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?
Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Perfect Blue are without a doubt dark. Both have an intelligent story that will make you guess things until the end. Even if Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is more "gothic" and Perfect Blue is more of a thriller, I'm sure that if you liked one, you'll like the other!
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...
Even if those two anime are not similar in theme and even represents different genres, I think if You like one You will appreciate the other. In both anime the world is presented in very different way from the usual stereotype-based, one-dimensional and always somehow cheerful world of music industry / school life. In these anime everything is more real, cover with dirt and dust, people are not happy or sad, good or bed, they are simply dived by their interests and not so kind as usual. Also final of both anime is… unsuspected.
There are some things that can only be said after death. Aided by a talking staff that thinks it is alive, Fumika delivers Shigofumi, the last words and feelings of the dead in the form of letters, to their addressees. Whether they are letters of apology, revenge, or simply a final farewell, she always brings them to their destination. Delivering Shigofumi is not always an easy job; as some people refuse to believe such things as letters from the dead are possible, while others are afraid of what these letters might contain. But the mail must go through; what the recipients decide to do with it afterwards is up to them.
In Perfect Blue we have Mimi, in Shigofumi we have Fumiko.. both suffer from tricking themselves into thinking that by doing something to please someone else they will be more loved, happier or just better off for it. Mimi has her agent, Fumiko her father. For both it ends up completely different and far from where they want to be or where they thought they were going. Truly I believe these 2 characters to be kindred spirits in their self imposed sufferage that they must attempt to overcome.