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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:
What a great film! 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:
When Paprika interviews Kogawa in his filmmaker guise, his mannerisms and appearance resemble that of Akira Kurosawa.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Paprika:Time for the greatest show on earth!
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Movie Connections:
References From Russia with Love (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
The ShadowSee more »

FAQ

What is the name of the song played in the US trailer and where can I find it?
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
What a great film!, 28 August 2007
Author: Wookieetreiber from Germany

The following review has been translated by Google:

If dream and reality merge

Paprika is one of the most unusual, most beautiful and craziest films, which I saw for a long time, decorated by an incomprehensible picture force and under from a fantastic music. The work acts first of an invention, which makes it for humans possible to note the own dreams in addition, dreams of others to see. However also one of the scientists underestimated danger is inherent in to this new technology. As always the starting point a noble goal, i.e. the equipment for the healing from psychologically ill humans to, is to be used by analyzing the dreams and thus their subconsciousness and her in the dream to a solution to then lead.

In run the first experiments, one of the prototypes however one steals. The team around corroded and scientists assumes terrorists behind the theft, who placed themselves against the possibility, into the secret of humans to penetrate… evenly their dreams and desires. But at the end once more some surprises stand ready…

One would like to assume that also this Anime rose again from the feather/spring of Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli, is nevertheless from this team outstanding works meanwhile nearly already accustomed one. But Paprika production of Satoshi Kon, a further brilliat film director and draughtsman from Japan, which have responsibility among other things also for Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia agent and Millennium Actress. It concerns thus no beginner and only quite no beginner.

The music was written by Susumu Hirasawa, which worked already more frequently with Satoshi Kon together and also this mark composed again a wonderful sound TRACK, which one can hear again and again.

Clay/tone and picture film are not stand out, it give anything to criticize. On the second disk e.g. are very beautiful extras, like a long Making OF and a kind discussion round with two the synchronous speaker, Satoshi Kon and the author of the book collecting main Yasutaka Tsutsui.

To all lovers of the Anime applies: buy!

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