When will your next holiday come? Have you planned it yet? Some of us may just want to stay at home, don’t know places to visit. Sounds boring? Here are some psychological anime to make you forget about your boring holiday.
Mirai Nikki is a psychological anime which tells about Yukiteru Amano, a lonely high school student who spends his days writing a diary on his mobile phone. Yuki often interacting with his imaginary friends, Deus Ex Machina, the god of time and space, and Murmur, his servant. Deus Ex Machina and Murmur reveal that they are actual entities and then Deus grants Yuki a “Random Diary”, which tells him future events shown as texts of diary on his phone.
Yuki have to join the game of battle royal with other 11 holders of future diaries. The last man standing will be the next god of time and space. One of the holders is Gasai Yuno, his obsessive stalker who later protects Yuki in the game no matter what. Seems like Yuno is fighting for the unrequited love of her life, but it’s more than that.
In the 22nd century, Japan enforces Sybil System, a system to determine the criminal threat level of every citizen based on their mental state, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating anyone with high enough Psycho-Pass, who is the system determines as a latent criminal. Alongside the Inspectors, there are Enforcers, former latent criminals who had rehabilitated and granted freedom to act as the Inspectors’ police dogs doing the dirty work. Latent criminals with not very high Psycho-Pass will be paralyzed, and those with high enough Psycho-Pass will be exterminated.
Akane Tsunemori, a young passionate woman inspector, worked alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, begins to learn that Sybil System is not a perfect judgment system for criminality. With her doubt, Akane begins to distrust the Sybil System and unravel the mysteries about it.
A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person by writing their victim’s name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, a shinigami who are bored by his life and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.
One of the smartest high school students in Japan, Light Yagami, found the Death Note and tests it by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately after, Light is surprised and recognizes the devastating power that has just fallen into his hands.
With the Death Note, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.
Dr. Kenzou Tenma, a young elite neurosurgeon is well on his way to ascend his career ladder in a well-known hospital. One night, while preparing to perform surgery on someone, the hospital director telling him to switch patients and instead perform brain surgery on a famous performer. All his colleagues and close ones applaud his accomplishment. Ironically, a poor immigrant worker who Dr. Tenma canceled to save is dead. That cause Dr. Tenma to have a crisis of conscience.
So when a similar situation occurs, Dr. Tenma stands his ground and chooses to perform surgery on a young boy instead of the town’s mayor. This choice leads Dr. Tenma to lose his social standing. However, with the mysterious death of the director and two other doctors, Dr. Tenma’s position is restored. With no evidence to convict him, he is released and goes on to attain the position of the hospital director.
Nine years later when Dr. Tenma saves the life of a criminal, his past comes back to haunt him. He comes face to face with a monster Johan Liebert, the young boy he operated on. He must now embark on a quest of pursuit to make amends for the havoc spread by the boy he saved.
NHK ni Youkoso!
Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22-year-old college dropout, has been a hikikomori for almost four years now. In his isolation, he has come to an unshakeable faith in an obscure conspiracy theory. He believes that there is an evil conspirator behind his shut-in NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) status. That evil is Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (NHK), an organization dedicated to fostering the spread of hikikomori culture.
NHK ni Youkoso! is a psychological rom-com anime that follows Tatsuhiro as he strives to escape from the NHK’s propaganda while struggling to even just leave his apartment. He then encounters Misaki Nakahara, a mysterious girl that will change his life.
That’s all five psychological anime we recommend for your holiday. Stay tuned for other anime recommendations here in Wowkia.