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Shogo Makishima (槙島 聖護 Makishima Shōgo) is a criminally asymptomatic individual whose stated goal is to liberate Japanese society from the Sibyl System, as he believes that it is turning its citizens into non-thinking automatons instead of independent thinking human beings.[2]

He is the main antagonist in the first season of Psycho-Pass.


Makishima is a male of average height and a slender, but fit build of an indeterminate age. He has amber-colored eyes and messy white hair held back in a ponytail. He wears a variety of outfits, ranging from a yellow and black jacket over gray pants[3] to a green pullover with a white shirt beneath.[4] Despite the fact that he possesses a callous nature, his facial expressions depict a variety of emotions. He is physically agile and strong — a skilled fighter, as demonstrated during his first fight with Shinya Kogami who he defeats with just a few blows.[5]


He is a humanist on the dark side: someone enchanted by the worst aspects of human nature with no qualms about witnessing or causing others' suffering. He has the ability to manipulate people to do his bidding, possessing both uncommon charisma and a true gift for persuasive speech. He has no compunction about dealing death to those who either stand in his way or those of whom he has grown tired, either with his own hands or through subordinates.[6][7] He enjoys reading dystopian literature[3][8] and Shakespeare,[9][7] as well as having a thorough knowledge of the Christian Bible.[10] He is often seen reading and even quoting texts from these works on occasion. The thing that truly separates Makishima from the rest of humanity, however, is the fact that despite his diabolical intentions and actions, his Psycho-Pass remains unsullied.[11][5]

Makishima personally states that he wants to see "the splendor of people's souls" and outwardly disdains humanity's way of living, considering humans worthless due to their dependence on the Sibyl System.[11] He believes his actions will alert people to examine their

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Makishima deep in thought (0119 Transparent Shadow).

motives and to determine the direction of their lives based on their own will, despite the fact that he is forcing them to do so. This adamant belief extends to the point where he is willing to die by the hands of someone "who has the will to kill".[11]

According to Kogami, Makishima's pure white Psycho-Pass is the result of having suffered hardships in his early life and that by being "unrecognized" by Sibyl, Makishima felt invisible, which may have triggered his single-minded goal of taking down the Sibyl System.[12] Makishima, on the other hand, believes that isolation made him stronger.[13]

Personal Background

  • At some time in his life, Makishima discovers that he can control his Psycho-Pass at will.
  • In 2109, he meets a teacher named Kozaburo Toma who is also able to manipulate his Psycho-Pass. It's hinted that Makishima abets Toma in the killings that Toma commits, making him an accomplice.[15]


Shinya Kogami

Kogami's detective skills and his ability to deduce that the murders [16] at Oso Academy were not Toma's fascinates Makishima[7] and, as Senguji once put it, makes Makishima happy when Kogami mentions his name.[4] He and Kogami understand one other and they are solely focused on the other. Makishima admits that he is displeased with Kogami's attachment to the Sibyl System and is willing to kill him as a result. However, after he comes to know the true form of the Sibyl System and escapes from PSB custody, he contacts Kogami to advise him that it isn't something worth putting Kogami's life on the line to protect.[17] He was finally killed by Kogami.

Gu-sung Choe

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Makishima's disturbance to what he saw in the video recording (0117 Heart of Iron).

Makishima is shown to be trusting of Choe[2] despite their differences (e.g. Makishima likes books while choe likes technology). Makishima thinks Choe is a "genius"[8] and is vaguely disturbed upon witnessing his death at the hands of Toma. Out of all of his pawns or subordinates, Makishima seems to like Choe the most and never places the man's life on the line intentionally. When Makishima watches the video record on Choe's phone, he is surprised and even a bit disturbed when he learns how he died and who killed him.[17]

Kozaburo Toma

Like Makishima, Toma is criminally asymptomatic.[15] Makishima helps Toma commit his grotesque serial killings in the Specimen Case, and even captures and tortures Mitsuru Sasayama, who he mutilates, plastinates and displays as a holographic projection.[14] When Toma is apprehended by the Criminal Investigation Department, Makishima sees a chance to escape and does so by killing Toma and crashing the aircraft in which they are located.[17]


  • The name Shogo means "sacred protection" (聖護).
  • Shogo's surname Makishima means "twig, Chinese black pine" (槇) (maki) and "island" (島) (shima).


  • The name Yukimori means "prosperity" (幸盛).
  • Yukimori's surname Shibata means "brush, firewood" (柴) (shiba) and "field, rice paddy" (田) (ta).



  1. The Official Profiling Book 2 Character Diagram
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sweet Poison
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nobody Knows Your Mask
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fruit of Paradise
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Gates of Judgment
  6. Nobody Knows Your Face
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 And Then, Silence
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Town Where Sulfur Falls
  9. Return of the Lunatic Prince
  10. Blood-Stained Reward
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Saint's Supper
  12. Transparent Shadow
  13. Perfect World
  14. 14.0 14.1 Psycho-Pass: The Novel
  15. 15.0 15.1 Invitation from the Abyss
  16. Satsuki Kuzuhara and Yamaguchi Masami (discovered during 0107 episode); of Yoshika Okubo and Kagami Kawarazaki (discovered together during 0108 episode)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Heart of Iron
  18. The full quote is "To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence."
  19. The Language of the Chinese Orchid


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