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Perfect Blue (Pafekuto Buru) (1997)

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Starring (View all)
Junko Iwao Junko Iwao
Mima Kirigoe
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji
Tadokoro
Yoku Shioya Yoku Shioya
Shibuya
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori
Sakuragi
Emi Shinohara Emi Shinohara
Eri Ochiai


Written by (View all)
Sadayuki Murai Sadayuki Murai
(screenplay)


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9 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 23:58
2 votes
The last time I watched this movie and the only thing I forgot about it are the names of the characters. Some people are going to say "Why are you giving it 10/10 then?" Its quite simple really, I'm terrible with names and remembering anybody's name is a nice bonus for me.

Six years and some of the scenery still makes me cringe. I mean, hell, what would you think if you were being t... read more

A very good movie

6 years, 4 months ago at Feb 1 11:50
1 vote
I have always been interested in Japanese animation but, to be honest, the amount of movies is just so massive, I never took the time to really invest myself in this. Anyway, I still had the pleasure to see some amazing ‘mangas’ (that’s how they call them in France but I’m not sure if the name is really accurate) and this flick was definitely one of them. Honestly, I don’t really remembe... read more

Reality of fantasy?

7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 5 5:32
1 vote
First of all, this movie will confuse you and it will make you think,
it might even screw with your mind because the plot isn't exactly
simple or easy. Those that say that got it all figured out ever since
the beginning are lying. This is a psychological thriller that knows
how to make use of suspense and how to mix reality and fantasy to the
point of confusing t... read more
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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.
Release date: 28 February 1998
UPC: 660200404925
Tags: Anime (20), Animation (18), Japan (15), Thriller (14), Mystery (11), Japanese (8), 1997 (7), Crime (7), 1990s (7), Stalking (7), Obsession (6), Rape (6), Surrealism (6), Murder (6), Horror (5), Insanity (3), Adaptation (3), Based On Novel (3), Satoshi Kon (3), Foreign (3)
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