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

Lil' Slugger: I'm home.
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Referenced in Tokyo Godfathers (2003) See more »

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kôen
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Lyrics, music and arrangement by Susumu Hirasawa
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Dark and a little twisted what you'd expect
16 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Insanity, violence and paranormal activity. This is what we've all come to expect from the late great Satoshi Kon creator of such lovely films as Perfect Blue and Paprika. In this event we have a whole anime series called paranoia agent which is a playground for sex, violence and insanity.

The story starts out with a girl that is attacked by an unknown assailant and then the story goes along to reflect the minds of society's 'victims' leading to a very odd but spectacular climax.

The voice acting is well done on both ends. I preferred the English dub on this one as the voices were well done and I liked the translations better. The sub was very well performed but nothing new for me. I feel that you will be happy weather you are a sub or dub fan.

the story starts off very well drawing you in and maintains a very high level of intensity that stays with out throughout. The individual stories are unique and for the most part very interesting not allowing for you to take time and lose interest.

Of course there are down sides...Sometimes it can get confusing and you start to think "eh? what was that about?" The story also starts to flow off on a rather odd tangent that I feel was a tad unnecessary.

In the end Paranoia Agent is a masterwork with minor but noticeable flaws.


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