You have no idea how long I have waited to see this come back.
At any rate, we’ve got some familiar faces and some new ones. It seems Akane is acting as leader this time around. Meanwhile, Ginoza seems to have become an enforcer, which doesn’t surprise me given the last season. The new enforcers, Togane and Hinakawa look interesting, but I wonder how they’ll hold up. Akane also has a partner, Shimotsuki, who I thought was new, but is actually a minor character from last season.
After chasing down a target who has been setting off bombs in order to lure out the Public Safety Bureau and attack them, Akane manages to get his crime coeffecient down to 299, allowing her dominator to switch from kill to tranquilize. She’s curious as to how he kept his crime coeffecient so low during the bombings, and I suspect it has something to do with the Lacouse mentioned in the beginning of the episode. While some around her are impressed by her actions, Shimotsuki is convinced she should’ve killed the guy.
First of all, can we just take a moment to look at how badass Akane has become?
I’m too lazy/uninterested to go back and watch the episode with Shimotsuki. But I’m assuming the incident she was involved in then is what caused her to feel the way she did at the end of this episode.
Hopefully she’ll come around as episodes go by. Right now, she’s honestly just annoying to me. I understand that what Akane did was very risky, and I didn’t expect her to support it, but something about her just irks me. It’s probably just the fangirl in me getting offended because she told Ginoza to shut up (and yes, I was too happy when he put her in her place).
For the first episode of a second season, this certainly did not disappoint.
I almost forgot, I like the opening theme, “Enigmatic Feeling” by Ling Tosite Sigure who did the first opening “Abnormalize” for the first season. Also, T.K. from this band is responsible for the phenomenal opening to Tokyo Ghoul “Unravel.” I also really enjoyed the second opening of the first season “Out of Control” by Nothing’s Carved in Stone. They also did the first opening for Zetsuen no Tempest entitled “Spirit Inspiration.”
The ending theme, “Fallen” by Egoist, is another one I have to add to my playlist. However, I still personally feel that their song “Namae no Nai Kaibutsu” is the best, which also happens to be the first ending for Psycho Pass. They did the second ending for the first season of Psycho Pass as well, and have done songs for the anime Guilty Crown.