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The world of dreams can be an incredible window into the psyche, showing one's deepest desires, aspirations, and repressed memories. One hopeful tech lab has been developing the "DC Mini," a device with the power to delve into the dreams of others. Atsuko Chiba and Kosaku Tokita have been tirelessly working to develop this technology with the hopes of using it to deeply explore patients' minds and help cure them of their psychological disorders. However, having access to the deepest corners of a person's mind comes with a tremendous responsibility. In the wrong hands, the DC Mini could be used as a form of psychological terrorism and cause mental breakdowns in the minds of targets. When this technology is stolen and people around them start acting strangely, Atsuko and Kosaku know they have a serious problem on their hands. Enlisting the help of Officer Konakawa, who has been receiving this experimental therapy, they search both the real and dream worlds for their mental terrorist.

User Rating: 3.15 ( 3 votes)


English: Paprika
Japanese: パプリカ
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 2006
Producers: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cyclone Graphics
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: Dementia, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Satoshi Kon – Director, Script
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Michiya Katou – Episode Director, Director of Photography
Seishi Minakami – Script, Screenplay
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Mediational Field” by Susumu Hirasawa
ED1: 白虎野の娘 (Byakkoya no Musume) by Hirasawa Susumu”Byakkoya (白虎野)” by Susumu Hirasawa


Amazing visuals, shoddy plot.


Visually beautiful, but I liked Tokyo Godfathers better.


Some cool visuals but doesn’t have much meaning


It’s not a spice, but it’s a spicy film. watch it for a trip & a sick soundtrack


A mind bending film about the concept of reality versus our conception of dreams, and the possibility of them merging as one.


It’s like Inception, but not done by a hack. Clever story and direction makes Kon’s final film one of his best.


An extremely cerebral and rewarding experience.