Posted on 16 December 2012 with categories: Psycho Pass

This really is an episode that I easily see Urobuchi Gen write. It may have lacked any gore or something, but it was nevertheless quite sadistic, using an innocent friend as a hostage for a simple game.

This episode worked in two ways, first fleshing out Akane and Shinya (having this girl tell about how Akane always solved problems is much more effective than just showing it), and then by pulling a very good cat and mouse game by the previously established android. Again a psychopath who was given the means in order to become a murderer, but this time it’s made very obvious that he also is being tested, and will just be disposed of when he fails.

One strange details is how Shinya suddenly got the idea of a radio antenna being hidden in a bra of all things. You have to have a specific mind to really realize that. I guess that that also was the point of that scene: the white-haired guy knew Shinya so well, that he’d know that he’d come up with such a far-fetched theory.

I also liked how this episode toyed with responsibility. I mean, Ginoza definitely went out of the line, but he’s right: Akane pretty much is responsible for human lives now, which is such a big change from her education. If Ginoza’s theory were true then she could have easily killed him off indirectly due to the system that they live in.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

4 Responses

  1. Honestly I thought that Ko was going to pull out the actual underwire in the bra and rig that to be an antenna…..

  2. Entrav says:

    Ginoza being a hardass as usual but he’s right nonetheless. Pretty good buildup for the upcoming episodes.

  3. Stars says:

    Awesome episode! Especially liked that the bad guy instantly set up the hunting game once he expressed interest in Kogami instead of taking the shounen route of hiding as some third party and constantly throwing obstacles at them.

    Wonder if that cyborg guy’s cyborg body will play any part in this, or if he’ll just stick to his gun. Awfully old fashioned.

  4. Pilot says:

    Yeah, I had also thought that he was going to use the wire from the bra… Didn’t think it would have been an antenna. + Shouldn’t the girl notice that there was an antenna in her bra? I get that it’s a stressful situation but from the shape of the antenna it seemed pretty obvious?

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 01:29 AM)
    @Wicked, You are right and damn no wonder the translation of this novel is so fast. They got 13 translators on it.
  • kero
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 01:21 AM)
    Rereading Hikaru no Go. It’s perfect.
  • Wicked
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 01:14 AM)
    @Aidan They are probably different translators working, they split up chapter sometimes by length or difficulty, and they don’t always work at the same pace. Although the “proper practice” should be having someone that’s the final checker and editor that release the entire volume
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    Updates on Grisaia anime. Yuji will be played by Takahiro Sakurai. Good choice in my opinion.
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    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 10:58 PM)
    @Ninja, I was talking about a novel All the stuff is uploaded. It just needs to be translated. Yet the translators have this habit of not translating in order.
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    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 10:40 PM)
    @AidanAK47 Blame the scanlators, or the trackers, or hell, even the re-uploaders, but I doubt the creators are at fault.
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    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 07:56 PM)
    That reminds me Aidan, the tokyo ghoul chapters now and then tend to jump around in terms of what gets scanned first.
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    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 02:58 PM)
    Why is it that novel translations have an annoying habit of translating the chapters out of order? Like they can’t go 1,2,3,4,5…no it’s more like 7,3,5,9,2…
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