Ranked #915

Mousou Dairinin

Alternative Titles

English: Paranoia Agent
Japanese: 妄想代理人


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2004 to May 18, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.761 (scored by 52,003 users)
Ranked: #9152
Popularity: #356
Members: 111,724
Favorites: 1,803
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An elementary school kid dubbed with the title "shounen bat" or "lil slugger" has been going around attacking people with his bent, golden bat. Now, two detectives are investigating so they can stop this kid from making any more attacks, but they will find out soon enough... that this case is much more than they expected.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shounen Bat
Shounen Bat
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Maniwa, Mitsuhiro
Maniwa, Mitsuhiro
Seki, Toshihiko
Seki, Toshihiko
Sagi, Tsukiko
Sagi, Tsukiko
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Ikari, Keiichi
Ikari, Keiichi
Iizuka, Shouzou
Iizuka, Shouzou


Kon, Satoshi
Kon, Satoshi
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Hirao, Takayuki
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(3/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Enter Lil' Slugger
Shounen Bat Sanjou (少年バット参上)
Feb 3, 2004
2 The Golden Shoes
Kin no Kutsu (金の靴)
Feb 10, 2004
3 Double Lips
Double Lip (ダブルリップ)
Feb 17, 2004

Opening Theme

"Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen/Dream Island Obsessional Park (夢の島思念公園)" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

"Shiroi Oka - Maromi no Theme" by Susumu Hirasawa

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Apr 19, 2008
For those who aren't used to a Satoshi Kon anime, be prepared. They usually start off as a normal type of anime, and then take a serious turn for the surreal. As for Paranoia Agent, it starts off as a normal detective-style anime but then the plot twists and turns worse than a twist-tie on a bag of wonder bread. For those used to Satoshi Kon's work (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, etc), none of this is news. Personally I enjoy a good "whodunit" anime since I also love CSI, 24, Prison Break, etc. These kind of shows actually get the viewer to really think how read more
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Oct 23, 2007
Title: Paranoia Agent

Anime: The animation production for Paranoia Agent was done by Madhouse (famous for work on Death Note and Paradise Kiss), and was directed by Satoshi Kon (famous for Perfect Blue and Paprika). It aired on Japanese television from February 2nd, 2004 to May 18th, 2004. Geneon (soon to be defunct) licensed it Stateside, and the fourth and final volume was released May 10th, 2005. The dubbed version also had a run on Adult Swim, the first of which began on May 28th, 2005, and an encore run on June 6th, 2006.

Story: The first episode kicks off with character designer (Sugi) read more
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Apr 21, 2008
Paranoia Agent
No. episodes - 13

Story -
It is very hard to give a rating for Paranoia agent that can be surmised using the numbers rating system. The story is quite complicated but excecuted with flair. Any dull moments serve to advance the viewers understanding of the complicated characters and scenarios. Plainly the plot revolves around a series of attacks on people who appear to be unrelated. The plot dedicates episodes to each of these victims and merges their paths together to weave a story of connections and basically highlight the power of Paranoia. This is a gritty and mature anime, it deals with issues such read more
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Jan 11, 2015
Paranoia Agent is very different from any of your average anime. It can also be pretty hard to keep track of, and there are some parts that are very... strange. The anime could also sometimes be trippy and disordered and also be labeled as creepy. In MY opinion I do not believe it was scary, but as a warning you should be prepared for creepy things.

If you ever watch Hell girl (Jigoku Shoujo) its something like that. There are a whole bunch of one shots but eventually they come together (sort of). A boy, Shounen bat in subtitles and lil slugger in dubbed, read more
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Both Paranoia Agent and Paprika probe the power of man made illusions and how these affect reality to the point of merging with it. Paranoia Agent contradicts linear modes of story telling as the series progresses while Paprika is deliberately oneiric from the start. The artwork is similar and Satoshi Kon's trademarks are very visible in the way PA and Paprika push the limits of animation in general. Image surpasses the role of medium and becomes an experimental endeavour of psychological valence: PA and Paprika offer this autonomy of imagery without compromising a highly complex exploration of what it is that shapes and defines  read more 
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