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Monday, January 6, 2014

Shadowrun and an anime suggestion

If you are a fan of Shadowrun (and I am!) or other cyberpunk, I highly recommend you set aside time to watch the anime series Psycho-Pass. It is set in a dystopian future, where a computer system reads people auras. If you show up as a latent criminal, you will be arrested or even executed by a team of a Detective and a Hunter.

The show is very well done, and you can guess what happens if you've read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick (which is even recommend by name during an episode). Minority Report is the movie based upon this short story.

In any case, I'd give this show a 9/10 for general sf fans, and a 10/10 for cyberpunk/Shadowrun fans. Since it's on Hulu, it's free and legal, and the animation company actually gets paid, so they can make more anime in the future.

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