Paranoia Agent Blu-Ray Set Coming to Japan

Paranoia Agent Blu-ray Frontier Works

Japanese distributor Frontier Works announced it will release a Paranoia Agent Blu-Ray for Japanese audiences. The package will contain all 13 episodes on a single disc. The set will cost 9,900 yen (including tax) and launch on May 26, 2021, in Japan. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Paranoia Agent is an anime TV show from 2004, directed by Satoshi Kon. The plot centers around a social phenomenon where a young assailant named Lil’ Slugger attacks citizens. The story focuses on each character he affects and the mysteries surrounding them.

Known for his work on animated films like Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika, Paranoia Agent is the only TV show Kon directed. Frontier Works’ Blu-Ray will have all 13 episodes in 16:9 aspect ratio at 1080i resolution on one disc. Retailers such as Amazon JP have the item up for pre-order. Thanks to Amazon, we have the cover for the Paranoia Agent Blu-Ray below.

paranoia agent blu ray japan

Back in December 2020, Funimation released a Blu-Ray set of Paranoia Agent for the west. That collection had two discs with episodes split between them, along with special features. Among the bonuses were storyboards for episode one and a talk show between Satoshi Kon and the anime’s composer, Susumu Hirasawa.

The Paranoia Agent Blu-Ray set will release in Japan on May 26, 2021. The regular price is 9,900 yen (including tax). However, Amazon JP does have a pre-order discount at the time of this article.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.