PSYCHO-PASS

Words cannot describe how excited I am to start Psycho-pass, it’s next on my list and will most definitely require a full day of duvet and tea so I can marathon it out. From what I’ve read online it’ll be something like a combo of Dredd’s weaponry / themes of future oppression and surveillance meets Minority Report’s ideas of violence and punishment for future crimes that are yet to happen. Let’s hope my impression is right!

This post is just a quick collection of Psych-pass content before I begin and to give you fans some great imagery and videos.

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world. In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.” myanimelist.net

THE BEST OF: San – Princess Mononoke

San, the wolf-raised female warrior makes for a great cosplay. She’s a visual delight – a mix between masculine and feminine and an alternative for girls who don’t want to wear skimpy outfit’s or be “kawaii”. These cosplayers bring the Studio Ghibli heroine from the flat screen into our world.

See more of the best cosplay here.

The need for a Hero – Optimism

If anything my last post made me look at how the effects of the War and Japans defeat mean they needed a Hero, something or someone to give them optimism in their current state. This is a theme that is still apparent today in narrative. I came across this series a while ago and it instantly came to my mind when thinking about Japanese heroes and villains.

The Solitude Of A Machine – by Marc Ninghetto

 

 

Marc Ninghetto is a Swiss photographer who draws his love for Japanese Animation into his photography.

The machines at the heart of the exhibition are none other than the Japanese manga robots Grendizer and Astroboy.

– http://www.mbandf.com/mad-gallery/marc-ninghetto-the-solitude-of-a-machine

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