Uncut Paranoia Agent Blu-ray Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday May 23, MVM will release a Collectors Blu-ray of Satoshi Kon's TV series Paranoia Agent, including artcards. MVM has previously Tweeted that the release will be fully uncut. All previous UK home editions of the series had been censored, with an 80-second cut to Episode 8.
The 13-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in February 2004. Genon Entertainment described the anime:
When the darkness overcomes the heart, Lil' Slugger appears..."
After the first victim's story, the police felt the overly stressed woman was having a breakdown and lied to cover-up for some crime. However, after the third and fourth attacks upon unrelated victims led to the same description of a young attacker with a golden baseball bat and in-line skates, the police had to wonder - is the "Lil' Slugger" real or some kind of sinister phantom?
Satoshi Kon directed the series at Madhouse, and Kon is also credited with the original work. Seishi Minakami and Tomomi Yoshino wrote the scripts, and frequent Kon collaborator Susumu Hirasawa composed the music.