Category Archives: Psycho Pass II
That’s the perfect visual representation of this series’ storytelling-style…
I was a bit surprised to find out after writing the review for the tenth episode that this eleventh episode would be the finale episode for this season. I mean, my guess would’ve been 12 episodes and my second guess would’ve 13 episodes but 11 episodes…? That just seemed too unbelievable for at what point the 10th episode had ended. And naturally a shitty season managed to fuck up its finale as well this way.
Subtlety isn’t this second season’s strong suit.
Judging people as a collective… Hmm, all those illegal aliens turned out to be psychotic scumbags and every really smart person is either crazy enough to keep his or her Psycho-Pass clear or he or she ends up as a latent criminal. I feel like this second season has already judged a lot of people as collectives rather than individuals.
I’m still not sure what to think about this ridiculous moment. Is Mika just acting like she’s happy about the discovery because she hopes that will save her life? Or did her mind just snap when she heard of the truth?
At least, it will be easy to find out which anime-series this year had been the most disappointing. I guess, this will be one of those cases where you’ll be happy to think of Psycho-Pass as a series with only ONE season and just forget this thing had ever happened. Sort of like nobody likes to remember that Highlander has a bit more to offer than just one movie. Although, then again… the first Highlander-movie wasn’t that impressive either, alone the casting… They cast a Scotsman to play a Spaniard and they cast a Frenchman to play a Scotsman: The sheer insanity of such a decision! Well, this second season of Psycho-Pass does insane shit as well and I can’t wait to find out how Akane’s grandmother ends up saving the day because she’s actually a real badass and her lying in bed was all just an act.
Oh boy… I don’t think anybody should be able to say something like that with a straight face.
I have to say one good thing about this season so far: I have no frigging idea where this is going. And with this episode, things get even more bonkers. What is even going on?! But I guess we still have a couple episodes left where people can sit around and explain that very thing to me and the rest of the audience.
What, after all the times Sibyl had been incapable of stopping shit from hitting the fan? Well, I feel like Sybil has indeed earned itself some sarcastic remarks.
Psycho-Pass is one of those sequels that I think I would like it more if it weren’t a sequel. This season has ideas, knows how to handle characters in a straightforward fashion and knows how to instil a police-investigation-story with action and some plot-twists. But here’s the thing: It isn’t as good as Psycho-Pass’ first season. The difference in quality also just heightens the flaws of this second season as its new characters are mostly one-note and not very interesting. Especially Mika who isn’t just one-note but also incredibly unlikeable. After seven episodes “getting better” definitely comes too late; who knows, whether such a thing will even happen. Right now, it certainly seems like the producers of the show had made a mistake by not having let Gen Urobuchi write this second season.
That’s how everyone looks like after they’ve found out that Shirou is supposed to be this series’ protagonist.
This time I review:
Psycho-Pass II 05: The new Hungry Chicken has come out, guys! Also, some other stuff happens that fails to move forward the story.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 05: Shirou makes one bad decision after another and so Rin tries to kill him. Things don’t go as planned.
CROSS ANGE 06: Ange’s Top-Maid has come back to resume her job of acting like Ange is NOT a Norma (although she really is). Luckily money is there to save the day when kindheartedness is nowhere to be found.
Even more so than Psycho-Pass’ first season, this one lingers on the horror of the monstrous crimes at the centre of the story.
It’s curious how often for me my favorite series of the season isn’t the one I would call the best one. Psycho-Pass is my favorite series of this season. I really look forward to seeing a new episode of this each week. I mean, it’s not on the same level as Person Of Interest’s fourth season, Elementary’s third season or Arrow’s third season but if nothing else, this new season of Psycho-Pass is exciting to watch. Well, as long as you like crime-procedurals, I guess. The second season still hasn’t come even close to reproducing what makes season 01 great and what it’s doing on its own doesn’t deliver as much as what the first season was doing. But hey, it can always get better, right?
‘The game’s afoot!’ is what’s actually going through Akane’s mind right now. After all, she’s NEVER wrong nowadays when it comes to deductions and investigations.
This time I review:
Psycho-Pass II 02: The WC-killer isn’t really concerned with the poor state of public restrooms, it turns out. Also, Maki is still a pain in the ass while Akane seems to be the only one doing any serious police-work while also knowing when other people need to do what for the investigation.
Sanzoki no Musume Ronja 01/02: Mattis is the leader of a band of bandits but the real boss of the castle is his wife. The situation doesn’t get much better once his daughter Ronja gets born.
Akatsuki no Yona 02: Yona’s childhood-friend Soo-Won killed the king who was Yona’s father. Nobody can believe it… and so everybody has to double-check with the princess to make sure she knows what she’s talking about. Meanwhile, Hak mercilessly slaughters a lot of people while fleeing the castle with the princess who’s as helpful as a bunch of cucumbers.
I really hope that the “individual vs. society”-theme will be something the whole season will deal with instead of just this episode – because this episode most definitely didn’t do that topic justice.
Before I even come to the review of this episode, I would like to remind everybody that there’s also a movie in the works which will be released next January. And I don’t wanna frighten anyone or anything but the director Shinotani said about this second season that it had been really tough to make. It’s almost as if Psycho-Pass was never supposed to have a second season actually, but because of its phenomenal success the people who created the series were sort-of pushed to do more with the material. And so now we get this second season AND a movie. Let’s hope the second season didn’t suffer because of this ambitious schedule.