Psycho-Pass Collection 1 (Blu Ray) Review
In somewhat of a cross between Ghost in the Shell and Minority Report, Psycho-Pass shows a humanity which has evolved its technological ability to a point where it can predict the likelihood of a person committing criminal offences. A persons "Psycho-Pass" is a level of latent criminality inherent in all people. The Sibyl System is an algorithm within a computer system which detects a persons latent criminality and passes a edict on whether the person should be released, taken into custody or killed. Akane Tsunemori, the rookie on this team, seems to have a hard time relying on the system and it's often up to her sidekick Shinya Kogami, a criminal himself, to make the hard decisions.
While seemingly not as psychologically disturbing as writer Gen Urobuchi's previous work, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Pyscho-Pass does raise many questions about the morality of technologically reliant law enforcement. A very tight script, rousing score, psychological intrigue and grade A animation make for one hell of a release and what's more, a brutal cliffhanger in episode 11!
Psycho-Pass Collection 1 is available on Blu Ray and DVD now from Madman. Madman have also released a special edition which includes the Psycho-Pass Complete Collection on either Blu Ray or DVD and the CD soundtrack.