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Perfect Blue


Alternative Titles

English: Perfect Blue
Japanese: パーフェクト・ブルー

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 28, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 53,360 users)
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Ranked: #3112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #472
Members: 96,434
Favorites: 1,420
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Perfect Blue revolves around the main protagonist, Mima Kirigoe, a member of a pop idol group named “CHAM!”. After evaluating her situation, she decides to give up her idol status to pursue a career as an actress, what she believes to be the next step in making a name for herself in the industry. However, one of her most hardcore fans, Me-Mania, is less than happy about the path she has decided to take.

Now reborn as an actress, Mima accepts an interesting role, ignoring her manager, Rumi Hidaka's reservations about it. While on set, strange things begin to happen to people who are involved with the film. As time goes on, Mima begins to break down mentally, struggling to distinguish fantasy from reality.

Will Mima be able to escape the grip of her stalker and turn in a break out performance, or will she descend into madness?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigoe, Mima
Kirigoe, Mima
Main
Iwao, Junko
Japanese
Iwao, Junko
Me-Mania
Me-Mania
Supporting
Ookura, Masaaki
Japanese
Ookura, Masaaki
Hidaka, Rumi
Hidaka, Rumi
Supporting
Matsumoto, Rica
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rica
Sakuragi
Sakuragi
Supporting
Hori, Hideyuki
Japanese
Hori, Hideyuki

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Inoue, Hiroaki
Inoue, Hiroaki
Producer
Kon, Satoshi
Kon, Satoshi
Director, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director, Sound Effects

Edit Opening Theme

"Ai no Tenshi" by Misa, Emiko Furakawa and Mie Shimizu

Edit Ending Theme

"Season" by M-Voice



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Venneh
Sep 24, 2007
Title: Perfect Blue

Novel, Anime: Perfect Blue was originally a novel written by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. When, I'm not really sure; there's not a lot of information about it.

The movie itself was done by Oniro, directed by Satoshi Kon, and was released in 1997.

Story: The story is centered around Mima Kirigoe, the lead member of a pop trio who's decided to go solo as an actress. Her small recurring role in a direct-to-video series ends up turning into a big break, but the part and a subsequent photo shoot involves... compromising situations, to say the least. On top of all this, she's read more
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azuslu7jpg
Aug 22, 2013
Strap in for a roller coaster ride through the human mind.

As always, my reviews are spoiler free.

You know you have done something right when someone can completely associate your name with a genre. For Satoshi Kon, that genre is Psychological Thriller (or mindf**k, if you prefer). All his works (perhaps with the exception of Tokyo Godfathers, which is still fantastic) explore this genre differently, some deeper than others, but from Paranoia Agent to Millennium Actress he clearly shows his abilities as a director. Of all his works, I think his first, Perfect Blue, is my favorite.

Story - 10/10

Our story begins read more
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eImpulse
Oct 2, 2014
Sitting alone in the dark watching someone tell the day you had forgotten. You just might lose your mind.

Thinking about who you are and why you are this person may often cause your thoughts to clash amongst one another. This is strongly shown in the main character Mima Kirigoe. The story is truly some of the best writing I’ve ever seen. Its a mix of linear progression and short time jumps. This enhances the disarray shown in Mima. All of the scenes show believable emotion on what a character might do faced with the situation. The story is very unique in the way it ties read more
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adrianojones
Jan 18, 2015
While a psychological thriller dealing with the surreal isn't an uncommon premise, it is a difficult one to tackle. It's easy to hold back and come off as half baked, but it's also easy to do too much and delve into the territory of the pretentious and the convoluted. Perfect Blue, the late Satoshi Kon's directorial debut, is, perhaps oddly, my favourite of the director's works; this is a movie which is able to deliver its messages in an astoundingly vivid manner. Wrapped with an appropriately chaotic presentation, this movie achieves an almost unmatched level of thematic resonance.

Perfect Blue, based off of Yoshikazu Takeuchi's read more
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