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To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible. To kill the un-killable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning. And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best… his last victim! Murdered and reborn, no longer human, the female cyborg named Balot exists for one reason: to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice.
Riveting thrillers, both of these works will keep you on the edge of your seat. Both pertain to justice and crime in a future world where corruption is the norm. Both of these anime contain beautiful visuals and also graphic violence. If you liked one you will definitely like the other.
Psycho-Pass and Mardock Scramble are both fresh and stylish entries in the cyberpunk genre. The three-part Mardock Scramble movie series is definitely more style than substance, but it is entertaining style; it is a pleasure to look at. They are similar when it comes to investigation, with Psycho-Pass definitely having a police procedural feel to it. Both also feature handguns that are more than simple firearms, but rather are compelling aspects of both shows and in Mardock Scramble very much a character. For all of Mardock Scramble's style, there is little it does to bring anything astoundingly new, or add depth to the cyberpunk genre in general. I'm happy to have watched it once, but I don't see myself returning to it. On the flip-side, Psycho-Pass is a series any cyberpunk fan will likely want to re-watch and display proudly as a part of their anime collection.
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.
The settings of both series seem to be the same: dark, gritty, and futuristic with some pretty kick-ass technology. That aside, the animation in both seem pretty top-notch, the music is amazing (in fact, the ED theme in Psycho-Pass is performed by EGOIST, a fictional band within Guilty Crown created by ryo of supercell with the vocalist Chelly), and both seem to have protagonists who seem to be initially weak in the sense of fighting, but are called upon to fight anyways. I should probably add that these are both Production I.G. anime, so I suppose its only natural that the animation seems so similar.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
the heavy usage of virtualisation for home decoration, clothing or cosplaying online or inside the real world has made me think of the Navi System used in Lain.
Both show rely extensively of new technology is used for socialization and do things the way it would be done years from now.
the music is also similar in some ways regarding electronic music, not BoA level though really good when bpm is loud.
Tarou has dreams - distressing dreams, related to the trauma he suffered as a child. His dreams and visions disturb his ease of mind, constantly reminding him of the darkness of his fear at the time he lost his sister all those years ago. He relives the fear, but can't recall any of the details of the time. Now, a new transfer student, Masayuki, takes an interest in Tarou's troubled past, as well as their school mate Makoto's connection to the dark incident. Under his persistence, the three boys end up visiting the site where Tarou was held hostage as a child: a decrepit hospital beyond the dam. The three venture forward to face their pasts and fears, unsuspecting of the bizarre world they are about to enter...
Between August and October, 1952, a series of unusual crimes takes place in Musashino and Mitaka: the attempted murder of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzuki, Kanako's abduction from the strange research "hospital" where she was recovering, then abductions of other girls, followed by their severed limbs in custom-fitted boxes being placed in surrounding towns. News editor Morihiko Toriguchi and crime fiction writer Tatsumi Sekiguchi investigate with the help of onmyōji Akihiko Chūzenji.
This is a bit of a gut-feeling recommendation, but these shows remind me of each other for some reason. Probably because all the dismembering of schoolgirls. Both are detective anime, and pretty dark and moody, though Psycho-Pass is more of an action-detective series, and Mouryou no Hako is more of a sit-around-a-table-and-talk-about-stuff-detective series (and has better animation).