Mousou Dairinin

Paranoia Agent

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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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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


Score: 7.671 (scored by 153440153,440 users)
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Ranked: #11942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #540
Members: 395,255
Favorites: 5,275

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The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) 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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The anime was awarded the Silver Prize in Animation Jury Award and Audience Award at Fantasia International Film Festival 2004 in Montreal, Canada.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"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

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 ...
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) ...
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 ...

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