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View Poll Results: Psycho-Pass 2 - Episode 8 Rating
Perfect 10 7 20.00%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 8 22.86%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 8 22.86%
7 out of 10 : Good 6 17.14%
6 out of 10 : Average 1 2.86%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 2.86%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 2.86%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 2.86%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 2 5.71%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2014-11-28, 17:20   Link #61
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Old 2014-11-28, 18:48   Link #62
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Wow, so this season really doesn't matter.

Also my condolences to Mika. She has been a pain in the rear and frustrating. But at least she's tried the past few episodes to investigate and all that. I'm still more annoyed with Akane who knows evil is running their society but has decided to just keep doing her job and hope someone else deals with it.
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Old 2014-11-29, 01:46   Link #63
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So this season really doesn't effect the movie.

Right when Mika shows some detective work, she ends up in that type of situation. I might feel bad for her if she wasn't about to dump everything on Akane before it all happened. I guess this does somewhat explain why Togane wants to paint Akane black.
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Old 2014-11-29, 11:34   Link #64
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I'm still more annoyed with Akane who knows evil is running their society but has decided to just keep doing her job and hope someone else deals with it.
Akane can't say anything with the system coz she knows that without the system, their current society would not survive. Chaos would ensue.
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Old 2014-11-29, 11:59   Link #65
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So this season really doesn't effect the movie.
We don't know for certain yet. The trailer might be intentionally misleading. I doubt it, though. I'm guessing Urobuchi's involvement in this season extends only to making sure there is no contradiction with the movie. The movie affects the second season (as in, status quo must be maintained and no character Urobuchi is planning to use can be killed), not the other way around. It will be the true sequel to Psycho Pass, the one the original writer envisioned.
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Old 2014-11-29, 13:13   Link #66
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We don't know for certain yet. The trailer might be intentionally misleading. I doubt it, though. I'm guessing Urobuchi's involvement in this season extends only to making sure there is no contradiction with the movie. The movie affects the second season (as in, status quo must be maintained and no character Urobuchi is planning to use can be killed), not the other way around. It will be the true sequel to Psycho Pass, the one the original writer envisioned.
I imagine that the second season is using Urobochi's ideas, but that those ideas are being executed by the current writer. (Who, to be fair, was given very few episodes to both advance the plot and develop/expand the characters.) Thus, I imagine things like Kamui's backstory, Mika being cornered by the Toganes and being told the truth about Sybil, and Ginoza's newfound willingness to bend the rules are all Urobochi's thoughts, being interpreted and executed by the new writer, with far less episodes to work with than he needs. (I understand that the short amount of episodes can't explain all of this season's missteps, or the things people simply don't like, but it doesn't make telling the story easier.)
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Old 2014-11-29, 15:53   Link #67
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Ginoza bending the rules had like, one scene in episode 1. That hardly counts as a plot point that needed to be addressed to the point that it made things difficult to convey properly. Especially since it was easy to tell at the end of s1 that he had changed and become more like Masaoka.

The issue with the other two is they spent too much time trying to be BLOOD AND GUTS and showing how horrible these people were while still having a clear Psycho Pass that when they finally got around to the plot, the season's already almost over. And in the meanwhile, they ruined Mika's character and spent almost no time on Kamui himself.
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Old 2014-11-29, 23:21   Link #68
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am i the only one who finds mika hot when her hair was let down....or is it just my imagination ran wild at that scene
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Old 2014-11-30, 02:11   Link #69
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Well, now. Shimotsuki was (un)surprisingly easy to break. I saw that coming a mile away.

That being said, didn't see the actual revelation of the episode coming. Well done twist there.
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Old 2014-11-30, 03:05   Link #70
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I was right about the old woman being his mother. Despite her being so old. Mommy issues, it's always mommy issues.

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Speaking of Mika, I agree with the idea of "I almost feel sorry for her". Mika finally showed some industriousness and skill directly related to her chosen profession, and it's a bit sad that this is a big part of what landed her in hot water. Still, her willingness to backstab Akane like this without discussing the matter with Akane at all is just nasty. There is a certain poetic justice to all of this landing Mika into her current predicament.
I do feel sorry for her, but I'd feel a lot sorrier if her industriousness had been directed at actually doing her job and not hurting Akane.
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Old 2014-11-30, 12:48   Link #71
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Well, that was an interesting reveal for Kamui. I guess that explains where Kirito got all his amazing god-like list of abilities from. If a guy had 184 people as part of him, along with his brain being made up of 7 other peoples brains, then it would be understandable that he is now extremely multi-talented. However, as everyone says, this has pushed the limit of the term "science-fiction" and even Dr. Frankenstein would have to look at this poor boy and ask "Why?" Was it really necessary to combine all of these people into one boy? It's super-obvious that this was never about saving his life, but some psychopathic mad scientist's twisted experiment. Dr. Togane made monster, and now that monster is trying to destroy her family's name and the system that it has supported.

Interestingly, they mention that it was only after Kirito had healed for a while and all the pieces had assimilated as one, that the system no longer recognized him. He became invisible to society. In a way, that makes him similar to Makishima, who also found himself unique and almost unseen by society, and from there his ideas were born, just like Kamui.

I could see the "Togane's mom is part of the Sybil System" coming, and like the others, I almost felt sorry for Mika. She finally did some good police work, however her desire to oust Akane led to her demise. As for Togane himself, it's now clear why a guy who had a CC of 769 at the age of ten was looked over by Sybil and that his mom even covered up his records. You have to wonder how many other criminals are "looked over" and their CCs covered up, if a member of Sybil desires it?

As for will all this count with the movie coming? Well, I think people are forgetting that way more people, especially in the general audience will watch the second season of the series in comparison to the movie. Also, anime watchers generally think more highly of the second season of a show, than they do a movie since movies many times tend to be independent stories that are separate from the series as a whole. Now many of us, that now all about the background cast and crew and other information about this movie, might know of the movies importance, but most of those who watch Psycho-Pass won't especially in the west. The season, means something and is canon to the series, no matter what the movie does or doesn't do.

Also, you do realize that by the reveal of the psychologist being Kirito in holo form, this series has already affected the first season. It was shown in episode 1 or 2 that this psychologist was the same one that was treating Gino back in the first season. That means that the man we were seeing all that time in season one was actually Kirito, and that he's been putting his plan into place even all the way back then.

We'll see how this will all go for Mika too. I think we're going to have a mature and knowledgeable inspector or enforcer out of her by the end of the series. I'm kind of glad she's going to learn the truth, it can give her an idea of what's really going on out there and not just walking around with blinders on.
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Old 2014-12-01, 11:46   Link #72
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Man epi 7 was so good, this epi was just awful, minus the last 3 minutes. I really wish Togane had just shot Mika with the dominator. Though I will say if they show her the brain room I do kinda want to see her reaction to it.
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Old 2014-12-01, 23:20   Link #73
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I doubt she will survive the season.
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Old 2014-12-03, 17:09   Link #74
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In fact she does since she appears on the movie, unless the movie occur between season 1 and 2
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Old 2014-12-03, 17:26   Link #75
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Movie's set 4 years after season 1, while season 2 is set 18 months after season 1.
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Old 2014-12-04, 19:10   Link #76
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Good episode.
I'm kind of curious why you think that. The way they portrayed Togane "evil" is borderline cliche and that whole mansion scene was meaningless shock-value.
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Old 2014-12-06, 12:18   Link #77
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It took me a while to get to this episode. I really haven't been in the mood for any dark psychological crime thrillers lately, but a reviewer that I respect has been intent on trashing this show, so I have taken it upon myself to watch it to see what all of the fuss is about. I'm actually enjoying myself thinking about all of the possibilities of what can happen next while absorbing the details of the plot as they come. They making some bold moves in the narrative, which I can understand not everyone likes; playing it safe and doing the same things they did last season would have made everyone happier, I suppose.

Anyway, I'm still taking my time processing the information this episode has given while giving myself a chance to discuss some minor points while they're still on my mind. Speaking of minor, I really thought Mika was onto something while she was typing her report, but she just had to go on about Akane. She's still playing the game like it's high school (which, again, brings to light her immaturity and her sheltered life in the all-girls academy). I can see why some people may be annoyed with her, especially Akane fans, but she's really so insignificant to the plot right now that all she does is illicit eyerolls from me.

The real players in this game are Akane, the Toganes, and Kamui. Everyone else a minor piece completely dependent on the moves they make, including Mika.

One major question I have now is: what do the Toganes stand to gain from revealing the true nature of the Sibyl System to the world? Shouldn't this be kept under wraps for only relevant parties to know? And if using Mika as a reaction test is any indicator of what's to come when the average citizen finds out (read: mass freakage), will they reconsider their plan?

I wanted to go straight to Episode 9, but I may have to rest after all of that. Shit is getting really dark.
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One major question I have now is: what do the Toganes stand to gain from revealing the true nature of the Sibyl System to the world? Shouldn't this be kept under wraps for only relevant parties to know? And if using Mika as a reaction test is any indicator of what's to come when the average citizen finds out (read: mass freakage), will they reconsider their plan?
I'm glad you're enjoying the show and taking in the plot as you watch it.

I think that they believe that Sibyl eventually will need to be revealed. It's hard to keep it a secret forever, so the inevitable will happen. If the Mika experiment fails, they will try a different approach. They will probably keep experimenting until they find a suitable way to reveal themselves.
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I think that they believe that Sibyl eventually will need to be revealed.
They said as much at the end of season 1.
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I think that they believe that Sibyl eventually will need to be revealed. It's hard to keep it a secret forever, so the inevitable will happen. If the Mika experiment fails, they will try a different approach. They will probably keep experimenting until they find a suitable way to reveal themselves.
I agree they need to reveal it eventually. While they hide themselves they are at a disadvantage: someone else might make the revelation before Sybil and distort that information in a way that is not beneficial to the System.

If the System could manage to make the people accept it, it will truly become invincible. But in popular fiction at least Distopia will always loose so...I'm afraid Sybil will eventually go down.
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