Paranoia Agent starts out like your typical detective story: A series of attacks by a mysterious assailant, known only as “Shounen Bat”. As Bat-Boy beats up more people with his golden bat, then rollerblades away from the scene, two detectives are on the case.
And then, the story takes a turn for the weird. Somewhere in the NGE direction on the compass. The plot lost me a few times, but I think I finally got a grip on it by the final episode… I guess? Yeah, well, maybe I did. I admit though, the final episode was pretty cool…
I can’t get into character descriptions, as that would ruin the whole show. The story depends on you learning the characters as you go along.
So, if you don’t mind having your mind bent as much as Bat-Boy’s bat, Paranoia Agent could be in your alley. Do not watch this if you are susceptible to headaches.
This song was in my video for Serial Experiments Lain… Why use the same song twice? Well… It really does fit with these bizarre (mad) stories–in its own way.