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Môsô dairinin 

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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 Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ...  Keiichi Ikari 7 episodes, 2004
Toshihiko Seki ...  Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
Michael McConnohie ...  Keiichi Ikari 7 episodes, 2004
Liam O'Brien ...  Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Tsukiko Sagi 6 episodes, 2004
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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 Toshihiko Nakajima ...  Masami Hirukawa 4 episodes, 2004
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Carrie Savage ...  Maromi / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Erica Shaffer ...  Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Sam Riegel ...  Little Slugger / ... 4 episodes, 2004
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Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
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Melora Harte ...  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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Release Date:

28 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Satoshi Kon's only time directing a TV anime series. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Keiichi Ikari: The whole world is about to end, and all because of a goddamned puppy!
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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 psychological
23 February 2005 | by torinomadSee all my reviews

I saw the Japanese audio version with English subtitles.

This is definitely a series for mature audiences. It's not afraid to go into unhappy situations and unpleasant characters, and show people battling with their various dysfunctions. Very psychological and surreal. If you've never seen Satoshi Kon's other works before, be prepared to initially go "What the...?". (Actually, I was still saying that more than halfway through this series, but that didn't stop me from watching it almost completely straight through.)

Satoshi Kon has a distinctive style of delving into people's heads and meshing reality with fantasy. After first viewings of his works, I always get the feeling I'm going to have to go back several times and figure out everything I didn't catch.

On the whole, this series is very deep and dark, but there are many humorous moments. Some of the episodes depart from the "main" characters and go off in really creative directions. It's not the best series I've ever seen, and it's certainly not for everyone, but it's good. If you are looking for something really different and are up for the mental stimulation, this is it.


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