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Paprika

Paprika

Alternative Titles

English: Paprika
Japanese: パプリカ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 2006
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 59790 users)
Ranked: #3292
Popularity: #260
Members: 98,487
Favorites: 968
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Popular Tags

fantasy horror mystery psychological sci-fi

Synopsis

In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the "DC Mini" it is able to act as a "dream detective" to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name "PAPRIKA," in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Paprika, Paprika: The Dream-Child

Characters & Voice Actors

Paprika
Paprika
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Robinson, Cindy
English
Robinson, Cindy
...
Chiba, Atsuko
Chiba, Atsuko
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Robinson, Cindy
English
Robinson, Cindy
...
Konakawa, Toshimi
Konakawa, Toshimi
Main
Otsuka, Akio
Japanese
Otsuka, Akio
St. Peter, Paul
English
St. Peter, Paul
Tokita, Kosaku
Tokita, Kosaku
Main
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
...

Staff

Kon, Satoshi
Director, Script
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Minakami, Seishi
Script, Screenplay
Hirasawa, Susumu
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Music



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Jun 25, 2013
judojon
Satoshi Kon was among the best directors in the medium of anime until his unfortunate and untimely death in 2010. His blending of realistic character designs and settings with Lynchian surrealism created visual experiences unlike anything anime had produced before. Beautiful and haunting dreamscapes that unraveled the human psyche both literally and figuratively. A great example is his last work; the strange, dense, and insanely inventive Paprika.

Adapted from a novel of the same name by science fiction author Yautaka Tsutsiu, Paprika takes Kon's mind-bending style and applies it quite literally to the plot. The story takes place in the near future, where a remarkable device read more
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Nov 3, 2014
myronator
Paprika, Satoshi Kon's last film as a director, is commonly referred to as "Inception before Inception was made". With this kind of reputation, especially with the Kon name behind it, the expectations are going to be high when watching this movie. There is no doubt the technical aspects of this film will fulfill these expectations, however the story itself falls short.

Paprika is surreal. From the opening credits, the film makes it clear that reality will be bent and twisted. This is where Satoshi Kon excels. Through the use of amazing scene transitions, the storytelling in Paprika keeps you guessing. These techniques work well in the read more
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Recommendations

Another one of Satoshi Kon's masterpieces that uses a lot of the same animation style as Paprika!
Psychological thriller movies Directed by Satoshi Kon. They both blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

Opening Theme

"Mediational Field" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

白虎野の娘 (Byakkoya no Musume) by Hirasawa Susumu
"Byakkoya (白虎野)" by Susumu Hirasawa

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