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Perfect Blue

Mima Kirigoe has turned a new page in her life, leaving behind her career as a pop singing idol to become a serious actress. But as the demands of her new life begin to tear away at her innocence, Mima's past begins to catch up with her. The people around her begin to be picked off one by one. Is it an obsessed fan who is committing these brutal crimes? Or is it the ghost of Mima's past itself that cannot let her go?

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There are several layers of reality in the film, and none of them are clear-cut. More than once something which would seem to be a major plot development turns out...
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I can't say enough bad things about this tiringly frustrating film, but I won't bore you with constant adjectives. I found that people who really liked this film were either...
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When I first watched 'Perfect Blue' I figured there were intricies I wasn't picking up on. After watching it twice, I now suspect it's a bit of a snow job....
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Excellenct Direction and themes, despite the English dub. The director, the mighty Satoshi Kon, takes the story from its root of melodramtic fluff and takes it to the heights...
Created by: Madhouse Productions
Language: English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Junko Iwao ... Mima Kirigoe
Rica Matsumoto ... Rumi
Shinpachi Tsuji ... Tadokoro
Masaaki Ôkura ... Uchida the fan
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Ruby Marlowe ... Mima Kirigoe
Wendee Lee ... Rumi
Gil Starberry ... Tadokoro
Bob Marx ... Me-Mania
Steve Bulen ... Tejima
Jamieson Price ... Mureno
Kirk Thornton ... Yamashiro
Dylan Tully ... Cham Manager
Richard Plantagenet ... Director
Directed by: Satoshi Kon
Executive Producers: Marvin Gleicher, Laurence Guinness, Koshiro Kanda and Yuichi Tsurumi
Musical Score by: Masahiro Ikumi
Writing Credits: Sadayuki Murai
Based on: the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi
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