Perfect Blue

Movie (1 ep x 78 min)
4.065 of 5 from 8,796 votes
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When popular pop idol Mima decided to retire from her group, Cham, and become an actress, she had no idea that one person's obsession would soon spiral out of control. With death threats, letter bombs and a forged website which details her every move, Mima finds herself slowly becoming trapped in a nightmare she can't seem to escape. With murders piling up and her mental state slowly degrading, can she discover who the culprit is, before she becomes the next victim?

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Nov 25, 2004
Score: 8/10

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Set in present day (some years ago, of course), Mima is a well-loved pop idol who loves singing in Cham, a somewhat-unknown singing group who still manage to have a great deal of admirers -- as well as an expected amount of fanboy stalkers. In a career move that stumps all who know her, Mima decides to become an actress, leaving her idol lifestyle behind -- and thus the downward spiral... read more

PenquinQueen96's avatar by PenquinQueen96 on Mar 28, 2015
Score: 7/10

Perfect Blue was the first work of now-deceased anime director, Satoshi Kon, and was based on the novel of the same name by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. It would be the mark that would pave the way for Satoshi Kon’s career as a director and showcased the themes he would consistently cover later in his other works. It follows Mima, a popular idol who decides to leave behind her cutesy girl-band image and pursue a... read more

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