1/ To what lengths will we go to insure a placid society? Where do we draw the line between safety and stagnation, between privacy and intrusion?
2/ Psycho Pass takes place in a future where everyone has a psychological hue that is able to be read at any time by a system called Sybil that alerts the proper authorities if someone’s hue darkens due to depression, rage etc. The series deals with these questions and more: the depths to which we deny our darker, more primal urges (and whether or not they have value), living with the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching and often bewildering things we are capable of mining Big Data for.
4/ I’ve been rocking this a lot lately and it seems fitting…somehow.
5/ Sorry Hentai freaks but there is precious little fan service to be had here.
6/ The show flips the script on PSYCH 101, here psychopaths act as guerilla warriors showing people through violent means what it is to be truly alive.
7/ A certain amount of disruption is actually healthy. Details here.
8/ Let me save you the search: badass opening music.
9/ It’d be great to slurp down some Udon while watching this.
10/ The cutesy robots that inform people of terrorist attacks or police orders are…disconcerting.
11/ This reminds me of another great series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (better with subtitles but beggars not being choosers and all).
12/ An interesting article on Hikikomori.
Judson Hamilton lives in Wrocław, Poland. Twitter: @judson_hamilton