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Perfect Blue ()

Pâfekuto burû (original title)
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

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Cast

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Mima Kirigoe (voice)
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Rumi (voice) (as Rika Matsumoto)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
Tadokoro (voice)
Masaaki Ôkura ...
Uchida (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Tejima (voice)
Yoku Shioya ...
Shibuya (voice)
Hideyuki Hori ...
Sakuragi (voice)
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Eri Ochiai (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Murano (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
Kantoku (voice)
Tôru Furusawa ...
Yada (voice)
Shiho Niiyama ...
Rei (voice)
Emiko Furukawa ...
Yukiko (voice)
Aya Hara ...
Mima's Mother (voice)
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Taku (voice)
Jin Yamanoi ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Megumi Tano ...
Child (voice)
Takashi Nagasako ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Akio Suyama ...
Reader (voice)
Osamu Hosoi ...
Company Employee (voice)
Kôichi Tôchika ...
Red (voice)
Emi Motoi ...
Child (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi ...
Green (voice)
Kishô Taniyama ...
Blue (voice)
Shokkâ Ôno ...
Shikaisha / Kankyaku-tachi (voice)
Rofuto Purasu Wan Burazâzu ...
Kankyaku-tachi (voice)
Makoto Kitano ...
Reporter (voice)
Kaori Minami ...
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Shibuya / Mimi Fan (voice) (as Jimmy Theodore)
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Mima Fan / Truck Driver (voice) (as David Lucas)
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Powertron / Mima Fan / Cameraman / Actor (voice) (as Robert Wicks)
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Tejima (voice)
Christopher Carroll ...
News Reporter / Journalist (voice) (as Sam Strong)
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Yukiko (voice) (as Bambi Darro)
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'Double Bind' Series Co-Director (voice) (as Frank Buck)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Syd Fontana)
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Mima Kirigoe (voice) (as Ruby Marlowe)
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Mr. Me-Mania (voice) (as Bob Marx)
Dari Lallou ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Dari MacKenie)
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Rumi (voice)
Michael Lindsay ...
Cham Manager / Mima Fan (voice) (as Dylan Tully)
Michael McCarty ...
Mima Fan (voice) (as Devon Michaels)
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News Reporter (voice)
Steve McGowan ...
Director (voice) (as Richard Plantagenet)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Mattie Rando)
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Mima Fan (voice) (as Kermit Beachwood)
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Doctor (voice) (as Elliot Reynolds)
Sven Nosgard ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Murano (voice) (as James Lyon)
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Eri Ochiai (voice)
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Kingburg / News Reporter (voice) (as George C. Cole)
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Movie Crew / Nurse (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Tadokoro (voice) (as Gil Starberry)
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Yamashiro (voice) (as Sparky Thornton)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Billy Regan)
Kevin Seymour ...
Mima Fan (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Satoshi Kon

Written by

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Sadayuki Murai ... (screenplay)
 
Yoshikazu Takeuchi ... (novel "Pâfekuto burû: Kanzen hentai")
 
Rika Takahashi ... (translation)
 
Lia Sargent ... (adaptation)

Produced by

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Marvin Gleicher ... executive producer
Laurence Guinness ... executive producer
Hiroaki Inoue ... producer
Yoshihisa Ishihara ... producer
Koshiro Kanda ... executive producer (as Kôshirô Kanda)
Haruyo Kanesaku ... producer
Masao Maruyama ... producer
Yutaka Maseba ... producer
Hitomi Nakagaki ... producer
Yutaka Togo ... producer
Yuichi Tsurumi ... executive producer
Takeshi Washitani ... general producer
Ken Washiya ... executive producer

Music by

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Masahiro Ikumi

Cinematography by

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Hisao Shirai ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Harutoshi Ogata

Editorial Department

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Staci Vice ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Nobutaka Ike

Art Department

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John Gooch ... props

Sound Department

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Phil Brewster ... sound mixer
Les Claypool III ... dialogue editor: English dub
Shizuo Kurahashi ... sound designer
Michael McCarty ... digital tracking
Masafumi Mima ... sound director / sound effects

Animation Department

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Koichi Arai ... animator
Ayuchi Baba ... inbetween animator
Masayoshi Banno ... background artist
Jeong-im Chae ... ink and paint artist
Kwak Mi Duk ... ink and paint artist
Hisashi Eguchi ... character creator: basic characters / character designer
Lee Jee Eun ... inbetween animator
Shigeru Fujita ... animator
Hideki Futamura ... animator (as Hideki Nimura) / key animator
Eun-kyung Gang ... ink and paint artist
Hitoshi Haga ... animator
Hiro Hamasaki ... key animator
Shinji Hamasaki ... animator
Hideki Hamazu ... animation director / character designer
Shinji Hashimoto ... animator
Akiko Hayashi ... ink and paint artist
Do Oh Hee ... inbetween animator
Takeshi Honda ... animator
Hisashi Ikeda ... background artist
Yûji Ikeda ... background artist
Moon Young Im ... inbetween animator
Kaoru Inoda ... background artist
Kumi Ishii ... inbetween animator
Mitsuo Iso ... animator
Joo-eun Joo ... inbetween animator
Yuriko Kadomoto ... ink and paint artist
Chikako Kamata ... ink and paint artist
Sachiko Kato ... background artist
Masaki Kawai ... inbetween animator
Masataka Kawai ... inbetween animator
Kumiko Kawana ... animator
Chol-gyu Kim ... background artist
Geum-soo Kim ... inbetween animator
Gyung-ja Kim ... inbetween animator
Hee-sa Kim ... ink and paint artist
Hyaong Ja Kim ... ink and paint artist
Moon-hee Kim ... inbetween animator
Yong Sik Kim ... inbetween animator
Yoshihiro Kitano ... animator
Makoto Koga ... animator
Satoshi Kon ... character designer
Rei Kono ... background artist
Kiyoshi Kosaka ... inbetween animator
Koji Kumasaki ... inbetween animator
Masahiro Kurio ... animator
Mamoru Kurosawa ... animator
Soon-young Lee ... ink and paint artist
Hidenori Matsubara ... animator
Ok-yun Moon ... inbetween animator
Hiroyuki Morita ... animator
Mi Ae Na ... ink and paint artist
Morifumi Naka ... animator
Kana Nakayama ... ink and paint artist
Katsuichi Nakayama ... animator
Toshiya Niidome ... animator
Takuo Noda ... animator
Harue Ono ... ink and paint artist
Soon-ryun Park ... inbetween animator
Yong Kyoung Park ... ink and paint artist
Young Park ... background artist
Gyung-a Ryu ... inbetween animator
Cho Yong Shim ... ink and paint artist
Kyoung Hwa Shin ... ink and paint artist
Nobumasa Shinkawa ... animator (as Nobumasa Arakawa) / key animator
Ai Suenaga ... inbetween animator
Michiyo Suzuki ... animator
Masaharu Tada ... animator
Shin'ya Takahashi ... animator
Kunio Takahide ... animator
Hikaru Takanashi ... animator
Jun'ichi Taniguchi ... background artist
Hiroshi Washizaki ... background artist
Sakiko Watanabe ... inbetween animator
Makoto Yamada ... animator
Nizô Yamamoto ... background artist (as Nizou Yamamoto)
Tomoko Yamamoto ... ink and paint artist
Takaaki Yamashita ... animator
Kazusuke Yoshihara ... background artist

Other crew

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Christopher Bottone ... production coordinator
Danielle Garnier ... publicity staff: publicity
Kou Matsuo ... unit director
Lia Sargent ... adr script
Kevin Seymour ... dubbing director
Katsuhiro Ôtomo ... supervisor (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Mima leaves the idol group CHAM, in order to pursue her dream as an actress. Mima climbs up the rocky road to success by performing as rape victims and posing nude for magazines, but is haunted by her reflections of the past. Written by

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Taglines The color of illusion is Perfect Blue. (Japanese) See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Perfect Blue (Japan, English title)
  • PERFECT BLUE(1998) (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Perfect Blue (United States)
  • Perfect Blue (Canada, English title)
  • Perfect Blue (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 81 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY3,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $781,197

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was originally conceived as a live-action feature, but became an anime when several backers abruptly pulled out in pre-production. See more »
Goofs When the script writer parks his car, the elevator call button has only "down", but the parking lot is at the lowest point of the building. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Manga Erotica (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Season See more »
Quotes [Last line]
Mima Kirigoe: No, I'm the real thing.
[smiles]
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