Wow. In anime many of our psychotic villains claim to be capable of committing great acts of evil, often laughing maniacally about how “HOLY SHIT DESTRUCTION IS THE BEST THING EVARRR AND IMMA KILL EVERYONE HERE NOW!!!! LOLZZZ”. And then, you know, he kills a puppy or something. But Psycho-Pass doesn’t do that. Psycho-Pass lulls you into a false sense of security and proceeds to destroy everything you hold dear.
With the previous episode, Psycho-Pass was done presenting us with questions about the Sibyl System, and so now all that’s left is to put up its’ own views and arguments. There’s that, and also the confrontation between the MWPSB and Shougo. Now it’s all about which side is victorious.
And I have to say Makishima has to be one of the best antagonists I’ve seen in a while. He may stand by his own sense of justice/ideals and all, but he has no qualms about using despicable means to get what he wants. It’s hard to compose heart-stopping scenes like that one, but Makishima did it. As soon as he pulled out that that dynamite I knew what he was going to do.
It was probably the most heart-wrenching scenes in all of Psycho-Pass. Even when he was beating the living crap out Shinya in episode 16 I still felt a bit of satisfaction (hey– it was a cool action scene!!), but what he did to Masaoka was unspeakably evil. And the worst part was Masaoka knew freeing Makishima would result in his and Gino’s death anyway. But the man acted on an impulse; he couldn’t watch his son die and that resulted in his own demise. The only reason Gino was even saved was because Shinya has impeccable timing.
Hats off to Urobutcher- It was probably one of his favourite scenes. And to the directer, Naoyoshi Shiotani, too, that scene really takes the cake. It’s one thing putting up a front that your characters are as uncompassionate and cold as Shougo, but it’s something completely else when they actually act on it and make you believe it.
- The burger I was eating went cold.
- My sister snuck in all my fries while bawling her eyes out.
- I’m hungry.
- Akane please make it in time!!!