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What this anime did was make me research on who was behind this cyberpunk dish and it lead to Urobuchi Gen. Someone that I have touched on before with MagiMadoca with its similar themes and ideals. The setting was ultimately different, and for me, I enjoyed the cyberpunk atmosphere than the magical girl genre. Psycho Pass did get more episodes so was well fluffed out, I wouldn't say any one of the episodes were weak, maybe the middle episode that fluffed out a side character's backstory. It's always welcome, but the main plot had me entranced way more.
EDIT: After doing some reading, if Saya no Uta were ever animated, I would probably check the shit out of it xD.
The themes and such are what I would like to see. They're not too far deep in its ass that demands the viewer to decipher the long dialogue that frequently appears in its episodes but there is no cut throat black and white view of the world. They might've been overly gratiutious in spoonfeeding us how broken the law system in Psycho Pass is. The episode which showed a severe bystander effect was more grotesque than the headbashing violence they were overlooking ¦3.
I give props to Makushima being a good villian throughout and I can't bring myself to hate him. I've always had a soft spot to complete psychopaths that have a prideful sense of self all the way to the end <3. And his character design was a good counter balace with Shinya, who's also awesome. His ability of tracking and deducing as a detective is almost too accurate to be true at times, but I personally didn't find it to be a foul at all. Akane, the character who I thought was a newbie just to give the audience the lay of the land also blossomed into her very own character that I could admire. There are limitations to how much you could toughen her up, and she really was tough in her own way with dealing with her friend Yuki's death. (That was a beautiful episode.)
I had a slight problem with the fake megane touting Ginoza, it was only at the very end where I actually found him charming. His dad definitely kicked more ass and I loved how he conveniently recieved the same arm injury as his dad heh. A problem with watchin too much anime is seeing similar hairstyles in design, and I so freakin' wish he chopped those bangs that reminded me of Sebastian *gag*. He's miles better, thankfully. Just a little too angsty for his own good at times, but you just need a character like him to spice things up. The penultimate episode brought him down to his core values and he finally became whole for me. Kagari was a guilty pleasure for me because he was voiced by my favourite seiyuu, and I found his character alright. I can understand how he was a pawn for the storytelling, his death was inevitable. Speaking of which, I found it amusing how they decided to draw the Korean antagonist.
What else to cover? Music? I'm currently listening to its OP and EDs and eventually the OST to find out my favourites. The music struck me from episode one and I feel they've been used well, even sneaking a few classical pieces when they decidedly to become philosophical haha. Oh and, Sybil. Yeah, that's flawed as fawk. I'm slightly with Akane's views in this. The society of Japan right then and there were too dependent on the system and overthrowing it with rebellion or whatnot could only cause chaos and panic to its citizens.
Ah, the ending was nice as well. The arc with artist Rikako and the schoolgirls had subtley pointed out the girl with a higher sense of how Sybil ultimately works to come and join CID by the last episode. That was nice since I did remember her somewhat. She sensed the psychopath that is Rikako and had two of her friends die, perfect reason for joining ¦D.
I look forward to the second season <3. Dunno how they'll top Makushima, he was pretty special. Seiyuu did a great job too oho.