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Kanji 直撃の不安
Rōmaji Chokugeki no fuan
Japanese Airdate March 8, 2004
English Airdate June 26, 2005

"Fear of a Direct Hit" is the sixth episode of Paranoia Agent.


Ikari and Maniwa question the old lady who saw the incident involving Tsukiko and Lil' Slugger, and find out what happened the night of the incident. After some yelling from Ikari, frustrated at the woman's vagueness, she admits there was no one with Tsukiko when she was supposedly attacked. The detectives question Tsukiko and confront her with the truth- a bent pipe found nearby which she used on herself. She faints at these words. Meanwhile, a runaway teenager called Taeko wanders through the stormy city wanting to forget about her past. Her father, who she adored, is policeman Masami Hirukawa. She has just moved in to the house he built for her when she discovers a file on the computer's recycle bin. It turns out to be security camera photos of her undressing. Horrified, she smashes furniture and finds a camera hidden behind a bookshelf. Just on the brink of despair in the storm, Lil' Slugger knocks her out. She wakes up in hospital with her father waiting on her. The first thing she says is "Who are you?"

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