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Encyclopedia > Paprika (film)
Paprika
Directed by Satoshi Kon
Produced by Masao Takiyama
Jungo Maruta
Written by Seishi Minakami
Satoshi Kon
Starring Megumi Hayashibara
Akio Ohtsuka
Koichi Yamadera
Tohru Furuya
Toru Emori
Music by Susumu Hirasawa
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release date(s) Flag of Italy Sept. 2, 2006
Nov. 25, 2006 (wide)
Flag of France Dec. 6, 2006
Flag of United States May 25, 2007
Running time 90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
This article is for the 2006 film Paprika. For the 1991 film Paprika, see Paprika (1991 film)

Paprika (パプリカ Papurika?) is a Japanese animated science fiction film, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel Paprika, about a female detective who investigates criminal cases by entering the dreams of her subjects.[1] The film was directed by Satoshi Kon, animated by Madhouse Studios and produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The music was composed by Susumu Hirasawa[1], who also composed the soundtrack for Kon's award-winning film, Millennium Actress, and equally lauded television series, Paranoia Agent. Image File history File links Paprika_(2006_film). ... Satoshi Kon (今敏 Kon Satoshi, born 12 October 1963 in Kushiro,Hokkaido,Japan) is a highly-regarded director of anime films Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001) and Tokyo Godfathers(2003). ... Masao Takiyama ) is president and representative director of noted Japanese anime satellite television network Animax [1] and executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) [2]. A noted anime producer and production designer, Takiyama first began his career in anime with Fuji Creative Corporation, a subsidiary of Fuji Television, where... Megumi Hayashibara ), born March 30, 1967 in Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan) is a very popular voice actress (seiyÅ«) and singer in Japan. ... Akio Ohtsuka, 2006. ... Koichi Yamadera Koichi Yamadera ), born June 17, 1961 in Tagajo, Miyagi, is a veteran seiyÅ« who also hosts Oha Star, a childrens TV show in Japan. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 徹 Furuya Toru) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 31, 1953. ... Susumu Hirasawa , born April 2, 1954 in Tokyo) is a Japanese electropop-artist, known best in Western cultures for his work on several anime soundtracks, but who has had a long and varied career besides. ... Takeshi Seyama is a Japanese film editor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Paprika is an Italian film from 1991 directed by Tinto Brass. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... See also: 1992 in literature, other events of 1993, 1994 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Satoshi Kon (今敏 Kon Satoshi, born 12 October 1963 in Kushiro,Hokkaido,Japan) is a highly-regarded director of anime films Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001) and Tokyo Godfathers(2003). ... Madhouse ) (sometimes credited in English as Madhouse Production, Madhouse Studios or Studio Madhouse. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Susumu Hirasawa , born April 2, 1954 in Tokyo) is a Japanese electropop-artist, known best in Western cultures for his work on several anime soundtracks, but who has had a long and varied career besides. ... Millennium Actress (千年女優 Sennen JoyÅ«) is a 2001 animated film by Japanese director Satoshi Kon. ... Paranoia Agent ) is a Japanese anime television miniseries about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Shounen Bat (Bat Boy; called Lil Slugger in the English dub). ...


Its world premiere took place at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2006.[2][3] It also competed at the 19th Tokyo International Film Festival from October 21—29, 2006 as the opening screening for the 2006 TIFF Animation CG Festival.[4]. It was also a part of the 44th New York Film Festival, playing on October 7, 2006. It is tentatively scheduled for theatrical releases on November 25, 2006 in Japan and May 25 2007 in the United States.[5] The Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... TIFF was established in 1985, and celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams, the DC mini, is stolen, all hell breaks loose. People start acting crazy, going into the streets.


Only a young female therapist can stop it : Paprika, the alter-ego of Dr Chiba Atsuko, one of the inventors of the device. She is assisted by Detective Kogawa Toshimi, also victim of a recurrent dream. Then Dream and reality blend, to a point where you start asking yourself questions, à la Perfect Blue. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Spoilers end here.

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


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Midnight Eye interview: Satoshi Kon (2541 words)
I thought Paprika was a chance to tap a new part of creativity within me by using realistic methods of representation to deal with something more fantastic.
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Nevertheless, for his film to be invited to such a large stage must be an honor for him.
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