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Akane Tsunemori

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Vital statistics
Romaji Name
Tsunemori Akane
Kanji Name
常守 朱
Date of Birth
April 1, 2092
5'4" (163 cm)
108 lbs (49 kg)
Blood Type
Public Safety Bureau


Inspector (former)
Shoichi Tsunemori (father)
Aoi Tsunemori (grandmother, deceased)
First appearance
Manga Debut
Chapter 1 - Crime Coefficient (Inspector Akane Tsunemori)
Anime Debut
0101 Crime Coefficient
Kana Hanazawa
Kate Oxley

Akane Tsunemori (常守 朱 Tsunemori Akane) is the main heroine and point-of-view character in Psycho-Pass, the main protagonist in Psycho-Pass 2 and she serves as a behind-the-scenes force in Psycho-Pass 3.

She is no longer an Inspector within Division 1 of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau following her arrest for an incident in which she stands accused of endangering the public's safety and for which she now awaits  judgment.


Akane Tsunemori is a petite young woman with pale skin, short brown hair and large brown eyes.

Her office uniform consists of a white blouse, dark gray blazer and thigh-length skirt. Her field uniform usually consists of a police jacket over her work attire with WPC and 103 emblazoned on each arm.[1] In 2114, Tsunemori is seen in a new office uniform consisting of a structured white top, dark blazer and dress pants. She still wears her police jacket over her work attire.[2] She often wears the same blazer and skirt, but with a yellow blouse. In 2120, while in custody, she is seen wearing a brown turtleneck, tan tunic, orange bolero and brown pants.

In the gekijo-ban, her work attire includes a pink blouse and pearls. While in the field In Shambala Float, she wears military-style cargo pants, a PSB white tee, a bullet-proof vest and gripper gloves.

Her fashion style is "girlish casual, which isn't too sweet," and a small bit of make up. Her casual clothes include a black woolen coat, a pink track suit and a yellow nightgown. She likes to wear various holo clothing over her suit.


Tsunemori appears to be shy and naïve at the time of her recruitment, as well as quite idealistic. She agonizes over the purpose of her existence, which is an uncommon trait when compared to the other characters. As time goes on, however, Tsunemori reveals herself to be intelligent, insightful. patient and compassionate as an Inspector. Despite being generally polite and respectful, she can be headstrong, growing angry or upset with others for doing things with which she disagrees philosophically.[3] She is shown to be humble, as seen when she tells Kunizuka she is being overly considerate when the Enforcer says she would put her life in her hands.[4]

After spending time with the members of Division One, Tsunemori develops into a full-fledged detective, albeit tempered by her personal sense of justice. An example of this is when she is unable to kill Shogo Makishima not once, but twice: the first time leading to the death of a friend and the second time preventing her from avenging said murder. Yet, she still tries to bring him in alive instead of exacting revenge.

Tsunemori develops a more detached approach to investigation, as shown when she calmly uses her negotiation skills to talk down a criminal using bombs to attack the PSB, pushing his Psycho-Pass under 100, thus allowing her to stun him in order bring him in instead of decomposing him.[5] However, when said bomber commits another crime and murders over a dozen people, she outright tells him that any sympathetic words she might tell him are now meaningless, and she is prepared to give the execution order when Inspector Aoyanagi takes him down.

After having the true form of the Sibyl System revealed to her, Tsunemori is shown to be hateful towards it but agrees to maintain it, knowing that the current society cannot live peacefully without it. She tolerates its existence because she believes the system will be terminated in the future. She is, on the other hand, capable of contradicting Sibyl at times, as seen when she attempts to bring in Kirito Kamui alive despite the system wanting him dead, so she can learn why he's considered a societal threat.

Despite everything she has experienced, Tsunemori maintains a healthy Psycho-Pass and is quick to recover from any traumatic event, such as the aforementioned death of her friend and the death of her grandmother. While others view it as the result of a strong ego and the Sibyl System deems her a "unique individual," Tsunemori believes that it means she's cold-hearted and unfeeling, and she is disturbed with how quickly she gets over these events.

Personal Background

Akane's parents

Tsunemori's parents.

Early Life

Akane was born in Chiba to Shoichi Tsunemori and his wife. At school, Tsunemori is one of the top students with several notable achievements, both in the public and private sectors.[6] She used to be good at all science-related subjects.

It is implied that both her parents are still alive and it is known that Akane maintained a close relationship with her grandmother.


Tokyo-to, Koto-ku, Shin-Toyosu, 2-5-5301 (as of 2116)
Tokyo, Shin Chiyoda-ku, Ochanomizu 2-25-KH (as of 2112)

Emergency Contact Information

Chiba, Chiba-shi, Shin Mihama-ku, Isobe 1032-t
Shoichi Tsunemori (relation: father)


March 2108 ‒ Graduates from Hongou Secondary School, Tokyo
February 2108 ‒ Enters Hongou Higher Education, Faculty of Natural Science, Major in Psychology
March 2112 ‒ Graduates from Hongou Higher Education, Faculty of Natural Science, Major in Psychology

Tsunemori was the top student in the training school. In Sibyl's estimation, her aptitude was the only one to exceed the Bureau's employment standards. She achieved an A ranking for 13 different ministries and agencies, along with six different companies.[6]

Work History

April 2108 ‒ Enters the MWPSB; Enters Public Safety Bureau's Career Instruction Center
October 2112 ‒ Finishes at the Public Safety Bureau's Career Instruction Center
November 2112 ‒ Assignment to MWPSB's Division 1, as Inspector


March 2112 ‒ Achieves a Driver's License for Regular Motorcar Type I


Aoi Tsunemori

The two form a close grandmother-grandaughter relationship. Her grandmother calls Tsunemori "A-chan," and Tsunemori calls her "Obaa-chan" ("granny"). Tsunemori cares for her grandmother's safety and health.[7] Not only do their eyes look the same, but Tsunemori's habits and values strongly reflect her grandmother's. The best memory about her grandmother is when they went to the library together and her grandmother told her about different books.

Shinya Kogami

As an experienced former detective assigned to Division 1 with Tsunemori, Kogami is curious about her attitude towards latent criminals and her willingness to treat them as human beings rather than "hounds." She is curious about him as well, finding his methods of detective work surprisingly effective. Kogami respects her work ethic and attitude saying, "This girl is amazing. She's a female who deeply loves law and order and is also deeply loved by it. Her expression is just like a prayer to the heavens."[8]

Following the failed murder of Chief Joshu Kasei[9], Kogami escapes from the CID with Masaoka's and Saiga's help. Because Makishima is a precious research specimen, Tsunemori is willing to bring him in alive in exchange for Kogami's unfettered flight.[10] She abets Kogami's escape to Southeast Asia and soon thereafter, he places an untraceable call to Tsunemori to prepare her for his possible death.[11]

After Kogami's escape, when confronted with problems she can't solve on her own, Tsunemori often lights a cigarette known to be Kogami's favorite brand in order for the scent to infuse her clothing in order to invoke his presence in her mind and hear what words of wisdom he might impart if he were present.[12][13]

Nobuchika Ginoza

When Ginoza first meets Tsunemori, he assigns Kogami and Masaoka, the two Enforcers he trusts best to work as a team to assist Tsunemori on her first mission.[1] At first, the senior Inspector and Tsunemori appear to merely tolerate one another. Over time, Tsunemori learns that Ginoza's abruptness stems from his fear of seeing yet another Inspector/friend/family member demoted to Enforcer status. This explains his keen interest in Tsunemori's state of mind and stable emotions.[14] As Tsunemori develops as an Inspector, Ginoza begins to trust her and earns her trust, in return.

After Ginoza is demoted to Enforcer,[2] the two form a firm partnership based on mutual trust and understanding. Ginoza is greatly concerned for her safety and mental stability, reminding her of the dangers of falling into the "abyss" [15] and serving in a supporting role as one of her Enforcers. By 2116, Ginoza is a staunch ally of Tsunemori while adding his own views on cases and even chastising other Inspectors who speak ill of her. He persuades her to keep a balanced outlook regarding Shinya Kogami, whom he has come to distrust despite their past friendship.

Tomomi Masaoka

Masaoka serves as a mentor and father-like figure to Tsunemori, as seen when he consoles her after her best friend is murdered by Makishima. Additionally, Masaoka serves as the link between his son Ginoza and Tsunemori before his death.

Shusei Kagari

Kagari thinks Tsunemori is cute the first time they meet and wants to be assigned to her team.[1] His interest is shown to be somewhat romantic in nature.[8][16] Kagari isn't much older than Tsunemori and they develop an interesting friendship wherein Kagari's low key style helps Tsunemori relax a bit. He also shares with her his cooking skills[17] and various hobbies. When Kagari's death is confirmed by Sibyl, Tsunemori is both angry and sad about it.[10]

Sakuya Togane

As Togane wants to paint Tsunemori "black," he manages to gain Tsunemori's trust by mimicking Kogami's behaviors and agreeing with her from time to time. Thus, Tsunemori is duped and begins to rely on him as she did Kogami, never doubting his motives and unaware of his secret schemes.

Akane Minase Funahara

12-year-old Tsunemori with Minase and Funahara.

Yuki Funahara

Tsunemori and Funahara have been best friends since middle school, their first conversation revolving around Tsunemori's mushroom-like haircut.[8] However, while Funahara likes Tsunemori very much, she is also a bit envious of Tsunemori's abilities and evaluation scores.[6]

Joji Saiga

At first, Tsunemori appreciates Saiga when Kogami takes her to meet him.[18] When Saiga becomes a latent criminal, Tsunemori manages to get him to help her investigations and because Kogami trusted him, Tsunemori believes that he is the only one she can depend on, as well, during that unusual time.


  • The name Akane means "vermillion red" (朱), which is a reflection of her passionate personality.
  • Akane's surname Tsunemori means "always" (常) (tsune) and "defense" (守) (mori), which describes her job as an Inspector which, despite her doubts about Sibyl System, she does well while hoping a better system can be found.
  • Tsunemori's highest Crime Coefficient is recorded at 87.9.[19]
  • Tsunemori's ID as an Inspector is 00475-AECJ-30157-1.[1]
  • Tsunemori is designated as Shepherd 2, but she becomes Shepherd 1 after Nobuchika Ginoza's demotion.
  • As deduced by Joji Saiga, Tsunemori cannot swim [18].
    • However, she is excellent at long-distance running.
      • Saiga also deduced that Tsunemori's shoulders stiffen when she has to talk about sport and that she drinks coffee when she's nervous.[8]
  • Tsunemori is inept at cooking with Kogami the only one who seems to like the results.[20]
  • Tsunemori has better alcohol tolerance than Kagari.[17]
  • Tsunemori used to sleep six hours on average, but now it has reduced to about five hours.
  • When Tsunemori takes a long vacation, she wants to obtain a license.
  • Tsunemori prefers reading books about game theory and statistics or books regarding Sibyl-governed law because they are useful for exams and essays. She usually reads only bestseller e-books, so she doesn't have a favorite author.
  • Tsunemori's hobbies were video gaming, net surfing, and chatting with friends. Nowadays, she dedicates her spare time to reading investigation material, learning the art of self-defense and arrest training.
  • Tsunemori's favorite item in her room is an alarm clock resembling a fish.
  • The item that Tsunemori carries with her every day, with no exception, is her Candy strap.
  • Tsunemori's favorite food is any kind of noodles; her least favorite is mushrooms.
  • Tsunemori's favorite fragance is "Blue" by Hanatsubaki Dou Beauty Care.
  • Her motto used to be "Faith strengthens people" in 2112, but as of 2116, it's "Protect the things you believe in 'til the end."
  • Her favorite saying is, "You must listen to others before you talk about yourself."
  • After defeating Makishima and Kogami's leaving, Tsunemori hallucinates about Funahara, Kogami, Makishima, Masaoka, and Kagari.[11]
  • It is suspected, but never seen, that she smokes Kogami's favorite brand of cigarettes ("Spinel").[21]
  • Tsunemori also drinks his favorite brand of bottled water ("Anterctic Dorops").[18]
Akane long hair

Tsunemori with long hair.

  • Tsunemori has had the same haircut since she was eleven and some would mistake her for a boy [8]. However, at the beginning of the manga adaptation, Inspector Akane Tsunemori, her hair is long.
  • She only wears underwear when she sleeps because the air conditioning system in her apartment is so good she will never catch a cold.[8]
  • Tsunemori's CommuField avatar name is "Lemonade Candy." This avatar doesn't have legs, as opposed to her Holo suit avatar when she cosplays at Club Exoset.[22]
  • As of July 2116, Tsunemori has moved to a new apartment where no holograms are used, meaning she no longer owns Candy.[13] She likes the view from the terrace and her new abode includes a training room with a sparring program
  • Tsunemori bears a physical resemblance to Yuni from Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, both characters being designed by Akira Amano.




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