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Paprika ()

Papurika (original title)
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

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Paprika / Chiba Atsuko (voice)
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Tokita Kohsaku (voice)
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Osanai Morio (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ...
Shima Tora-taroh (voice)
Tôru Emori ...
Inui Sei-jiroh (voice)
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Detective Kogawa Toshimi (voice)
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Guy (voice)
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Japanese Doll (voice)
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Himuro Kei (voice)
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Tsumura Yasushi (voice)
Rikako Aikawa ...
Kakimoto Nobue (voice)
Shin'ichirô Ôta ...
Reporter (voice)
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Jin-nai (voice)
Yasutaka Tsutsui ...
Kuga (voice)
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Hajime Himuro / Kuga (voice)
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Dr. Morio Osanai (voice)
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Dr. Seijiro Inui (voice)
Shinya Fukumatsu ...
Magician (voice)
Kumiko Izumi ...
Announcer (voice)
Anri Katsu ...
Researcher (voice)
Akiko Kawase ...
Waitress (voice)
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Dr. Torataro Shima (voice)
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Dr. Kosaku Tokita (voice)
Kôzô Mito ...
Pierrot (voice) (as Kozo Mito)
Eiji Miyashita ...
Institute member (voice)
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Dr. Atsuko Chiba / Paprika (voice)
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Detective Toshimi Konakawa (voice)
Ezra Weisz ...
Konakawa's Old Friend (voice) (as Ethan Murray)

Directed by

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Satoshi Kon

Written by

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Yasutaka Tsutsui ... (novel)
 
Seishi Minakami ... (screenplay) &
Satoshi Kon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Fuminori Hara ... assistant producer
Jungo Maruta ... executive producer
Taro Morishima ... associate producer
Yukiko Ninokata ... associate producer
Jun Ogawa ... assistant producer
Masao Takiyama ... executive producer
Satoki Toyoda ... production producer

Music by

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Susumu Hirasawa

Cinematography by

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Michiya Katou

Film Editing by

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Takeshi Seyama

Editorial Department

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Hiroaki Hirabayashi ... color timer
Wataru Matsumoto ... color management
Masashi Okoshi ... film recording
Mathieu Reid ... color timer
Yûko Shimura ... lab coordinator
Kenji Takahashi ... film recording
Tetsuya Yamai ... color management

Art Direction by

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Nobutaka Ike

Production Management

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Kentarô Hashimoto ... production manager

Art Department

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Satoshi Hashimoto ... color designer
Kazuki Higashiji ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Kunio Ando ... sound mixer
Mariko Chikada ... dts encoding
Masanori Chinzei ... sound engineer
Hideyuki Hachisuga ... recording assistant: Aoi Studio
Tsutomu Kawahigashi ... dolby film consultant: Continental Far East
Shizuo Kurahashi ... sound effects editor: Sound Box
Hiroiku Maru ... sound producer: Techno Sound
Masafumi Mima ... sound director
Mikio Mori ... dolby film consultant: Continental Far East
Tomoko Nakajima ... sound producer: Techno Sound
Yuji Tagami ... recording assistant: Aoi Studio
Akira Toshizawa ... optical recordist: Aoi Studio
Fujio Yamada ... recording: Tricycle Studio
Omoi Yonehara ... sound effects assistant: Sound Box

Special Effects by

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Ayumi Arahata ... special effects
Keiko Itogawa ... special effects
Kumiko Taniguchi ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Michiya Katou ... cg director
Tomohisa Shitara ... vfx artist

Animation Department

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Miyuki Abe ... inbetween checker
Takahiko Abiru ... inbetween checker
Sonoo Akagi ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Yûsuke Akimoto ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Eun Hee An ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Masashi Ando ... animation director / character designer
Dong-wook Baek ... cel painter: DR Movie
Eun-Soon Byun ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Yuri Chikawa ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Bo-Ra Choi ... cel painter: DR Movie
Jin Hae Choi ... cel painter: DR Movie
Ki-Jeong Choi ... cel painter: DR Movie
Su-Ra Choi ... cel painter: DR Movie
Hisashi Eguchi ... key animator
Ko Eun-Kyeong ... background artist: DR Movie
Ikumi Fukumoto ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Jin Ju Go ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
In Hoi Gu ... cel painter: DR Movie
Hideki Hamazu ... key animator
Shinji Hashimoto ... key animator
Fumie Hayashi ... cel checker
Young Jin Heo ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Young Mi Heo ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Heo Young Mi)
Yukari Hirano ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Chang Hee Hong ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Mi Yeong Hong ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Seung Hee Hong ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Akira Honma ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Kaichi Honma ... key animator
Yoshinori Horikawa ... cel checker
Sun Ha Hwang ... inbetween checker
Yuuya Igarashi ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Hisashi Ikeda ... background artist
Junko Ina ... background artist
Kaoru Inoda ... background artist
Ei Inoue ... assistant animation director / key animator
Toshiyuki Inoue ... assistant animation director / key animator
Yoshimi Itazu ... key animator
Maiko Izumi ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Cheol-Ho Jang ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Chel Ho Jang)
Yong Jun Jeong ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Youn Hee Jeong ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Yeun Hee Jeong)
Chun Min Jung ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Hee Jung Jung ... cel painter: DR Movie
You Kyung Jung ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as You Kyoung Jung)
Young-sun Jung ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Yun-sun Jung ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Yun Soon Jung)
Yuriko Kadomoto ... cel checker
Chikako Kamata ... cel checker
Takashi Kawaguchi ... key animator
Kumiko Kawana ... key animator
Eunsun Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Eun Sun Kim)
Jung-hee Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kang-in Kim ... cel painter: DR Movie
Kyoung-Min Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Min Ju Kim ... cel painter: DR Movie
Ok-joo Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Ok Ju Kim)
Mika Kinoshita ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Maiko Kinouchi ... inbetween checker
Naruyo Kiriyama ... background artist
Tomomi Kitani ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Maki Kokubo ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Naoko Komatsu ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Ikuyo Kondô ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Naoto Kondô ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Ken'ichi Konishi ... key animator
Tetsuya Kumagai ... key animator
Azumi Kuniyoshi ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Masato Kuri ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Seiko Kuroda ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Masayuki Kuwahara ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Choi-hee Kyoung ... cel painter: DR Movie
Yoshiaki Kyôgoku ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Naoko Kôda ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Hyun-Woo Lee ... cel painter: DR Movie (as Hyun Woo Lee)
Jin-hong Lee ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kun-hae Lee ... cel painter: DR Movie
Mi Ok Lee ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Sun Kyeong Lee ... background artist: DR Movie
Woo-kyun Lee ... inbetween artist: DR Movie (as Woo Kyou Lee)
Young-Ae Lee ... cel painter: DR Movie
Takashi Mamezuka ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Yuki Masuda ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Naoko Masui ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Kei Matsumoto ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Masaki Matsumura ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Michio Mihara ... assistant animation director / key animator
Hong Yi Min ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Aki Minai ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Osamu Miwa ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Nami Miyanogawa ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Yasunori Miyazawa ... key animator
Youko Motoya ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Mitsunori Murata ... key animator
Mi Ae Na ... cel painter: DR Movie
Sayaka Nakagawa ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Miyuki Nakayama ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Haruyo Nebu ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Yasuyo Niimura ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Akiko Ohshima ... inbetween checker
Masako Okada ... background artist
Hiroyuki Okiura ... key animator
Tetsu Onitsuka ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Harue Ono ... cel checker
Jun Ono ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Hyun Ju Park ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kyung-suk Park ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Sun Young Park ... background artist: DR Movie
Eun Me Pyun ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Haruka Saijou ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Kotoe Saitou ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Reiko Sakai ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Kayo Sakazume ... inbetween checker
Ryouko Sekiya ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Song-hee Seo ... cel painter: DR Movie
Kenichi Shima ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Hisako Shimozuma ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Hye Mi Shin ... cel painter: DR Movie
Yasumitsu Suetake ... layout artist
Akiko Sugata ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Nagisa Sunagawa ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Tae-yong Sung ... background artist: DR Movie
Michiyo Suzuki ... key animator
Yoko Suzuki ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Fumiko Tanaka ... cel painter: Studio Elle
Akiko Taniguchi ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Yuuko Tateiwa ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Norimoto Tokura ... key animator
Megumi Tonegawa ... inbetween checker
Masako Torikata ... cel checker
Shinichi Uehara ... background artist
Miki Wasada ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Keiko Watanabe ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Sakiko Watanabe ... inbetween checker
Yuko Watanabe ... inbetween artist: Dôga Kôbô
Sun Yeon Yang ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Jeong Ah Yim ... cel painter: DR Movie
Mariko Yoshida ... inbetween artist: Production I.G
Minami Yoshida ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Yuri Yoshimura ... inbetween artist: Madhouse
Ayako Ônuma ... inbetween artist: Production I.G

Additional Crew

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Masao Maruyama ... development
Ezra Weisz ... voice director

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, when awake, and distract them with their own dreams and those of others. Chaos ensues. The trio - Chiba, Tokita, and Shima - assisted by a police inspector and by a sprite named Paprika must try to identify the thief as they ward off the thief's attacks on their own psyches. Dreams, reality, and the movies merge, while characters question the limits of science and the wisdom of Big Brother. Written by

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Taglines This is your brain on anime. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • パプリカ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Paprika (Canada, English title)
  • Paprika (United States)
  • Paprika (United Kingdom)
  • Paprika (France)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY300,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Japan JPY6,789,700, 27 Nov 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Paprika interviews Konakawa in his filmmaker guise, his mannerisms and appearance resemble that of Akira Kurosawa. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Beautiful Animated Movies (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Parade See more »
Quotes Paprika: ...the Internet and dreams are similar. They're areas where the repressed conscious mind escapes.
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