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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...
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).
In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!
Both series portray a gritty cyberpunk world and use future Japan as the setting. Not only do the shows revolve around police work, but also how the police forces use convicts to aid in their cases. Pyscho-pass and Cyber City Oedo 808 are great additions to the cyberpunk genre, and should not be missed.