80: Psychopomp and Circumstance (Paranoia Agent)

Ben and Jon explore the boundary of reality and social imagination with the only series by their favorite director Satoshi Kon: Paranoia Agent. After a mascot designer is attacked by a bat wielding boy, two detectives try to find the miscreant who is fast becoming a serial assailant.. Touching on a multitude of issues ranging from personal responsibility to the spread of societal fears that manifest themselves in the real world, Paranoia Agent is a unique take on the interconnected world we live in. Are memes able to become psychopomps? Is escaping reality to a happy place any better than giving into despair? Who really is Shounen Bat?

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Show Notes

General00:15
Paranoia Agent8:31

General

Final Fantasy XV

The “what happened to Final Fantasy XV” video

Boogiepop books

All You Need is Kill

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Mob Psycho 100 II

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Paranoia Agent

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Satoshi Kon

Paranoia Agent OP

Every Frame a Painting on Satoshi Kon’s editing


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