Kon Satoshi’s PARANOIA AGENT is blowing me away. I’ve seen the first 4 episodes now, and I can honestly say that it beats anything else I’ve seen. What Kon is doing with this series is a continuation of the brilliance he’s displayed in films like PERFECT BLUE and MILLENNIUM ACTRESS, with absolutely nothing being watered down for the medium of TV. It’s so interesting how every episode focuses on different characters, yet all the pieces fit in an overall storyline which is keeping me glued to every episode. I haven’t enjoyed an animated series as much as this one in quite a while. It also has a terrific weird-creepy-mesmerizing opening that I absolutely love.