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Perfect Blue (1998)
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Perfect Blue (1998) Mima leaves the idol group CHAM, in order to pursue her dream as an actress. Mima climbs up the rocky road to success by performing as rape victims and posing nude for magazines, but is haunted by her reflections of the past.

Movie Tagline:
The color of illusion is Perfect Blue. (Japanese)

Title: Perfect Blue
Release Date: August 20, 1999
Runtime: 81 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Horror, Thriller
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Buried.com Rating: 8.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: Unrated

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for animated sequences of violence and nudity, and for brief language.

Satoshi Kon

Junko Iwao ...Mima (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ...Rumi (voice) (as Rika Matsumoto)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...Tadokoro (voice)
Masaaki Okura ...Uchida (voice)
yosuke Akimoto ...Tejima (voice)
yoku Shioya ...Shibuya (voice)
Hideyuki Hori ...Sakuragi (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...Eri (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...Murano (voice)
Kiyoyuki yanada ...Kantoku (voice)
Toru Furusawa ...yada (voice)
Shiho Niiyama ...Rei (voice)
Emiko Furukawa ...yukiko (voice)
Aya Hara ... (voice)
Shinichiro Miki ... (voice) (as Shin'ichiro Miki)
Jin yamanoi ... (voice)
Megumi Tano ... (voice)
Takashi Nagasako ... (voice)
Akio Suyama ... (voice)
Osamu Hosoi ... (voice)
Koichi Tochika ... (voice)
Emi Motoi ... (voice)
Soichiro Hoshi ... (voice) (as Soichiro Hoshi)
Kisho Taniyama ... (voice)
Shokka Ono ...Shikaisha / Kankyaku-tachi (voice)
Rofuto Purasu Wan Burazazu ...Kankyaku-tachi (voice)
Makoto Kitano ... (voice)
Kaori Minami ... (voice)
Steve Blum ......
Bob Buchholz ...Cameraman, Actor (voice: English version) (as...

» [more cast members]

Marvin Gleicher
Laurence Guinness
Hiroaki Inoue
Koshiro Kanda
Haruyo Kanesaku
Masao Maruyama
yutaka Maseba
yuichi Tsurumi
Ken Washiya

Sadayuki Murai
yoshikazu Takeuchi

Masahiro Ikumi

Perfect Blue Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Ai no tenshi"
"Hitori de mo heiki"
"Omoide ni dakare te ima wa"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The color of illusion is Perfect Blue. (Japanese)
  • excuse me...who are you?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Me-Mania: You bad girl... you have to follow the script!
  • Mima Kirigoe: Please, Rumi! It is you, isn't it? Wake up! Mima's Ghost: You're the one who needs to wake up.
  • Actor playing rapist: I'm really sorry. Mima Kirigoe: Oh no, it's alright.
  • Mima Kirigoe: Excuse me... who are you? Excuse me... who are you?
  • Mima Kirigoe: What? This isn't true! I didn't write this! Mima's Ghost: Of course you didn't. The real Mima is writing this.
Movie Trivia:
  • The film was originally conceived as a live-action feature, but became an anime when several backers abruptly pulled out in pre-production.
  • Darren Aronofsky owns the American filming rights to this movie, which he purchased for $59,000, just so he could film the now infamous "bath scene" with Jennifer Connelly in his own film Requiem for a Dream (2000). The staged rape scene in Perfect Blue (1998) also inspired a scene toward the end of Aronofsky's film in which a group of perverted men circle around and cheer on a vulgar sexual event.
  • The "Big Body" pizza box in the infamous stabbing scene usually gets a few chuckles from English-speaking viewers, who are no doubt thinking about the food's fat content. However, "Big Body" is actually an homage to Susumu Hirasawa (who would later compose music for Sennen joy (2001) and "Ms dairinin" (2004), also by director Kon) and his electronically band "P-Model." Big Body is the name of their tenth album, released in 1993.
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