Perfect Blue (Pafekuto buru) (1997)

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  • 2018 Rerelease Trailer
  • Trailer for Perfect Blue

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.

Cast

  • Junko Iwao
  • Rika Matsumoto
  • Steve Bulen
  • Bambi Darro
  • Syd Fontana

Atom User Reviews

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Metacritic

67

Contemporary adult themes that resonate as much as those in Perfect Blue (stalking, the cult of celebrity) have become increasingly rare in this animated genre better known for tentacled demons and cute forest sprites; it's refreshing to be reminded that not everything in anime need feature that lovable scamp Pikachu, either.

Metacritic review by Marc Savlov
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
60

This engrossing animated thriller (2000) somehow displays realist gore, nudity, and sexual violence in a tone not too far from that of a children’s adventure; its innocence stems in part from the convincing naivete of the heroine.

Metacritic review by Lisa Alspector
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
80

Strange, stylish and intelligent, this is a rare anime film that delivers on its Eastern promise.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman
Empire