Paranoia Agent

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?

TitleParanoia Agent
Original Title妄想代理人
First Air DateFebruary 3rd, 2004
Last Air DateMay 18th, 2004
GenresAnimation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NetworksANIMAX, WOWOW Prime
Production CompanyMadhouse
ProducersRika Tsurusaki, Mitsuru Uda, Hideki Goto, Yasuteru Iwase, Tokuji Hasegawa
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes13 Episodes
Plot Keywordshorror, police investigation, anime
Mamiko Noto
Mamiko Noto
Tsukiko Sagi (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Lil' Slugger (voice)
Haruko Momoi
Haruko Momoi
Maromi (voice)
Shozo Iizuka
Shozo Iizuka
Keiichi Ikari (voice)
Toshihiko Seki
Toshihiko Seki
Mitsuhiro Maniwa (voice)
Hisako Kyoda
Hisako Kyoda
Mysterious Old Woman (voice)
Ryūji Saikachi
Ryūji Saikachi
Mysterious Old Man (voice)
Kenji Utsumi
Kenji Utsumi
Akio Kawazu (voice)
Mayumi Yamaguchi
Mayumi Yamaguchi
Yūichi Taira (voice)
Makoto Tsumura
Makoto Tsumura
Shōgo Ushiyama (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi
Kotono Mitsuishi
Harumi Chono (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima
Toshihiko Nakajima
Masami Hirukawa (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Makoto Kozuka (voice)
Nana Mizuki
Nana Mizuki
Taeko Hirukawa (voice)
Mina Tominaga
Mina Tominaga
Kamome (voice)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo
Kiyoshi Kawakubo
Fuyubachi (voice)
Mōsō Dairinin
Mousou Dairinin
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