Paranoia Agent

TV (13 eps)
3.749 out of 5 from 11,400 votes
Rank #1,268

In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Aug 6, 2005
Score: 9.5/10

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Paranoia Agent is a brilliant, intelligent story that is extremely hard to explain without spoiling. The general story revolves around what you see above: people are being randomly attacked by Shounen Bat. But around episode 5 or 6, a new plotline evolves, which becomes very enthralling and in depth. By the end, fear not, the main idea of the story is revealed, but you are indeed left with many... read more

RedPandaKing's avatar by RedPandaKing on Nov 5, 2012
Score: 9.5/10

Intro: Without a doubt, there are few anime that can really strike a person. Whether it be to save that person from depression, or reheat his/her passion, or even deliver a message worth riding home about. But the intricate, shameless, and explosive nature of Paranoia Agent really shook me. Without a doubt, from the end of the first episode, I knew that I had stumbled across something truly... read more

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