In relation to my other post about “Monster” and how it shares a similar theme to Psycho Pass (but handles it in a much better way), here’s where the similarities are getting shocking.
This is the tale “Monster With No Name” that was featured into the story as a parallel with the antagonist, Johan Liebert, a psychopath who had no sense of self-identity. You can argue a lot of things about this character, but the gist remains:
Shogo Makishima is Johan Liebert, only over-simply written. Or, to say this more clearly: Makishima is a rather shallow copy of Johan.
Some may scream “HATER!”, but I do have my reasons for saying this. What the writers of Psycho Pass are desperately trying to tell to the audience though heavy-handed themes presented through unrealistic dialogue, badly inserted quotes from philosophers and writers, “Monster” does it effortlessly, thought every-day dialogue, simple terms and an undertone of absolute horror.
Still, I cannot convince you of anything regarding the quality of “Monster”. At this point it’d all be preaching and that rarely convinces anyone with a critical mind and spirit. So, I’ll repeat my previous plead: Watch “Monster”.
After you do this, see this video and decide: can Makishima be the Monster With No Name of THIS story?