Psycho-Pass Watch Order: What Order to Watch Anime Series and Movies

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Psycho-Pass Watch Order
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Psycho-Pass is an anime that will test your brain, with the first anime season being steadily on the top 100 most popular anime of all time on the anime database MyAnimeList. But how should newcomers get started? We've compiled the ultimate Psycho-Pass watch order.

If you're looking for a classic to watch and are trying to figure out what order to watch the Psycho-Pass anime series and movies, keep reading:

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Psycho-Pass: What Is the Anime About?

Psycho-Pass adapts the manga Inspector Akane Tsunemori. It's a sci-fi anime that explores justice enforcement, issues of privacy and personal data, and crime in a futuristic world.

In 22th-century Japan, the mental state of all citizens is carefully examined through a technology known as Sybil System to determine their predilection for crime, known as their Psycho-Pass.

Everyone who is considered even mildly dangerous is violently subjugated and even killed by Inspectors who will do anything to uphold law enforcement, while Enforcers - citizens who have shown a suspicious Psycho-Pass are asked to do the Inspector's dirty work for the right to enjoy a relatively free life.

Akane Tsunemori is a young woman with a passion for justice. When she works alongside Enforcer Shinya Kougami, however, Akane has to re-evaluate many of her ideas about law enforcement, as she finds out the Sibyl system might not be so perfect after all.

And how can a potentially corrupt system measure others for corruption?

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Psycho-Pass Watch Order

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The best way to watch the different Psycho-Pass media is by adhering to the release order.

If you navigate an anime database such as MyAnimeList, you'll see that each season or move has a list of Related Anime underneath the blurb, and there's always a Psycho-Pass movie or season that's listed as a Sequel, showing you that this is the next thing to watch in the series.

Psycho-Pass comprises three seasons, with the first one being the most popular and praised.

Some parts of the plot are given in the form of movies, and these are best watched in chronological order, as this is an information-rich anime with no fillers.

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Here's the suggested watch order for Psycho-Pass if you want to watch everything in the series:

  • Psycho-Pass (2012)
  • Psycho-Pass 2 (2014)
  • Psycho-Pass Movie (2015)
  • Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case 1: Tsumi to Bachi (2019)
  • Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case 2: First Guardian (2019)
  • Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case 3: Onshuu no Kanatai ni (2019)
  • Psycho-Pass 3 (2019)
  • Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector (2020)

Of course, you could, theoretically, skip the movies and focus on the main series, but the entire sum of the media above provides a fuller experience of the show.