An interesting set of sketches from Psycho-Pass’ drafting phases show the leading male and female each in a few different fashions one wouldn’t normally see them – and with some elements currently not their own.
Many of the same concepts will apply to the cute heroine’s assorted blueprint illustrations, although making for an unconventional moment in life, this is an instance where the male character is actually more so intriguing to concentrate on than his female counterpart. Looking above, note first the assorted full body exhibits – the fellow is clad in a few different styles of ensemble. The lighter and unbuttoned grey coat which one can see him wearing may not have become a part of his final appearance – yet it has been entrusted to the elder enforcer character instead.
However, our leading male did keep the suit underneath – although it was ultimately given a more rugged exterior, loose, wrinkled, and left freely swaying to the wind rather than elegantly enclosed. All of which contribute to the conclusive atmosphere that we now know of both his character, as well as the series as a whole.
One can see how after the suit was decided on, several many arrangements of the apparel were played with – different considerations were made based not solely on physical appearance, but specifically in how such would work in conjunction with certain poses, gestures, and actions.
Of the more exquisite details, the colors of the shirt and jacket combination were notably given some deep consideration – dark colors, as nearly all of us should know, most typically refer to evil things. However, whilst our leading male may be a so-called “latent criminal”, although he’s certainly no villain – the final choice of white and black for our leading male’s top and blazer respectively do make him appear corresponding to standard professional dress, yet this is hardly the start of their meaning.
Truly take everything into account – a grunge look, with a rough attitude, that’s the general impression one would derive from the leading male’s appearance. Yet in spite of this, he’s fitted in polished apparatus – there’s a contrast being shown in his personality based on the components and facets of his get-up, although there also remains a contrast of color as well, the black jacket against white blouse. Both of these promote the idea of how in spite of his harsher experiences and components of personality, he’s making a legitimate striving effort for righteousness.
Regardless of the worst, he’s chasing the best – and the character designs say this just in themselves.