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A retired pop singer turned actress’s sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Perfect Blue is a 1997 feature-length anime film, directed by Satoshi Kon (loosely based on the novel of the same name by Yoshikazu Takeuchi). The film is a psychological thriller about Mima Kirigoe, a member of a Japanese pop idol group called “CHAM!” who decides to become an actress. As her new career proceeds Mima’s world becomes increasingly reminiscent of the works of Alfred Hitchcock and Philip K. Dick; reality and fantasy spiral out of control as Mima discovers that a stalker is the least of her troubles.
Cast: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ã”kura
Directed: Satoshi Kon
Runtime: 83 minutes