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


Score: 8.331 (scored by 788731788,731 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #62
Members: 1,639,963
Favorites: 38,954

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Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harboring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors that have become latent criminals, granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors' dirty work.

Into this world steps Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she soon learns that the Sibyl System's judgments are not as perfect as her fellow Inspectors assume. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly is, and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.

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

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

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Opening Theme

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1: "abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) (eps 1-11)
2: "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

1: "Namae no nai Kaibutsu (名前のない怪物)" by EGOIST (eps 1-11)
2: "All Alone With You" by EGOIST (eps 12-22)

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Jun 7, 2024
Lelouch-Suzuki and Light-L are unmatched when it comes to anime rivalries but Kougami-Makishima can definetly make a good case for that third place. Which is kinda like being third behind Ronaldo/Messi during their golden era so thats a very respectable bronze medal.

While thats the high point of the show it does have alot other good going for it. Overall a very strong and likeable cast of characters. Original OST is great and great OP/Endings. Interesting world. Good mix of action. Drama philosophy. Politics. Its always serious. A more mature show.

Ineven enjoyed the second season which got somewhat mixed reactions. But no doubt first ...
May 5, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Meh 🤷🏻‍♂️

Going in, I was quite excited to finally watch Psycho-pass. I knew it was a very popular show at one point and was looking forward to checking out a sci-fi seinen anime.

Unfortunately, Psycho pass is held back by bland characters and pretentious writing. Too many minutes in this show consist of long winded rants about the world that just become boring and irritating as the show goes on. On top of that, there is a real lack of ‘entertainment value’ from the plot as you are essentially watching a slow detective show with a sci-fi skin.

That said, the show has very nice ...
May 22, 2023
I watched psycho-pass because it was recommended for fans of death note. A big difference between psycho-pass and death note is that psycho-pass is more sci-fi, while death note is more fantasy. However, what I liked about death note was that there was ONE fantasy element (the death note, which yes, did come with the shinigamis) that was placed in an otherwise normal and real-life-like world. I tend to like anime that show characters in a real, non-fantasy life, like Monster and Perfect Blue, and Death Note was amazing even though it had that fantasy element. However, in psycho-pass, the story is way to sci-fi ...

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