I like how you said that Tom has had zero character development, but why doesn't anyone want to believe it? I'm personally not a Lizzington shipper, but nor am I a daddygatter, but that doesn't mean that I don't want Red and Liz to be happy together. My point is that, the writers think that non Lizzington shippers are Keen2 shippers! We aren't !!! Only Keen2 shippers like Keen2, no one else
Even though I ship Lizzington I do not believe that they will end up together in canon. Which I’m fine with, as long as both characters are treated with respect. Especially Liz - since Red can pretty much stand up for himself - because female characters canonically tend to ‘need’ to be part of a couple in order to be valid / have a happy end. Instead of constantly debating whether Liz should end up with Red or Ressler or Tom I would much rather see her revert back to being a strong female character who doesn’t need anyone to hold her life together. In fact, right now tying Liz to male characters makes her incredibly weak and lacking, she is constantly following someone’s orders / being pushed around by the information male characters relay to her / trying to please Tom instead of focusing on what makes her happy (because her and Tom’s relationship has been lukewarm at best for the last 10 episodes or so).
The thing is, I wouldn’t have minded if Tom and Liz had ended up together, I think that given a proper redemption arc / a good talk about their feelings / actually showing actions that convey that he is trying to become a better human being, these two could have made a decent couple. Not as intriguing or unconventional or interesting as Lizzington, but certainly a considerable step-up from the very epitome of an abusive / controlling / manipulative relationship which completely destroys the two established characters of the persons involved in it.
Here’s all the interviews from the Official Profiling 2
book. (Well, except for the ones with Ling Toshite Shigure, Chelly from EGOIST,
and Yugo Kanno. Aka the ones in charge of the music. Sorry about that.) They
include the following:
Cast – Hanazawa Kana (Akane), Seki Tomokazu (Kougami)
Staff – original story concept & screenplay – Urobuchi Gen; 2nd season structure – Ubukata Tow
Staff – Director – Shiotani Naoyoshi
Under the cut are a lot of words (almost 13k), but here are the
Like I theorized way back, Psycho-Pass is not a series with a fixed start-end plot, but a sandbox where only certain elements of the world and certain characters are set in stone. Thus new writers, etc can come in and play with the pieces every single time. Even the staff’s all “there are so many side stories and spinoffs that we’ll leave it up to you to figure out canon” from them.
The movie was thought up, planned, and put into production before they ever considered season two. I repeat, the movie was always the priority, and the gears started moving right when they finished s1.
Apocalypse Now was a huge inspiration for the movie.
Everyone (cast, staff) agrees that if a certain character had been there in s2, the case would have been wrapped up right away and there would have been no s2. (So unbelievably true, but grrrrrr)
Shimotsuki Mika is beloved by the staff for the exact same reason that fans dislike her (“she’s what Sibyl thinks a true Inspector is”).
Hinakawa was always made to be a foil to other characters (poor boy).
If you didn’t know, many of the important staff figures spent a lot of their careers on live action, crime series, etc, and really love Western scifi/crime/etc media, which is one of the reasons why PP feels so different from a typical anime you see nowadays.
The recording cast left an empty chair in the studio for you know who during s2, and HanaKana basically said at one point, “Please come back already!”
And if nothing else, read the two cast interviews!
Spoilers for s2 and the movie, obviously, under the cut.
what she means:
Are Jae-ha's feelings for Yona just a side effect of his being a dragon warrior, or have they developed purely because Yona is a babe and an inspiration to everyone? Can't really blame the guy, I mean damn, even I'M in love with Yona. I must know. I can't keep losing sleep over this. And furthermore, I've only recently joined this fandom and already see people hating on Jae-ha and telling him to get out of Hak's way? Like?? He can't help the way he feels?? Oh my God???