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Perfect World
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Episode Information
Kanji 完璧な世界
Rōmaji Kanpeki na Sekai
Air date March 21, 2013
Opening Out of Control
Ending All Alone With You
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Perfect World is the twenty-second and final episode of the first season of Psycho-Pass.

Synopsis

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Story

Makishima and Kogami face-to-face with the grenade


The battle between Shinya Kogami and Shogo Makishima continues, knives drawn. Kogami inflicts a crucial wound across Makishima's chest with his knife. Akane Tsunemori arrives and launches a grenade to stop them, but Makishima kicks it into the air and it explodes, giving him time to leave the place before Tsunemori, herself, arrives. She argues with Kogami and replaces his revolver with her Dominator, telling him that if he tries to kill Makishima, she will shoot Kogami in the leg. Kogami agrees and as they approach Makishima, they exchange their unique views about law and justice. Kogami praises Tsunemori for her mature opinions and sighs for her getting "not very cute." While searching for Makishima, a truck they're standing behind suddenly reverses. After Kogami dodges the vehicle, he notices Tsunemori clinging to the back of the truck, leaving Kogami shouting her first name and running after them.

Tsunemori and Kogami chasing Makishima together

As Makishima tries to make the truck swerve left-and-right to dislodge her, but Tsunemori manages to shoot out a tire causing the truck to crash, injuring both Makishima and herself. Makishima gets out the car, steps on Tsunemori's face, picks up the revolver and aims it at her. He tells her to not insult the duel between himself and Kogami. As he pulls the trigger, he realizes the revolver is empty, and he leaves. When Kogami finally catches up with Tsunemori, he picks her up and places her in a safe spot, taking the revolver and reloading it. Tsunemori cries in vain, knowing that if Kogami kills Makishima, the Sibyl System will ever be after Kogami.

Makishima, who is badly injured, runs through the field with Kogami in hot pursuit. He finally settles down on a hill and kneels, with Kogami right behind him. Makishima asks if he will find a replacement for him, to which Kogami replies that he hopes he never will. After a brief silence, Kogami raises his gun to Makishima's head and pulls the trigger, killing him.

Tsunemori returns to the location of the Sibyl System, with bandages on her head. The Sibyl System tells her that, because of her failure to capture Makishima alive, they have no choice but to downgrade their assessment of her abilities. Despite this, her value as an individual is still outstanding. They reiterate that Tsunemori possess a healthy and strong Psycho-Pass with qualities as ideal as they come. With the desire to win Tsunemori over to Sibyl's side as sample data for the next level of governance of society, the Sibyl System wishes for a future where their governance creates an environment that every civilian enjoys even after knowing the System's true form. Tsunemori counters, stating that Sibyl should not underestimate humans as they are always aiming for a better society, and that the Sibyl System won't be needed in the future.

Nobuchika Ginoza is seen attending his father's grave, without his eyeglasses. He says to Tomomi Masaoka's grave that his crime coefficient has risen to 140 and despite becoming a latent criminal, it isn't in his nature to stay in an isolation facility. He has decided to become an Enforcer.

Tsunemori with Ginoza in car

When he leaves, he returns to Tsunemori who waits for him outside the cemetery, apologizing for dragging her along. In the car, Ginoza tells her that unlike Masaoka, Shusei Kagari was not able to get a proper grave. Tsunemori wonders where Kogami is, to which Ginoza replies that when the collar comes off a wild hunting dog, he becomes no different than a wolf. Tsunemori then asks why he's not wearing glasses anymore. Ginoza says that he never liked the look of his eyes, but he doesn't care anymore.

Tsunemori with Kunizuka and Ginoza

In the middle of an incident, a new Public Safety Bureau#Inspectors|Inspector, Mika Shimotsuki, arrives on the crime scene and meets Tsunemori. Tsunemori states that Shimotsuki has rotten luck having to deal with an incident right after getting posted. Shimotsuki says that she's looking forward to the work, much to Tsunemori's approval. A police van pulls up, dropping off the Enforcers of Division 01. Tsunemori tells Shimotsuki to be cautious of them, but to trust them at the same time.

Characters

List of characters in order of appearance:


Trivia

  • The episode is noted as "The Choice of Law of Cycle," which comes from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Steins;Gate, series which are similar to Psycho-Pass in some respects.
  • Despite similarity with the series's first episode, "the ex-inspector," "the senior inspector," and the "new inspector" are different and have their own views.
  • Behind Masaoka's grave is the key to his safe house, which implies that Kogami returned it to him before his departure. There is also a bouquet of flowers given to him by Ginoza, a set of Japanese chess, and various kinds of alcoholic drinks he used to enjoy.
  • Ginoza smiles and appears relaxed for the first time in the series.
  • Shimotsuki's first day on the job mirrors Tsunemori's.

Quotes

"No one accepted your justice. No one understood your anger, either. So you turned your back on trust and friendships, and you even abandoned the only place you could belong to in order to come this far. And yet you laugh at my solitude? But, you know, I highly value one who doesn't fear solitude; you, who turned your solitude into a weapon."
‒ Shogo Makishima to Shinya Kogami during their fight


"The law doesn't protect people. People protect the law. The law is the accumulation of those people's feelings. They're neither the provisions nor the system. They're the fragile and irreplaceable feelings that everyone carries in their hearts. Compared to the power of anger and hatred, they are something that can quite easily break down. All throughout time, people have prayed for a better world. In order for those prayers to continue to hold meaning, we have to try our best to protect it to the very end. We can't just give up on it."
‒ Akane Tsunemori to Shinya Kogami


"Everyone is alone. Everyone is empty. People no longer have any need of others. You can always find a substitute for any talent. Any relationship can be replaced. That's the world I grew tired of. And yet, for some reason...I can't even imagine someone else besides you killing me."
‒ Shogo Makishima before Shinya Kogami catches him


"This destiny must have awaited them since long before they had even met. They were not like mere ships passing in the night. It was not like they didn't understand each other. They understood each other better than anyone else, and each was focused solely on the other."
‒ Akane Tsunemori - (on Shinya Kogami and Shogo Makishima)


"The true form of the Sibyl System is currently kept secret out of consideration for public opinion. However, such obfuscation is nothing but a simple, short-term strategy. In the long term, this course of action is not desirable. We should eventually make the truth public. If we can create an environment where every citizen still enjoys and accepts our governance after they are made aware of our true form, such an achievement will solidify the stability and prosperity of the future human society. Continuing to observe and analyze your movements will provide us with valuable hints on how to build a methodology for winning over the citizens in the future and getting them to adapt."
‒ The Sibyl System to Akane Tsunemori


"Do you know the most demeaning thing you can do to the law that we should respect? Creating and administering a law that is unworthy of protection. You shouldn't underestimate humans. We're always aiming for a better society. One day, someone will come to this room to turn off the power. We will find a new path. You can count on it. There is no place for the Sibyl System in our future!"
‒ Akane Tsunemori to The Sibyl System before she leaves its stronghold


"When the collar comes off such a wild hunting dog, he becomes no different from a wolf. Now that he's back in the wild, maybe he's living a comparatively free and easygoing life."
‒ Nobuchika Ginoza - (on Shinya Kogami)

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