Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Psycho-Pass. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Psycho-Pass

10. Black Bullet
9. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
8. Monster
7. B: The Beginning
6. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)
5. Tokyo Ghoul
4. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)
3. Ghost in the Shell
2. Ergo Proxy
1. Death Note

10. Black Bullet

Black Bullet
Synopsis – In the year 2021, mankind is ravaged by the epidemic of Gastrea, a parasitic virus, and is forced to live within the Monolith walls, which are created from Varanium: a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, children who were born with the Gastrea virus and obtained superhuman abilities, as a result, are discovered and dubbed “Cursed Children”. Due to the Gastrea virus’ intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female. Civil Securities are formed to specialize fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the epidemic, Rentarō Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in Tendō Civil Security Agency owned by his childhood friend Kisara Tendō, along with his Initiator, Enju Aihara, conducts missions to prevent the destruction of the Tokyo Area and the world.

Similarity – The shows set up in a different context, but they both have a strong futuristic feeling. The system they are in is flawed and they are their own enemy. While Psycho-pass focus much more on the investigation, they both have some gritty humor, though, Black Bullet tend to have more light humor. They both have morally questionable MC.

9. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than Black Kuro no Keiyakusha
Synopsis – Ten years ago, a mysterious spatial anomaly is now known as “Heaven’s Gate” appeared in South America, shortly followed by the opening of “Hell’s Gate” in Tokyo altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscape. Following the disastrous Heaven’s War, the United States lost its dominant position as a superpower to a mysterious organization named the Syndicate. The story revolves around a Chinese contractor codenamed “Hei” as he undertakes various espionage and assassination missions in Tokyo under the direction of the aforementioned Syndicate. It eventually reveals a plan of the Syndicate to erase the existence of contractors, and a resistance put up by contractors from the Syndicate itself and various espionage agencies.

Similarity – Both have similar themes and a similar feel. Kirihara and Tsunemori have a lot in common, and Hei and Kogami are practically the same characters, to say nothing of the similarities between Huang and Masaoka. My point is, though they are on different sides of the law, the main casts of both shows are similar, the shady organizations they work for have the same secretive, questionable feel.

8. Monster

MonsterSynopsis – Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a young Japanese brain surgeon, working at Eisler Memorial Hospital in Düsseldorf. Tenma is dissatisfied with the political bias of the hospital in treating patients and seizes the chance to change things after a massacre brings fraternal twins Johan and Anna Liebert into the hospital. Johan has a gunshot wound to his head, and Anna mutters about killing; Tenma operates on Johan instead of the mayor, who arrived later. Johan is saved, but Mayor Roedecker dies; Tenma loses his social standing. Director Heinemann and the other doctors in Tenma’s way are mysteriously murdered, and both children disappear from the hospital. The police suspect Tenma, but they have no evidence and can only question him.

Similarity – Psycho-Pass and Monster both ask and present difficult questions to their viewers and reward them through effortless storytelling and admirable characters. The rules and expectations of society, the darkness that resides inside of humans, the unpredictability of individuals, the corrupt nature of those that lead the masses—all of these are brought to the forefront of these anime and are intriguingly approached through intellectual plots.

7. B: The Beginning

B The BeginningSynopsis – The B: The Beginning In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Chief among the major players is “Killer B” – a serial killer who has thrown the city into chaos. The stories of Koku, the protagonist, Keith, a legendary investigator of the Royal Investigation Service, and a mysterious criminal organization intertwine on the path to reach their objectives. A wide variety of unforgettable characters surround them on the journey, as they attempt to stop a chain of horrific crimes in this suspense drama.

Similarity – Both shows involve a futuristic society where there are a string of murders committed by a specific person or group. The main female characters are apart of a police task force where a stoic man seems to know more than he lets on. Psycho-Pass has a better sense of suspense than B, but both are decent mystery shows.

6. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)

Zankyou no Terror
Synopsis – In an alternate iteration of the present, Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city. The only evidence of the culprits is a cryptic video uploaded to the Internet, which sparks paranoia across Japan. Unbeknownst to the authorities is that the terrorist masterminds—who call themselves “Sphinx” are two teenaged boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve. Though they apparently should not exist, they have nonetheless decided to “wake up the world” with their heinous plans of destruction, with their fingers on the trigger

Similarity – Taking on a detective-like story, Psycho-Pass and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) explores the concept of crime and terrorism. The main protagonists from both series often get into conflicts that put their mortal lives in danger. The antagonists from both series also treat certain situations as games where losing will have disastrous consequences. Building on a story with thriller antics, I recommend both series to anyone interested in crime fiction.

5. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul
Synopsis – Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Similarity – Psycho-Pass and Tokyo ghoul I feel have similar views of society, how the people at the top like to stay there, and how criminals sit in the world. They also have similar art styles I think and they are both based on the innocent becoming guilty. Both are great animes to watch if you enjoy a psychological thriller.

4. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)


Synopsis – In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children.

Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.

Similarity – The similarities aren’t immediately apparent due to the differences in delivery, and I certainly didn’t see them at first. After all, one is a cyberpunk crime show, and the other is a coming-of-age story set in a countryside village. However, as the plots unravel, the similarities become more and more apparent. Both are dystopian tales about flawed systems; both deals with the theme of removing threats before they exist, and both delve heavily into human nature and society.

3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexSynopsis – In the year 2029, advances in Cybernetics allow people to replace nearly all of their body parts and organs with robotics. Through these prosthetics, the weak are made strong, and the dying are given new life. Public Security Section 9 of Niihama City (a fictional setting inspired by Hong Kong), a diverse team of AI, cyborgs and unmodified humans, must investigate cases of corruption and terrorism. Major Motoko Kusanagi has full-body prosthetics, owing to a childhood accident. She, her second in command Batou and information specialist Ishikawa has been assigned an important task: to investigate a hacker known only as “The Puppetmaster.” But as Motoko and her team discover, things are never so simple.

Similarity – Both are in future where science has developed in a realistic way (meaning it’s possible it could happen when looking now) and in a way that has changed the society. Both concentrate a lot on the psychological aspects of those changes. I recommend it because it’s in the same cyberpunk and psychological sphere.

2. Ergo Proxy

Ergo ProxySynopsis – The story begins in a futuristic domed city called Romdeau, built to protect its citizens after a global ecological disaster thousands of years prior. In this utopia, humans, and androids known as AutoReivs coexist peacefully under a total management system. A series of murders committed by robots and AutoReivs infected with the Cogito virus (which causes them to become self-aware) begins to threaten the delicate balance of Romdeau’s social order. Behind the scenes, the government has been conducting secret experiments on a mysterious humanoid life form called a “Proxy.” The Proxy beings (described as almighty, god-like, immortal, omnipotent) are believed to hold the very key to the survival of humanity.

Similarity – The philosophies covered in Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass tackle different topics, but Proust ideals are brought up in both shows. While Ergo Proxy tries to tackle too many philosophical ideas, Psycho-Pass has only a few core ideas it explores from a variety of angles, using themes present in Phillip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” (among others) to illustrate its themes.

1. Death Note

Death NoteSynopsis – High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.

With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

Similarity – The series has the same showcase of “Law versus Crime”, the only difference is the themes. In terms of characters Death Note revolves around two Genius students with a different personality and the anti-hero holding a handy-dandy Reaper Notebook while Psycho-Pass revolves between Cops using Advance Techno weapon that has a full duplex psychological inspection that switches the gear from a Neurological paralyzer to Anti-matter shooting bullet and Masterminds that have odd different assassination fetish.

 

Credits – MAL, Wikipedia

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