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Nobody Knows Your Face
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Episode Information
Kanji 誰も知らないあなたの顔
Rōmaji Daremo shiranai anata no kao
Air date November 15, 2012
Opening Abnormalize
Ending Monster Without a Name
Episode Guide
Nobody Knows Your Mask
Return of the Lunatic Prince

Nobody Knows Your Face is the fifth episode of Psycho-Pass.


Ginoza and his team nearly get ambushed when they track the murderer to a bomb-rigged hideout. Shinya Kogami, who has analyzed Akane Tsunemori's chats with Spooky Boogie and the guest data for the idols' communities, determines the identity of the murderer, who goes by the pseudonym Talisman, but whose true name is Masatake Mido. Meanwhile, Mido receives a warning from Gu-sung Choe not to disappoint Shogo Makishima. Tomomi Masaoka, Tsunemori, and Kogami close in on the suspect and manage to severely wound him before he flees to the safety of his avatars - who turn on him under Makishima's command. The group apprehends the suspect and later, Nobuchika Ginoza reveals to Tsunemori that the reason he doesn't feel compassion for Enforcers is that Kogami used to be an Inspector and Ginoza's partner, but after the events of The Specimen Case, his Crime Coefficient rose above acceptable limits and Kogami was demoted.




  • According to Mido's phone, this episode takes place on a Sunday[1], 4th of December 2112.
  • When Mido puts his phone on the table after speaking with Choe, a syringe and some pills are visible, which explains why he withstands the pain caused by the The Dominator's Lethal Eliminator shot from Kogami.
  • While Kogami is listening to the chat between Spooky Boogie and Lemonade Candy, seven cartons of Spinel cigarettes are seen under his desk and an Anterctic Dorops bottle next to him.
  • According to the Talisman's CommuField visitors overview graph, Kimihiko Hayama died on October 5th 2112.
  • When Kogami, Masaoka and Tsunemori try to arrest Mido, he is in a room of a budget hotel in Roppongi, Minato Ward.
  • Mido's place of residence is in Motoazabu, Minato Ward.
  • Makishima talks about Shuji Terayama's dramatic theater play, "Saraba, eiga yo."
  • Mido's Crime Coefficient is 335.1 when Kogami, then Shusei Kagari and Ginoza both fire at him).


"Gino, don't try to understand the minds of criminals. You'll be taken in." (Kogami)

  • "Was that warning directed at me or yourself, Kogami?" (Ginoza) 

— Shinya Kogami warns Nobuchika Ginoza

"I don't really get stuff like Avatars and virtual worlds. I mean after all, it's our bodies that actually breathe, sweat and eat, right?" (Masaoka)

  • "I think people like you are endangered species. Isn't using the net just like using knives for cooking or using paper to write things down? It's not intrinsically good or bad. It's just there, so we accept it and use it." (Tsunemori) 

"You're good at explaining things, aren't you? Like a teacher. [...] Let's say there are two hunters in a forest. Should they hunt for rabbits separately? Or [...] Should they work together and go after bigger prey? Which do you think is the better option?" (Masaoka)

  • "The latter, of course. That's a basic rule of game theory. You work together to catch bigger prey." (Tsunemori) 

"That's right. Humans are social by nature. Languages, letters, currencies, telephone... All the communication tools that exits in the world are there in order to strengthen social nature. Do you think the net has the same effect, missy?" (Masaoka)
Tomomi Masaoka and Akane Tsunemori's conversation

"How did you guys get out without even a scratch?" (Ginoza)

  • "Hey, don't glare at us like that." (Kagari) 
    • "Maybe somebody here's been misbehaving lately." (Kunizuka) 

— Nobuchika Ginoza to Shusei Kagari and Yayoi Kunizuka

"Because of me [...] she got dragged into this... [...] It was all my fault. It's all because of me." (Tsunemori)

  • "Yeah. If we had caught the culprit last night, Shoko Sugawara wouldn't have had to die. The responsibility for that lies with all of us. For now, just think about fulfilling your responsibilities. Let's catch this guy." (Kogami)
    • "In short, that's the only thing we can do to allow the victims to rest in peace." (Masaoka)

— Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami and Tomomi Masaoka's conversation

"These Avatars are idols on the net. In other words, icons. Icons cannot exist solely through their own will. Neither Hayama nor Sugawara built their reputations on their own. They were able to become Talisman and idolized them based on their own distorted perceptions. The true feelings and natures of these idols are not. So it's not surprising that a fan could do a better job than the real owners of playing the idol fans expect to see."
— Shinya Kogami to Nobuchika Ginoza

"What's that for?" (Tsunemori)

  • "Strong alcohol is the best thing for handling illegal Holograms." (Masaoka) 
    • "That's a trick you can take advantage of after you turn twenty." (Kogami) 

— Akane Tsunemori, Tomomi Masaoka and Shinya Kogami's conversation

"You did quite well this time." (Ginoza)

  • "In the end, it was Kogami who identified the culprit. I can't believe he was able to understand how the culprit thought and predict his behavior so accurately." (Tsunemori) 

"That's what Enforcers do. They can understand criminals precisely because they have the same psychological tendency as them." (Ginoza)

  • "But [...] Kogami comforted me. [...] and encouraged me. Even if he's a latent criminal, it's hard to think that he has the mind as a homicidal maniac like Mido." (Tsunemori) 

"You're an Inspector. All you have to do is fulfill your duty as one. Draw a line between yourself and the Enforcers." (Ginoza)

  • "Is that an ironclad rule for this job?" (Tsunemori) 

"No. It's my own rule of thumb. [...] I once lost a partner who made a mistake. I couldn't stop him. I don't want you to make the same mistake." (Ginoza)
— Nobuchika Ginoza and Akane Tsunemori's conversation


  1. Notice that the authors have corrected their mistake in the date, cf Those Capable