I saw this series, 'Paranoia Agent', from the late Satoshi Kon (the anime Hitchcock), around the time things began to get dark from me in 2006. It struck me as a powerful psychological thriller with a deep message about postmodern society and the human spirit. This scene, in particular, resonated with me - it gets really good after the 6:25 point, right after what would be a commercial break.
Worth a watch - I need to get a new copy of this series, since my personal copy seems to have vanished. I must have loaned it to someone who never returned it.