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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Shôzô Iizuka ...
 Keiichi Ikari (7 episodes, 2004)
Toshihiko Seki ...
 Mitsuhiro Maniwa (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Keiichi Ikari (7 episodes, 2004)
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 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)
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 Harumi Chono / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Little Slugger / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Deem Bristow ...
 Masami Hirukawa (4 episodes, 2004)
Steven Bendik ...
 Shogo Ushiyama (4 episodes, 2004)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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

Satoshi Kon's first and last time directing a TV anime series. See more »

Goofs

When Lil' Slugger is about to attack Hirukawa, the shot of the golden bat tip hovering over the ground features the infamous bend a lot closer to the tip than usual. See more »

Quotes

Keiichi Ikari: The whole world is about to end, and all because of a goddamned puppy!
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Connections

Referenced in Tokyo Godfathers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Shirogaoka - Maromi no Têma
(White Hill - Maromi's Theme)
Ending theme
Lyrics, music and arrangement by Susumu Hirasawa
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First episode is looking promising
22 December 2004 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

I only watched the first episode of this series, ("Paranoia Agent" in English), and it is looking good. The animation, as is always the case with Satoshi Kon productions is excellent. Characters have way more depth than too many of those silly redundant anime. For those of you familiar with Kon's world, you will notice some characters common to his world: the homeless, the working folk, the psychotic killer.

The mood of the show at the beginning is similar to that of the excellent "lain" series. Despite this it is very original in its treatment, though some element or "camera" angles are very much like any (live-action) thriller, in the same way that "Perfect Blue" reflected a classic thriller style. There are also some fantasy bits which will arise in the show if I must believe the walking-talking Maromi doll (a doll designed by the main character of the first show). From the looks of it, this is very much worth seeing.


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