Paprika (movie)

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©2006 Madhouse, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Alternative title:
Paprika - Sognando un sogno (Italian)
Paprika, detective de los sueños (Spanish)
Paprika: El reino de los sueños (Spanish)
Паприка (Russian)
بابريكا (Arabic)
パプリカ (Japanese)
盜夢偵探 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: dreams
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the "DC Mini" it is able to act as a "dream detective" to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name "PAPRIKA," in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.
User Ratings: 3138 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 668 votes (sub:515, dub:115, raw:8, ?:4, others:26
9 Spanish subtitled
2 Dutch subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 1022 votes (sub:751, dub:225, ?:5, raw:5, others:36
12 Spanish subtitled
4 German dubbed
3 German subtitled
3 Polish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 719 votes (sub:529, dub:149, raw:4, ?:1, others:36
10 Spanish subtitled
7 Russian subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
1 Hungarian dubbed
 Good: 415 votes (sub:300, dub:90, ?:4, raw:3, others:18
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 141 votes (sub:97, dub:35, raw:2, ?:1, others:6
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 73 votes (sub:42, dub:22, ?:1, raw:1, others:7
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:18, dub:8, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Weak: 28 votes (sub:20, ?:3, dub:2, raw:1, others:2
2 French subtitled
 Bad: 18 votes (sub:11, raw:2, dub:1, others:4
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:6, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 15 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 4606 users, rank: #180 (of 8787)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.286 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6201, rank: #301 (of 8908)
Weighted mean: 8.265 (Very good+), rank: #276 (of 8908) (seen all: 8.27 / seen some: 7.28 / won't finish: 3.04)
Bayesian estimate: 8.262 (Very good+), rank: #171 (of 6766)
Running time: 86 minutes
2009-06-10 (Cinemax Latin America)
Premiere date:
2006-09-02 ( Italy , Venice Film Festival )
2006-10-07 (United States, New York Film Festival)
2006-10-10 (Poland, 22. Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy)
2006-11-18 (Taiwan, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival)
2006-11-25 (Japan)
2006-12-06 (France)
2007-01-29 (Sweden, Gothenburg Film Festival)
2007-03-26 (Denmark)
2007-03-31 (Turkey, 26. International Istanbul Film Festival)
2007-05-17 (Germany, 8th Japanese Film Festival Hamburg)
2007-05-25 (Korea, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival)
2007-05-25 (USA [limited release])
2007-07-19 (Singapore)
2007-09-22 (Finland, 20th Love and Anarchy Film Festival)
2007-11-04 (Argentina, festival de cine independiente, Mar del Plata)
2008-06-12 (USA TV Premiere - Starz Edge)
Release dates: We have 7
Opening Theme:
"Mediational Field" by Susumu Hirasawa
Ending Theme:
"The girl in Byakkoya - White Tiger Field" (白虎野の娘) by Susumu Hirasawa
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 9
Paprika (Sep 28, 2006)
News: Show:
Paprika Trailer Online (Mar 1, 2007)
New Paprika Trailer (Oct 3, 2006)
Subtitled Paprika Trailer (Sep 23, 2006)
Otakon 2006 - Madhouse (Aug 5, 2006)
Paprika Correction (Dec 12, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
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Universal Media Disc
    Paprika (UMD) 2008-07-22 (from $18.75)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Kon
Original story: Yasutaka Tsutsui
Character Design: Masashi Ando
Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
Animation Director: Masashi Ando
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Cgi Director: Michiya Katō
Director of Photography: Michiya Katō
Executive producer:
Jungo Maruta
Masao Takiyama

Assistant Animation Director:
Ei Inoue
Michio Mihara
Toshiyuki Inoue
Assistant Art Director: Kazuki Higashiji
Assistant producer: Fuminori Hara (Madhouse)
Associate producer:
Taro Morishima (Sony Pictures Japan)
Yukiko Ninokata (Madhouse)
Co-Producer: Satoki Toyoda
Color design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Development: Masao Maruyama
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Finish Animation:
Choi Bo-Ra (DR Movie)
Choi Su-ra (DR Movie)
Dong Wook Baek (DR Movie)
Fumiko Tanaka (Studio Elle)
Haruka Saijou (Studio Elle)
Hee Jung Jung (DR Movie)
Hee Kyoung Choi (DR Movie)
Hye Mi Shin (DR Movie)
Hyun-Woo Lee (DR Movie)
In Hoi Gu (DR Movie)
Jeong Ah Yim (DR Movie)
Jin Hae Choi (DR Movie)
Jun Ono (Studio Elle)
Kang In Kim (DR Movie)
Ki Jeong Choi (DR Movie)
Kun Hae Lee (DR Movie)
Lee Young-Ae (DR Movie)
Maiko Izumi (Studio Elle)
Maki Kokubo (Studio Elle)
Masato Kuri (Studio Elle)
Masayuki Kuwabara (Studio Elle)
Mi Ae Na (DR Movie)
Min Ju Kim (DR Movie)
Nagisa Sunagawa (Studio Elle)
Naoko Komatsu (Studio Elle)
Naoto Kondō (Studio Elle)
Sayaka Nakagawa (Studio Elle)
Seiko Kuroda (Studio Elle)
Sung Hee Seo (DR Movie)
Tetsu Onitsuka (Studio Elle)
Tomomi Kitani (Studio Elle)
Yoko Suzuki (Studio Elle)
Yuuya Igarashi (Studio Elle)
In-Between Animation:
Aki Minai (Production I.G)
Akiko Taniguchi (Madhouse)
Akira Honma (Madhouse)
Ayako Oonuma (Production I.G)
Azumi Kuniyoshi (Dogakobo)
Chang Heui Hong (Production I.G)
Chul-Ho Jang (DR Movie)
Eun Hee An (DR Movie)
Eun Me Pyun (DR Movie)
Eun Soon Byun (DR Movie)
Eun Sun Kim (DR Movie)
Haruyo Nebu (Production I.G)
Hisako Shimotsuma (Production I.G)
Hong Yi Min (DR Movie)
Houng Mi-Young (Madhouse)
Hyun Ju Park (DR Movie)
Ikumi Fukumoto (Madhouse)
Ikuyo Kondou (Production I.G)
Jeong-Hui Kim (DR Movie)
Jin Hong Lee (DR Movie)
Jin Ju Go (DR Movie)
Jung Yun Soon (DR Movie)
Kanayo Niimura (Madhouse)
Keiko Watanabe
Kenichi Shima (Madhouse)
Kotoe Saitou (Production I.G)
Kyung Suk Park (DR Movie)
Mariko Yoshida
Masaki Matsumura (Madhouse)
Megumi Matsumoto (Dogakobo)
Mi Ok Lee (DR Movie)
Mika Kinoshita (Production I.G)
Miki Wasada (Madhouse)
Min Jung Chun (DR Movie)
Min Kyoung Kim (DR Movie)
Minami Yoshida (Madhouse)
Miyuki Nakayama (Production I.G)
Nami Miyanogawa (Dogakobo)
Naoko Kouda (Production I.G)
Naoko Masui (Madhouse)
Ok-Joo Kim (DR Movie)
Osamu Miwa (Dogakobo)
Reiko Sakai (Production I.G)
Ryouko Sekiya (Madhouse)
Seung-Hee Hong (DR Movie)
Sonoo Akagi (Dogakobo)
Sun Yeoun Yang (DR Movie)
Takashi Mamezuka (Production I.G)
Tomoko Sugata (Production I.G)
Woo Kyun Lee (DR Movie)
Yeun Hee Jeong (DR Movie)
Yok Jun Jeong (Madhouse)
Yoshiaki Kyougoku (Production I.G)
You Kyoung Jung (DR Movie)
Youko Motoya (Dogakobo)
Young Mi Heop (DR Movie)
Young Sun Jung (DR Movie)
Young-Jin Heo (DR Movie)
Yukari Hirano (Production I.G)
Yuki Masuda (Production I.G)
Yuko Watanabe (Dogakobo)
Yumi Fukumoto (Madhouse)
Yuri Hoshikawa (Madhouse)
Yuri Yoshimura (Madhouse)
Yūsuke Akimoto (Madhouse)
Yuuko Tateiwa (Production I.G)
Atsurō Saitō (DR Tokyo)
Hiroshi Ōizumi (DR Tokyo)
Hitoshi Yamaguchi (Dr Tokyo)
Kouji Takahashi (DR Tokyo)
Masayuki Narai (DR Tokyo)
Natsuki Kumatani (DR Tokyo)
Ryu Takizawa (DR Tokyo)
Shigeki Asakawa (Rare Trick)
Takahiro Uezono (DR Tokyo)
Takashi Fujita (DR Tokyo)
Tetsuji Higuchi (Rare Trick)
Tetsuya Nakai (Dr Tokyo)
Toshitaka Kanda (Rare Trick)
Production manager: Kentaro Hashimoto
Production producer: Satoki Toyoda
Recording Adjustment: Kunio Andō (Aoi Studio)
Recording Assistant:
Hideyuki Hachisuga (Aoi Studio)
Yuji Tagami (Aoi Studio)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box)
Sound Effects Assistant: Omoi Yonehara (Sound Box)
Sound Engineer: Masanori Chinzei
Special Composite Artist: Tsuguyasu Uchiyama
Theme Song Arrangement: Susumu Hirasawa (ED,INS)
Theme Song Composition: Susumu Hirasawa (ED,INS)
Theme Song Lyrics: Susumu Hirasawa (ED,INS)
VFX Artist: Tomohisa Shitara
Megumi Hayashibara as Atsuko "Paprika" Chiba

Akio Ohtsuka as Toshimi Konakawa
Katsunosuke Hori as Dr. Torataro Shima
Kōichi Yamadera as Dr. Morio Osanai
Toru Emori as Dr. Seijiro Inui
Toru Furuya as Dr. Kosaku Tokita

Akiko Kawase as Waitress
Anri Katsu as Researcher
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Hajime Himuro
Eiji Miyashita as Institute member
Kouzou Mito as Pierrot
Kumiko Izumi as Announcer
Mitsuo Iwata as Yasushi Tsumura
Rikako Aikawa as Nobue Kakimoto
Satomi Koorogi as Japanese doll
Satoshi Kon as Mr. Jinnai
Shinichirō Ōta as Reporter
Shinya Fukumatsu as Magician
Yasutaka Tsutsui as Mr. Kuga
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Background Art: DR Movie
Cable Broadcasting: J:COM
Digital Film Lab: Imagica
Digital Visual Effects: Cyclone Graphics inc
Internet Streaming: Hulu
Music Production: Chaos Union
Photography COllaboration: Falcon Inc.
Production: Sony Pictures
Recoding Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Techno Sound
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Ezra Weisz
Cindy Robinson as Dr. Atsuko Chiba/Paprika
George C. Cole as Detective Toshimi Konakawa

Brian Beacock as Hajime Himuro
David Lodge as Dr. Torataro Shima
Doug Erholtz as Dr. Morio Osanai
Michael Forest as Dr. Seijiro Inui
Yuri Lowenthal as Dr. Kosaku Tokita

Brian Beacock as Kuga
Ethan Murray as Konakawa's Old Friend
English companies
Internet Streaming:
Crackle (Expired)
Criterion Channel (via Sony Pictures)
Shomi (Canada)
Korean staff
Korean companies
Korean cast
French cast
French staff
French companies
Orange Ciné Choc (from february 2011)
TPS Star (from May 2008)
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub)
Liliana Barba as Dr. Atsuko Chiba
Núria Trifol as Dr. Atsuko Chiba/Paprika (Spain dub)
Rebeca Gómez as Paprika

Adrià Frías as Dr. Seijiro Inui (Spain dub)
Alfonso Vallés as Detective Toshimi Konakawa (Spain dub)
Cesar Arias as Dr. Torataro Shima
Claudi Domingo as Dr. Morio Osanai (Spain dub)
Félix Benito as Dr. Torataro Shima (Spain dub)
Gerardo Vásquez as Toshimi Kanokawa
José Javier Serrano as Dr. Kosaku Tokita (Spain dub)
Luis Alfonso Mendoza as Dr. Kohsaku Tokita
Marcos Patiño as Dr. Morio Osanai

Bardo Miranda as Web waiter
Carlos del Campo as Konakawa's friend
Elvira García as Japanese Doll (Spain dub)
Enrique Hernández as
Him (Spain dub)
Kei Himuro (Spain dub)
Ernesto Lezama as Himuro Kei
Gonzalo Curiel as Web waiter
Javier Amilibia as Jinnai (Spain dub)
Magda Giner as Nobue Kakimote
Mónica Villaseñor as Waitress
Pilar Mora as Waitress (Spain dub)
Roberto Mendiola as Yasushi Tsumura
Rosa Pastó as Nobue Kakimoto (Spain dub)
Toni Solanes as Kuga (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Canal MAX (Latin America)
Canal UCR (subtitled)
Canal+ Xtra (Spain)
Cinemax Latin America (Latin America)
HBO Latin America
Movistar Acción (Spain)
LK-TEL (Argentina)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Spain)
Sony Pictures Mexico (Mexico)
Internet Streaming: Crackle (dubbed; expired)
Licensed by: Sony Pictures
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Vittorio De Angelis

Dialogues: Vittorio De Angelis
Dubbing Assistant: Gioia Masi
Mixing: Carlo Lucchi
Sound Engineer: Marco Meloni
Federica De Bortoli as Paprika
Perla Liberatori as Atsuko Chiba

Fabrizio Manfredi as Ricercatore
Giorgio Lopez as Dott. Torataro Shima
Michele Gammino as Toshimi Konakawa
Renato Mori as Presidente
Simone Mori as Dott. Kosaku Tokita
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Rai 4
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC
German staff
German cast
Veronika A. Neugebauer as Atsuko "Paprika" Chiba

Gudo Hoegel as Toshimi Konakawa

Erich Ludwig as Kuga
Kai Taschner as Hajime Himuro
Manfred Erdmann as Seijiro Emori
Martin Halm as Dr. Kosaku Tokita
Philipp Brammer as Dr. Morio Osanai
Stefan Günther as Yasushi Tsumura
Ulrich Frank as Jinnai
German companies
Russian staff
Russian companies
Broadcaster: FAN TV (2019)
Distributor: Columbia/Sony Russia (2007)
Russian cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Dubbing Director: Jefferson Utanes
Translation: Carol S. Da Silva
Grace Cornel as
Dr. Atsuko Chiba

Christian Velarde as Dr. Torataro Shima
Danny L. Mandia as Seijiro Inui
maynard llames as Kosaku Tokita
Montreal Repuyan as Detective Toshimi Konkawa
Ryan Bondoc as Kei Himuro
Tagalog companies
Studio 23
Dubbing: Creative Programs, Inc. (Hero & Studio 23)
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: Imperial CinePix
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Locutor: Sérgio Marques 
Antônio Moreno as Detective Toshimi Konakawa
Letícia Quinto as Dra. Atsuko Chiba/Paprika

Carlos Campanile as Sr. Jinnai
Gileno Santoro as Dr. Torataro Shima
Hélio Vaccari as Sr. Kuga
Luiz Carlos de Moraes as Dr. Seijiro Inui
Wendel Bezerra as Dr. Kosaku Tokita
Yuri Chesman as Kei Himuro

Samira Fernandes as Dra. Nobue Kakimoto
Sérgio Corsetti as Dr. Yasushi Tsumura

Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Dublavídeo
DVD Distribution: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Brazil)
Home Video: Microsoft Store (Subbed) 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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