Psycho-Pass is okay. The format is not unlike Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s, which is an old favorite of mine. The big difference is that Akane is Togusa acting on the Major’s role. That, and I’m committed to following HanaKana’s career…
Anyway, episode 2 backs up a bit on the action and gives us a peek into Akane’s private life. I’d like to think that there’s more to this show than cribbing off from Minority Report, and it doesn’t disappoint.
First, let’s talk about the jellyfish. Why is there a cute jellyfish? Who picked it? Is this a Kuragehime crossover? Those were my thoughts when it appeared. I had to do a double-take to see that Akane keeps a bunch of jellyfish paraphernalia in her flat. I guess she likes ‘em!
Her flat is rather bare, and there’s nothing much to it. The redecoration was pretty, but also sad. My guess is that Akane just moved in, because of her job.
It’s not just the flat. It’s the clothes. The clothes shocked the hell out of me, and I can’t help but think how problematic it is. I’m not really sure if they’re real or just a holograph. Akane walks in front of the mirror with her Inspector attire on, she takes out the control device from a pocket twice, but how can such advanced technology exist? It’s not like she’s changing colors because she was able to switch from pants to a skirt. Holo-fabrics! My guess is that her office attire can change appearances, which would make sense on the field. Also, she changed clothes in public. Real-world customs make that unacceptable, even if the changing is seamless and takes a second to complete. How okay is that?
How do these technological advancements affect people? You can make your flat look like anything you want it to be, but isn’t the significance lost when it’s just a hologram? Where have all the interior designers gone? In the real world, the hotel-styled ambiance would require special care and attention, but Akane gets it from a simple voice command. What about clothes? Do people not miss putting them on? I like putting on clothes. It’s like preparing for battle, a ritual of sorts.
Also, the production committee is totally lying. This show is totally moe.