Illogical vs Illogical

Now ain’t this a promising series. With Gen Urobuchi having a hand in this series, I’m expecting a pile of bodies, mindfuck, and no survivors except perhaps for Hanazawa’s character unless he pulls a Madoka stunt where the ignorant character makes the ultimate sacrifice and the badass lives on.

That aside, the concept of this series is pretty much interesting. For starters, how accurate are these machines capable of analyzing the human psyche? How can we be sure that nobody can hack into these guys and mark people for a false accusation? Second, the dystopian society where machines govern and, in a way, predict who becomes (or tries to be) the next motherfucker is catchy. This reminds me of SERN’s dystopia in Steins;Gate where they can easily change the past to eliminate threats but in this case, they can easily read human emotions and predict how fucked up they are becoming and pull a plug to it by a series of brainwashing therapies.

Running for 22 episodes with a list of talented seiyuu, enticing visuals, and that troll butcher, I have high hopes for this series.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 02:06:59

    This one looks good.

    @baka~

    One other question I have on my mind while watching this (aside from those that you have posed): Do those who have authority, influence and power gain some kind of exception to the system?

    Interesting that they leave the final decision whether or not to “execute” to humans. So these teams sort of work around the issue of manpower and having willing/capable participants to be executioners. Probably part of some kind of compromise, or some kind of flawed theory.

    Biggest issue with machines that can tell how messed up a person is: It creates a feedback loop that tends to make things worst due to human nature ^^;.

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  2. baka~
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 02:15:18

    The loophole may be exploited once we learn more of this system but for a start, it’s not bad. The alluring dystopia that was presented and how people struggle to flip it over, well, it’s mostly Hanazawa’s character, makes things interesting.

    I guess what I’m looking forward to here is how Akane’s theory and junk she collected during college, or wherever, will battle the system that has been established. She did a good job in this episode in defending the victim but this is just a petty case.

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  3. Nhan-Fiction
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 03:06:55

    Eh, I wasn’t particularly fond of the first episode. Granted, I will admit this kind of material isn’t my cup of tea usually.

    I found the concept a bit clunky and awkward. Plus, I didn’t think the main girl has the right personality to work in law enforcement.

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  4. x
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 03:34:47

    @baka~

    Agreed. This was just a start. A good start nonetheless.

    @Nhan-Fiction

    That’s what makes this “interesting”. If she’s someone who has the “right personality” to work the system, then there probably won’t be much of a story to tell that would allow most viewers to empathise or sympathise ^^;.

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  5. baka~
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 03:35:24

    @Nhan

    quite true about Akane. It would’ve been better if she became some counsilor instead of a law enforcement agent.

    as for the concept being clunky and awkward, perhaps being not too fond of this series may be a reason why a part of you rejects it.

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