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as the anime progresses, makishima is starting to come out as the good guy even though his ways are too sadistic and brutal.

his ideals are really on point but man, the dead bodies. -__-


I love Psycho Pass. It has a William Gibson vibe I really dig. Also, it's one of the few mature Sci-Fi anime's being produced right now... Excellent IMO... I'm about to watch episode 14 right now in fact.


William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.
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I'm really loving this show! It's scary how close the society within the anime is to resembling that of George Orwell's 1984. Just change Sybils name to Big Brother, and add a few more 'rules'... Makishima is doing what Winston fails to do, albeit in a more brutal and heated fashion than Winston and his supposed allies would have done had he not been trapped. Makishima is capable of outwitting Sybil, unlike Winston who gets duped by Big Brother countless times in countless ways!
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Episode 15 just awesome.

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William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.

And so was Philip K. Dick and his awesome novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And a hinted reference to the movie, Blade Runners, which was based on that novel.
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OH my Episode 15 !!!

Just awesome and my eyes just opened wider when the 2 authors were mentioned.

But isnt the story looks like its moving really fast .... we got 7 more
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FLjerry2011 wrote:
William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.

And so was Philip K. Dick and his awesome novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And a hinted reference to the movie, Blade Runners, which was based on that novel.


Yes nice job. I posted some links below because you will get a sense of how deep Psycho Pass is.

William Gibson cyberpunk author and coined the term cyberspace in his burning chrome novel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gibson

Philip K. Dick author of Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report,Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Phillip K. Dick which Blade Runner was adapted from.So Psycho Pass is somewhat based on ideas that are present now but actually reality in the future.Deep stuff indeed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep%3F


I am interested in some of the novels.

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I do feel sad for those who quit watching this anime just becuase of some of characters.They are missing how good the writting of this anime is.

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Waterst1 wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:
William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.

And so was Philip K. Dick and his awesome novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And a hinted reference to the movie, Blade Runners, which was based on that novel.


Actually, it's more closely based on his short story, "The Minority Report". This was turned into a Tom Cruise movie of the same name. I love the other book references as well as Makishima's philosophy of book reading. Makishima also pointed out that "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is massively different from the movie "Blade Runner". I love both, but some of my friends have a different opinion.

PK Dick is probably one of the most successfully adapted SF authors in Hollywood, with about 12 films based on is works.

Makishima's comment that a super hacker probably couldn't be a fan of Gibson was pretty damn funny. There's some truth to that.

I think everything is accelerating towards the endgame now. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Anyone else think the Health & Welfare tower is reminiscent of the AD Police Tower?
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AD POlice ... I have that one.

YEah the tower was rounded skyrise building, But Nona tower reminds me of something else too.

A lot of more disturbing things happens in this episode , sometimes its very difficult to watch again.
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Waterst1 wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:
William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.

And so was Philip K. Dick and his awesome novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And a hinted reference to the movie, Blade Runner, which was based on that novel.


Actually, it's more closely based on his short story, "The Minority Report".

I don't see how it can be. The story and the settings are totally different. Just in case my memory failed me, I read up on the synopses of both stories and checked references. Everything pointed to Blade Runner being based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and not The Minority Report.
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Waterst1 wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:


Waterst1 wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:
William Gibson is mentioned in EP 15.

And so was Philip K. Dick and his awesome novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And a hinted reference to the movie, Blade Runner, which was based on that novel.


Actually, it's more closely based on his short story, "The Minority Report".

I don't see how it can be. The story and the settings are totally different. Just in case my memory failed me, I read up on the synopses of both stories and checked references. Everything pointed to Blade Runner being based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and not The Minority Report.


Sorry for the confusion. I probably should have worded my response better. "Psycho-Pass" is inspired by "The Minority Report".

You are correct, "Blade Runner" is *very* loosely based on DADoES. Like I said later in my post, they are both good, but very different.
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I realy like where the story is going in this anime. The writing is really good. I've seen the movie Blade Runner but haven't read the book.

And thanks for the posts referencing these authors/books.

As for ScFi, I had the opportunity to hear Ray Bradbury speak at a Star Trek conference back in the '70's. He was very interesting and spoke about a day when all of us have a computer chip implanted in our brains to access a mainframe for any information we may need/want. This was before a desktop computer was around. Anyway , thought I share.
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just bought some of the books both audio and ebook and a paperback.

I had interest on these books a while back before Kindle because my friend is a big scifi reader and the movies but before that I was more into Robert Ludlum and then HP , so PK Dick scifi books never crossed my mind . I guess I have to catch up.

Nice tidbit about Bradbury there. that is indeed interesting, a lot of these imaginary scifi ideas are starting to become reality ,

everytime I see people looking at their phones , I think of Star Trek.

Back to Psycho Pass , somehow I can sense a lot of what Urobuchi sensei believes or opinion on at the scene when they were talking about the authors. Just a very well written anime .
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Back to Psycho Pass , somehow I can sence a lot of what Urobuchi sensei believes on at the scene when they were talking about the authors. Just a very well written anime .


Early on in this series, we were talking about these exact authors and books. It's great that Urobuchi isn't afraid to go meta on us and actually discuss these influences within the anime. It's pretty cool and rewarding for fans that have stuck with the show. Plus, it would be nice if a younger generation actually starts reading some of these stories. Great stuff there!
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I am getting really excited about these books.

At the end of the episode 15 , I too really want to know the true nature of the Sybil System.

7 more episodes to go ....

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