I am not easily creeped out.
I was married to a cop. I dealt with some heavy things day in, day out.
Maybe that is why the realities of life creeps my the f*** out...
Psycho-Pass is one of my favorite shows - anime or not. *shrug* Maybe that's a holdover from a cop's-wife-life.
I WATCH A LOT OF COP SHOWS, PEOPLE!
(Is there a self help for that? I need it.)
I can stare down the ugly side of life. I've dealt with more than some people... than most people my age, ok?
And I confess. I might, MIGHT have a thing for Shinya Kougami. Come on... Can you blame a girl?
Did I mention SMART?
So we've established that I have definitely enjoyed this show. Yes, indeed.
Why then, you ask, are we here? Because the one character moment that I have ever been completely dumbfounded - and wishing that I didn't live alone - by an anime was while watching Psycho-Pass.
Episode 14: Sweet Poison
WARNING: If you have not seen the anime, SPOILERS.
In this episode, we start to see the helmets that allow the criminals to walk the streets without being detected by street sweepers. The people who are wearing the helmets are most definitely in the danger zone, but the helmet hides all of their intentions.
The incident that most creeped me out was when this guy, wearing the helmet, starts following a woman in a red coat. She was apparently the object of his affection. Because she did not want him, he beat her to death, with a hammer to the face.
Yes, I know this kind of crap happens. Even this by itself isn't what made me feel all scrappy.
As this psychopath beat the woman to death, everyone on the street just stood there and watched. Some even filmed it with their phones. Not one person lifted a finger to help.
And I thought, "that's not a Freaking STRETCH." I could see that happening Right Now.
My blood ran cold.
WHO was the psycho here? The man beating the woman? Or all of the people standing around watching?
THAT is the anime character that creeps me the hell out, @RosePark.