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Paprika -- When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Paprika -- When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

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Director:
Writers:
Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)
Seishi Minakami (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
This is your brain on anime.
Plot:
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(34 articles)
Watch: “Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time”
 (From Filmmaker Magazine. 25 July 2014, 9:30 AM, PDT)

The top 25 underappreciated films of 2006
 (From Den of Geek. 22 January 2014, 6:26 AM, PST)

The top 25 underrated films of 2003
 (From Den of Geek. 18 December 2013, 5:29 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Fascinating See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Paprika / Chiba Atsuko (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Tokita Kohsaku (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Osanai Morio (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ... Shima Tora-taroh (voice)
Tôru Emori ... Inui Sei-jiroh (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Detective Kogawa Toshimi (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Guy (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ... A doll (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ... Himuro Kei (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ... Tsumura Yasushi (voice)
Rikako Aikawa ... Kakimoto Nobue (voice)
Shin'ichirô Ôta ... Reporter (voice)
Satoshi Kon ... Jin-nai (voice)
Yasutaka Tsutsui ... Kuga (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Beacock ... Hajime Himuro / Kuga (voice: English version)
Doug Erholtz ... Dr. Morio Osanai (voice: English version)

Michael Forest ... Dr. Seijiro Inui (voice: English version)

David Lodge ... Dr. Torataro Shima (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Dr. Kosaku Tokita (voice: English version)

Cindy Robinson ... Dr. Atsuko Chiba / Paprika (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... Detective Toshimi Konakawa (voice: English version)
Ezra Weisz ... Konakawa's Old Friend (voice: English version) (as Ethan Murray)

Directed by
Satoshi Kon 
 
Writing credits
Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)

Seishi Minakami (screenplay) &
Satoshi Kon (screenplay)

Produced by
Jungo Maruta .... executive producer
Masao Takiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Susumu Hirasawa 
 
Cinematography by
Michiya Katou 
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Art Direction by
Nobutaka Ike 
 
Art Department
Satoshi Hashimoto .... color designer
 
Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
 
Animation Department
Masashi Ando .... animation director
Masashi Ando .... character designer
Hisashi Eguchi .... animator
Hideki Hamazu .... animator
Shinji Hashimoto .... animator
Kaichi Honma .... animator
Ei Inoue .... animator
Ei Inoue .... assistant animation director
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... assistant animation director
Yoshimi Itazu .... animator
Takashi Kawaguchi .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animator
Tetsuya Kumagai .... animator
Michio Mihara .... animator
Michio Mihara .... assistant animation director
Yasunori Miyazawa .... animator
Mitsunori Murata .... animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... animator
Yasumitsu Suetake .... layout artist
Michiyo Suzuki .... animator
Norimoto Tokura .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Other crew
Masao Maruyama .... development
Ezra Weisz .... voice director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Papurika" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent and sexual images
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-13 | France:U | Germany:12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The tall and short bartenders in Paprika's website are voiced by director Satoshi Kon, and the original author of the Paprika novel, Yasutaka Tsutsui, respectively.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Paprika:Time for the greatest show on earth!
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Movie Connections:
References Pafekuto Buru (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mediational FieldSee more »

FAQ

What is the name of the song played in the US trailer and where can I find it?
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38 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating, 21 January 2008
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

I'm not an expert in anime, nor have I seen a lot of this genre, but I utterly admire the immense creativity of people like Hayao Miyazaki ("Princess Mononoke", "Spirited Away"). Satoshi Kon's "Paprika" is a great example of anime at its finest. The movie is a sea of original ideas and a visual blast. Apparently, the plot is about the theft of a machine that allows scientists to enter and record people's dreams, and how a detective and a young therapist called Paprika join forces to get it back. But there is so much going on and so many smart innuendos (remember: this is Rated R anime, not "Ratatouille" - even though I think the R rating is just too much in this case) that "Paprika" becomes one of the most original adult animations in recent memory - superior to Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" and even "A Scanner Darkly", I dare to say. I won't give away anything because I don't want to spoil a single scene, but I'd say that I see it as a movie about the power of movies over our life/dreams, and about the love people like me have for the Seventh Art. I don't know if that was Kon's original idea and honestly I don't care - it's not every day that you find a movie that amuses and says something to you in such an unpretentious way. Whatever was Kon's original idea, I think that he got what he wanted: a movie that both entertains and makes you think. Simply fascinating. 10/10.

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