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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 ...  Keiichi Ikari 7 episodes, 2004
...  Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
...  Keiichi Ikari 7 episodes, 2004
...  Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
Mamiko Noto ...  Tsukiko Sagi 6 episodes, 2004
Ryûji Saikachi ...  Old Man 6 episodes, 2004
...  Tsukiko Sagi / ... 6 episodes, 2004
...  Old Man 6 episodes, 2004
...  Akio Kawazu / ... 5 episodes, 2004
...  Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
...  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
...  Maromi / ... 4 episodes, 2004
...  Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
...  Little Slugger / ... 4 episodes, 2004
...  Masami Hirukawa 4 episodes, 2004
Steven Bendik ...  Shogo Ushiyama 4 episodes, 2004
...  Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
4 episodes, 2004
Haruko Momoi ...  Maromi 3 episodes, 2004
...  Akio Kawazu 2 episodes, 2004
Akio Suyama ...  Masashi Kamei 2 episodes, 2004
...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 2004
...  Comic Hero / ... 2 episodes, 2004
...  Kamome / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...  Housewife A / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Jonathan C. Osborne ...  Masashi Kamei 2 episodes, 2004
...  Housewife C / ... 2 episodes, 2004
...  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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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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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Shirogaoka - Maromi no Têma
(White Hill - Maromi's Theme)
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Lyrics, music and arrangement by Susumu Hirasawa
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Beautiful Masterpiece About A Human Fallacy
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

PA is a wonderfully beautiful and mind boggling trip into the minds of people.

People who deal with real problems. There's no alien invaders, no demons, no ghosts, no monsters. Only themselves. There's no gratuitous nudity, no fanservice, no sexual innuendo, no awkward teen hero.

We are given one Miss Tsukiko Sagi, creator of Moromi, a popular dog character that everyone loves and has merchandise of in one form or another (think Hello Kitty). One night walking home, she is attacked by an unknown assailant, to be forever known as Lil Slugger, a boy on rollerblades with a baseball bat.

So begins a series that will make your eyes bug out and go "Huh!? I don't get it?!" Don't worry, its like that. Its a great 13 episodes with an emotional and powerful climax thats a metaphor for life itself.

A MUST SEE for anyone in general, even if you don't like anime, this is a masterpiece.


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