Thursday, November 8, 2012

Psycho-Pass Episode 5 - Nobody Knows Your Face

But..but...you never did
So this was the conclusion of the series' first story arc, and I must say, it concluded very nicely. This episode included the blood I missed so much and included something I've desired since the beginning of this series, a legit mindfuck scene.

Kind of creepy how when you're famous, people can easily do impressions or imitate your personality
With the mysteries of another internet idol and the discovery of another popping up, the team deduces who could possibly be such a big fan of all three of them that he could imitate them so well that they wouldn't arouse suspicion. Now, I think that, creepy as it is, that seems like something some (certainly not all) hardcore fans could achieve with their favorite celebrities or anime or game characters.

These sort of scenes make me think of a very sad perception of imaginary friends
I kind of pitied the villain in this episode, something about him just seemed so....lonely.
Like maybe he didn't have any real friends so all he could rely on was these avatars for comfort and friendship. However, since he was pretty damn crazy and chopping people up, I couldn't help but continue to root for the good guys as always.

Nightmare fuel
What really made me like this episode was the scene where the white-haired guy started messing with Mido's fantasy, and then started playing with his already damaged mind. That scene was extremely disturbing, and I loved every second of it.

Damn leg, why'd you have to block the gore? 
Well, I finally saw my long-awaited blood but not so much the actual gore, it censored it :T
Still, this was a really good episode, I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was thrilling, scary, and had me on the edge of my seat every minute.

Episode Rating: 9/10 This is the best episode since the first one, it concluded the arc, it had blood, and psychological torment, which I have long been waiting for.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Psycho-Pass Episode 4 - Nobody Knows Your Mask

Sharing your problems with a complete stranger, when hasn't that been a good idea?
This episode of Psycho-Pass tells us about the creepers you can find on the internet and the crazy people who are obsessed with idols. Yet, it still manages to entertain, very well at that.

I loved the avatar designs, some of them remind me of the secondary avatars in Accel World
So this time, Psycho-Pass takes on the internet, avatars, idols, and all that good stuff. Today's case involves a missing man who just so happens to play the role of a popular internet icon. But, strangely, that certain character's avatar is still active, and still very much in character. 

It's like the pot is calling the kettle black...
Even with the assistance of a former high school classmate of Akane's, the team was unable to figure out who the perpetrator was this episode, which is strange for this series, seeing as all of the cases so far have been solved in one episode. Also, Mr.White Hair Guy made an appearance, which piques my interest because we still don't really know what his relation to Kougami is.

These guys are so obsessed with internet idols that they're willing to kill to keep the lovable characters
This is going to be the first actual multiple episode arc of the series, and I have to say I'm quite looking forward to the outcome, and learning more about the white-haired guy.


Episode Rating: 8.5/10 Though the was a lack of battle scenes, the mystery was interesting, the setting was different from the show's norm, white-haired guy showed up, and someone died. Good stuff.