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Perfect Blue

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: Madhouse
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 34648 users)
Ranked: #3882
Popularity: #447
Members: 59,512
Favorites: 637
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama horror mystery psychological

Synopsis

Mima Kirigoe, a member of a pop-idol group called "CHAM!", decides to quit singing to pursue a career as an actress. Some of her fans are displeased with this decision though, particularly a stalker named Me-Mania. As Mima progresses into her new career, those close to her are violently murdered one by one, and Mima begins to lose the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigoe, Mima
Kirigoe, Mima
Main
Iwao, Junko
Japanese
Iwao, Junko
Hoffman, Bridget
English
Hoffman, Bridget
...
Me-Mania
Me-Mania
Supporting
Klein, Robert
English
Klein, Robert
Okura, Masaaki
Japanese
Okura, Masaaki
Rei
Rei
Supporting
McGlynn, Mary Elizabeth
English
McGlynn, Mary Elizabeth
Niiyama, Shiho
Japanese
Niiyama, Shiho
...
Murano
Murano
Supporting
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese
Ebara, Masashi
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson

Staff

Inoue, Hiroaki
Producer
Kon, Satoshi
Director, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director, Sound Effects
Murai, Sadayuki
Script



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Aug 22, 2013
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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

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Aug 21, 2014
adrianojones
The idea of a psychological manipulative anime isn't uncommon; many have attempted, but few succeed, likely due to the sheer difficulty of effectively portraying and balancing its themes, symbolism and plot. A complex and multi-layered experience usually requires an equal or greater amount of effort to make it work. Perfect Blue is Satoshi Kon's directorial debut, and it is actually my favourite of the director's works - who, unfortunately, has passed on. Few anime series or movies have managed to not only entertain me, but impact me in the same way that Perfect Blue has, which succeeds in everything it sets out to do, from read more
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Recommendations

Dark and edgy philosophical and psuedo-spiritual undertones resonate powerfully beneath the derma of an expertly animated and artistically executed series that explores human pyschology and how individuals cope with the pressure of living.
Psychological thriller movies Directed by Satoshi Kon. They both blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Season" by M-Voice

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