Besides answering the raging question of what color pantsu the heroine of this series happens to wear, Psycho-Pass’ second affair has her learning her place – an interesting progression, with a storm soon to come.
If anything, this second episode of Psycho-Pass is much less extravagant than the first – and to begin with, the series wasn’t very exuberant upon its debut. However, much like the first, this second installment is still quite charming – reason being that all contained within is direct, meaningful, and essentially delivered to an immensely high quality despite being so simple on the exterior. Likely, these first few episodes into the series are simply stepping stones onto a pathway of grander tragedy awaiting.
Yet for now, one should focus on what rests before us – the heroine previously blasted her protege from behind, leaving him hospitalized, and this has left her uneasy. She awakens with tension on her mind – she could hardly sleep to begin with, yet either way, it seems it’s time to set aside rest and concern alike and get to work.
Censored bathing to start the day, followed with some shimapan to make it interesting, it seems like the post-modern world of Psycho-Pass is a fairly convenient one for all involved parties – albeit with a notable escaping essence quite troubling. Whilst none of the characters seem explicitly or subtly worried about it, one will definitely feel that the individuals of this series seem a bit too dependent on technology.
Perhaps it’s intentional for the characters to be carefree or ignorant of their place relative to the commandeering computer systems of society as per a future plot point – although this is mainly a detail merely to keep in mind for now.
Onward with the episode, the heroine seems to question her role – having shot a colleague, and experiencing a mission first-hand, she’s wondering if she’s truly capable of carrying out the demands of this new occupation of hers. And it’s not so much merely whether she’s able – yet also if it is something that she’s truly driven to pursue, and if there’s even any responsibilities for her to tend to.
She dawdles on the matter all day – alone, and then with friends, till heading to eat and gaining an even greater insight on the subject. The blonde bishounen joins her whilst she’s engaged in her meal – and this bishounen character is easily the most intriguing of characters as he’s nothing like his appearance would imply. The fellow may not look it, although he’s quite refined and cultivated in personality – boasting ethics and manners both rather developed.
And particularly exquisite, one can notice the bishounen’s traits through not only the dialogue of his speech when he interacts with our heroine, yet his manner of speaking, as well as his modest nonverbal behavior – such as his coffee not being up to his flavor without a slight addition. In respect to his mode of speech, it all becomes very much understood once he politely, yet also rather casually, asks the heroine if he can call her by “Akane-chan”.
Seeing elements collectively correspond to build a character is certainly powerful – and in case it needs to be said, a subject in which this series is exceptional is how the visuals say more than the words, just as it should be.
Carrying on with the issues of the heroine however, she’s apparently a bishoujo genius who decided to take on this job in order to find herself – thinking she’d come across an area where only she can contribute. Now for someone who has been stuck in the place against their will for their entire life, hearing such manages to upset them – and that is relevant as the bishounen is such an individual.
Forward to another point in time, same day, the heroine now is beside the hospital bed of the fellow she near obliterated last episode – and whilst she begins to spill apologies and whatnot, he makes a somewhat roundabout expression of how the heroine’s deed enlightened him in that it brought him cognizant of tasks he began to execute almost systematically. Essentially, he feels that under the heroine, he can work with a sense of humanity – rather than as a mechanical device.
With that, a new day arrives and the heroine seems to justify her actions now – indicating she’s come to figure a purpose in her route. And subsequently, the episode concludes on the note of some serious facial expression – likely indicating the next chapter is to be intense.