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Friday, December 08, 2006

Who Makes an Anime "Paranoia Agent"

Paranoia Agent is now one of my favorite anime, thanks to Aaron over at the Weekly Review Podcast. Like him I've had a copy of Paranoia Agent for a long time but I never got around to actually watching it, I thought it would be something that I'd enjoy as it's usually grouped with Serial Experiments Lain, Boogiepop Phantom and FLCL. All are listed in the Dementia genre over at ANiDB and I liked the others so I gave it a try. Totally blew me away, I just love stories about reality and thats what this anime is all about.

For a very good audio review of Paranoia Agent click here and download the mp3.

So what follows are screen caps of Episode 10. It's odd that I wouldn't start with episode 1 but it doesn't matter as there are no spoilers. I just picked 10 because it is an episode that is about the people involved in making an anime and what exactly they do.

Production Cast List from ANN. for Paranoia Agent
Director: Satoshi Kon

Seishi Minakami
Tomomi Yoshino (Eps. 5, 10)

Atsushi Takahashi (Eps 3, 4, 9[IQ,LDK,UMA,SOS],12)
Hiroshi Hamazaki (Ep. 7)
Koujirou Tsuruoka (Ep. 6)
Mamoru Sasaki (Ep. 5)
Michio Mihara (Ep. 9 ["HR"])
Nanako Shimazaki (Eps. 5, 11)
Rintaro (Ep. 9 ["ETC"])
Satoru Utsunomiya (Ep. 8)
Satoshi Kon (Ep1,9[IQ,LDK,EBM,OH,TKO,HH],13)
Tatsuo Sato (Ep. 10)
Yoshihiro Wanibuchi (Ep. 2)

Music: Susumu Hirasawa

Original Work: Satoshi Kon

Character Design: Masashi Ando

Art director:
Kaoru Inoda (Eps. 5, 6, 9["ETC"])
Masako Okada (Ep. 9 ["LDK"])
Naruyo Kiriyama (Ep. 9 ["IQ"])
Nobutaka Ike (Eps. 1,2,4,8, 9[HR,ETC], 11-13)
Rei Kawano (Eps 3, 7, 9[EBM,OH,UMA,HH], 10)
Shinichi Uehara (Ep. 9 ["TKO"])

Animation director:
Akiko Asaki (Ep. 7)
Hideki Hamasu (Ep. 9 ["TKO"])
Hiroshi Hamazaki (Ep. 9 ["IQ"])
Hisashi Eguchi (Ep. 6)
Junichi Hayama (Ep. 9 ["TKO"])
Junko Abe (Ep. 10)
Katsuya Yamada (Ep. 10)
Kumiko Kawana (Ep. 9 ["EBM"])
Mamoru Sasaki (Eps. 5, 11)
Masashi Ando (Eps. 9 ["UMA", "HH"], 10)
Michio Mihara (Eps. 4, 9[HR, SOS], 12)
Michiyo Suzuki (Eps. 1, 2, 9 [OH, TKO], 13)
Satoru Utsunomiya (Ep. 8)
Shigeo Akahori (Ep. 3)
Toshiyuki Inoue (Ep. 9 ["IQ", "TKO"])
Yoshimi Itatsu (Ep. 9 ["LDK", "ETC"])

Director Of Cinematography: Katsutoshi Sugai

Key Animation: Tadashi Hiramatsu

Sound director: Masafumi Mima

Unit Director:
Atsushi Takahashi (Ep 4, 9[IQ,LDK,HR,UMA,SOS], 12)
Hiroshi Hamazaki (Ep. 7)
Koujirou Tsuruoka (Ep. 6)
Michiyo Suzuki (Ep. 9 ["OH"])
Nanako Shimazaki (Eps. 5, 11)
Satoru Utsunomiya (Ep. 8)
Takayuki Hirao (Ep. 1)
Takuji Endo (Ep 2,3,9[EBM,TKO,HH,ETC],10,13)

YouTube video of the Intro

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