「石を擲つ人々」 (Ishi wo Nageutsu Hitobito)
“Those Who Cast Stones”
Hands down, there’s no one else that makes me feel as uncomfortable as Kamui does. He has this creepy aura around him that’s not similar to the charisma that Makishima had but it’s cynical and dangerous. Makishima felt like a true adversary for Kogami, and his actions – although wrong – still came with a high purpose. One of the reasons I think Makishima was well received was because he had clear ideals that could be seen by others and hence why he had a large following. On the other hand, I feel as though Kamui almost forces himself into the minds of others. He sounds delusional and wicked and if given the chance, I think he could kill many more citizens to prove his point. The way he’s so calm while committing crime is something that never settles well with me. Then he manipulates people into following his orders because he makes them “clear”, like what is this? A cult following? Once again, I ask myself, how does he do it?! It just makes my skin crawl watching Shisui obey him and treat him like a God… she gave up an EYE for him and continues to kill innocent people. But why?! This is not making someone clear, this is clearing someone of their conscience. No matter how far down the rabbit hole I go, I couldn’t imagine justifying killing someone.
Chaos ensued at the end of this episode because I don’t know how anyone could keep a clear hue after that display. A bold move by the police force because I can’t imagine having to clean up after that mess; although still the right decision in my opinion. These kids and their addictions to games is crazy (although, I too, am one of those kids so what do I know?) and they’re not going to stop until they see what’s really going on behind the chicken. In fact, the longer this fight went on, the more unlikely this situation seemed in my mind. I couldn’t take it seriously anymore after half the episode was done because there is no way that the police could’ve created all these drones and NOT put any sort of protection into their software. Is it that easy to create a proxy server and redirect users to link up with the police’s network and control drones? And then it’s just as difficult apparently to trace back to these users and block off their controls? It just made Sybil and the government seem so fragile that anyone with the skills to use holograms and hacks could’ve thought of it. Anyway, with all this planning that Kamui has put into his master plan, I doubt this will be the last that we see him killing innocent people for his cause. What I hate is still not knowing what he’s planning and how he plans to achieve his goal. We know that the Dominators react to the “eye” and not the person that’s holding the gun, but why is Kamui collecting them? Who is going to end up using them?
Mika… oh Mika… even when you try and do the right thing, I still take it the wrong way. While I appreciate her proactiveness in digging into Tougane, she hasn’t come out with anything groundbreaking. On top of that, she reminds me of my group members from school that would just reject everything but have no good solutions of their own. I understand that Mika doesn’t want everyone’s Crime Coefficient to shoot up, but does she have a better idea? What is she doing to save the lives of Division 1 (and 3) by standing around? She is, in fact, doing nothing and I’m glad that Jouji finally said what everyone else wasn’t. This girl needs to wake up and make some tough choices. Jouji has become my hero this episode. Then there’s Tougane who, I swear, is not Kogami! There is no way that he would point a Dominator at Akane like that; he should know that she’s special. I stick by what I said last week – that he is evil and a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It’s strange that there are so similarities between him and Kogami, but the two are definitely not one and the same! I refuse to believe it!
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: I still refuse to believe that Tougane and Kogami are one and the same >_< They must be like old friends or something... #PsychoPass