It was pretty stupid of me to watch Paranoia Agent right before I go back to school. Now I'll be thinking of this for a month. :/
That aside, Paranoia Agent was brilliant. It may be confusing at times but if you take time to absorb it all it will eventually make sense. :) It may require another watch-thru though but I can't do that since I don't want to obsess over it that much and I have to have a clear mind right now as much as possible.
This is bold of me to say and I am sorry for those who might be offended by this statement but I'd absolutely pick Paranoia Agent over Evangelion in terms of mindfscking. -ducks from progressive knives thrown by NGE fans-( They were all emotionally cornered and when Li'l Slugger hit them, it was as if they were relieved....Collapse )
I could go on and summarize the next episodes as well but.. I'm feeling tired. I just finished it, see? I'm still in the process of digesting it.
Now I'm tempted to watch Serial Experiments Lain (since many has suggested that, along with Paranoia Agent, as stories similar to Paprika).
Rrg. It's all Paprika's fault. :/
Anyway, this is now one of my favorite anime. Definitely. Watch it too, if you have the time. It's only 13 episodes! I began yesterday and stopped at episode 09 (since it was already 5 in the morning) and resumed awhile ago; it's that addictive.
I may have to watch it again sometime though. There are still some things that confuses me. I also have to warn you, if ever you'll be attached to any of the other characters
aside from Ikari, Maniwa (kyaa~!!), Sagi, and Li'l Slugger, prepare to be left in the air as to what happened to them. Spoilerish but only these four's "endings" were shown. Oh! I forgot Kawazu. Yeah, his "ending" was shown too but aside from those people, everyone else's fate is up to the viewer.
Maniwa rocks!! DX Go Radar Man!! XD (If you watch this, you'll get what I mean but.. I'm not sure if you'll have the same high regard for him as me. XD)
Finally! If your feeling of fear is the same as mine (I'm afraid of the weirdest things which to most aren't scary at all) then watch this during the day. I'm a masochist and watched this at night and when I went to sleep my dream [unsurprisingly] consisted of fragments of the opening credits and scenes from various episodes. Nonetheless, I love the OP and this series as well. Give it a try! You might like it too. :D And then maybe we could talk about it..
since I want to discuss it with someone real bad...... :|