"Mellow Maromi" is the 10th episode of Paranoia Agent.


The production staff for a show called Mellow Maromi, a show based on the famous character drawn by Tsukiko all have difficulties meeting the deadline. Production coordinator Saruta Naayuki, frequently the cause of everyone's difficulty--is fighting traffic to deliver the first episode of the show to the network. Throughout the episode, he nods off, and when he awakens he frequently sees Lil' Slugger pursuing him, only to disappear. His dreams recount the production of the series, and the gradual murder of the entire production crew. Eventually, Lil' Slugger appears in the car, and Saruta's beaten corpse is found in front of the TV Network's building. While the network takes the tape from his hand and rushes it in to air, we hear Maromi saying 'just take a break' over and over again.

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