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In the present, murders are solved not by investigations, but by memories. Using the removed brain of a victim, the members of Forensic Investigation Office Section Nine examine the person's last thoughts to determine a suspect and motive in the case. Many oppose the violation of their loved ones' private and personal memories; but what they don't understand is that behind the scenes, even the investigators themselves are often conflicted with their deeds. Aoki Ikko is one such man who struggles to overcome his own mental doubts about his profession, while trying his best to take down those responsible for the crimes.
Both shows are set in a "dark and gritty" futuristic world that focuses on a special group of people solving crimes in their own unique ways. Great characters, interesting enough crimes, these 2 shows will keep you coming back for more if you are into these kind of sci-fi thrillers so check them out.
Both of these anime use seemingly futistic technology that can seem to crack into the brain to solve cases. HIMITSU actually using people's brains and PSYCHO-PASS that uses brain scanning technology to make a profile of the person. Also, both anime are about criminal process and the characters of each anime seem to become obssesed with solving that one hard to solve case.
2008's Himitsu flew under the radar even at the time, which is a shame in this humble fan's opinion. While Psycho-Pass and Himitsu don't share an identical plot, they both are gritty tales about futuristic technology that's used to solve - or in Psycho-Pass's case, to pre-emptively stop - crimes. Each has characters that become obsessive about the task, and struggle with their own feelings about how they're solving these crimes. While Himitsu isn't set in a futuristic dystopia, they have a similar enough story and feel to appeal to fans of either.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Both series involve very resilient female characters who live in a dystopic future. Each main character, in her own way, undertakes a journey of discovery which is highly personal, but also takes a long, hard look at the methods of control which govern her society.
As far as Cyberpunk and Futuristic themes go, these are great choices. Though Ergo Proxy became an instant classic, Psycho Pass is a great follow up. What else do you need? Action, suspense, and great fast paced artistry.
Both Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass have strong female leads, strong stories focus around a futuristic world where perhaps technology has gone to far and sets of diverse and interesting characters.
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Both of these animes are dark stories about vigilantes chasing down other vigilantes with layered characters progressing through complex dilemmas and development, as well as adopting two-episode arcs for storytelling up until the final clash. Fans of thrillers and action with grim overtones should check these out.
Both Darker Than Black and Psycho-Pass take place in societies where information is a tightly controlled commodity. The male protagonists in both have conflicting emotions about the current state of society and their places in it.
These 2 are very similar in terms of protagonists as well as having a Dystopian setting. Both are quite dark and lovely in their own ways.
Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?
Psycho-pass has their own mystery. Just like anime K, their own mystery are awesome. Pyscho-pass is about real world and same as K. With the one squad to protect the city, K also have it. With the best story-line, you must watch it if you want to know the real mystery and the shocking climax!
Both set in a modern and futuristic Japan, Psycho-Pass and K explore the conflicts between various societal groups in an attempt to uncover the truth about what really happened in the past.
On a summer day, a massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo. The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber, were just two boys. Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.
Both of these anime's have a serious and dark feel to them. While Zankyou no Terror only has two episodes out at this time, it shows striking similarities to the start of the Psycho-Pass series. While Psycho-Pass focuses on the police investigation force, Zankyou no Terror focuses on the group of terrorists themselves. The art style is also extremely similar. They are both featured on Fuji TV (Noitamina).
Both series deal with the fight between the police and terrorists. Psycho-Pass provides the perspective of the police, while Zankyou no Terror focuses on the terrorists' side of view.