Paranoia Agent

TV (13 eps)
3.759 of 5 from 12,172 votes
Rank #1,353

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

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

noname0302's avatar by noname0302 on Jun 28, 2015
Score: 4/10

Ok. So intense psychology is one thing, but anime is not the bet method to portray it. I only watched 2 episodes, than read a brief version of the storyline and concluded that its not worth watching. Compared to Serial Experiments Lain its still good. At least something happens here. Story: Weak! 2 episodes, 2 different storylines, I expect the rest to be the same until lets say the fina 2 episodes. Nothing... read more



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