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Perfect Blue

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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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Satoshi KON Director
Masahiro IKUMI Music
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Hiroaki INOUE Producer

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Perfect Blue sothis 8/10 Nov 25, 2004

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Perfect Blue DavidWP 9.6/10 Jan 19, 2014
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Memories

Memories

This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.

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XMrNiceguyX
If you like the first ep of Memories you'll probably like Perfect Blue (and the other way around). Though while Perfect Blue plays in real time, the first ep of memories plays in the future.
bshegg

The director of Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon, wrote the screenplay for Memories. Both films are similarly deep-thinking and imagery-rich films.

Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Perfect Blue and Death Note are both about murder. They are also a little bit subtle and have only a medium amount of action, which makes them both very similar. In a way, they are both psychological thrillers so if you liked one, you should watch the other.

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Demon Prince Enma

Demon Prince Enma

Demons are escaping from the underworld, and causing much havoc on the population. Possessing both human bodies and artifacts alike, the demons are inconspicuously forcing people to commit murders; the demons must be stopped! The task of returning – or exterminating – the offenders lies with Enma, Kapaeru, and the talking witch hat Shapoji; can Enma and the gang banish the demons before things get out of hand?

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If you enjoyed Perfect Blue, then Demon Prince Enma might just suit your taste. Both shows contain nudity, a lot of gore and have a really surprising end (somewhat unexpected and shocking), but the truth is that this recommendation is mostly based on the gut feel.

P.S. There are NO reaps in DPE, so don't expect any.

GANTZ

GANTZ

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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XMrNiceguyX
Although the plot of the two series have nothing in common, there are some similarities in both series. There is gore and the nudity in both series as well as the mindconfusing plotchanges and somewhat confusing scene transistions.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Movie

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 1996

Hajime Kindaichi, grandson of the famous detective Kousuke Kindaichi, travels with his childhood friend Miyuki to Uta Island for a special performance of The Phantom of the Opera. However, once they arrive, the actors begin to be murdered in mysterious ways; who better than Kindaichi to solve this unsolvable crime? With the Phantom himself as a suspect, Kindaichi will need to use his strongest wits to track down the murderer, before more lives are taken.

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chii

Both movies are pretty weird in the situations that occur to the characters in it. They both have an idol theme to them as well. Both have an interesting amount of murder gore to them too. Perfect Blue might mess with your head a little but more but I highly suggest you check one out if you liked the other.