Psycho-Pass 2 is better than Psycho-Pass 1. Yes, the best of Psycho-Pass 1 is better than anything in Psycho-Pass 2, but what about the rest of it? Remember Spooky Boogie? Artsy murder girl? Hunter guy with robot dogs? Things didn’t kick into high gear until the end of episode 11, which was literally halfway through the 22-episode season. The ending of season 1, while satisfying, wasn’t as good as the arc that preceded it.
I was shocked to learn of a season 2, believing nothing good could possibly come of it. Sometimes I’m wrong.
Season 2 jumps right into the main plot. It’s all action from start to finish. There are no filler bosses. It’s (relatively) low on philosophical rambling. There’s one more lesbian. The violence is extreme and gratuitious. Sadly we live in a day and age when hyperviolence isn’t considered a good thing. What’s the first thing you saw in season 1? A cuddly mascot character THAT’S ACTUALLY A WEAPON! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT SHIT?! Seriously novitaminA, you need to stop trying to make violence cute. We can do without another bomb that’s also a teddy bear. It’s neither cute nor violent.
The most impressive thing about season 2 is that it maintained the integrity of Akane’s character. I was expecting the season to take one of two directions: either Akane would turn into a Kogami clone or she’s revert into a helpless pussy who needed Kogami to come back and save the day. Thankfully, the show allowed her to be a badass on the detective front while maintaining her laid back personality.
Don’t get me wrong, season 2 is far from perfect. Lesbianism aside, Cunty McCuntington is one of the worst characters I’ve ever seen. The Sibyl System basically throws in the towel. The old lady’s actions were incoherent. Some of the early bad guys were pointlessly overpowered. There are probably some other points I’m forgetting, but I was supposed to write this post about 2 years ago, so deal with it.