Monthly Watch April: Psycho-Pass


Welcome once again to my introduction post for my Monthly Watch. This time I bring you another newer Anime to hit the United States, Psycho-Pass. You’ll really like this anime if you’re a fan of suspense and action filled Anime. Psycho-Pass is a lot like Ghost in a Shell or Ergo Proxy; if you enjoyed either of those you’ll love watching this.

Psycho-Pass is set in a future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person’s mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes, all through a device installed on each citizen’s body called a Psycho-Pass. When this probability, measured by something called the “Crime Coefficient” index, is too high in an individual, they are pursued and apprehended. The story focuses on a young female named Akane Tsunemori who is a new police officer known as Inspector within Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division (PSBCID). As an Inspector she hunts criminals alongside a special team of so called latent criminals (people whose Crime Coefficient is considered too high, and without chance of recovery) called Enforcers. Both Enforcers and Inspectors use magnum like weapons called “Dominators”, special weapons designed to fire only on those with a higher than normal Crime Coefficient.