Paranoia Agent

Mousou Dairinin

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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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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: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: WOWOW, Asmik Ace, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Licensors: Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Mystery, Dementia, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Satoshi Kon – Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Hiroshi Hamasaki – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Takayuki Hirao – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen/Dream Island Obsessional Park (夢の島思念公園)” by Susumu Hirasawa
ED1: “Shiroi Oka – Maromi no Theme” by Susumu Hirasawa

Episode List

01: Enter Lil’ Slugger
02: The Golden Shoes
03: Double Lips
04: A Man’s Path
05: The Holy Warrior
06: Fear of a Direct Hit
07: MHz
08: Happy Family Planning
09: ETC
10: Mellow Maromi
11: No Entry
12: Radar Man
13: The Final Episode


A Satoshi Kon anime detailing the human psyche and the contradictions our perceptions hold to reality.
or something, im not that smart


A little trip through insanity. I remember watching it on TV when I was younger. It was good for a getting you thinking.


It’s an allegory and criticism for the culture of Japan. That will scare some viewers off, and that’s a shame, because it’s a great trip.


Best opening ever


Not Kon’s first surreal breakdown of society and certainly not the best. But the fear is still strikingly real.


A mind-bending, perspective switching, narrative twisting critique of popular culture and its effect on the modern, urban environment.


Didn’t get it before, but now in my 20s and I’ve realized the paranoia agent is real AF and knocks you out like a bat.



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