply the means to commit crimes rather than handle things themselves.
In both manga, there are people that aren't allowed to exist because they may be a threat to the others. It is discussed the moral problem of killing a murderer and there are also twists and smart moves. They both got murderers that control other people mind and play with them putting them to make the kills. Both express deep feelings and gives you the shivers by the play and the thinking of the murderer
In both series the main antagonist is someone who doesn't like dirtying his hand and instead gives others the means to comment crimes, the main characters deal with these cases, but are unable to catch the main culprit.
Plot of both series is "young girl joins an agency hunting 'abnormal' people". Robin is a witch hunting witches, and one of members of the agency can't leave the office building because he's a criminal; enforcers are latent criminals hunting latent criminals and cannot leave the building without supervising.
In both series, there's the theme of finding individuals who are considered a threat to society and the world they live in. The main protagonists uses their skills, knowledge, and tools to accomplish this task.
Both series involves mystery and detective fiction dealing with the police/crime force.
Both series has action, drama, and supernatural elements involved.
There is also a dark atmosphere in both series that gives off a similar feeling.
Similar vibe. Both have a young, female protagonist starting work in a law enforcement-type organisation in which she is backed up by a small team. Both involve the use of unusual guns, or at least; ammunition.
These two anime get pretty dark at times and follow similar themes and character builds, to make it simple they both have the same kinda vibe, however Robins plot only really fits in round ep 15, at least it as one though ^-^
Psycho-Pass and Plastic Memories shares several similarities. Both stories consists of characters that are forced to deal with a certain problem densely woven into their everyday normal lives in a near-futuristic society, which is as common as breathing air. Both anime have teams of usually two, which consists of a higher-ranking person who oversees the other who handles the dirty work. In each anime, the higher-ranking person are also armed with a highly destructive technologically advanced gun that shoots a projectile beam of light, capable of incapacitating or obliterating their partner--but mainly used for only dangerous threats. Both stories deal with smaller problems in their individual pairs, but find that it's all just part of a much bigger conspiracy that may be too much for them to handle...at least not alone, or with their usual methods.
The main differences are that Psycho-Pass is far more darker, has a high death-toll, and is very gory (not suitable for children or people with a weak stomach). On the other hand, Plastic Memories is very light-hearted most of the time, with a lot of emotional drama than anything else, and occasional action that keep things exciting.  read more
Even it's could call that both of this anime are in the different genre but, the futuristic theme and a bit of lighting effect with a few of plot point that similar to each other you could say that if you loved Psycho Pass and you have watched it before you might like Plastic Memories.
Welcome to the perhaps anime-y/Hawking-ish future: where if the future of the Earth is this bleak, then I'd rather eat my own head.
Plastic Memories and Psycho Pass may be miles off from each other's plot and storyline, but the theme can't be no more farther than how resounding it presented. With all our real scientific advancements, achievements, and the human desire to favor Stephen Hawking's "scientific viewpoints", these two anime may just give us people living in the present a glimpse of this [grim and dim] future.
While in one hand we have Plastic Memories, a rom/com; and on the other we have Psycho-Pass, an action/police show; they both contain a 'near-future' like setting and the theme of 'has technology advanced for the better or worse?'
-Hue becoming clouded of people in Psycho Pass and becoming a Wanderer in Plastic memories
-Enforcers & Inspectors in Psycho Pass, Spotters & Marksman in Plastic Memories.
-Both Inspectors & Spotters have some sort of weapon to shoot at certain people.
Only Himitsu springs to mind when thinking of other sci-fi 'investigation team' series involving the usage of futuristic scanning technology that reveals the truths people try to hide from others.
In Psycho-Pass technology exists that can display a number for each person, revealing if people are "latent criminals" or not. In essence, it's technology that allows for the punishment of thought crime.
In Himitsu the last memories of those murdered can be viewed in order to catch the criminals responsible. It's very similar to how in Minority Report the pieces of visions would be put together in an attempt to solve crimes... only after the crime is committed, rather than before.
Both series begin with a rookie cop just starting at their new jobs and having to balance the practical realities against the moral weight of their actions. Then, until the last stretches of the two (/end of series arcing), it's episodic psychopath hunting. read more
Both have a new detective in a police department the uses new, cutting edge technology (or at least new enough that the characters need to explain it for us). Almost every episode revolves around solving a case with that technology.
Both share an aspect of sci-fi crime investigation. In Psycho-Pass the focus is on prevention through the mind "cloudiness" evaluating scanners where as Himitsu has a scanner that can retrieve the last moments of the victim's life. Both introduce ethical questions to the viewer along with dark-ish theme. Plots and characters also seem to share certain aspects.
Police/detective stories where the investigators scientifically analyze people's brains. The main character is the new member of the team. Quite violent and gory. Have characters who have been gone psycho because of the crimes they have to deal with. Have a strong appeal to female viewers.
Taking the dystopian future apart, they are very similar in the topics they cover. From questioning what is justice and freedom to challenging the government's system to process criminals; Makishima Shougo and the main antagonist are different in ways of acting, but similar in thinking. After Psycho-Pass, I was looking for something similar, and this one came across.
You will understand once you give it a try, and don't be fooled by the 'comedy' in Ranpo Kitan, it is very deep indeed.
The futuristic plot and the fact that main chars works in pairs to solve a mystery being one of them a "cursed" people made me think about Psycho-Pass.
Both have a villain that, in my opinion, is great, and they both feature a dark plot.
The shows set up in different context, but they both have a strong futuristic feeling. The system they are in are flawed and they are their own enemy. While Psycho-pass focus much more on investigation, they both have some gritty humor, though, Black Bullet tend to have more light humor. They both have morally questionable MC.
Well both anime has a Sci-Fi concept on a Futuristic period that progresses both their relationship and the process of doing things.
Both anime has that Partner Relationship that progresses over time.
-In Psycho-pass, Inspectors & Enforcers
-In Black Bullet, Promoters & Initiators
Both anime seeks to fight criminals who are proclaimed antagonist.
-PP, people who has high Crime Co efficiency
-BB, parasitic virus known as Gastrea
Lastly each of them has there unique aspect and at the same time an identical sense of objective.
In the future, a single organization has control over the Earth and each human is trapped in their system.
In Psycho Pass we have the Sibyl system and in Dimension W we have the New Tesla, both providing people fake freedom.
Trying to break a rule? You're gonna be caught and punished.
Both psycho-pass and dimension W are set in the future and have the theme as cyber punk. The lead main characters are both very similar in both design and insight. Both anime also depict the governing power as "good but bad at the same time"
Dimension W is also set in a futuristic society where the characters also have to deal with their own issues with it, but also learning to see the good in the world despite that. Both have quite a bit of action and have moments of graphic-ness, through I think Dimension W deals with a little less psychological themes and more focuses on the main characters' dealings with the society they're in. They're a bit different, but if you're looking for another futuristic adventure, I definitely recommend it!
Anime that have dark themes and deal with killing others in a very distant, cold, calculated way though both main characters have to deal with it emotionally it themselves. Both characters face dark and twisted opponents who show the darker side of human nature, especially when the normal social restraints are removed either from the lack of civilization or a broken criminal justice system. The animes are both violent and graphic.
In a futuristic setting, both Psychic Pass and Loups=Garous carries a theme involving a society being controlled by a higher power/system.
The characters from both series strives to solve mysteries and murders with their own lives at risk. At many instances, there's a sense of isolationism as well as antagonism by their society itself.
There is also science fiction themes packed with some action.
This futuristic Sci-Fi animes are about government control and stray individuals that evade that control and try to revolutionize the world.
There are murders and the protagonists try to find the culprits.
Both have an interesting story line that culminates with the truth of the system being unveiled and with a bang.
-Both detective series
-Main character has a villain they wish to take down
-Both teams have well rounded characters
Although these two series are not super similar, I find I recommend Bungou for Psycho-pass lovers because it provides some of the same thrills of detective work that Pyscho-pass brings. There are very few detective shows in anime that I enjoy, however I enjoyed both of these because of the thrill they provide.
Looking for some action pack series? With good plots and has a sequel season? Well Bungo Stray Dogs and Psycho Pass are here for you. Stray dogs is a well written plot with mixed comedy. And some heartstopping actions and suprising plot twists. And here goes Psycho Pass. One of the best action animes out there. This anime is a hype and serious one. Set in a near future era. The heavy plots and actions, characters, damn. Try both, you'll not regret it.
Both involve a complex storyline and cyberpunk environments. The two share the same psychological entities and include persistent male and female leads. The Psycho-Pass environment and characters are a lot more controlled than Akira's where there is a crumbling government and more of a supernatural sense. Nonetheless, the two are very similar with the amount of violent gore used and the lack of random subplots. Their stories stay on track the entire time and never stray away from being complicated or gripping.
In both anime society is corrupted,hawe a lot of action and story is complex.Tere are a lot of ciberpunk in both anime.In both anime main antagonists are fighting inside themselfs and going mad little by little.Main protagonists are fighting against corrupted society.Both anime is for older audience.
the only different of these anime is the story but they have lot of similarities like
future settings, modern technology involve every where, dark atmospheres, lot of
complected stuff going on. really they have same feeling.
Both series are dark and contains a serious mood involving a world of cruelty.
There are science fiction themes present in both series. With that also includes various plot twists, surprises, and some gruesome scenes. There is violence involved in both series so be a bit aware of that if you decide to give these two titles a shot.
Both series has drama, action, and some psychological factors. There are also thriller like endings that are build from some of the plot settings.
If Sibyl System make an invasion upon Texhnolyze world, it will perish in a moment.
Psycho-Pass is more farther future than Texhnolyze. Well, they are about the same.
Both videography are very astonishing. Animation is solid quality. It feels like foreign drama.
Characters also good. Ichise is delicate as same as Akane Tsunemori. Oonishi is same position as Shinya Kougami.
Both have political aspects. They naturally conceivable such as strip of citizenship, indiscriminate murder.
That's how much Both shows are radical. On that point, Both are similar. The truth is mysterious.
Wonderful OP and ED songs. Especially Texhnolyze's OP song really match Psycho-Pass 1-cour OP.
Both are literally Original shows. It's nail-biter. Psycho-Pass has more cliffhanger.
To come to the point, Both has very high perfection Sci-fi shows.
I want to watch to you without any prejudice. I think you'll like both shows. read more
The theme of delivering justice to criminals is a theme present in both series. Righteousness are judged in both series although by a different method.
The main male protagonist in both series are also quite independent and has a lot of skills in what they do.
Both series offers plenty of action and drama. P-P contains more violence and a more serious theme while Code:Breaker has more a shounen style theme.
Both series' organizations however has the theme of eradicating criminals/corrupt people in both of their worlds.
- Both has an unjust justice system that almost does not give a damn about victims and casualties..
- Both does not shy from showing you death mercilessly
- Both anime shows some MC that defy the current laws and standard of society.
Both have the same premise of bringing down a corrupt government and questions whether it's better to bring it down from outside or work from within to change it. Both have psychological and ideological themes that will have you thinking about for a long time after you've finished watching and make a point to confuse you about whether the ends or the means are correct (Code Geass is more emphatic on this) and that not everything is black and white (well duh): you'll have to reflect and decide on your own about what you think is right.
As for differences, Psycho-Pass lacks the super-powered piloted robots in Code Geass but makes up for it using "Dominators" (huge badass guns, basically). Psycho-Pass surpasses CG in terms of artwork and animation by far, however. PP also doesn't mess up its characters arcs like Code Geass (although CG's first season is better than the second in terms of this). read more
Both are run by a system which has brought suffering to alot of people and have a character who plans to thoroughly gain his revenge even if he has to break the law of humanity and commit evil deeds to reach his goal.
The Ouryou Rikako arc with school girls being dismembered and their body parts being used for "art" immediatly made me think of Mouryou no Hako.
While the context is different, both of them have mystery, gore and profanity, Psycho-Pass being more action oriented, Mouryou no Hako more on the psychological side.
"Gore", that is presented as some kind of beauty is an recurring theme in Mouryo no Hako and also in at least one of the cases of Psycho Pass.
The presentation of a young female infatuated with another is also somewhat reminiscent of Mouryo no Hako.
The idea of trying to understand the culprits mindset or else the one trying will get dragged down the abyss towards craziness is also present in both, through in Mouryo no Hako not as strong a topic as in Psycho Pass.
Both have in common:
- A group of investigators/detectives investigating bizarre murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered.
- The most beautiful/popular girl of the private girls school has a strong connection to the deaths and she is infatuated with another girl/girls.
- While PP is in a futuristic setting, MnH is in a past era. Both have wonderful artwork and visuals.
In Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-1) the ex-criminals are made cops, calling themselves hounds. Episode 1 features a fingerprint lock gun which only shoots if the owner is recognized, just as in Psycho Pass (2013).
Both have elements of mystery, crime, suspense and psychology. The overall feeling of both series is rather dark. While PsychoPass takes the fururistic approach, Subety ga F ni Naru has a more realistic setting while focusing on the darker sides of human nature.
For some reason I keep thinking about Psycho-Pass while watching Subete Ga F.
The dialogues are very heavy and well-planned, there is the logical and mathematic atmosphere and the characters in both works have unique ways of thinking and making choices.
The plot itself is different, but both Anime do have an intelligent guy (in PP it's Saiga, in Subete it's Saikawa) and a female protagonist who's developing her true talent while the actions take their place. Also dialogues between them seem similar.
Guess, what the film: a good cop, which does not accept the existing public system of control, is investigating a series of immoral and outrageous crimes. His opponent is silver haired, smart, malicious and loves books. If the heroes are men, so this is a Psycho-Pass, if it's women, so you watch Harmony.
- Dystopian that look like Utopian-world.
- Main system that adopted in future (Watchme and Sybil).
- Both protagonist feel the world work is wrong and their occupation is similarly same (Investigator crime).
- Some bloody incident.
- PP have more action than Harmony.
- Harmony is more philosophical and heavy description about brain thing.
Similar thematic elements, psychological elements and dystopian settings. Use of literature throughout. Antagonists are very similar in many ways. Both left me wanting more of the world I'd just seen, wondering what comes next.
The difference with the Psycho Pass is Fractale is a light anime that has a fresh feel that is Fractale. Fractale is a utopian system that in its manifestation replaces the role of man himself. A person who has joined Fractale will receive an ideal service where all has been provided, even humans no longer need to communicate directly because the human role has been replaced by their respective doppel. Once upon a time there was a festival where among the participants there was not a single human being, who attended only their replacement doppel. Humans at the time of Fractale were so spoiled that they lost the instinct of their lives, human tasks at that time might just sleep and eat. In essence in that world there is never a conflict, utopia really materialized. But simultaneously human existence has disappeared, humans in those days were completely useless. An unremarkable main character will reveal the real ugliness of the fractale system. From this it becomes clear that Fractale is a system that imprisons human freedom unconsciously in order to realize idealism, utopia. If we look from other perceptions we will be aware of the fact that utopia is only the cover of the creation of dystopia (destruction). read more
Both are noitaminA original series produced by Production I.G. that explore changing world ideals, analyze the meaning of the human conscience, and explore how people with the potential to do good and/or harm to society act out when given the power to do so. Both are action-packed series that question the lines between 'good' and 'evil' and what it means to abuse a power given to you. Psycho-pass is a more science-fictional series with a utopian setting, whereas Eden of the East is set in modern day Japan, but both share similar themes and focus heavily on the decisions made by their characters, and how those decisions impact society.  read more
- Involve doing things for society in Japan
- The protagonist in Higashi no eden got offer large amount of money to IMPROVE Japan
- In Psycho-pass, gov applied system to PROTECT people from crimes but unexpected crime happened
Which one is better?
For me, Psycho-pass
Ever get the feeling a character might fit just fine into the canon material of another series? Psycho-Pass and A.D. Police are like that, and yet the similarities between the two shoes end up being - unique. Crossover fodder perhaps only in the mind of a fanfic writer, that feel and enjoyable similarity are something even a fanfic writer won't miss. Plus, Psycho-Pass is likely influenced by A.D. Police.
I'm surprised this hasn't been recommended yet. Both are alluring and dark, taking the average person into a world of chaos, crime and justice. Both appeal to a mature audience and dabble with a bit of the supernatural. Psycho Pass is set in a far futuristic version of Tokyo while Durarara is present day. Amazing seiyuu Kana Hanazawa and Miyuki Sawashiro play female leads in both. Psycho Pass' main focus is crime and police while Durarara is gang violence and the not so ordinary lives of three teenagers.
There are obvious similarities between Makishima and Izaya, and also some similarities between their respective nemeses – Kougami and Shizuo. Both are set in Toukyou, often in the dark. There's a certain focus on philosophy in each, which usually comes from Makishima or Izaya, but occasionally comes from other characters.
Tbh, I find both of these two series a bit similar.
Speed Grapher and Psycho-Pass both features a dark world where there are criminals and those with supernatural abilities. Both series has a dark atmosphere that can be reflected on the settings of their respective series.
Both the main characters in the series seems to be stoic while the main female protagonist has a more general personality.
Both series contains super power/supernatural themes that also involves elements of detective fiction. In a dark world, there is crime and violence. Both these series has that.
Both are set in a vexing reality where sadness and tragedy are rampant; also, both have slow pacing and the story build-up is entertaining unlike your generic shounen anime where there are a lot of fillers.
Dark world full of violence, gore, inhumane actions, horror.
Both anime makes you question what's good and bad, right or wrong.
Police forces try to stop criminals/ajin, because they're threat to society.
Moral ambiguity is a major theme in Ajin, which we see in Psycho-Pass. In Ajin, there are horrible, inhumane things done to "human-like creatures". There is prejudice against the unknown. And let's be honest, these are things we face in the real world. Society has a habit of fearing the unknown and judging people that are seen as "different", which is something that is brought up time and time again in Psycho-Pass as well.
So, we find ourselves caught up in this ethical debate: should they die or live (human and "monster" alike). We want to fight against those wronging the main character but also struggle internally with whether it is right or wrong to actually kill a human being no matter how terrible they are.
All in all, both anime are intriguing. They are both dark and discuss the various views of what is deemed ethical and good by society/a higher power in opposition to what other characters may see as morally sound. They make you question your own morals.
Each anime brings to the table something unique. Psycho-Pass is a psychologically based anime in which people are deemed as "latent criminals". This means, if someone is viewed by the Sibyl System (the governing power) as a possible threat to society, they are tossed into rehab or worse, some end up in holding facilities for the remainder of their lives. From the beginning, these people are seen as criminals without actually committing a crime because they are "different".
Similarly, in Ajin people that are deemed different are turned into test subjects. Society sees Ajin as something like scum. And the government uses them as their play thing because who cares about a monster, right?
These anime are horror. There is a lot of blood, gore, and deaths. There is always a lot of action. If you want standard animation, I would recommend Psycho-Pass because Ajin is very CGI. However, both are very interesting in their own right. read more
The characters in both anime are illustrated by Amano Akira
Hibari and Kogami are similar to each other, with hair, looks, and some common personalities
Tsuna and Akane are both somewhat alike in some strange point. Maybe by looks?I'm not sure though. But it still gives me a feeling that they're both alike.
Makishima is like the love child of the KHR shipping, Mukuro and Byakuran, or similar to both of those characters.
Amano Akira sensei, creator of the immensely popular Katekyo Hitman Reborn! series, attempts a more mature twist to her style in the Psycho-Pass series. (Think TYL-counterparts in sketchy neighborhoods, under dimly lit warehouses and impossibly tall and abstract skyscrapers)
Physically, they resemble the Reborn! characters, which isn't particularly a bad thing. Kogami Shinya looks like the lovechild between Hibari Kyoya and Yamamoto Takeshi, Tsunemori Akane is a less annoying version of Miura Haru, and Makishima Shogo could easily be Rokudo Mukuro possessing Byakuran in a parallel universe. Personality-wise, they are also pretty archetypical so far. The protagonist is an outcast who seeks revenge (as well as redemption), the good-natured heroine is sadly still quite useless, and the villain (anti-hero?) is the untouchable genius who prefers not to get his own hands dirty. Again, the potential is there to make these characters more interesting in the future episodes. Psycho-Pass definitely has better female characters than Reborn, but not by a big margin. Personally, I enjoy the resemblance. read more
While Psycho-Pass revolves more around chasing a criminal and Rainbow is more about the life and friendship of seven prisoners, both series center around laws and have criminals as their main theme, and explores both themes pretty nicely.
Rainbow is a psychological action show with a great animation and story. The show is not mainly focused on action. It also about friendship, courage, pride and about their fight against society. Psycho Pass is also a great show with a very good animation. The shows are similar because of the influence of the government. The difference is that in Rainbow it's about the seven boys and their battle against the system. In Psycho Pass, the MC's are part of the system themselves. The shows may look very different at first, but after watching them I felt they had a lot in common.
Dark dystopian futures ruled by fear of the "other", Psycho-Pass likely found inspiration in the AD Police series, what with the next generation of animators having grown up on the previous series. What AD Police brought to the table, Psycho-Pass gives a nice twist to.
AD police is a graphic police action drama set in a futuristic cyberpunk universe similar to that of Psycho-Pass. Where Psycho-Pass puts more a focus on the technology used to report and deal with violent crimes, AD Police is more of a detective drama where technology (cyborg crimes) is the subject of investigation and little attention is paid to the tech that gets the answers.
Both are about a group of people trying to bring about reform, one with vigilantes and the other with cops. MC is kind of a newbie at first but becomes accustomed to their new life and tries their best to be an actual asset to the team. Both are pretty gory, bloody, violent and have epic fight scenes. At first it seems they are just fighting random criminals but it starts to piece together the more you watch.
Either you fight for the established government and you commit atrocities in the name of justice, or you fight against the established government and you commit atrocities in the name of justice. Nice, isn't it?
Both are about police forces in a futuristic setting, utilizing the things they are protecting against to perform that protection. In Heat guy J's case, it's an android, and in Psycho-Pass's case, it's people with a high criminality rating. Both police forces also hope to prevent crime before it happens, but never really manage it.
Both series features a futuristic setting with advanced technology beyond our modern times. In such a time, there is crime loose and it's up to a group of special individuals to eliminate such threats.
Both series involves police forces where the main characters are part of.
Both series has drama, action, and some psychological vibes.
Both are from Production I.G and have the similar futuristic police thriller theme to it. In Psycho-Pass the police's special team that are comprised of Enforcers who are latent criminals who are specialized to hunt down other latent criminals. In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig this special unit works for the organization called Public Security Section 9; a division that exist under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The unit is a group who specializes in fighting technology-related crimes like cyberterrorism.
Both have a cyberpunk setting.
While Gantz doesn't necessarily deal in the future, it does give off a science fiction feel similar to Psycho-Pass. Both have forces of 'Public Safety', although Gantz's is a little more justified; however both are controlled by a higher power. Both can be very violent and have immense gore in certain scenes. The art styles are similar (minus the characters), and characters will draw you in.
Both are mystery/detective anime with a morally upright and caring main character surrounded by amoral side characters. Psycho Pass has more of a plot and storyline while Danganronpa is more episodic. Both have plenty of murders and violent scenes. Out of the two I would say Psycho Pass has more depth and is more interesting but if your looking for something to quench that mystery and mayhem craving danganronpa is a good choice.
The worlds of Psycho-Pass and Steins;Gate are both science fiction worlds which each seems relatively realistic. They are also more serious with little or no comedy and have very good character development
If you want an anime like Psycho-Pass which feature a lot of blood and gore packed with an intense mystery and drama then Baccano is for you. Like Psycho-Pass you will meet different criminals with psychopath minds and different ways of producing torture, ones will do it to obtain information and others because they simply enjoy it. Hence, if you want to meet new criminal minds and how the "good" guys deal with such threat, give a try to Baccano.
Both are detective stories. Both are dark. They are both relatively slow-paced (Sakurako san being more so). Both have eccentric leads, both have a lead that walks the line between falling into the abyss. Both have a great relationship/bond between main leads.
Both anime are very plot heavy, yet contain little plot armor.
Both anime are murder mystery style series.
Both anime are thoroughly entertaining.
Both anime take advantage and make effective use of cliff hangers.
Both anime have very deep character development.
Both anime portray a very effective deconstruction.
Although these two series take place in very different worlds, they are both shows packed with emotional, powerful storylines and plenty of action (though Claymore is more bloody). The concepts behind the stories are also different, but both are attention-grabbing, intense, and entertaining. If you enjoyed the quality of the story in one, you should enjoy the other.
I know they are completely nothing alike in your eyes but, they both have too much dialogue which would be considered rather important. They both have future settings; the other is dark while the other is light with humor.
Human society has developed to the point where they rely almost entirely on highly advanced technology to keep the peace, in a way that is not as close to ideal as the people initially believe it to be. Psycho-Pass shows the flaws and controversy of a society ruled by the Sibyl System, where people's souls can be read and those deemed to be "latent criminals" become second-class citizens. Toward the Terra shows the long and violent struggle between the Mu, humans who develop psychic powers, and the normal humans who see them as a race to be eradicated upon detection, in a future society where humans ruined the earth, have long since colonized space, and let computers dictate every aspect of societal progress. read more
The Big O was memorable for its narrative depth and exploration of human values and morals, and while it did break away from this with its occasional robot smash up moments, this was what made the show as good as it was.
Psycho pass takes the narrative elements that The Big O occasionally dables in and refines, focuses, and directs it more clearly and gives a lot of insight and thought into the complex issues of free will, human nature, and the value of law and freedom. If you enjoyed how the Big O would take a moment to make you think, you'll love how Pyscho Pass gives you a season to make you question everything you've ever known. read more
- Both main female character know who they are, it is like they don't get distract from other's word or action easily.
- Maid-sama is romance and school life
- Psycho-pass is action and thriller
Which one is better?
love both of them but maid-sama should be read than watch
Both series begin with a bang; containing gory violence and content that could be a bit disturbing at first. Psycho-Pass contain characters called Enforcers, who face similar restrictions like the prisoners in Deadman Wonderland. If an Enforcer acts out of line, he/she can be executed immediately, and Enforcers are not allowed to walk freely, having to be accompanied by a commanding officer always. Both series contain mysteries that are unveiled as the series progresses, although Psycho-Pass does a much better job of wrapping things up by the end of the season. Overall, the same aspects that may have appealed to you in Deadman Wonderland are even better in Psycho-Pass. read more
The opposite side of an Inspector but not in a cynical way..
Both aspires crimes into the city..
There are many rules to follow, this more force into drama than dark aspects and cruel side of the laws
Jean = Shinya.. also smokes literally
Both made by Production I.G., both have mostly cyberpunk elements, but the most interesting thing is ending of GitS SSS, where Motoko says 'maybe a new society that we have never even dreamed of is already being born', and about 70 years later in Psycho Pass, we have new society determined and controlled by 'perfect' Sybil System. I see very interesting connection here, and i am pretty sure that Psycho Pass creators were inspired by GitS Stand Alone Complex universe.
The stories of both shows are set in a dystopian sci-fi setting with a cast that deals with everyday villains in an episodic fashion.
Akane and Vash have a common trait-they vow not to kill their enemies while Makishima and Legato makes them see the reality of their suffering.
Now here me out before you go, "wtf! these two are nothing alike!" Well, you're not entirely wrong, but there are a lot of similarities between the two. If you're looking for a deep story line, you're in for a treat.
They both have awesome pacing (I am not counting the second season of Psycho Pass here).
There is no clear "antagonist" in both series. You might be able to argue on who the antagonist is, but really, it's far more abstract than that.
They question how society is run and why things are the way things are.
Both, unfortunately, front loads the setting.
Very character driven.
One is a police anime and the other one is about kids who live underwater and travel to the surface. That should be enough.
Deadman Wonderland OVA reminds me a lot of the final arc of Psycho-Pass.. The two main leads, Senji Kiyomasa and Kougami Shinya are strong talented police officers.. They came all the way to the antagonists' base (Ugachi Keigo in Deadman Wonderland and Makishima Shougo in Psycho-Pass) to fight them after the big crime cases they had done before..
The cast of P5 and Psycho Pass enforces their ideology through certain systems (Personas/Metaverse in P5 & Sibyl System in Psycho Pass) to purifying society through scum cleansing.
The MCs and the female law enforcers in both shows have similar roles and relationship that makes both shows no different and holds the key to the story.
Both series have a foreboding, dark vibe to them. Though placed in very different worlds, the theme shared between them is a disturbing mystery shrouded from common knowledge. Elfen Lied is more bloody, but both provide action and intensity with an enticing story.
A more experienced individual (with whom the central protagonist shares the exactly same personality uptake) is supervising a pupil and is mainly supporting from behind the shadows to straight out a government's dictatorial/aristocratic nature. Also by the same producer.
Psycho Pass is definitely a lot more mature and twisted then Dennou Coil, but the worlds are both very similar. The use of holographic displays in everyday use and virtual companions. Psycho Pass is more law enforcement mysteries, where as Dennou Coil is unraveling the truth behind their reality eyeglasses.
Both have a mastermind that would trick normal people into killing others and on the other side a 'justice' team that tries to solve the cause of killing. Psycho-Pass is more sci-fi while D.Gray-man is more into fantasy type. Psycho-Pass is a bit more cruel in methods and visuals.
Even though Psycho-Pass is much darker and better; and Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!! is much less serious and contains ecchi; there is something similar between these two anime.
Both anime are based on measuring some kind of coefficient in humans; a crime coefficient in Psycho-Pass and a depression coefficient in Juuden-chan. In both anime the characters work for an agency/company that handles humans with a bad coefficient; the major difference in this, is that in Psycho-Pass most humans with high crime-coefficient are killed, while in Juuden-chan they are (temporarily) saved.
However what makes them more similar are the main characters, Plug and Akane. Both characters have a job that involve handling people with bad coefficients, but both characters do more than just doing their job; they try to save people and realize that the usual method of doing there job, is not the best method.
Akane for example tries to save a criminal even though the system said she should kill him; while Plug discovers that by using the usual method, people often fall into depression again and tries to find a method to save them permanently.
Also both anime are sci-fi, and sometimes feature beautiful futuristic cityscapes (although Juuden-chan mostly takes place on present-day Earth)
If you like Psycho-Pass you might not like Fight Ippatsu Juuden-chan unless you don't mind ecchi. But if you liked the basic concept of Fight Ippatsu Juuden-chan you should certainly check out Psycho-Pass.
In both shows main characters solve problems and look for clues to solve mystery cases. Hyouka is funny and kinda romantic, Psycho-pass is more about solving murder cases. Both got one quiet cool character (Oreki in one, Shinya in the other) who is great in getting all the clues together and always solve the case.
Roughly, I felt that they had the same kind of demented and cruel air to them. In Psycho Pass there are routine brain scans of the human mental states and so the government kept them in check then the "police" handled it from there, even in offhand ways, where as in Jigoku Shoujo it explored the mental state of the criminals and the modern and somewhat spiritual way of dealing with them. Both shows had female leads.
They both deal with the government restricting society in a way. In Psycho-Pass, it happens because of the Sybil System, and in Library Wars, through excessive censorship.
I can't guarantee that if you like one, you'll like the other one too, though. They're both very different in terms of execution. Library Wars is a lot more light-hearted and adds a bit of romance. Psycho Pass is a lot more heavy and serious. Freedom is also less restricted in Library Wars, where they only restrict media, whereas in Psycho Pass, the Sybil System controls everything.
But if you're looking for something that deals with human rights and free will, you might as will give one of these a try. read more
Grossly dark but entertaining story's with murderers that are beyond understanding; In Kara no Kyoukai 3 Fujino Asagami and in Psycho Pass Rikako Ouryou among other people.
Both got action and mystery.
Both are great science fiction anime taking place in a futuristic setting, and involve solving crimes, murders and mysteries. UN-GO has a supernatural element and is more focused in finding "the truth" rather than caring about justice, while Psycho-Pass is pure cyberpunk, and more about the moralistic repercussions of judging people based on criminal potential rather than criminal action.
Do you like sci-fi? Yes.
Include that with puzzling mystery? Yes.
And a progressive-defined plot? Yes.
Top it up with some big baddies? Yes. (Psycho-Pass)
Then look no further as these two shows (Good ones too.) are just the ones you have been searching for.
Even with just watching the first episode of joker game I can tell there are similarities between the two. They are both psychological and have a mysteriousness to them. The art is also somewhat similar.
Both Trickster and Psycho-Pass are anime worth seeing for anyone who enjoys questions of morality or likes crime dramas or anime set in a realistic society of the future. In many ways they are very similar, but there are some significant differences too, enough to pleasantly enjoy watching both without feeling like one is a rehash of the other.
Similarities between Psycho-Pass and Trickster:
* Both anime feature the basic "good guys versus bad guys" premise.
* Both anime blur the lines of morality by calling into question whether the good guys are truly good and the bad guys truly bad.
* The "bad guys" in both anime employ terrorism and charismatic brainwashing of everyday citizens to strike against the "good guys" while taking very little action themselves.
* Both are set in a near-future society where the lives of average citizens are heavily influenced by the technology they use.
* The "bad guys" in both anime are seriously sexy. Some of the good guys are too!
* Both anime feature predominantly (but not exclusively) male casts.
* Romance is not a major aspect in either anime, but specific relationships in each lend themselves to ambiguous possibilities.
On the other hand:
* The society portrayed in Psycho-Pass is more dystopian and dark, while the world of Trickster is mostly a bright, optimistic view of the future.
* Police and para-police forces take on the role of the "good guys" in Psycho-Pass, while in Trickster, the focus is on a private detective agency's employees.
* The cast of Pyscho-Pass is primarily 20- through 35-year-olds, while the cast of Trickster is mostly teens. read more
Both have miyuki sawashiro as a blondie, takahiro sakurai as a white haired opponent, awesome ops. Both anime have urban settings and neon colors. Each touches upon the source of human morality, one from science and the other the spirit. (Noragami has significantly more gag scenes though.)
-Theme of 'man-hunt' seeking revenge
- a manipulative 'antagonist'
- confusion on who really is the antagonist in which there is a clash between moral and logic
- Cool detective work
- characters varied from avoiding, accepting and fixing the past
- And, unfortunately, the ending is what really connects these two animes together...
-Psychological thrillers that thoroughly explore the psychs of all main characters
-Both explore issues about whether it is better to leave the world broken as it is, or to reforge it anew, at the cost of lives.
-The antagonist of each anime is similar in both personality, appearance, and motive
Both are about a police force and solving crimes
Both have high-tech tools they use to solve crimes
Both have a major villan/evil group they try to stop
I think any fan of Psycho Pass will also like Active Raid
Action-packed sci-fi that takes place in a futuristic, self-sufficient city with highly advanced technology, a city that at first glance appears to be an ideal place for people. In Raildex, Academy City is a city full of schools, the haven of the Science Side and the only place where people can develop psychic powers; and in Psycho-Pass, the whole of Japan is a haven for people who want to pursue their happiness with the aid of the Sibyl System. But underneath that wondrous looking exterior is a place with tangible darkness, controversial secrets, and a number of unpleasant truths that would shake the very core of society if they were forced to come to light.
And let's not forget that both series feature an interesting white-haired antagonist. There isn't a whole lot of overlap between Makishima Shogo and Accelerator, to be truthful, but they both are highly isolated and messed up individuals with dark backstories and high ambitions. read more
Both aren't for the light-hearted and fairly deep plots.
Very sci-fi centered themes.
Psycho-Pass has a future and adult based setting whereas Mirai Nikki is more of a present, fictional and (slight) high school setting.
Psycho-Pass is, however, superior.
-Both stories revolve a team of specialists who deal with baddies
-Both follow the development of a rookie girl in the team
-Both follow the same plot direction as far as characters go
-Both have pretty good action scenes
-Both have characters you get attached to
-Both have a really dark atmosphere
Psycho-Pass and Jormungand are a great choice for those of you who like to see a bit of bloog and gore, mixed with the thrill of military involvement. There's plenty of gun action and the storyline is always kept up to pace.
Settings are well-designed, in my opinion. It's uniquely set up and fits very well with the plot.
The art is beautifully done, both with great OPs. It's got a fantastic mix of regular and grosteque styles.
Smart, courageous, idealistic female protagonists strive to shed their inexperience and naiveté without succumbing to cynicism or despair. Both heroines find themselves working for systems that are cruel, corrupt, and arguably necessary. Both face a choice: protect the system and accept responsibility for perpetrating its injustices; destroy the system and accept responsibility for the bloodshed that will follow its collapse; or tread a perilous and uncertain path of reforming the system from within. Both shows also feature brooding male co-stars with whom the heroine has romantic subtext and manipulative villains who hide their cruelty behind smiles.
Portraying technologically engaging and advanced words of a futuristic Japan in a diversely monitored society at the price of alienating true human interactions and limiting freedom of will. Solely relying on cyborgs/robots and a system of semi-automated AI network where philosophical questions of morality arise to the viewer. These are few but noteworthy points to mention. Nevertheless both series will have something unique yet familiar to offer for each and everyone who likes worldbuilding along these lines.
Both deal with how people "think"—how they see the world from their perspective. Both are about the characters following somoenelse's "system". In Psycho-Pass, the characters follow the Sibyl system while in Zetsuen no Tempest, they think that they're in some kind of play and have to follow the script written by someone. Both are about bringing justice to the person they love. Both are beautifully written and show that we should live on our own accord. Both show the "evil" within themselves.
Both stories have a guy protagonist and a girl protagonist, who are very skilled in there field
Both male MC's have a troubled past that influence the way they act throughout the series. Also they are very well trained with handguns and hand to hand combat
Both stories take place in the future, the two also share great art work and opening/ending themes
These series have action, sci-fi, supernatural, police, elements
Both anime story center around a group whose members consist of peoples who are rejected by society but in the end they were forced to protect and serve the public as a punishment for their status.
In Psycho-pass there are called "latent criminal"
In Cross ange there are called "norma"
That type peoples, in fact, not dangerous. But for some conditions, rules, and laws cause them isolated from society.
Another similarity, both anime MC consist of a group created from "rejected peoples" as I already mentioned earlier.
Arzenal Team (Cross Ange) & Unit One of Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division (Psycho-pass)
- Working as a Team
- Both team is actually part of big company with heavy influence to goverment (Sibyl & JNC -Japanese National Railways-)
Psycho-pass is much more dark & a lot of dead (or gore)
Rail Wars is much more fanservice (and boobs if you want)
Action-packed sci-fi that takes place in a futuristic, self-sufficient city with highly advanced technology, a city that at first glance appears to be an ideal place for people. In Raildex, Academy City is a city full of schools, the haven of the Science Side and the only place where people can develop psychic powers; and in Psycho-Pass, the whole of Japan is a haven for people who want to pursue their happiness with the aid of the Sibyl System. But underneath that wondrous looking exterior is a place with tangible darkness, controversial secrets, and a number of unpleasant truths that would shake the very core of society if they were forced to come to light.
And let's not forget that both series feature an interesting white-haired antagonist. There isn't a whole lot of overlap between Makishima Shogo and Accelerator, to be truthful, but they both are highly isolated and messed up individuals with dark backstories and high ambitions. read more