The anime Perfect Blue is a dark story behind the world of Showbiz. It received awards for Best Asian Film and Best Animation Film in 1997. You can be shock when watching it on xemovie.com.
Score: 8.501 (scored by 240,555 users) Ranked: #1062
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 28, 1998
Producers: Rex Entertainment
Licensors: GKIDS, Manga Entertainment
Genres: Dementia, Drama, Horror, Psychological
Duration: 1 hr. 21 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
English: Perfect Blue
J-pop CHAM idol group! has delighted his fans for the past two years. Sorry, all good stuff and CHAM must be finished! it is forced to find one of members, Mima Kirigoe, to leave the group and pursue his acting career. When Mima’s choice was met with a mixed response, she hoped supporters would support her. Mime's life begins to change dramatically after she leaves the group, however. Trying to lose the image of her pop idol, she takes on a role in a crime drama series, and her acting career gradually increases with Mimo and her director Rumi Hidako claiming and taxing her. To further aggravate Mima, heartbroken admirers, who could not accept that Mima had renounced her innocent idolatry, began to follow her; launches a new anonymous website that presents its feed in a comprehensive way; and CHAM! it seems to get better without it. Each tragic development one by one encourages Mimo to become more helpless and unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
Kirigoe Mima-Main-Iwao Junko
Uchida Mamoru-Supporting-Ookura Masaaki
Strap in for a roller coaster ride through the human mind.
As always, my reviews are spoiler free.
You know you have done something right when someone can completely associate your name with a genre. For Satoshi Kon, that genre is Psychological Thriller. All his works (perhaps with the exception of Tokyo Godfathers, which is still fantastic) explore this genre differently, some deeper than others, but from Paranoia Agent to Millennium Actress he clearly shows his abilities as a director. Of all his works, I think his first, Perfect Blue, is my favorite.
Story - 10/10 Now, you can watch free online anime Perfect Blue on xemovie.com.