「見つからない子供たち」 (Mitsukaranai Kodomotachi)
There are so many reasons to be excited for PSYCHO-PASS 2 this week, but the one that stands out for me is Kougami Shinya! As soon as I saw him, nothing else seemed to matter. I didn’t even care that Kougami (Seki Tomokazu) was just a fragment of Akane’s imagination; all that mattered was that he actually spoke. His seiyuu came back and spoke real words and he’s not just someone that used to exist some time ago… he’s actually real and he’s slowly but surely making his way back into this season. It might not be next week or the week after, but I’m confident that he’s going to somehow make his way back before the finale. The show is making a huge emphasis on how Tougane and Kougami are alike, but there’s no way that they’re one and the same, so what is their relationship? And I’m sure people have pointed it out before so you can say “I told you so” but I did in fact notice – Akane is smoking (she is not just sniffing cigarettes like I thought).
Asides from my blatant love for Kougami, Kamui proves himself to be quite the antagonist and furthermore, one step ahead of the police. I always thought he was thorough with his plans and obviously he had “followers” but never did I imagine so many! That’s crazy and so unexpected. My mind was completely blown when the holograms slowly revealed who the inspectors already met and although it’s not a twist I haven’t seen before, I wasn’t expecting it. When I think about it, investigating the plane crash should’ve been the first thing the inspectors did at the time they discovered the first hologram. It’s only the next logical step because they had no other leads at the time. However, despite this small hiccup in the plot, I like how it’s all slowly tying everything together and shows that Division 1 is pretty much falling into Kamui’s plans. Everyone that they’ve questioned, have been captured on purpose and they seem like diversions for the police. Meanwhile, Kamui is out there recruiting more people to use these Dominators for… whatever he has planned next. Probably another massacre to prove a point? Or are they targeting a specific person next?
I can’t complete a post without talking about my favorite girl this season, Mika… who is actually not as incompetent this episode as I would’ve imagined. She’s not great as an investigator and she’s terrible at covering her tracks, but her instincts don’t lie. Tougane has a hidden past that even Sybil has kept from Division 1. I wish I knew more than that, but we’ll have to give more time for Mika to slowly deduce her own conclusions. What we do know so far (and correct me if I’m wrong) is that Tougane is somehow connected to the Chief (or Sybil) and he also seems to be against Akane. Meanwhile, the Chief/Sybil refuses to really believe “Kamui” could possibly exist… and if he does, he needs to be eliminated because he’s living proof that Sybil is not perfect. What puzzles me is that Kamui seems to be working with Masuzaki Yohei (Sugo Takayuki) to develop drugs and patents backed by the biggest corporation in the industry, Tougane Corporation (which is sign that Tougane himself is involved). It’s possible to me that Tougane is hiding Kamui’s footprints from the MWPSB or Sybil is hiding him, because he’s an anomaly in their system. Or Tougane is not actually working with the Tougane Corporation because Tougane himself is… not in fact who he seems to be? This is what I love about PSYCHO-PASS because while everyone and everything seems unconnected, it’s actually the opposite. Treat everyone suspiciously and trust no one (new characters anyway).
Just one more thing I want to mention before heading out – I like how they finally gave more background and life to Hinakawa Sho’s character. He’s been put on the backburner for a while now so it’s nice to hear how he became an Enforcer, even briefly. I also liked seeing some action between Shion and Yayoi too. I’ve never loved this coupling, but it shows that their relationship is not forgotten or written off.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Wow #PsychoPass has outdone itself this week. What a nonstop ep and so many revelations to be told… I’m incredibly excited now! #pp_anime