Paranoia Agent : Season 1

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  • Summary: When darkness overcomes the heart,
    Lil' Slugger appears...An elementary school boy on Rollerblades dubbed Lil' Slugger (Shounen Bat) is said to be responsible for a series of mysterious hit-and-run assaults in Tokyo. The circumstances are always the same: none of the victims can recall the
    When darkness overcomes the heart,
    Lil' Slugger appears...An elementary school boy on Rollerblades dubbed Lil' Slugger (Shounen Bat) is said to be responsible for a series of mysterious hit-and-run assaults in Tokyo. The circumstances are always the same: none of the victims can recall the boy's face and only two distinct details are left in their memories - golden Rollerblades and the weapon, a golden baseball bat bent like a dog's leg.Two police detectives, Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa, are assigned to the case to track down the perpetrator and put an end to his violent and random spree. What at first may seem like a typical act of juvenile vandalism soon turns out to bear the signature of an unclear evil. The attacks never leave their victims as they were before as each victim before the attack is overcome by stress, depression, or an emotional trauma created by their environment, their past, or their secrets. They are so overwhelmed that they enter a state of paranoia as they fight their inner demons. After a good smack in the head, they seem as if that their emotional trauma has been alleviated. Starting with the first victim Tsukiko Sagi, a shy character designer who created the immensely popular pink dog Maromi, the detectives follow what little clues they have and try to apprehend the boy. But just when they think they got it solved, things get more complicated as they reach the end of their line.Opening Song: "Dream Island Obsessional Park" by Susumu Hirasawa
    Closing Song: "White Hill - Maromi's Theme" by Susumu Hirasawa
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Suspense

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  1. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    Story: The story of Paranoia Agent follows little slugger, the victims that he assaults with his golden roller blades and bat, and theStory: The story of Paranoia Agent follows little slugger, the victims that he assaults with his golden roller blades and bat, and the detectives trying to track him down. Seriously, that's what it's about. If FLCL or Evangelion was difficult for you to follow, then Paranoia Agent is going to be a nightmare, but one you should still watch. To put it into perspective I'd say this, if someone asked me what Paranoia Agent is about, I'd reply, "What isn't it about?". Characters: As stated before, they're are several different characters the story follows. The main ones are Sukiko, creator of the hot selling cartoon figure, Maromi, the chief detective in charge of finding little slugger, and little slugger himself. There's also the popular guy, the tutor/ prostitute, the old man, the "down on his luck" father, the resentful daughter, the stressed out coworker, and many more. I can't stress the importance of each individual character. There are no unimportant characters in this series thanks to the way the story is told. Each character has their own episode, of which they're are thirteen in total. Animation: Some of the best I've seen. The people look like, well... People. Not some emo douche, you know the ones that are so popular now a days? Personal bias aside, the animation is really good. Music: The only way I can describe the music is eerily fitting and almost haunting, with the stories dark themes it creates something beautiful and twisted. Voice Acting: All around it's pretty top notch, up there with Ghost in the Shell. Fan Service:
    Really, the only fan service I could point out to you is the prostitute episode, and maybe one or two other instances, but you'll probably be too involved in the story to care. Overall: Paranoia Agent is a truly outstanding show, I can't stress that enough, but it's not for everyone. It's dark themes might turn some people off, and it can be confusing if you don't pay very close attention. On top of that, this show is not a good starting anime. That being said, this anime is probably the best thing to happen to medium since Ghost in the Shell. If you're looking for a deep, dark, and interesting story, there is none better then Paranoia Agent. Status: Classic Points of Interest: Jumping in front of a train is a terrible way to kill yourself
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  2. Aug 20, 2012
    10
    Because this anime was so good my name is littleslugger. The show follows the footsteps of a entity that take the shape of a child with goldenBecause this anime was so good my name is littleslugger. The show follows the footsteps of a entity that take the shape of a child with golden roller skates, a hat, and a bent golden baseball bat. the entity presumably attacks people who are faced with seemingly unescapable problems in their lifes. Shortly after the assailant strikes the victim wakes up and their problems solve their-selves. It also has many charactors in the anime so it is slightly difficult to follow. nevertheless i highly recomend viewing the show. Expand

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