The official website of event management company Couverture LLC, revealed on Aug 13, 2022, that Satoshi Kon’s Paranoia Agent (Mousou Dairinin) will be getting a special screening at Tokyo’s Hall Mixa on Aug 20, 2022.
The event will start at 2:00 p.m. JST and will screen all 13 episodes of the series (25 minutes each). The event is estimated to go on till 9:00 p.m. JST on the same day.
In addition to the screening, the series composer of Paranoia Agent, Seishi Minakami, and the art direcor, Nobutake Ike, will be present at the event. They will talk about Paranoia Agent from their standpoint and also about director Satoshi Kon.
Fans can pre-book the ticket or purchase them at the door on the day of the event.
Paranoia Agent is an anime series produced by Madhouse, and the only anime series, to be created by acclaimed director Satoshi Kon. He created the series because he did not want to waste the abundance of unused ideas for stories and arrangements that he felt were good, but did not fit into any of his previous movies.
The plot focuses on the social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Shounen Bat, who was voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi.
The anime aired in Japan from Feb 3, 2004 to May 18, 2004. A light novel version of the movie, penned by Kon and Yuichi Umezu was released in May 2004, under the Horror Bunko imprint of Kadokawa.
MAL describes the plot of the anime as follows:
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?
Source: Couverture LLC official website