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The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent  

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Musashino City is under attack by an assailment known as Shounen Bat, or Lil' Slugger, who enjoys beating their victims with a golden baseball bat. With no real way to catch such an interesting villain, it's up to detectives Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa to try and find him before more victims fall to his ruthless swings. Of course, if you've already watched this, you know just how great of a series it is! 

Finding a show as interesting as Paranoia Agent may seem impossible, but we've managed to find series we're sure will be just as thrilling once you've finished. Classic series like FLCL have a similar sense of strange mystery, but are also darker series like Death Note where the supernatural becomes deadly. Depending on what poison you get, you may find tales as innocent as young boys running into aliens or as dark as a high schooler believing himself to be god. 

Whatever your taste is, there's a little something for everyone. Vote up which of these series you feel are the best recommendations for anime like Paranoia Agent

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Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Perfect Blue is an upcoming Japanese television drama series. It is based on the novel Perfect Blue by Miyuki Miyabe. It will debut on 8 October 2012. The theme song of the series will be sung ...more
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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
FLCL is a 2001 animated fantasy drama film written by Yoji Enokido and Kazuya Tsurumaki and directed by Takeshi Ando, Shôji Saeki, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masahiko Ôtsuka
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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō ...more
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Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Mushishi is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara. It was serialized in Afternoon Seasons Zōkan from 1999 to 2002, and in Monthly Afternoon from December 2002 to August 2008. ...more
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Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Serial Experiments Lain is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for ...more
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Monster is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. The manga was adapted by Madhouse into a 74-episode anime TV series, which aired April 2004 to September 2005. The ...more
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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime series created by the animation studio White Fox, based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's video game of the same name. It is set in 2010, and follows Rintaro Okabe, who ...more
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a Japanese novel written by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, with a cover illustration by Yoshitoshi ABe, and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan on January 28, 2002. The novel ...more
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RahXephon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
RahXephon is a TV program.
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Boogiepop Phantom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others ...more
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Occultic;Nine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Occultic;Nine
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more
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Paprika is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Paprika is a 2006 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that ...more
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Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Terror in Resonance, also known as Terror in Tokyo in Japan, is a Japanese anime television series produced by MAPPA. The anime was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, with character designs by ...more
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When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Higurashi: When They Cry, known simply as When They Cry for the North American release of the anime adaptation, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft sound novel series produced by 07th ...more
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Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
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Psychiatrist Irabu series is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Psychiatrist Irabu series
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent ...more
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Hell Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take ...more
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Dennō Coil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Dennō Coil, Coil—A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive augmented reality technology has just begun to enter the ...more
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Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Mononoke is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. A spin-off of 2006's horror anthology series Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke follows the character of the ...more
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Akiko: Time of Eve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
Akiko: Time of Eve
Akiko: Time of Eve is a film in the film series Time of Eve.
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From the New World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent
About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called ...more
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Shigofumi - Letters from the D... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Paranoia Agent