Perfect Blue

  • A young dark-haired woman lying in the sea of his childhood's toys and other artifacts of her life

“Dark, disturbing and insanely beautiful… The Stanley Kubrick of Anime” -Vice.

Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go… Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.

Note: Strong adult content warning for animated sequences of graphic violence and nudity, and is only recommended for adults 17 years and older.

PERFECT BLUE also plays on Monday, April 10 with MILLENNIUM ACTRESS. See both for $17 or either for $14. Details here.

1h 21m
Satoshi Kon
In Japanese with English subtitles
  • Assisted Listening