Paranoia Agent (2004– )
"Môsô dairinin" (original title)

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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

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Series cast summary:
Shôzô Iizuka ...
 Keiichi Ikari (7 episodes, 2004)
Toshihiko Seki ...
 Mitsuhiro Maniwa (7 episodes, 2004)
...
 Keiichi Ikari (7 episodes, 2004)
...
 Mitsuhiro Maniwa (7 episodes, 2004)
Mamiko Noto ...
 Tsukiko Sagi (6 episodes, 2004)
Ryûji Saikachi ...
 Old Man (6 episodes, 2004)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Tsukiko Sagi / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
William Knight ...
 Old Man (6 episodes, 2004)
Doug Stone ...
 Akio Kawazu / ... (5 episodes, 2004)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Harumi Chono / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
 Shonen Bat (4 episodes, 2004)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
 Masami Hirukawa (4 episodes, 2004)
Makoto Tsumura ...
 Shogo Ushiyama (4 episodes, 2004)
Mayumi Yamaguchi ...
 Yuichi Taira (4 episodes, 2004)
Carrie Savage ...
 Maromi / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
...
 Harumi Chono / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
...
 Little Slugger / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Deem Bristow ...
 Masami Hirukawa (4 episodes, 2004)
Steven Bendik ...
 Shogo Ushiyama (4 episodes, 2004)
...
 Yuichi Taira (4 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Klein
(4 episodes, 2004)
Haruko Momoi ...
 Maromi (3 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Akio Kawazu (2 episodes, 2004)
Akio Suyama ...
 Masashi Kamei (2 episodes, 2004)
Hisako Kyôda ...
 Old Woman (2 episodes, 2004)
Patrick Seitz ...
 Comic Hero / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Kamome / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...
 Housewife A / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
 Masashi Kamei (2 episodes, 2004)
Gina Grad ...
 Housewife C / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
...
 Old Woman (2 episodes, 2004)
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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

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Trivia

This series is shown on satellite networks in Japan as it was deemed unsuitable for prime time network television. See more »

Goofs

When Ikari notices Hirukawa on the swing, the coat he holds switches arms several times. See more »

Quotes

Lil' Slugger: I'm home.
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #34.4 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shirogaoka - Maromi no Têma
(White Hill - Maromi's Theme)
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Lyrics, music and arrangement by Susumu Hirasawa
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Beautiful Masterpiece About A Human Fallacy
21 August 2005 | by (E-town, New Jeru) – See all my reviews

PA is a wonderfully beautiful and mind boggling trip into the minds of people.

People who deal with real problems. There's no alien invaders, no demons, no ghosts, no monsters. Only themselves. There's no gratuitous nudity, no fanservice, no sexual innuendo, no awkward teen hero.

We are given one Miss Tsukiko Sagi, creator of Moromi, a popular dog character that everyone loves and has merchandise of in one form or another (think Hello Kitty). One night walking home, she is attacked by an unknown assailant, to be forever known as Lil Slugger, a boy on rollerblades with a baseball bat.

So begins a series that will make your eyes bug out and go "Huh!? I don't get it?!" Don't worry, its like that. Its a great 13 episodes with an emotional and powerful climax thats a metaphor for life itself.

A MUST SEE for anyone in general, even if you don't like anime, this is a masterpiece.


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