Mousou Dairinin


Paranoia Agent

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mousou Dairinin
Japanese: 妄想代理人
English: Paranoia Agent
German: Paranoja Agent
Spanish: Paranoia Agent
French: Paranoia Agent
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2004 to May 18, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 163362163,362 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #547
Members: 421,916
Favorites: 5,639

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Synopsis

The infamous Shounen Bat is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His first victim, the well-known yet timid character designer Tsukiko Sagi, is suspected of orchestrating the attacks. Believed only by her anthropomorphic pink stuffed animal, Maromi, Tsukiko is just one of Shounen Bat's many victims.

As Shounen Bat continues his relentless assault on the town, detectives Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa begin to investigate the identity of the attacker. However, more and more people fall victim to the notorious golden bat, and news of the assailant begins circulating around the town. Paranoia starts to set in as chilling rumors spread amongst adults and children alike.

Will the two detectives be able to unravel the truth behind Shounen Bat, or will the paranoia get to them first?

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Background

The anime was awarded the Silver Prize in Animation Jury Award and Audience Award at Fantasia International Film Festival 2004 in Montreal, Canada.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Tanaka, Shinsaku
Assistant Producer
Kon, Satoshi
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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

"Shiroi Oka - Maromi no Theme" by Susumu Hirasawa

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Reviews

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 ...
Jul 27, 2011
Mixed Feelings
These are my Reviews if they're helpful great, if not, that's great too. I am NOT adept at writing/typing this is merely a contribution to the site. I assume the reader has finished the show.

Story

Paranoia Agent wants to confuse the hell out of you, unfortunately it's way more simple then it would have you believe. It confuses you and uses outrageous metaphors to deliver the most simple messages. Over and over each episode is delivering the same message in a new way, but it never delivers the plot. Which is basically people mentally breaking from minor life issues and blaming it all on a .. ...
Mar 30, 2009
Paranoia agent is a series that keeps going steadily for 1 direction... worse.
After 6-7 episodes, the story is left behind and taken to a stories wich has nothing to do with the main story itself... It really looks like they had a good idea, big budget and then they messed up, didnt catch any story idea and just told, eh, fuck it.

Ok, so the artwork is great, the story starts decent but then flops totally, not being able to catch up, it just gets worse and worse every ep.

After all, the characters backgrounds are slim as pancake, depth is nonexistent, only good is sounds, but ...

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