A baseball bat wielding youth on rollerblades has been stalking
the citizens of Tokyo. With the prime suspect in the case
in custody, it appears the mystery is about to be solved.
But when the attacks continue, the authorities are forced
to question whether they are dealing with a copycat attacker
or simply have the wrong person. Just when the investigation
appears to be coming to a close, a shocking and unexpected
death leaves Ikari, Manwa and their entire department reeling
from the repercussions...
second volume in the Paranoia Agent series never lets
up. If you thought Volume
1 had messed with your mind then you'd better
sit yourself down with a some strong sedatives before you
stick the second volume in your DVD player.
collection features episodes five to seven (The Holy Warrior;
Fear Of A Direct Hit; MHZ) of the 13-episode
series, developing the fascinating story arc, introducing
several more characters and deepening the intrigue as Detectives
Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Manwa continue their investigations
into the Lil' Slugger attacks.
volume sees the introduction of a Japanese school girl who
hides a chilling secret from the world, as well as a strange
old lady who seems to know more than she's letting on.
are some fantastically funny moments in this collection, and
I loved the way that the main Lil' Slugger suspect is convinced
that he's on a holy quest to rid the world of monsters.
are very thin on the ground and only include the opening and
closing credits without the actual credits scrolling up the
screen, and some trailers. When you add to this the fact that
this volume only contains three episodes, the £20 RRP
seems a little on the expensive side.
if you have money to burn, then this is one series that you
really should be collecting.