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?
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Paranoia and fear can lead to extreme cases of distortion and alienation; this is a statement that concurs with the worlds of Akira and of PA. In both anime a disorientating feeling of malign confusion completely capsizes the very fabric of reality. This is translated in visual terms through surreal images that confront the narrative structure with their own valid claims at living symbols. Paranoia Agent and Akira take the disturbing power of art to a whole different level as they abolish limits of anime as a medium and forcibly push the envelope, creating a gripping and highly stimulating experience in the process.
Both anime have to do with mithical and mysterious beings and both are rittiled with symbolisom. Both anime also have simmiler animation style that reflects the mood of the series. Both also have to do a lot with conspericeys and mysterys and bouth have great chercters
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
Although the settings for these two shows are VERY different, there's a big similarity between both of them. Both series have a large cast of characters that seem unconnected, but when you see all of their stories together they combine into a cohesive whole. Although the theme of "everyone is a protagonist in their own story" and people's lives bumping together and drifting apart is far more obvious in Baccano, you can see it in Paranoia Agent as well. If you enjoyed the twist and turns of one series and are looking for another great cast of twisted characters to follow, give the other a try!
Evan though both shows are fitted into completely diffrent genres there is a similar feel of affection the viewer has over the charectors of both stories. Paranoia Agent a show in where all "moseique charectors" we're search episode for each charector were its up to the viewr to diagnose the case and Baccano were the moseique chectors are all capers. Fonobility shows youll laugh with a smile and drop your jaw in shock of there events. I'd also recomend the non anime movie Magnolia (thought I'd be cheeky and put that in there.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Both series force you to think (and making cogs move in your head can be pleasant from time to time). While Ergo Proxy is filled with references to philosophy and Paranoia Agent refers more to everyday problems we all have, they both are in fact elaborate riddles.
Altough the theme is very different in Ergo (much darker in tone) and Paranoia, I find that the way the series develop are very similar, plot wise. Both of these series are very mysterious, they keep you guessing, giving you small clues on what it's going on in every episode.
The artwork and soundtrack on both series are very good as well. I highly recommend both
Meet the bizarre and twisted psychiatric doctor Ichirou Irabu. Occasionally taking the form of a lime green bear, a young man or even a small child, this freaky physician and his seductively sadistic nurse Mayumi deal with all manner of patients. Though in order to satiate his rampant injection fetish, everyone receives the same treatment: a large vaccination, whether they need it or not! From a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia, to an office worker tormented by a permanent erection, to a romance novelist with OCD and stress-induced vomiting, no one is safe from Dr. Ichirou's unique and psychedelic medical practice.
Both have the same style in the sense that each episode focuses on one characters problem and ends with it being solved. Also in both, the way the characters tie into each other later on becomes prevalent. Each episode feels like an eternity. That's a very rare and good thing.
Both of these anime deal considerably with psychology. Kuuchuu Buranko is very light hearted compared to Paranoia Agent, but they both look at people dealing with stress and mental illness.
This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.
Bouth are episodeic anime directed by the same persion and bouth have simmiler animation and great thems of phycology
Both Memories and Paranoia Agent are thought provoking Psychological works of Satoshi Kon. They have a great link with the mysteries and ambiguity of the human psyche. While there may be dihherences in the way they show the underlying messages they are still relativley the same. This can be said about all Satoshi Kon's works however. If you like one I truly don't see how you could not like the other. This is the most different of Satoshi Kons works. it is a a collection of three stories. I found the first story based in space to be the most thought provoking. So even if you don't like the final two stories, which I am sure you will, you'll still (more than likely) love the first of the three.