Heartwarming / Paprika

  • Atsuko Chiba and Kousaku Tokita bonding in the lengthened elevator scene.
  • Due to his own past and psychological hang-ups regarding his old film-making buddy, Konakawa's mood visibly changes when movies are the topic of conversation; the most extreme example is his outburst toward Paprika, exclaiming "I don't want to see any movie, EVER!". Then, after finding closure, his final act in the movie (as well as the film's final scene) is him purchasing a movie ticket.
    "One ticket, please."
  • In a meta way, the fact that despite the topic of mental health being VERY stigmatized in Japan, this film addresses topics such as depression and anxiety with eloquence and respect. There's something to be said for that.
  • Chiba letting her guard down a bit and sharing a genuine laugh with Shima near the end of the film.
  • When Tokita is explaining the DC Mini to Konakawa, Konakawa is obviously staring at Chiba and lost in thought. Chiba curtly sticks up for Tokita in that moment by telling Konakawa that "it's considered polite to look at someone when they're talking to you."