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Paranoia Agent 

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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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
Ryûji Saikachi Ryûji Saikachi ...  Old Man 6 episodes, 2004
Michelle Ruff ...  Tsukiko Sagi / ... 6 episodes, 2004
William Frederick 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
Makoto Tsumura Makoto Tsumura ...  Shogo Ushiyama 4 episodes, 2004
Mayumi Yamaguchi Mayumi Yamaguchi ...  Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
Carrie Savage ...  Maromi / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Erica Shaffer ...  Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Sam Riegel ...  Little Slugger / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Deem Bristow ...  Masami Hirukawa 4 episodes, 2004
Steven Bendik Steven Bendik ...  Shogo Ushiyama 4 episodes, 2004
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
Jonathan Klein 4 episodes, 2004
Haruko Momoi Haruko Momoi ...  Maromi 3 episodes, 2004
Kenji Utsumi ...  Akio Kawazu 2 episodes, 2004
Akio Suyama Akio Suyama ...  Masashi Kamei 2 episodes, 2004
Hisako Kyôda ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 2004
Patrick Seitz ...  Comic Hero / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kamome / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Hunter Mackenzie Austin Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...  Housewife A / ... 2 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

This series is shown on satellite networks in Japan as it was deemed unsuitable for prime time network television. 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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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #34.4 (2005) 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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Quite Possibly the Most Thoughtful Anime Ever
29 May 2006 | by FatherBrainSee all my reviews

I caught this series by accident on Cartoon Network, but I was instantly hooked. This series tackles more weighty topics than almost any live-action drama on television today, and does so with rare intelligence.

Throughout this parable of a city struck with fear over a (possibly imaginary) serial assailant, the show presents some powerful insights on the terrible price of repression, on the thin line between reality and perceptions, and on the fragility of social order. The inter-twining stories of the victims are both entertaining and thought provoking.

This series does not feature giant robots, monsters, or big breasted magical girls. Nor does this narrative stick to simple, linear story lines with obvious heroes and villains. This is a challenging but very rewarding look at the darker side of modern society. It is unlike any anime series I have seen, and I recommend it highly.


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