History Literature / Paprika

8th Dec '15 9:36:48 PM crashkey
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** Paprika is flying on a cloud with a staff in her hand, just like Son Goku in DragonBall.
** The backround music where Konakawa is running from Osanai is a remixed version of Paranoia Agent's opening theme.

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** Paprika is flying on a cloud with a staff in her hand, just like Son Goku in DragonBall.
** The backround background music where Konakawa is running from Osanai is a remixed version of Paranoia Agent's opening theme.
13th Oct '15 9:08:36 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[MadnessMantra No more anger, our world is happy and mundane!]]"''

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->''"[[MadnessMantra No ->''"No more anger, our world is happy and mundane!]]"''
mundane!"''
24th Aug '15 10:40:51 PM robusterwiz
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* GeniusDitz: Tokita
* GentleGiant: Tokita
* GirlyRun: She's even the page image!

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* GeniusDitz: Tokita
Tokita.
* GentleGiant: Tokita
Tokita.
* GirlyRun: Paprika. She's even the page image!
24th Aug '15 10:40:20 PM robusterwiz
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* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]--[[spoiler: Konakawa is the first male that Paprika, Chiba's avatar, is seen interacting with, but it's ''Tokita'' who we first see her interact with as her real self. That's probably pretty meaningful]].

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* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]--[[spoiler: Konakawa with]]-- [[spoiler:Konakawa is the first male that Paprika, Chiba's avatar, is seen interacting with, but it's ''Tokita'' who we first see her interact with as her real self. That's probably pretty meaningful]].



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: The Chairman]].

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Chairman]].



* MeaningfulName: Paprika to [[spoiler:Robo-Tokita]], she's there to spice up your life!

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* MeaningfulName: Paprika to [[spoiler:Robo-Tokita]], she's [[spoiler:Robo-Tokita]]. She's there to spice up your life!



** [[spoiler: Specifically when Paprika finds out that the Chairman is the real culprit behind everything going on. She yells to be woken up and returns to reality as Chiba. Chiba then goes to confront the Chairman. But during the conversation, she realizes that she is still in the dream and has fallen right into the Chairman's trap]].

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** [[spoiler: Specifically [[spoiler:Specifically when Paprika finds out that the Chairman is the real culprit behind everything going on. She yells to be woken up and returns to reality as Chiba. Chiba then goes to confront the Chairman. But during the conversation, she realizes that she is still in the dream and has fallen right into the Chairman's trap]].



* ScienceIsBad: The Chairman keeps saying this again and again. It's far from the message of the film, though; without science, we wouldn't be able to appreciate all the awesome and strange things in the universe, would we? [[spoiler: also, the Chairman is lying his ass off or at least being hypocritical, 'cause he just wants to hoard all the dream-power to himself]].

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* ScienceIsBad: The Chairman keeps saying this again and again. It's far from the message of the film, though; without science, we wouldn't be able to appreciate all the awesome and strange things in the universe, would we? [[spoiler: also, Also, the Chairman is lying his ass off or at least being hypocritical, 'cause he just wants to hoard all the dream-power to himself]].



* {{Vocaloid}}: English Vocaloid Lola was used by Susumu Hirasawa to create a lot of the soundtrack, most noticeably in "Medtiational Field."
* VoiceOfTheLegion: If you're thinking, "Why has 'so many people saying the same thing at once' never sounded so scary before?", that's because in ''Paprika'', they use the same pitch changes and speak at EXACTLY the same time, creating an effect that's pretty [[NightmareFuel unnerving]].

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* {{Vocaloid}}: English Vocaloid Lola was used by Susumu Hirasawa to create a lot of the soundtrack, most noticeably in "Medtiational "Mediational Field."
* VoiceOfTheLegion: If you're thinking, "Why has 'so many people saying the same thing at once' never sounded so scary before?", that's because in ''Paprika'', they use the same pitch changes and speak at EXACTLY the same time, creating an effect that's pretty [[UncannyValley pretty]] [[NightmareFuel unnerving]].
24th Aug '15 10:32:20 PM robusterwiz
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loaded with it. Especially crucial in [[spoiler: making the revelation of Chiba's love for Tokita not seem out of the blue. She never goes through the typical tropes that would indicate she liked him that are common in anime such as the LuminescentBlush or [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]], but there are three crucial things that lead up to it like the fact that she seems a wee bit obsessed with him at times, and that her avatar looks like the way a child of her and Tokita would look and when she talks with Osanai outside of the office (telling him she suspects Himuro is not the culprit but the victim, and that someone else on the inside is involved). Also, see Chiba's reaction when Konakawa pays more attention to her than to Tokita when Tokita is talking enthusiastically about how he invented the DC Mini. Her harsh criticism of his childishness and comments about his weight and overeating are exaggerated exactly because she's in denial about being really attracted to him, but she isn't prepared to admit it to herself until the end of the movie when Paprika comments how Chiba is finally being true to herself by going after Tokita above all else]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loaded with it. Especially crucial in [[spoiler: making the revelation of Chiba's love for Tokita not seem out of the blue. She never goes through the typical tropes that would indicate she liked him that are common in anime such as the LuminescentBlush or [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]], but there are three crucial things that lead up to it it, like the fact that she seems a wee bit obsessed with him at times, and that her avatar looks like the way a child of her and Tokita would look look, and when she talks with Osanai outside of the office (telling him she suspects Himuro is not the culprit but the victim, and that someone else on the inside is involved). Also, see Chiba's reaction when Konakawa pays more attention to her than to Tokita when Tokita is talking enthusiastically about how he invented the DC Mini. Her harsh criticism of his childishness and comments about his weight and overeating are exaggerated exactly because she's in denial about being really attracted to him, but she him. She isn't prepared to admit it to herself until the end of the movie when Paprika comments how Chiba is finally being true to herself by going after Tokita above all else]].
24th Aug '15 10:26:39 PM robusterwiz
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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler:Possibly the Chairman, though his attachment to Osanai seems more a master/slave thing than a sexual or romantic relationship. Also possibly Himuro, who seems to have fetishized Osanai -- we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god]].

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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler:Possibly the Chairman, though his attachment to Osanai seems more a master/slave thing than a sexual or romantic relationship. Also possibly Himuro, who seems to have fetishized Osanai -- we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai look-alikes on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god]].
21st Aug '15 3:22:24 PM robusterwiz
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* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Osanai. He's obsessed with Chiba and shares a bed with the Chairman; there's also an off-hand mention that he "sold his body" to Himuro in order to gain access to the DC Minis. ]]

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* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Osanai. He's obsessed with Chiba and shares a bed with the Chairman; there's also an off-hand mention that he "sold his body" to Himuro in order to gain access to the DC Minis. ]]Minis]].
21st Aug '15 3:21:21 PM robusterwiz
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** Also subverted by [[spoiler:Osanai]]

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** Also subverted by [[spoiler:Osanai]] [[spoiler:Osanai]].
21st Aug '15 3:20:22 PM robusterwiz
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* AuthorTract: Subtly. Watch carefully during the parade when [[spoiler: it merges with reality.]] Businessmen laughing as they jump off buildings? People transforming into religious symbols? Men with mobile phones for heads taking pictures up the skirts of a group of girls with phones for heads? (That last one in particular, seeing as Kon [[Anime/ParanoiaAgent had previously criticized pedophilia.]])

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* AuthorTract: Subtly. Watch carefully during the parade when [[spoiler: it merges with reality.]] reality]]. Businessmen laughing as they jump off buildings? People transforming into religious symbols? Men with mobile phones for heads taking pictures up the skirts of a group of girls with phones for heads? (That last one in particular, seeing as Kon [[Anime/ParanoiaAgent had previously criticized pedophilia.]])



** It's implied later on that the sole reason he supported it was [[spoiler:to be able to walk again by placing his consciousness into a younger host body, such as Osanai's.]]
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: The Chairman.]]

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** It's implied later on that the sole reason he supported it was [[spoiler:to be able to walk again by placing his consciousness into a younger host body, such as Osanai's.]]
Osanai's]].
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: The Chairman.]]Chairman]].



* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler:Possibly the Chairman, though his attachment to Osanai seems more a master/slave thing than a sexual or romantic relationship. Also possibly Himuro, who seems to have fetishized Osanai -- we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god.]]

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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler:Possibly the Chairman, though his attachment to Osanai seems more a master/slave thing than a sexual or romantic relationship. Also possibly Himuro, who seems to have fetishized Osanai -- we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god.]]god]].



* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Osanai, who turns out to be the Chairman's lackey]]

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* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Osanai, who turns out to be the Chairman's lackey]]lackey]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loaded with it. Especially crucial in [[spoiler: making the revelation of Chiba's love for Tokita not seem out of the blue. She never goes through the typical tropes that would indicate she liked him that are common in anime such as the LuminescentBlush or [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]], but there are three crucial things that lead up to it like the fact that she seems a wee bit obsessed with him at times, and that her avatar looks like the way a child of her and Tokita would look and when she talks with Osanai outside of the office (telling him she suspects Himuro is not the culprit but the victim, and that someone else on the inside is involved). Also, see Chiba's reaction when Konakawa pays more attention to her than to Tokita when Tokita is talking enthusiastically about how he invented the DC Mini. Her harsh criticism of his childishness and comments about his weight and overeating are exaggerated exactly because she's in denial about being really attracted to him, but she isn't prepared to admit it to herself until the end of the movie when Paprika comments how Chiba is finally being true to herself by going after Tokita above all else.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loaded with it. Especially crucial in [[spoiler: making the revelation of Chiba's love for Tokita not seem out of the blue. She never goes through the typical tropes that would indicate she liked him that are common in anime such as the LuminescentBlush or [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]], but there are three crucial things that lead up to it like the fact that she seems a wee bit obsessed with him at times, and that her avatar looks like the way a child of her and Tokita would look and when she talks with Osanai outside of the office (telling him she suspects Himuro is not the culprit but the victim, and that someone else on the inside is involved). Also, see Chiba's reaction when Konakawa pays more attention to her than to Tokita when Tokita is talking enthusiastically about how he invented the DC Mini. Her harsh criticism of his childishness and comments about his weight and overeating are exaggerated exactly because she's in denial about being really attracted to him, but she isn't prepared to admit it to herself until the end of the movie when Paprika comments how Chiba is finally being true to herself by going after Tokita above all else.]]else]].



* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]--[[spoiler: Konakawa is the first male that Paprika, Chiba's avatar, is seen interacting with, but it's ''Tokita'' who we first see her interact with as her real self. That's probably pretty meaningful.]]

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* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]--[[spoiler: Konakawa is the first male that Paprika, Chiba's avatar, is seen interacting with, but it's ''Tokita'' who we first see her interact with as her real self. That's probably pretty meaningful.]]meaningful]].



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler: Tokita and Dr. Chiba.]]

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler: Tokita and Dr. Chiba.]]



* MindRape: Paprika gets pinned to a table like a butterfly and then [[spoiler:painfully has her skin removed, revealing a naked Dr. Chiba. Made creepier by Osanai's dialogue.]] *shudder*

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* MindRape: Paprika gets pinned to a table like a butterfly and then [[spoiler:painfully has her skin removed, revealing a naked Dr. Chiba. Made creepier by Osanai's dialogue.]] dialogue]]. *shudder*



** [[spoiler: Specifically when Paprika finds out that the Chairman is the real culprit behind everything going on. She yells to be woken up and returns to reality as Chiba. Chiba then goes to confront the Chairman. But during the conversation, she realizes that she is still in the dream and has fallen right into the Chairman's trap.]]

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** [[spoiler: Specifically when Paprika finds out that the Chairman is the real culprit behind everything going on. She yells to be woken up and returns to reality as Chiba. Chiba then goes to confront the Chairman. But during the conversation, she realizes that she is still in the dream and has fallen right into the Chairman's trap.]]trap]].



* NaughtyByNight: Straight-laced Chiba becomes a lot more flirty and extroverted when she turns into [[spoiler:Paprika]].

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* NaughtyByNight: Straight-laced Chiba becomes a lot more flirty and extroverted when she turns into [[spoiler:Paprika]].Paprika.



* NoOntologicalInertia: Averted. [[spoiler:After the dream ends, there's still a smoldering crater in the middle of Tokyo.]]

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* NoOntologicalInertia: Averted. [[spoiler:After the dream ends, there's still a smoldering crater in the middle of Tokyo.]]Tokyo]].



* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Himuro, sort of. He remains alive in a vegetative state, but even before the movie begins he'd already become an "empty shell" used by the Chairman as a puppet. Everything we know about who he was is revealed through Tokita and Chiba's dialog.]]
* PsychoSupporter: [[spoiler:Not only two of Dr. Chiba's colleagues, but the Chairman of the company she works for as well.]]
* PrettyButterflies: A constant element of the parade. [[spoiler: They're really a manifestation of Osanai within the dream.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Himuro, sort of. He remains alive in a vegetative state, but even before the movie begins he'd already become an "empty shell" used by the Chairman as a puppet. Everything we know about who he was is revealed through Tokita and Chiba's dialog.]]
dialog]].
* PsychoSupporter: [[spoiler:Not only two of Dr. Chiba's colleagues, but the Chairman of the company she works for as well.]]
well]].
* PrettyButterflies: A constant element of the parade. [[spoiler: They're really a manifestation of Osanai within the dream.]]dream]].



* RocketRide: The Opening Credits

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* RocketRide: The Opening Creditsopening credits.



* ScienceIsBad: The Chairman keeps saying this again and again. It's far from the message of the film, though; without science, we wouldn't be able to appreciate all the awesome and strange things in the universe, would we? [[spoiler: also, the Chairman is lying his ass off or at least being hypocritical, 'cause he just wants to hoard all the dream-power to himself.]]

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* ScienceIsBad: The Chairman keeps saying this again and again. It's far from the message of the film, though; without science, we wouldn't be able to appreciate all the awesome and strange things in the universe, would we? [[spoiler: also, the Chairman is lying his ass off or at least being hypocritical, 'cause he just wants to hoard all the dream-power to himself.]]himself]].



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Overlapping with WhatTheHellHero and PoorCommunicationKills. Chiba gives one to Tokita calling him out on his immaturity and only doing what he wants instead of what needs to be done. [[spoiler: This unfortunately leads Tokita to go into Himuro's dream to figure his motive for stealing the DC Mini. It doesn't go well.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Overlapping with WhatTheHellHero and PoorCommunicationKills. Chiba gives one to Tokita calling him out on his immaturity and only doing what he wants instead of what needs to be done. [[spoiler: This unfortunately leads Tokita to go into Himuro's dream to figure his motive for stealing the DC Mini. It doesn't go well.]] well]].



* {{Tulpa}}: Paprika
* TwitchyEye: Konakawa
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Tokita and Chiba.]]

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* {{Tulpa}}: Paprika
Paprika.
* TwitchyEye: Konakawa
Konakawa.
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Tokita and Chiba.]]Chiba]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Chairman, who believes that technology is violating the privacy of dreams. His response to this is a dream-based apocalypse.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Chairman, who believes that technology is violating the privacy of dreams. His response to this is a dream-based apocalypse.]]apocalypse]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:The Chairman.]]

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:The Chairman.]]Chairman]].



* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Osanai]]

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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Osanai]]Osanai]].
23rd Jul '15 9:11:23 PM nombretomado
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This movie is, more or less, a [[ReunionShow voice actor reunion]] for ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and/or ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', by the way. In particular, the title character is voiced by Creator/MegumiHayashibara.

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This movie is, more or less, a [[ReunionShow voice actor reunion]] for ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and/or ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', by the way. In particular, the title character is voiced by Creator/MegumiHayashibara.
Music/MegumiHayashibara.
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