「禁じられない遊び」 (Kinjirarenai Asobi)
After last week’s episode, I wasn’t sure how to react to PSYCHO-PASS 2. A lot of people seemed to like it but a lot of people felt that it derailed the show completely and turned it into an abysmal piece of sh*t. I fall into the former category of individuals, but it doesn’t mean that I think the show is perfect. I have issues with mainly Mika who gets on my nerve because a) I don’t like her character development or lack of it. Her opposition to Akane is something that doesn’t add any value to the show for me and she hasn’t proved to be a very useful investigator at all. And b) I just don’t like her character, period. Please don’t confuse the fact that while I do understand why she is the way she is, that doesn’t mean I have to like her. Mika is one of those women that follow the rules and mean well, but it doesn’t translate well when the audience knows much more than she does. I’m annoyed because she’s neither getting to the point fast enough nor is she a likeable person in general. I don’t mean to rag on her all the time (and this episode’s ending actually makes up for a bit of it) but overall, she deteriorates my enjoyment of this show a little bit at a time. Her conversation with the Chief this week shows that she has good intentions and I respect that; but knowing the full picture paints a completely different impression of her. I hope that with all the snooping she’s done, she can dig up something useful about Tougane.
Speaking of Tougane… what is his deal? I can’t decipher if he’s good or evil or if he just has his own secret agenda. It’s obvious that he has something against Akane, which leaves me to believe that he’s not Kogami with plastic surgery – maybe they’re brothers? Or they had a mentor-type relationship? He also circled a lot of Akane’s key features in the different shots; her eyes and her mouth especially, which could be a sign that he wants to replicate her face or duplicate features about her. I guess only time will tell (or Mika will because she can’t keep her mouth shut) but I definitely believe that the true underlying story will lead back to Tougane. The ending for PSYCHO-PASS 2 will probably lead us to him and who he is.
Moving on the story at hand, Kamui is finally make big moves by taking over the drones created by the police force. There’s something extremely unsettling about playing a game and actually killing innocent people unknowingly. I think what I find most disturbing is that the people playing these games are so into it and that happiness on their face – flashing to all the people being murdered, is such a convoluted message. Although Kamui might have the destruction of Sybil in mind, he’s killing a lot of innocent people in the process. This is a good example of how the end don’t justify the means for me and I think it also depicts just how people can approach the same problem differently. While both Akane and Kamui have the same goal of taking down Sybil, Akane does it without endangering the people around her and she wants to settle it her way. Kamui is raging destruction all around; trying to throw the system out of balance and just testing how far it can go. He’s such a creepy character and his interactions with the people around him make him sound like their savior. I’m sure that’s what he’s going for, but does he need to pretend to be someone else all the time? Is he actually shedding people’s skin to do research?
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Ugh… Mika continues to annoy me in #pp_anime. Somehow even though Tougane seems evil, I can’t find myself hating him #PsychoPass2