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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.
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Shôzô Îzuka ...
 Keiichi Ikari 7 episodes, 2004
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 Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
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 Mitsuhiro Maniwa 7 episodes, 2004
Mamiko Noto ...
 Tsukiko Sagi 6 episodes, 2004
Ryûji Saikachi ...
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 Tsukiko Sagi / ... 6 episodes, 2004
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 Akio Kawazu / ... 5 episodes, 2004
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
 Shonen Bat 4 episodes, 2004
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
 Masami Hirukawa 4 episodes, 2004
Makoto Tsumura ...
 Shogo Ushiyama 4 episodes, 2004
Mayumi Yamaguchi ...
 Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
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 Maromi / ... 4 episodes, 2004
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 Harumi Chono / ... 4 episodes, 2004
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 Little Slugger / ... 4 episodes, 2004
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 Masami Hirukawa 4 episodes, 2004
Steven Bendik ...
 Shogo Ushiyama 4 episodes, 2004
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 Yuichi Taira 4 episodes, 2004
Haruko Momoi ...
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 Akio Kawazu 2 episodes, 2004
Akio Suyama ...
 Masashi Kamei 2 episodes, 2004
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 Old Woman 2 episodes, 2004
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 Comic Hero / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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 Kamome / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...
 Housewife A / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
 Masashi Kamei 2 episodes, 2004
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 Housewife C / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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 Old Woman 2 episodes, 2004
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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

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This series is shown on satellite networks in Japan as it was deemed unsuitable for prime time network television. See more »

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When Ikari notices Hirukawa on the swing, the coat he holds switches arms several times. See more »

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Keiichi Ikari: The whole world is about to end, and all because of a goddamned puppy!
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #34.4 (2005) See more »

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kôen
(Dream Island Obsessional Park)
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Lyrics, music and arrangement by Susumu Hirasawa
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Quite Possibly the Most Thoughtful Anime Ever
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I caught this series by accident on Cartoon Network, but I was instantly hooked. This series tackles more weighty topics than almost any live-action drama on television today, and does so with rare intelligence.

Throughout this parable of a city struck with fear over a (possibly imaginary) serial assailant, the show presents some powerful insights on the terrible price of repression, on the thin line between reality and perceptions, and on the fragility of social order. The inter-twining stories of the victims are both entertaining and thought provoking.

This series does not feature giant robots, monsters, or big breasted magical girls. Nor does this narrative stick to simple, linear story lines with obvious heroes and villains. This is a challenging but very rewarding look at the darker side of modern society. It is unlike any anime series I have seen, and I recommend it highly.


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