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PSYCHO-PASS – 21, 22 (END)

「血の褒賞 / 完璧な世界」 (Chi no Houshou / Kanpeki na Sekai)
“Medal of Blood” / “Perfect World”

After being much delayed due to various circumstances—for which we sincerely apologize—here it is: the finale to UroGen’s latest work.

**Final impressions added.

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April 2, 2013 at 11:37 am Comments (103)

PSYCHO-PASS – 19, 20

「正義の在処」 (Seigi no Zai)
“Countryside of Justice”

With the Makishima vs. Kougami battle starting in earnest, it seems Production I.G. has decided to put a little more effort into their animation.

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March 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm Comments (73)

PSYCHO-PASS – 18

「水に書いた約束」 (Mizu ni kai ta Yakusoku )
“A Promise Written in Water”

Given the choice between living a lie and not living at all, what would you choose?

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February 21, 2013 at 9:21 pm Comments (90)

PSYCHO-PASS – 17

「鉄の腸」 (Kurogane no Harawata)
“Iron Heart”

“Make a contract with me and become a magical girl! a part of the Sybil System!”

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February 19, 2013 at 12:49 am Comments (69)

PSYCHO-PASS – 16

「裁きの門」 (Sabaki no Mon)
“Gate of Judgement”

What is justice?

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February 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm Comments (147)

PSYCHO-PASS – 15

「硫黄降る街」 (Iou Furu Machi)
“The Town Where Sulphur Falls”

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

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February 2, 2013 at 2:12 am Comments (63)

PSYCHO-PASS – 14

「甘い毒」 (Amai Doku)
“Sweet Poison”

Extreme suffering and a penchant for violence is a staple in any Urobutcherbuchi Gen show, but their presence in PSYCHO-PASS strikes a different chord than their use in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica or Fate/Zero.

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January 29, 2013 at 2:58 am Comments (69)

PSYCHO-PASS – 13

「深淵からの招待」 (Shinen kara no Shoutai)
“Invitation from the Abyss”

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”, Aphorism 146 (1886)

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January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm Comments (69)

PSYCHO-PASS – 12

「Devil’s Crossroad」

While this Ernie Ball advertisement side-story wasn’t the episode many had hoped for after the events of episode 11, it still played an important role in the general narrative of the series.

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January 14, 2013 at 4:00 am Comments (50)

PSYCHO-PASS – 11

「聖者の晩餐」 (Seija no Bansan)
“The Saint’s Supper”

I’m not sure anyone’s Psycho-Pass hue could stay clear after this episode.

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December 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm Comments (101)

PSYCHO-PASS – 10

「メトスラの遊戯」 (Metosura no Yuugi)
“The Game of Methuselah”

Girl, take off all your clothes if you want to live…

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December 17, 2012 at 12:06 am Comments (61)

PSYCHO-PASS – 09

「楽園の果実」 (Rakuen no Kajitsu)
“Fruit of Paradise”

Even the lull before the storm somehow manages to be more thought-provoking than most episodes of other shows.

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December 10, 2012 at 5:02 am Comments (77)

PSYCHO-PASS – 08

「あとは、沈黙」 (Ato wa, Chinmoku)
“The Rest, Is Silence”

While this series is set in a fascinating dystopian society just begging to be explored, it is also populated with equally fascinating psychopathic inhabitants who deserve just as much focus, if not more. Much can be learned about a society from the people who are most affected by it.

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December 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm Comments (65)

PSYCHO-PASS – 07

「紫蘭の花言葉」 (Shiran no Hanakotoba)
“Symbolism of Bletilla Striata”

Ouryou Rikako redefines what it means to be a ladykiller – and a society that is able to give its citizens a life free of stress and suffering redefines what it means to be human.

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November 24, 2012 at 6:30 am Comments (51)

PSYCHO-PASS – 06

「狂王子の帰還」 (Kyou Ouji no Kikan)
“Return of the Psychotic Prince”

Sometimes it feels like one episode of this show contains as much material to mull over as multiple episodes of other shows.

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November 21, 2012 at 2:04 am Comments (54)

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