Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic world where human thoughts and capabilities are quantified and judged by the Sybil System. The story begins with the newly posted Inspector, Akane Tsunemori, who is assigned at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau. Each Inspector is in charge of the Enforcers, latent criminals who chose to serve the government rather than stay in the rehabilitation centers until their Psycho-Pass recovered. Enforcers serve as the hunting dogs that sniff out and lead their prey towards their arrest. Both Enforcers and Inspectors carry a Dominator- specialized guns that serve as the eye of the Sybil System.
The first half of the series draws the viewers into the world of Psycho-Pass, its rules, and the characters within it. The second half focuses on a particular criminal who could not be judged by the Sybil System. Makishima Shougo could kill without clouding his Psycho-Pass. He is both an anomaly and a threat to a system that has kept the peace since it was instituted. But to Makishima, he is revolting against a system that has robbed humans of their capability to decide for their lives, choose between good and evil, and ultimately cast individuals into their own worlds.
In this time and age where all-original, groundbreaking works have become scarce, scriptwriter Gen Urobochi has ensured that Psycho-Pass would possess a signature mark within the animation industry. Despite an ending quite tame for his usual standards, the plot, characters, and the visuals are definite eye catchers and make Psycho-Pass an excellent watch for critical thinkers and non-anime fans alike.