Paranoia Agent
Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2004
Air Date: Feb 2, 2004 to May 18, 2004
Episodes: 13
Type: Series
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Paranoia Agent

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An elementary school boy on inline skates dubbed Lil' Slugger is said to be responsible for a series of mysterious street assaults in Tokyo. None of the victims can recall the boy's face and only three distinct details are left in their memories: golden inline skates, a baseball cap, and the weapon: a bent golden baseball bat.

Two police detectives, Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa, are assigned to the case to track down the perpetrator and put an end to his crimes.
[Edit]Paranoia Agent (妄想代理人, Mōsō Dairinin) is a Japanese anime television miniseries created by Japanese director Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Lil' Slugger (Shōnen Bat, or Bat Boy in the original Japanese version). The plot relays between a large cast of people affected in some way by the phenomenon; usually Lil' Slugger's victims or the detectives assigned to apprehend him. As each character becomes the focus of the story, details are revealed about their secret lives and the truth about Lil' Slugger.

The series first aired on Japan's WOWOW between February 2, 2004 and May 18, 2004. A series of four English dubbed and subtitled DVDs produced by New Generation Pictures were released in North America and Europe between October 26, 2004 and May 10, 2005 distributed by Geneon. A UMD version of Volume 1 was made available on October 10, 2005. The English dubbed version began airing in the U.S. on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on May 28, 2005 followed by an encore airing that began on June 6, 2006. In Canada, it began a run on the digital channel G4TechTV Canada on July 27, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Keiichi Ikari (lead)
Mitsuhiro Maniwa (lead)Toshihiko Seki
Tsukiko Sagi (lead)Mamiko Noto
Akio Kawazu
Harumi ChonoKotono Mitsuishi
MaromiHaruko Momoi
Masami HirukawaToshihiko Nakajima
Misae Ikari
Shogo Ushiyama
Shonen BatDaisuke Sakaguchi
Yuichi Taira