Acclaimed Anime film director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress) makes the leap to television with the series Paranoia Agent. Kon combines film-quality images with ambitious social commentary and an unusual, episodic, and multi-character narrative structure. At the centre of the series is the serial assaulter Shounen Bat, who races around town attaching people with a baseball bat. Circling around the actions of the criminal are the policemen charged with arresting him, and the many victims of his violence. Serial Psychosis: Volume Three contains three episodes from the series: Happy Family Planning, Etc and Mellow Maromi. Shounen Bats infamy is rapidly spreading across the city, and everyone views him in a different way. Some see him as a hero, others as an object for gossip and suspicion, and still others as the representative of an alienated populace. Pressure continues to be placed on the police to catch the attacker as madness sweeps the city.
Release Date: 06 February 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced