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Psycho Pass episode 22 (finale) – We’ve been here before


The new face of Psycho Pass moe.

I can’t say I was expecting this sort of ending to Psycho Pass. Mainly because I was expecting the story to…you know, actually end. Instead we get this weird downer non-ending where the main threat is dealt with but nothing is ultimately resolved and the whole cycle resets.


If I was cynical, I’d say the reason we had this ending was because Butch Gen created this scenario but then couldn’t come up with a good way to solve the Sibyl problem. Evidently we’re not supposed to side with the Sibyl system and what it does for society, but neither were we supposed to side with Makishima. His method of dealing with Sibyl was to simply destroy it and watch society collapse as a result. Letting society implode and have carnage on the streets is hardly an effective way to deal with the situation, but Makishima didn’t care about that. Heck, he wanted to see people at each other’s throats.

But the story ends with him being killed and his vigilante movement ending with him. He ultimately achieved nothing, except seed some distrust towards helmets. Sibyl gained nothing because they couldn’t recruit him, but also lost nothing because he was killed. On the one hand, it’s fitting of its genre to end with nobody being capable of subverting the system. It goes in line with 1984 and Bladerunner and all that, where the system wins and the horrible implications of the status quo being restored remains solely in the eyes of the viewer. But gosh does it ever leave the series on a downer note.


Actually, the way the series left off did quite heavily imply that the system will eventually collapse, the key here being Akane. She’s still alive for a start. She wants to take down the system, but her desire to keep law intact and protect the people means she can’t take down Sibyl now, at least not with the tactics Makishima wanted to employ. The system can’t read her psycho pass properly, as the show kind of hinted at before. If the system can’t read her, then they won’t know exactly when it is Akane can come up with a way to take down Sibyl. Plus she’s in the rather important position of leading the police force, which effectively act as the eyes of Sibyl. But since Akane has a different agenda to Sibyl, she’ll teach new recruits her ways of thinking and eventually the later generation would take down Sibyl.

I don’t normally say this once a series ends, but I would be 100% behind a sequel. Follow the story of the new recruit and how she learns under Akane’s tutelage. The sales for Psycho Pass were pretty good, albeit I’m not sure if they warrant immediate sequel demands. Plus the creation of a sequel rests solely on when Butch Gen comes up with a way to take down Sibyl himself, if he even plans to. He’ll wake up in the middle of the night yelling “I’VE GOT IT” and boom we’re 12,000 years in the future with the sequel PSYCHO SSAP!

vlcsnap-2013-03-22-20h46m21s131This picture is just here because it has the statue of liberty transforming using MEGANE MODE!! and I thought that was pretty sweet.

vlcsnap-2013-03-22-20h37m18s77And this picture is here because it has Makishima performing Swan Lake and I thought that was pretty sweet too.

Looking back at Psycho Pass, it’s strengths lay in areas I didn’t really expect. Namely the character development of Akane and Ginoza, neither of whom I expected anything from after the first episode. For a character who essentially acts as a self-insert, Akane is remarkably well realised and her development is brilliantly paced and fantastically well realised. On the other hand, the writing wasn’t always up to scratch. Plot twists and world revelations came from nowhere and sometimes the reasoning to get characters in place was fairly arbitrary and stretched disbelief a bit too far. While the sci-fi had depth and complexity, it had a tendency to crumble if you leant on it too hard and questioned things like “why is there no camera on the dominator anyway”?

That said, I don’t feel too bad about the writing crumbling under its own weight every now and then, because it was still really interesting. It did what hard sci-fi should do and made me question aspects of society and how technology would affect it. This was angry sci-fi with an agenda, much like Un-Go from a year ago. Unlike Un-Go though, Psycho Pass had a much firmer hold of where it wanted its story to go and was far more entertaining and a better anime as a result. Considering how much I liked Un-Go, that’s high praise.

vlcsnap-2013-03-22-20h50m48s247I enjoyed Psycho Pass a lot, even with it fluffing its lines occasionally. It’s very rote-cyberpunk, but still an excellent example of that genre. Even though the 80’s and 90’s are full of cyberpunk with dark foggy super cities set permanently in night time, most of them are utter rubbish that spend more time jerking off to adolescent power fantasies. The only real exception to that seemed to be Masamune Shirow stuff. So the inclusion of Psycho Pass, a cyberpunk with actual depth and complexity with flawed characters who grow and development, to that list is more than welcome. Just remember: Psycho Pas is not moe.

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  1. Posted March 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Really do not want a sequel to this myself. I don’t see how the show can continue without retreading the same plot lines from the original series, nor do I get why those “dangling plot lines” matter to the overall story Psycho-Pass wanted to tell.

    Think I’d rather say to Gen, “Get better at writing more than one or two characters in your stories”.

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    The whole Sybil system started to stink of Patriots bullshit really early on, so the only question is how cute can an eyepatch make Akane.

  3. Posted March 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed Psycho-Pass much more in its 1st half for a variety of reasons. The police procedural structure allowed it to survey a greater variety of criminal personalities, organically develop its setting through show-don’t-tell, and reserve its critiques of urban society and justice in the background as ideas to be considered rather than force-fed them. In the 2nd half when the plot really kicks in, its sensationalistic streak tends to be artless, a number of its plot twists are purely for narrative convenience (Hyper oats, Sybil cutting a deal with Akane, mass produced mystery masks, etc.), and all around it’s terribly didactic.

    I still count Psycho-Pass better than it is worse, but I’m beginning to see Gen’s limits as a writer and that he needs a director with visual storytelling finesse and understands how to balance Gen’s harsh worldview (see Madoka).

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

      I’d say I preferred Psycho Pass in the first half too. Well, more like the first 2/3’s of the show, up until the episode with the fight in the radio tower. It sort of lost focus a bit after that.

      I’m starting to wonder whether Shinbo had a greater say in the structure to Madoka than we give him credit for. That show is tight as hell, and recent Butch Gen stuff I’ve seen don’t seem to imply that he’s as good as Madoka made him out to be in that department.

    • Haruna
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:43 am | Permalink

      Maybe the 12 ep constraint made the Madoka storyline more cohesive?

    • danilo07
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

      I have seen interviews with Shinbo in which he says how he let Urobuchi do whatever the fuck he wanted to,so I dont really think he had an influence.Also Urobuchi did say a couple of times on his twitter how the schedule for PP is tight,so I am guessing that is the biggest factor here.Not to mention man wrote 21 episode for this show,that is really hard to do.

      • Scamp
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, I remember Shinbo saying that about Madoka too. Guess it was just better planning. Makes me a bit worried about Gargantia, especially since it’s coming so soon after Psycho Pass

  4. blackice85
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I thought this turned out pretty well, especially since I was prepared for something like No. 6 or Guilty Crown

  5. Posted March 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I appreciate your somewhat optimistic outlook on the ending of the series. But I have to question, how many times has Sybil previously revealed herself to someone? Akane probably isn’t the first (unless I missed something?) and I doubt she will be the last. And taking into account the fact that Akane did almost everything Sybil asked of her, I think Akane won’t be a threat in and of herself. As you said, perhaps she’ll drop a seed of hope for future generations.

    I’ve written a post on this episode myself. I think our views are quite complimentary:


    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      I see what you’re saying. It’s hard to know, but the show seems to imply that other people like Akane simply get absorbed into Sibyl rather than do anything else. I think the key here is Sibyl hasn’t fully figured out Akane, so its reading of her can’t be considered reliable. Therefore she is still capable of acting outside of Sibyl control, and therefore still has the capability to overthrow Sibyl. Or, as the show implies, train a future generation to think differently to Sibyl

  6. alex voda
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I see only one major problem with this ending.
    The way she responded to Ginoza apologizing for having her come with him was quite cold and the introduction the new recruit got from Akane resembled the one she got from Gino too much.
    Yes, it was different (she didn’t call enforcers non-humans) but it lacked warmth.
    Akane is not like Ginoza, she has psycho pass immunity and she has a great deal of knowledge and power against the system. This should have been reflected in those scenes more. Now, since she received a pupil to teach her ideals to, she should have shown more enthusiasm. And to Ginoza she should have acted friendlier. Even with a smile, saying she is there because it is her job does not show warmth.

    Other than that there was nothing really unexpected.
    Makishima being killed has no major effect because we don’t know how much power Sybil wold have gained from him and there will be others like him anyway.
    And Kogami wouldn’t have returned even if he didn’t kill Makishima, and he would have escaped if he was captured and held captive by Akane.

    As I see it, there were 3 ways to end this anime:
    1. Makishima succeeds, Akane paralyzes Kogami at the last moment so he thinks he killed Makishima but he survives and becomes part of Sybil. But in the end Sybil is gradually eradicated since the plan succeeded(with significant life loss). This way they all get what they wanted, but they all get a bad end. But overall the world is better without Sybil.
    2. The cycle repeats but with an incremental improvement.
    3. The cycle repeats with no change. The system wins.

    This ending is somewhere between 2 and 3.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Eh, I disagree with it being too similar to Ginoza’s initial introduction. They had to resemble each other to reflect that the cycle was repeating, but they emphasise that she treats the enforcers much differently. That was the show highlighting that things are going to be different this time around. Very marginally different, but maybe this is a scaling thing where future generations keep training the younger ones until eventually people overthrow Sibyl somehow.

      • Alex Voda
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 12:15 am | Permalink

        Indeed, the change was there, I just felt it was a bit too small.

        I felt that Ginoza had resentment towards enforcers, and his initial introduction presented enforcers as monsters used as tools(even if deep inside that is not how he felt, he just had daddy-issues).
        Akane in this episode treated Ginoza a bit like a pet she was responsible for, and in her introduction she treated the enforcers as humans but with warnings. And at the end she has this rather blank expression.

        It just left me with the feeling that at the end she didn’t have the same determination to oppose Sybil that she had when she made the deal to save Kogami or when she told Sybil someone will unplug the system. As if her psycho pass immunity may not be as perfect as we thought and she runs the risk of eventually becoming an enforcer like Ginoza.

        It is a tiny nit-pick , but it altered the aftertaste the show left me with.

      • Scamp
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

        The change was supposed to be small. Also I do think there was meant to be a touch of the deadened look behind Akane’s eyes because she realised she didn’t have the capability to fight Sibyl. It’s a very small change, but a significant one

  7. Shikamaru
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Three things:

    1. I liked the “meh” ending.
    2. I hate when anime or movie has a scene where you’re supposed to feel sad for the villain.
    3. There wasn’t any unnecessary romance.

    Now I once again have a really empty feeling enside, but It’s a good feeling. Hopefully something good starts with next anime season.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

      Interesting point with the romance, in that there wasn’t any. Probably for the best, since it would have compromised Akane’s character a bit if they worked in romantic feelings, rather than her being driven solely by her own moral guide

  8. fathomlessblue
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    As underwhelming as it was, I was fine with the ending keeping with the status quo, if only because I honestly can’t remember a show about taking down an evil/corrupt society ever having a satisfactory solution. Just take some fellow noitamina series with similar thematic ideas (eg Jyu Oh Sei, Library Wars, C, Eden of the East, Fractale & No. 6); none were able to resolve the central conflict, without resorting to nonsensical ass-pulls or being infuriatingly vague over what comes next. This is what always happens with these stories; the encompassing problem turns out to be far too complex to simply reverse & would entire require an entirely new story to even attempt it, or coming up with some Matrix Revolutions style bs.

    So yeah, true to real life, Akane didn’t have any magical ideas to solving society’s ills, & so decided to do the best she could with a bad system. Disappointing, perhaps, but at least there were no bee goddesses to sort things out.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

      I’m sure there are sci-fi series that do destroy the system they’re subjugated under well. It can hardly be that all these classic cyberpunk series Psycho Pass was emulating had downer endings too simply because they couldn’t think of a good way to end it on a hopeful note.

      You know, like EVOL or Gurren Lagann

      • fathomlessblue
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 7:10 am | Permalink

        Yeah, but they both existed in worlds that basically contained magic.

        Actually, so did no No. 6…

  9. AG
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    My view of Psycho Pass would probably go down if it ended with the system collapsing. You could see from the start that it wasn’t really about taking the system down but more exploring the world that resulted from it, plus any way to bring it down without destroying society in one episode would probably require some magical arse pull of an ending. Also a sequel wouldn’t really be needed as the best way for Sibyl to go down is to slowly wither away after a few generations, which couldn’t the same be said about real life? As the generations go on society changes, for better or worse

    All in all I think this ending suited psycho pass best.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

      I agree with the Sibyl whithering away idea, but wouldn’t that be fascinating to watch? I need to see that, so bring on that sequel that will probably never be made!

      • AG
        Posted March 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

        True, to see the world that would result from it would be interesting to see. I think it’s just me but I’m not a big fan of sequels unless the story absolutely demands it or is just too long to cover in one season, movie etc… Mainly because I’m just scared of my opinion of any show to be ruined by it. And it happens. A lot.

        Are you putting PP in your top 60 BTW?

      • Scamp
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

        Yup, PP makes the top 60, around about Gintama/Spice and Wolf levels. Which is pretty darn high

  10. Gravthestampede
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    All this intelligent conversation and this is all I have to offer. This episode should’ve been entitled “Perfect Mounds” after Shion’s oppais. Yay for yuri!

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink


  11. Kiraly
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey Scamp, are you participating in FAL this season?

    (I loved the ending of PP because I apparently love everything Gen writes.)

    • Scamp
      Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

      Yeah we’re participating. Post is mostly written, we’re just waiting on Inushinde to write up his piece

  12. Haruna
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    Exactly, Akane and Ginoza wound up being the interesting ones who got character development, but the last ep basically said, this has all been leading up to Shinya and Shogo’s inevitable showdown. About which, when it happened, I couldn’t care less. Oh well. Because of the ending being abrupt and unfulfilling with all the last minute add-on plot devices (hyper-oats!) I’d have a hard time recommending this to friends who are less anime-oriented. This ending also feels like it holds back in order to accommodate a potential sequel. Just left me feeling like, “Wait, what, that’s all?”

    I like the idea of the Statue of Liberty transforming via Megane Mode, but “mode” actually means fashion everywhere else but the US, so probably it means “Megane Style”? I like your take better.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      Shinya and Shougo’s end was rather dull and abrupt, so I don’t think that was supposed to be the main focus. Or perhaps that was planned to be the main focus originally but realised he had a much better story going with Akane. But Akane isn’t as interesting a poster child as Kougami is, considering Kougami is fucking hot and Akane is rather plain. When you’ve got the character designer from Reborn, I understand why they flaunted that

  13. Steve
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Hey is it only me or was the Makishima’s death similar (in setting) to Light’s from Death Note. It feels like there is a certain hint… i mean come on the episodes name was the same as Death Notes last episode no? (and the first scene from ep1 in psycho pass felt like it was trying to copy the rivalry or Light and L). Makishima died like Light, it felt like a second stab in the heart for me :( RIP my beloved villains

    Nobody from the police wasnt really sad much after Kagaris death… i mean he died trying to help his “friends” and those guys didnt really give a damn…

    Also it felt really silly in the end when Akane went all the way down to talk to the sibyl… i though they allowed her there once to show their true identity, future contact could have been either from the dominator itself or the police cheif. But i guess they just wanted to show the brains moving from place to place again so we dont forget.

    If they allowed makishima to destroy sibyl we could have gotten a fun ending instead of this… No seriously… imagine if towards the end of CODE GEASS Suzaku randomly kills Lelouch before he completes the Zero Requiem… imagine how bad that would reflect on the series as a whole and compare with Psycho pass.

    Well i just hope somebody will read the whole text or ill just cry in the corner…

    • Gravethestampede
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 3:54 am | Permalink

      Tthose are some nasty spoilers you got there. I hope people DON’T read the whole text, but please don’t cry.

    • Aris Katsaris
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

      Can’t you bloody well add a line “SPOILERS FOR *such-and-such* series BELOW”? Would that tire out your fingers or something?

      • Steve
        Posted March 24, 2013 at 5:15 am | Permalink

        I guess i can be sorry if i spoiled anything for anyone.. but i assume everyone who reads this already watched last episode of psycho pass… and i dont believe i spoiled anything for Code Geass… i just said “IMAGINE IF”

  14. Aris Katsaris
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    This show could have been a 10, if it hadn’t let me down with the ending, and if it had either developed the enforcers more or made them more memorable. As it stands, I give it a nine.

    It also tried to force us to believe that Kogami and Mashimoto are the destined enemies on a scale similar to the hero-villain pairings we saw in Death Note or in Monster, when it is pretty obvious that Kogami can barely stand up to the knee of Mashimoto where memorable is concerned. To me it’s pretty obvious that it’s Akane who became the true antithesis (and a worthy enemy) of Mashimoto by the end of the show; the near-unmovable object to his near-unstoppable force, Law vs Chaos, Good vs Evil, etc, etc.

    Kogami is boring, boring, boring. Mashimoto is almost (not quite, but almost) as memorable as Johan Liebert or Kira, and… Kogami is like a random detective on L’s team instead of like L.

    And I agree with those people that said the cycle repeated too closely.

    • Kiraly
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Huh, you have a point there, that might have been the meaning behind Makishima saying “You are…”

      I should really rewatch it. I’ll marathon the whole series when the BDs are out.

  15. Posted March 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    The way I felt when Psycho-Pass ended is the same feeling I got from Saya no Uta, in that I felt somewhat empty and apathetic, but ultimately somehow satisfied. I think I kind of get how Butcher Gen writes. Looking retrospectively, he peppered retraceable hints and foreshadows for some of the weirder plot points, and some are just blatant at what’s about to happen. For example, I thought that Sibyl being a brains-in-jars are obvious from the moment it was described to the general public; while the hyper-oats thing might sound too convenient of a plot device, but it was alluded that the food used in PP is flavored synthesised nutrients in ep. 2 (thanks stranger from the oats post).

    Like most here I too felt that the first 2/3 is somewhat better and coherent. I just can’t put my finger on what’s bothering me with the remaining 1/3.

    Just FYI I’m giving this a 10/10, but mostly from the moment I lost all logical reasoning back in ep 11 and said “Fuck logic, time to love this irrationally”.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      That hint on Hyper Oats was wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to obscure. Good catch for the bloke who got it, but holy shit that was some good memory.

      As for Butch Gen endings, Madoka ended on a really upbeat hopeful note. Even Saya no Uta’s endings were all kinda positive in one form or another. I guess he wanted to emulate the cyberpunk series Psycho Pass so heavily drew on for the ending too. It did ultimately fit the tone, but it’s a weird downer tone

      • Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:46 am | Permalink

        I have to agree on the Hyper oats thing, but that’s the most stand out for me after That Guy pointed it out. I’m trying to think for other examples, but I got nothing. I’m blaming myself for it though.

  16. Posted March 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    >Instead we get this weird downer non-ending where the main threat is dealt with but nothing is ultimately resolved and the whole cycle resets.
    Typical Japanese indecisiveness.

    >But the story ends with him being killed and his vigilante movement ending with him.
    I sort of got the feeling that Kogami picked up Makishima’s mantle. At the very end of the episode, Kogami is walking out of his room, and the scene ends with a shot of an open upturned book (Swann’s Way) and a lit half-finished cigarette sitting on a coffee table. I’m not sure what Swann’s Way is about, since this is the first time I’ve heard of it, but this scene probably does imply that Kogami is making use of his resources and abilities to take down Sibyl, since he has no hope of reintegrating into normal society ever again.

    Also, I think I would’ve liked a scene showing that Akane planned for Kogami to kill Makishima, knowing full well that the Sibyl System can’t read her.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      You’re not the first person I’ve heard saying Kougami is picking up Makishima’s mantle, and I think I agree. It fits with how everyone else in the show took up the mantle of the one before them. Ginoza becomes Kougami, Akane becomes Ginoza, new girl becomes Akane etc.

      • Posted March 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

        Guess I should’ve read through the other comments. I feel Ginoza succeeded Masaoka more than Kogami though.

    • Jenn
      Posted March 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      So — I went and looked up a synopsis of Swann’s Way. It was written by Marcel Proust, and I recall (but don’t remember the details) that Makishima is discussing Proust at one pont. Also, Swann’s Way contains a scene where the main character experiences a rush of memories after tasting a madeline dipped in tea. And there was a scene where Makishima was eating madelines dipped in tea (perhaps the same scene where he was dicussing Proust??? If I ate a madeline dipped in tea would I remember???). Anyway – this may be more evidence that Kogami is picking up Makashima’s mantle.

  17. Shadow
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    there are several reason why Gen failed at the ending. First, Shueisha is releasing a manga, so they want to milk the series. Second Production IG wants to profit more from the series. Third, 22 episodes is too short to solve the story. Fourth, a sequel was somewhow confirmed after the ending.

    All in all, the ideal ending would have been, destroy the Sybil system brains. And Akane and Kogami sacrifice each other to become the new Sybil System brains. A very “Madoka-ish” ending.

    Oh, well it might happen in season 2.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      That’s a terrible ending! Like holy shit, if that was the ending I’d be pissed off. Replace one brains in the jar with another because that totally solves the problem? Gotta say, I’m glad it’s Gen writing this episode and not you.

      • Shadow
        Posted March 26, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

        I know, sounds like a terrible ending. But if there’s a season 2 coming in the future. We might get that crap ending. Hopefully Gen will brainstorm some pretty neat ideas by then.

        I mean, the moment Akane becomes aware of Sybil’s identity, then there’s little else to move the plot. Also add in the fact that it has been hinted that Akane has the same genetic trait as Makishima *always blue psycho pass*. Also her ideals are the opposite of Sybil, yet both have the same goal, a righteous society where everyone can live an equal life.

        I am sure season 2 will have a lot of Akane/Madoka / Sybil/Kyubey conversations. In the end the only way Sybil can bring proper justice is if Akane joins the system *which she has partially joined already, as Sybil won’t do anything to get rid of her, as they find her “useful”*. And the only way Akane can destroy Sybil System is becoming Sybil itself.

        All in all Gen left quite a mess to work with for season 2, but i trust him he will do something better than my idea!

  18. FreshSushi
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I was expecting fireworks, body-splosions, and basically a grand finale; however after this type of ending I need to sit down for a while.

    On a side note, am I going crazy or is the new inspector that girl from the all girls academy that got her friend killed?

    • Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      No, it’s exactly what you think who she is.

  19. Bromar
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Soo… In the comment section as well as the interpretation/synopsis of the last episode; it seems like people say that Akane and Makishima have the same genetic trait, mental state, etc… but the thing is, is that They are not the same. Hear me out; Makishima is classified as the definition of a psycho-path: A person suffering from some disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. His Psycho-pass was unreadable. On the other hand, Akane’s psycho-pass was not unreadable. when she was stressed it would go up, when she followed the rules of the Sybil System it would go down or to normal. Near the end of the series, she asked Masaoka to point the gun at her to determine her psycho-pass. The reason her psycho-pass was normal was not because she was able to bring it down or it is just genetically low, or something like that. The Sybil System correctly determined that she would not go berserk or act out against society or the Sybil System itself. Only one exception with Akane and other “normal” people, Akane can influence herself to keep the main idea with the Sybil System. What I mean is, as she would change her plans, she would tell it to the Sybil System first, then maybe modify her plan again.

    Nice review BTW!

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