Paprika, one of the visually spectacular anime movies from the 2000s, is at present obtainable to observe free of charge on YouTube just about in all places.
I say just about, as for some motive in the event you're within the UK and Mexico, it isn't obtainable (although in the event you're within the UK, you'll be able to test it out on Netflix). Paprika, initially launched in 2006, was the ultimate characteristic movie from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon, additionally recognized for his different movies Excellent Blue, Millennium Actress, and Tokyo Godfathers, in addition to the collection Paranoia Agent. It follows Physician Atsuko Chiba, a psychiatric researcher who treats her sufferers by way of desires via her alter ego, the titular Paprika, who finally ends up having to face off towards a dream terrorist trying to kill individuals via their desires. And sure, the visuals are simply as on the market because the idea.
The movie relies on a 1993 guide of the identical identify, and Kon had tried to make the movie many instances over time earlier than lastly securing the rights to it; you'll be able to undoubtedly see the foundations of it in his earlier works like Excellent Blue. There are undoubtedly some elements of it that have not aged the very best tonally, significantly some odd and out-of-place fatphobia, so do hold that in thoughts in the event you determine to take a look at the movie.
These of you that have not seen Paprika however have seen Christopher Nolan's 2010 movie Inception would possibly discover some similarities, significantly with the latter seemingly wholesale copying a few of Paprika's pictures. There's a little bit of a debate round whether or not Nolan was really impressed by Paprika, although in a now deleted interview from French movie web site Excessif, the director did really cite Kon's movie as one of many most important influences behind Inception (referenced right here by this 2010 Anime Information Community article).
Any which method, it's best to try Paprika on the very least whereas it is obtainable, as it is a visible feast not like another.