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Mousou Dairinin

Mousou Dairinin

Alternative Titles

English: Paranoia Agent
Japanese: 妄想代理人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2004 to May 18, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 41433 users)
Ranked: #8472
Popularity: #306
Members: 83,958
Favorites: 1,328
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama horror mystery psychological

Synopsis

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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Shounen Bat
Shounen Bat
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Riegel, Sam
English
Riegel, Sam
...
Ikari, Keiichi
Ikari, Keiichi
Main
McConnohie, Michael
English
McConnohie, Michael
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese
Iizuka, Shouzou
...
Maniwa, Mitsuhiro
Maniwa, Mitsuhiro
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
O'Brien, Liam
English
O'Brien, Liam
...
Sagi, Tsukiko
Sagi, Tsukiko
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...

Staff

Kon, Satoshi
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Utsunomiya, Satoru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director



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Apr 19, 2008
Ranivus
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
Venneh
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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Recommendations

Another one of Satoshi Kon's masterpieces that uses a lot of the same animation style as Paprika!
Perception and reality: the divergence between what one perceives and what might exist is at the heart of both series. Paranoia Agent follows a more psychological approach to unravel the relation between these vectors while Serial Experiments Lain has a more philosophical take. It is likely that those who enjoy abstract deconstructions of identity will appreciate these exercises in surreal existentialism that are Lain and Paranoia Agent.

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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