Perfect Blue
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Mima was a pop idol, worshipped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but Mima's character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse. She begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers (imagines) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Popular anime is mature/violent, despite sunny art style."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"[An] nime thriller [that] often plays as an examination of identity and celebrity, but ultimately gets so lost in its own complex structure that it doesn't end up saying much at all."
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"Animated Japanese thriller about the price of fame is rich, deep and dark."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"A must-see for fans of Japanese animation, and might make the genre a few converts."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"The film has style and then some -- maybe too much, in fact, but the visual interest always remains high, and the storyline is intriguing."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Quite enthralling."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"With the freedom of animation comes a more effective blurring of fantasy and reality."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Kon signe d'une main de maître un thriller enlevant et chaotique dont la nature déjantée et le goût pour les effets théâtraux rappellent le Dario Argento des belles années"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Satoshi Kon has created a taut, tense thriller that's a lot more coherent than many sci-fi animes, and deftly weaves several levels of reality up until the twist ending."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A wildly inventive creation that is just about as adult as an animated film can get, and at times, I even started to forget that it was, in fact, animated."
‑ Dustin Putman,
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