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Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, when awake, and distract them with their own dreams and those of others. Chaos ensues. The trio - Chiba, Tokita, and Shima - assisted by a police inspector and by a sprite named Paprika must try to identify the thief as they ward off the thief's attacks on their own psyches. Dreams, reality, and the movies merge, while characters question the limits of science and the wisdom of Big Brother.
This is your brain on anime.
Release Date: October , 2006
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Sound: SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violent and sexual images.
Megumi Hayashibara ...Paprika / Chiba Atsuko (voice)
Toru Furuya ...Tokita Kohsaku (voice)
Koichi yamadera ...Osanai Morio (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ...Shima Tora-taroh (voice)
Toru Emori ...Inui Sei-jiroh (voice)
Akio Otsuka ...Detective Kogawa Toshimi (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...Guy (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ...A doll (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...Himuro Kei (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ...Tsumura yasushi (voice)
Rikako Aikawa ...Kakimoto Nobue (voice)
Shinichiro Ota ...Reporter (voice)
Satoshi Kon ...Jin-nai (voice)
yasutaka Tsutsui ...Kuga (voice)
Brian Beacock ...Hajime Himuro / Kuga (voice: English version)
Doug Erholtz ...Dr. Morio Osanai (voice: English version)
Michael Forest ...Dr. Seijiro Inui (voice: English version)
David Lodge ...Dr. Torataro Shima (voice: English version)
yuri Lowenthal ...Dr. Kosaku Tokita (voice: English version)
Cindy Robinson ......
Paul St. Peter ......
Ezra Weisz ...Konakawa's Old Friend (voice: English version)...
Paprika Horror Film Trailer 1
Paprika Horror Film Trailer 2
"The Blind Spot in a Corridor"
"Welcome to the Circus"
"A Tree in the Dark"
"A Drop Filled with Memories"
More Movie Taglines:
- This is your brain on anime.
- Paprika: Don't you think dreams and the Internet are similar? They are both areas where the repressed conscious mind vents.
[first lines] Paprika: Time for the greatest show on earth!
Paprika: It seems you have quite a fondness for movies. Detective Kogawa Toshimi: I don't really like movies all THAT much...
Tokita Kohsaku: I swallow everything.
[last lines] Detective Kogawa Toshimi: One ticket, please.
- The tall and short bartenders in Paprika's website are voiced by director Satoshi Kon, and the original author of the Paprika novel, Yasutaka Tsutsui, respectively.
When Paprika interviews Kogawa in his filmmaker guise, his mannerisms and appearance resemble that of Akira Kurosawa.
SPOILER: At the end of the film, when Kogawa Toshimi finally goes to the movies, the camera slowly scrolls over some of the movie posters, the most visible are for Satoshi Kon's previous three movies: Perfect Blue (1998), Sennen joyû (2001), and Tokyo Godfathers (2003).
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