Funimation delighted a lot of fans last year with their pickup of the Satoshi Kon-directed anime series Paranoia Agent, which had been out of print for a long time. Some new information has now rolled out of Japan regarding the property as well as distributor Frontier Works has set a compact single-disc version of the series for release. This compact edition will bring the thirteen-episode run with no extras out on May 26th, 2021 where it’ll be priced at 9,000 yen. It’ll be in Japanese with no subtitle options and no extras.
Check out our Ten Years Later look at the property.
The series features the opening sequence with the song “Dream Island Obsessional Park (夢の島思念公園, Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen)” by Susumu.
Paranoia Agent was released by Geneon Entertainment and the last box set hit back in the summer of 2005, which runs for several hundred dollars through most auction houses these days.
Plot concept: “When the darkness overcomes the heart, Little 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 a sinister phantom?
[Source: Paranoia Agent]