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Year: 1997

Original Title: Pâfekuto burû

Country: Japan

Length: 80 minutes

Genre: Animation, Thriller, Horror

Studios: Rex Entertainment, Madhouse

Distributor: Anime Ltd.

Suitable only for adults

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 21 1999

United States: August 20 1998

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Ranking: 3,402 out of 13,332 movies (up 610)

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Mima was a pop idol, worshipped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but Mima's character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse. She begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers (imagines) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates are threatened (and killed) as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive. Perfect Blue represents a major change from traditional anime subject matter, analysing the pop icon phenomenon, fame and its psychological impact on the performer. Hide full plot... Show full plot

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Trivia Perfect Blue

Darren Aronofsky confirmed that 'Perfect Blue' is one of his favourite films. Darren Aronofsky owns the American Fliming rights to Perfect Blue, which he purchased for $59,000 to use the infamous "bath scene," in his film 'Requiem for a Dream'. The choreography from Mina's group CHAM are not in unison. This is intentional to keep the realism of the film.

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