This season is somewhat hit or miss in terms of the story quality. It tried to surprise the viewers with its plot twist and whatnot but I think it was a little too forced. The gore nature was overly done this time. It made me think like it was just a normal thing to happen naturally, resulting the sense of dreadfulness that I felt in the previous season has been gone. One more thing I want to mention about this season is the overly usage of philosophical values which made the plot somehow confusing & more complex beyond my comprehension.
Honestly, I really miss the old man Masaoka, Kagari and of course Kougami from the previous season. These guys were awesome. But the newcomers here are unappealing. Shimotsuki is one of them. She’s really annoying when it comes to questioning Akane’s roles. She always gets in the way when something good happens. She tried to become a useful & handy Inspector but she dug her own grave in the end. Yeah, you’ve seen her suffered the pain when she learned too much about something that she shouldn’t. Sho the new Enforcer also in this group too. I’m not into shy person, so he’s not my type to begin with. About Sakuya Tougane, honestly I really like the mysterious vibe that surrounded him despite having a dark history regarding his Psycho-pass color but he was too creepy when keeping his eye on Akane. The main villain for this season, Kirito Kamui is a decent antagonist character when it comes with his method to judge Sibyl but he isn’t as evil as Shougo Makishima because his method to oppose the system was way beyond Kirito’s level.
Although the animation studio has been switched to Tatsunoko as opposed to Production I.G. in the previous season (which is in fact I.G.’s subsidiary), the style is maintained pretty well so there’s not much difference between both season. But the animation is not as polished as the previous season. The actions scenes also quite lesser too. The musics are more of the same, some of them are fresh new tracks while others were reused from the 1st season but still, Yugo Kanno got the job well done.
Overall, this is the weakest Psycho-Pass season to date. The plot was complex but it’s good that the case has been closed for good in the end. Urobuchi didn’t write the story for this season so it’s understandable but on the other hand, he did wrote for its movie. I think it’s been a month since the premiere, not sure whether it’s still ongoing in cinemas but still, I really looking forward to this movie when the Blu-ray comes out to see whether it’ll redeem the mistakes they did with this season.
- Story (7.5/10)
- Characters (7.0/10)
- Animation, Art & Design (8.0/10)
- Music/Audio (8.0/10)
- Enjoyment (7.0/10)
- Overall (7.5/10)