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The Best Episodes of Psycho-Pass

Every episode of Psycho-Pass ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Psycho-Pass!

Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic era in Japan where the Sibyl System, a powerful network of psychometric scanners, actively measures the biometrics of its citizens' minds. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When the calculated likelihood of an individual committing a crime, measured by the Crime Coefficient index, exceeds an accepted threshold, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and either arrested or decomposed by the field officers of the Crime Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau.

Genres:AnimationCrimeSci-Fi & FantasyAction & Adventure
Network:Fuji TV

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The best episode of "Psycho-Pass" is "The Saint's Supper", rated 9.1/10 from 629 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami. "The Saint's Supper" aired on 12/21/2012 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Gates of Judgment".

  • The Saint's Supper
    9.1/10 629 votes

    #1 - The Saint's Supper

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-12-21

    With a drone delivering him a Dominator, Kogami manages to outwit Senguji and kill him, although he also takes some shots in the process. Just then, Yuki is captured by Makishima, with Kogami too weak to follow. As Masaoka tends to Kogami's injuries, Tsunemori goes alone to pursue Makishima. To her shock, she discovers her Dominator is useless against him as his Crime Coefficent levels are too low, with Makishima attributing his murderous intent to his own free will. He gives Tsunemori the opportunity to try killing him with Senguji's shotgun, but she finds herself unable to do it and is forced to helplessly watch Makishima kill Yuki right before her eyes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • The Gates of Judgment
    9.0/10 493 votes

    #2 - The Gates of Judgment

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2013-02-08

    As Akane, Kogami, and Shuusei enter the Nona Tower, Makishima intends to act as a diversion at the top of the tower while Guseong reaches the core of the Sibyl System in the hidden basement. Kogami and Akane decide to chase after Makishima to the top of the tower as Shuusei descends to the basement. After descending to the hidden basement, Shuusei has lost connection with the network and discovers the truth behind the Sibyl System. Meanwhile, Kogami engages in a battle with Makishima. Makishima beats Kogami but is knocked out by Akane. Kogami instructs Akane to kill Makishima but Akane was able to control her emotions. Meanwhile, Shuusei defeats the guards and confronts Guseong at the heart of the Sibyl System, who is suddenly killed by Kasei, who is revealed to be a cyborg and proceeds to override her Dominator to fire at Shuusei.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blood-stained Reward
    8.7/10 433 votes

    #3 - Blood-stained Reward

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2013-03-15

    As Makishima works on reprogramming the virus, both Kogami and the MWPSB arrive at the factory, with Kogami instructing Akane that they need to shut down power to the facility to bypass the security. Prior to arriving, Akane manages to convince the Sibyl System to keep her Dominator on Paralyzer mode with the safety unlocked regardless of Crime Coefficient to use as a trump card against Makishima and Kogami. After the power is shut down, Kogami sneaks into the facility whilst Akane and Yayoi head to the control room in case Makishima attempts to activate the emergency power. Finding the control room empty, Akane comes to realise that Ginoza and Masaoka are in danger. As Ginoza becomes trapped under a container after tripping up a trap, Masaoka comes face to face with Makishima. Although Masaoka appears to get the upper hand, Makishima threatens to blow Ginoza up with a stick of dynamite, with Masaoka ultimately sacrificing himself to save his son.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Perfect World
    8.6/10 443 votes

    #4 - Perfect World

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2013-03-22

    Kogami and Makishima fight against each other, with Kogami managing to land a hit, but their fight is broken up when Akane arrives on the scene. Instead of arresting Kogami, Akane gives her the modified Dominator so they can both pursue Makishima. Makishima attempts to escape via truck, but Akane manages to get onto it and burst its tire, causing it to crash. With Akane to injured to fight, Kogami takes a reloaded revolver and pursues Makishima as he tries to escape. Reaching the end of his road, Makishima simply waits as Kogami finally shoots him, with Akane unable to do anything about it. Afterwards, the Sybil System tells Akane of how they intend to make itself public at a time where the public will come to accept it, though Akane responds that there will come a day when humans stand up against them.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Play of Methuselah
    8.4/10 412 votes

    #5 - The Play of Methuselah

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-12-14

    Makishima and Senguji set up a hunt by using Tsunemori's friend Yuki as bait to lure Kogami into an abandoned subway station. Upon entering the station, Kogami discovers Yuki and loses contact with Tsunemori; the two must evade Senguji and his canine drones as a curious Makishima observes from above. Ginoza scolds Tsunemori for letting Kogami go on his own but Masaoka chastises him over his treatment of her. Meanwhile, Makishima rigs the hunt to give Kogami a chance to create a working transponder and, as a result, Kogami makes contact with the group outside and they go in after him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Sweet Poison
    8.4/10 387 votes

    #6 - Sweet Poison

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2013-01-25

    A man in a helmet breaks into a pharmacy, kills the staff, and departs with drugs. When the MWSPB arrives on the scene, they find his coefficient wasn't high enough to raise an alarm. The same man attacks a woman in public, brutally beating her to death with a hammer in front of a crowd and a Psycho-Pass scanner. Later, the team learn that more culprits, wearing the same helmets, rob an armored car. Kogami deduces that the second crime would have a motive, leading their investigation to a man named Jyunmei Itoh who had a grudge against the victim. As Itoh attempts to escape, Kogami deduces that helmets copy the clear Psycho-pass rate of innocent bystanders and thus help criminals avoid evasion. With Akane and Masaoka's help, he apprehends the murderer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Iron Heart
    8.4/10 396 votes

    #7 - Iron Heart

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2013-02-15

    After Makishima is taken in and the riots are brought under control, Kogami remains curious about how Makishima will be judged, as well as the whereabouts of Shuusei. Later that day, Kasei tells Ginoza that Makishima's case has been taken out of the MWPSB's hands and orders him to investigate Shuusei's whereabouts, much to the ire of both Ginoza and Kogami. Later, Makishima is confronted by Kasei who reveals herself as Kouzoborou and shares a cybernetic body with Kasei. He explains to Makishima about the true nature of the Sybil System, which is revealed to be a supercomputer network comprised of human brains of criminally asymptomatic individuals like him. Kouzoborou offers Makishima to become a part of the System. But he refuses and instead kills Kouzaborou and escapes from the transit which is supposed to take him to the Ministry of Welfare before briefly contacting Kogami about his escape.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Carnival
    8.3/10 387 votes

    #8 - Carnival

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2013-02-01

    As footage of the helmet killings appear on the internet, the helmets are distributed to more criminals who begin committing more horrendous crimes out in the open, prompting bloodthirsty revenge from the public in the name of self-defense. As the MWSPB are sent in to suppress the riots, Kogami deduces that the riots are intended to draw the police away from the Health and Welfare Ministry's Nona Tower facility, where the Sibyl System is located. As Makishima and his gang break in, Kogami, Akane and Shuusei head to the scene.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Rest, Is Silence
    8.1/10 410 votes

    #9 - The Rest, Is Silence

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-11-30

    With his profiling skills, Kogami determines that the girls' school killer isn't the same murderer from the unsolved case years ago; he explains that the recent murders lack "originality" and pointed social commentary of the previous killings. When he and Tsunemori realize the culprit is one of the students, they locate Rikako - who escapes when one of teachers stops Kogami from executing her. As the Enforcers try to locate her secret routes and hiding places, Rikako flees - but not before everyone discovers her latest creation. Makishima calls Rikako to tell her that she's a disappointment and has one of his colleagues dispose her. In the meantime, Kogami picks up a damaged audio file which was deliberately left by Makishima. Due to Rikako's failure, Makishima develops an interest in Kogami.

    Director: Takayuki Hamana

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Where Justice is Found
    8.0/10 367 votes

    #10 - Where Justice is Found

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2013-03-08

    The Sibyl System reveals itself to Akane and notes that she understands the necessity of the system, if not its justifiability. Makishima finds the professor who is responsible for the hyper-oats and murders him after finding the information he seeks, taking along the man's fingers and eyeballs as a measure against biometric security. Kogami arrives on the scene not long after and leaves a clue for the MWSPB in the man's airpipe. Meanwhile, Akane makes a deal with Sibyl: if the System withdraws the execution order for Kogami, she will capture Makishima alive. Thanks to her detective work, they quickly find Kogami's clue and understand what Makishima's up to.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Salvation of Job
    8.0/10 249 votes

    #11 - The Salvation of Job

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-10-31

    A man occupies a mental care facility and starts acting violent, but Inspector Aoyanagi’s Dominator does not consider him a threat. As the Area Stress Level rises, Division 3 takes over the case and brings in a new armament to deal with the situation.

    Director: Satoshi Takafuji

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • What Color?
    8.0/10 259 votes

    #12 - What Color?

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-12-19

    The time for judgment has come. Akane advances towards the core of the Sibyl System with Kamui. Which will be judged, Kamui or Sibyl? What is Sibyl’s answer to Kamui’s existence? What is Kamui’s intention? The rules of the world are about to change.

    Director: Masahiko Matsuyama, Katsuya Shigehara, Yuuzou Satou

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • Criminal Coefficient
    7.9/10 603 votes

    #13 - Criminal Coefficient

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-10-12

    In a world where minds can be analysed for potential threats of crime and mental instability, Inspector Tsunemori Akane is sent to deal with her first case, along with fellow inspector Ginoza and a group of Enforcers, latent criminals hired by the police to work for them. Akane’s case deals with an insane man who has taken a woman hostage and raped her, holing himself up in a building inhabited by groups of the homeless.

    Director: Naoko Kusumi

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Promises Written in Water
    7.9/10 375 votes

    #14 - Promises Written in Water

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2013-02-22

    As Ginoza discovers that he is unauthorized to investigate the crash site of Makishima's carrier, Kasei reassigns him on recapturing Makishima and requests that Kogami should be taken off the case. Kogami suspects that something is amiss behind the whole order, believing there is something Kasei is hiding from them. Agreeing with him, Ginoza arranges for Kogami to be transferred to Division 2 who are in charge of investigating Shuusei's whereabouts. However, they are confronted by Kasei, who tries to get Ginoza to kill Kogami, but luckily Akane knocks him out with Paralyzer mode before anything can happen. Upon awakening, Kogami borrows one of the helmets from Shion and retrieves keys to a safehouse from Masaoka before leaving the MWPSB, explaining in a letter to Akane that the only way where he can stop Makishima is to step outside of the law.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Those Who Cast Stones
    7.9/10 237 votes

    #15 - Those Who Cast Stones

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-11-14

    The Military Drones hunt down the MWPSB detectives. While attempting to evacuate the detectives, Akane realizes what Kamui’s true objective is. Meanwhile, the Analysis Lab rushes to track down and deactivate the program that hacked the Drones.

    Director: Yuuzou Satou

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • Omnipotence Paradox
    7.9/10 241 votes

    #16 - Omnipotence Paradox

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-12-05

    After figuring out who Sakuya Togane really is, Inspector Shimotsuki also learns the truth about the Sibyl System. In the meantime, Kamui and his accomplices are moving forward with their plan using the Dominators he took from the MWPSB.

    Director: Shintaro Itoga, Keisuke Kojima

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • Gauging the Soul
    7.9/10 231 votes

    #17 - Gauging the Soul

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-12-12

    The ghost has revealed himself and taken action. Kamui and his group take over five hundred passengers in subway trains as hostages and start shooting them randomly with Dominators. What are they trying to accomplish? What is the MWPSB’s next move?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • Nobody Knows Your Face
    7.8/10 429 votes

    #18 - Nobody Knows Your Face

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-11-09

    The CID’s hunt for Kimihiko Hayama’s killer leads them to another murder with the same modus operandi. Now it’s up to the CID to figure out how to track down the killer’s real identity and get justice for the victims.

    Director: Kaoru Suzuki

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • The Fruit of Paradise
    7.8/10 391 votes

    #19 - The Fruit of Paradise

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-12-07

    Kogami, attempting to track down Makishima, takes Tsunemori to visit his former teacher, Jouji Saiga, who agrees to give her a crash course on criminal profiling; however, Ginoza reprimands her harshly which results into an argument. Afterwards, Masaoka explains to her Ginoza's attitude by revealing his past. In the meantime, Makishima discusses humanity and philosophy with Senguji, who in an earlier interview reveals himself to be nearly a full cyborg. He gives him his next target: Shinya Kougami.

    Director: Kyohei Ishiguro

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Invitation From the Abyss
    7.8/10 374 votes

    #20 - Invitation From the Abyss

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-01-18

    Ginoza meets up with the head of the Public Security Bureau about Makishima, who confidentially reveals to him about the real culprit of the Specimen Case, Touma Kouzoburou, three years ago who happens to be "criminally asymptomatic" just like Makishima. She urges him to keep any doubts away from the public eye and orders him to capture Makishima. Following Yuki's funeral, Akane agrees to undergo a 'Memory Scoop' to provide a photofit of Makishima based on her memories of the incident, despite warnings from others that it may damage her Psycho-Pass. Despite reliving the traumatizing memory, the Memory Scoop is successfully completed without her Psycho-Pass reaching into dangerous levels, providing a photofit image of Makishima to aid in the investigation. Later, Ginoza discusses with Masaoka, who is actually his father, about how Akane manages to keep her Psycho-Pass from becoming unclouded.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Transparent Shadows
    7.8/10 364 votes

    #21 - Transparent Shadows

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2013-03-01

    Ginoza, whose Hue is now problematic, eschews intensive therapy in order to work on retrieving Kogami and Makishima. He argues with Masaoka over his "softness," and declares his intention to see his "obsession" through to the end. Kogami, meanwhile, goes to visit Saiga in order to figure out Makishima's next move; the two surmise that Makishima might attempt to meddle with Japan's food supply in order to force open borders for the country. Shion does her best to comfort Akane and Kasei connects with Sibyl to determine their new "pawn." Later, a Dominator-bearing drone comes to visit Akane in the office - and declares that it will tell her the truth about everything.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nobody Knows Your Mask
    7.7/10 443 votes

    #22 - Nobody Knows Your Mask

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-11-02

    When the CID is brought in to investigate a disappearance of Kimihiko Hayama, they discover that not only has he been killed, but someone has taken over his net avatar, Talisman. The CID tries to track down the fake Talisman in order to find the killer.

    Director: Itsuro Kawasaki

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Untraceable Children
    7.7/10 228 votes

    #23 - Untraceable Children

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-11-21

    Multiple Dominators were stolen by Kamui during the massacre caused by the Military Drones. Who does he intend to use those Dominators on? And why hasn’t the Sibyl System taken any action to deactivate them? Akane goes to see Kasei to get answers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jun Kumagai

  • Raising Manners
    7.6/10 460 votes

    #24 - Raising Manners

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-10-26

    Ginoza and Akane, along with the Enforcers, are brought in to investigate a death caused by a Drone at a Drone manufacturing plant. When the Psycho-Pass of the entire staff checks out, they question whether it was an accident or possibly murder.

    Director: Toshiyuki Kono

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

  • Return of the Lunatic Prince
    7.6/10 400 votes

    #25 - Return of the Lunatic Prince

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-11-16

    After reading Kogami’s personnel file, Akane attempts to learn more about Kogami’s past and why he ended up as an Enforcer. Meanwhile, the CID detectives attempt to figure out who was helping Kanehara commit murders in the Hachioji Drone incident.

    Director: Yasuo Ejima

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami