New Starburst review. Psycho-Pass is an anime thriller set in a dystopian sci-fi world in the vein of Philip K Dick, George Orwell or William Gibson, and was for once the entire series rather than just the first half. It was also pretty damn good.

Psycho-PassThe Japan of the future has become a self-sustaining isolationist nation where order is maintained by the Sibyl System, a centralised AI network of instant personality assessment and behaviour analysis. Constantly monitoring the psychological stability of the country’s citizens, anyone whose analysed mental state (the titular psycho-pass) even briefly fluctuates outwith rigidly defined parameters is immediately branded a latent criminal (someone deemed in possession of the mindset to one day commit a crime) and pre-emptively incarcerated in order to preserve stability. Read the rest here.


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