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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
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 55066 users)
Ranked: #3172
Popularity: #248
Members: 89,562
Favorites: 891
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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)

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 Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, 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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Aug 6, 2007
Washi
Paprika, Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers) latest movie, is a whimsical and imaginative journey into the concept of dreaming. As with each of his productions, Paprika is a distinctly unique and fresh film, while also retaining tones of Satoshi Kon’s usual quirkiness and style. While this is a film that revolves around exploration into the farthest reaches of human subconscious, it has traded the introverted and claustrophobic psychological tension seen in Perfect Blue for a decidedly free and open approach to the human mind, fitting with the theme of the limitless expanse of dreaming. This gives it a more relaxed and fun 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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