/a/ Analysis Circle
Aside from airing in the same seasons and ending a day apart, Shin Sekai Yori and Psycho-Pass were remarkably similar in their presentations of dystopias founded on the fear of the human subconscious.
Both shows usually make for good discussion around here, so a comparison of the two seemed like it'd be interesting to try, though the last attempt floundered. Anyways, there are some open-ended questions here, but go ahead and post anything relevant.
Akane winds up as the chief pawn of the Sybil system, while Saki is implied to eventually head the Ethics Committee, both of them hoping (perhaps in vain) for reform from within. Is there a difference in their forms of complicity?
SSY lets the audience answer the question of whether Squealer did anything wrong, while PP weights the scales heavily against Makishima. Would the writers have made the same judgments about each other’s character?
You should consider trying this on /anime/. A lot less chance of the thread randomly dying that way.
Who gives a shit about that stuff?
Real question: Who's best girl?
*whips out dick*
I'd rather not. I'm not into anal.
Sorry but I haven't studied infinitesimals yet.
I suspect if Urobochi wrote the screenplay for SSY he would have made Squealer into something like the manga version of Kyuubey.
Keep meaning to watch SSY, finished psycho pass today.
Did they ever explain how crime coefficient is measured? Do the brains just give the person a once-over and say "yeah this guy will probably commit a crime". Also didn't understand how the psycho pass is calculated.
Something tells me we wouldn't have as many "Squealer did nothing wrong" threads if Urobuchi had written it, though he might have at least made some of the human characters more interesting.
The hue half of the psycho-pass was based on biological stress readings, but the crime coefficient ('cymatic scans') seemed like pure technobabble.
Squealer was completely wrong
Of course, though the humans were no better. I meant to say that Urobuchi prefers to have a clear "good" side and a morally dubious "villain", while SSY has no unambiguous characters.
I'm making a video analysis of the Castle of Cagliostro. Currently focusing on that car chase sequence and the fascinating ways it transcends the limitations of hand-drawn animation with cleverly designed backgrounds to simulate the curves of a cliff-side road in motion perfectly. Pretty proud of what I've got so far and everything I've got planned.
They were both wrong, but squealer deserved punishment
SSY was literally shit
Psycho Pass was slightly less shit but still shit
But the point was that Squealer wasn't wrong, the queerats were literally humans. Did you even watch the show?
He was wrong, he was a genocidal lying murderer who stole a baby to raise into a monster.
And the humans weren't a genocidal civilization casually killing off queerats?
The real question is
queerat life (>,=,<) human life
It all depends if you're a queerat or human I guess
He was correct in that his people deserved the same rights and dignity as Kamisu 66's people, and he had no options other than violent revolution, but the society he was fighting also had no other options, and his methodology was fairly twisted.
I did not say humans were wrong too, both sides had a lot of errors, but that is not an excuse for his actions. His goal might have been just but his path sure as fuck wasn't.
Dunno man, in his eyes, he saved everyone and everything HE cared about. Our ethics don't really apply to queerats since they fight for self-preservation as well.
What other option did he have? Humans would have never seen queerats as equals it was obvious throughout the entire show
The only other option I see is doing nothing
Squealer worked as a dirt-poor slave in a living death. Most of you hate your jobs, your descendants will hate their jobs, and you are all in some living death.
Squealer and his soldiers are roped in against their will, but their society never gave them a choice in the first place. You are doing what society left available to you acceptable.
Squeer was the rare exception able to break the system, and this only with divine intervention. The only humans able to break out of our system who don't end up in another living death are usually killed, unless someone intervenes on their behalf.
Squealer knew his divine saviors wished him as a servant, but he secretly formed the United States of Queerratlandia to FREE the shit out of all humans. All he did was massacre the inhumane, though human, gods. If you want to be a revolutionary in iur world, then you sacrifice your own life like Squealer did.
Excelt this is Japan, so Squeer land was exterminated in rigbteous genocide.
QB did nothing wrong.
Why didn't I watch this stuff when it was airing.
God damn it, it's the best stuff I've seen in a long time.
Squealer was justified, but having him lose is actually more interesting. Oppressed kills oppressor would be too simple of a resolution (and it was shown that this happened in the past and nothing changed).
For things to change the humans would actually have to realize that what they're doing is wrong.