Psycho-Pass 2 // First Impressions

Screenshot - 10_9_2014 , 1_04_47 PMRecently, sequels handled by different studios has me worried. Is it possible for a different studio to recapture the same magic from the previous one, or will it cause the series to falter as a result? Log Horizon seems to have passed the test so far. Can Psycho-Pass do the same?

The second season of Psycho-Pass, handled by Tatsunoko instead of Production I.G this time around, is set a year and a half after the first season. Those events has caused MWPSB Division 1 to fall apart. Enforcers Shusei Kagari and Tomomi Masaoka are dead, and ex-Enforcer Shinya Kogami left Japan after killing Shougo Makishima. Now, the remaining members Inspector Akane Tsunemori, Inspector-turned-Enforcer Nobuchika Ginoza, and Enforcer Yayoi Kunizuka, are partnered with newcomers Inspector Mika Shimotsuki and Enforcers Sho Hinakawa and Sakuya Tougane. Despite learning about the awful truths behind the Sibyl System, Akane’s experiences has let her believe that society can learn to depend on Sibyl’s judgments no more. However, a new threat emerges from the shadows of society to bring the Sibyl System, and Akane’s ideals, to their breaking point.

Well, much like Log Horizon 2, a different studio handling Psycho-Pass 2 had me worried at first but after watching the first episode, all but one of my worries is mostly gone. Now the only thing on my mind is how much will be explained in 11 episodes, and how will it all tie into next Winter’s movie. Aside from that, it was a very good start to the second season of Psycho-Pass.

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