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The Best Episodes of Paranoia Agent

Every episode of Paranoia Agent ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Paranoia Agent!

Musashino, Tokyo. An elementary schooler repeatedly attacks people in the streets. Known only to the public as "Lil Slugger", none of the victims can recall the young boy's face and only three distinct details are left in their memories: golden inline skates, a baseball cap, and the weapon: a bent golden baseball bat. Detectives Ikari and Maniwa set out to track down the perpetrator and put an end to his crimes.

Genres:AnimationDramaMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:WOWOW Prime

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The best episode of "Paranoia Agent" is "Double Lips", rated 8.5/10 from 539 user votes. It was directed by Takuji Endou and written by Seishi Minakami. "Double Lips" aired on 2/17/2004 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Happy Family Planning".

  • Double Lips
    8.5/10 539 votes

    #1 - Double Lips

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-02-17

    Harumi Chouno, a woman with dissociative identity disorder attempts to defy her prostitute alter ego, Maria. Harumi becomes increasingly desperate when a colleague proposes. She accepts, but is terrified of Maria's existence being found out.

    Director: Takuji Endou

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • Happy Family Planning
    8.4/10 510 votes

    #2 - Happy Family Planning

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-04-06

    The three members of an Internet suicide pact meet each other for the first time in attempt to come up with ways to commit suicide, but hope to see Lil' Slugger.

    Director: Satoru Utsunomiya

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • The Final Episode
    8.3/10 389 votes

    #3 - The Final Episode

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2004-05-18

    Tokyo is in ruins because of a black mass, formed by the rampaging Lil' Slugger, that envelops the town. Maniwa contacts the police chief on a screen in the cartoon world telling him what he knows; Ikari smashes the screen and is hailed a hero.

    Director: Takuji Endou

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • The Golden Shoes
    8.0/10 512 votes

    #4 - The Golden Shoes

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-02-10

    Yuuichi "Icchi" Taira, a formerly popular sixth-grade schoolboy, starts being bullied at school for his red hat and golden skates which strongly resemble those of Lil' Slugger.

    Director: Takuji Endou

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • Fear of a Direct Hit
    7.9/10 423 votes

    #5 - Fear of a Direct Hit

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-03-16

    Taeko, a runaway teenager, wanders through the stormy city wanting to forget about her past, as her father repeatedly calls her cellphone but she always answers coldly, saying she will "destroy everything."

    Director: Kojiro Tsuruoka

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • No Entry
    7.9/10 383 votes

    #6 - No Entry

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2004-04-27

    Misae Ikari, wife of Ikari the detective, confronts Lil' Slugger when he comes for her about what humans really are and tells him about the problems he's caused.

    Director: Nanako Shimazaki

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • A Man's Path
    7.8/10 456 votes

    #7 - A Man's Path

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2004-02-24

    Masami Hirukawa is a low-level police officer who, despite calling himself a family man, accepts bribes in the form of cash and women from a local yakuza group. However, Masami squeezes the group a bit too much, and they send their boss to deal with him.

    Director: Atsushi Takahashi

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • MHz
    7.8/10 417 votes

    #8 - MHz

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-03-23

    After Taeko is attacked while both Tsukiko and Kozuka have alibis, Maniwa considers the possibility of another Lil' Slugger existing and looks for connections between the victims in an attempt to pinpoint who will be next.

    Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • Radar Man
    7.8/10 370 votes

    #9 - Radar Man

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2004-05-11

    Maniwa engages in battle with Lil' Slugger and investigates his past. First he visits the mysterious old man at the hospital just before he dies; his last words to Maniwa are "dance with the rabbit".

    Director: Atsushi Takahashi

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • ETC
    7.7/10 403 votes

    #10 - ETC

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-04-13

    Four housewives share gossip that they have heard about Lil' Slugger.

    Director: Atsushi Takahashi

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • Mellow Maromi
    7.7/10 394 votes

    #11 - Mellow Maromi

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-04-20

    Production coordinator Naoyuki Saruta fights traffic to deliver the first episode of "Mellow Maromi," an anime based on the famous character designed by Tsukiko, to the broadcasting network.

    Director: Takuji Endou

    Writer: Tomomi Yoshino

  • Enter Lil' Slugger
    7.6/10 537 votes

    #12 - Enter Lil' Slugger

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-02-03

    Tsukiko Sagi, a shy character designer, is suddenly attacked by someone carrying a golden baseball bat. When a pair of detectives interrogate her, she describes the suspect as an elementary school-aged boy wearing golden inline skates and a red hat.

    Director: Takayuki Hirao

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • The Holy Warrior
    6.9/10 450 votes

    #13 - The Holy Warrior

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-03-09

    Ikari and Maniwa interrogate the boy known as Lil' Slugger, who turns out to be an eighth-grade student named Makoto Kozuka. Kozuka admits to the attacks, but he believes that the world around him is a medieval fantasy-style role playing game.

    Director: Nanako Shimazaki

    Writer: Tomomi Yoshino