Perfect Blue (movie)

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©1997 MADHOUSE INC.

©1997 REX ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.


Alternative title:
Идеальная грусть (Russian)
パーフェクト・ブルー (Japanese)
藍色恐懼 (Chinese (Taiwan))
퍼펙트 블루 (Korean)
Themes: idols, stardom
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Pop idol Mima quits her group in order to pursue an acting career. But not everyone is happy especially a crazed fan that stalks her. People around her are being murdered and Mima starts to lose her sanity.
User Ratings: 2727 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 443 votes (sub:267, dub:135, ?:7, raw:5, edit.dub:2, others:27
5 German dubbed
5 Spanish subtitled
4 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Polish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Excellent: 793 votes (sub:513, dub:224, ?:14, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:38
13 Spanish subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
4 French subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 German subtitled
2 French dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Estonian subtitled
)
 Very good: 740 votes (sub:466, dub:239, ?:4, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:27
6 Spanish subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
3 Swedish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 French subtitled
2 French dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Good: 425 votes (sub:272, dub:134, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:13
4 German dubbed
2 Swedish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 144 votes (sub:87, dub:43, ?:4, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 72 votes (sub:42, dub:24, ?:4, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 39 votes (sub:24, dub:15)
 Weak: 36 votes (sub:25, dub:9, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:5)
 Awful: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 4335 users, rank: #183 (of 6096)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.065 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6423, rank: #394 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 8.019 (Very good), rank: #375 (of 6089) (seen all: 8.04 / seen some: 6.39 / won't finish: 3.37)
Bayesian estimate: 8.017 (Very good), rank: #272 (of 4589)
Running time: 80 minutes
Production cost: ¥3,000,000
Vintage:
1997
1998-02-28
2000-10-25 (Spain)
Premiere date:
1997-01-01 (Montreal [Fantasia Film Festival - exact date unknown])
1998-02-16 (Germany [Berlin International Film Festival])
1998-02-28 (Japan)
1998-09-19 (Finland [Helsinki International Film Festival])
1998-10-30 (Spain)
1999-05-21 (UK)
1999-08-20 (USA)
1999-09-08 (France)
1999-11-21 (Taiwan [Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival])
2000-02-11 (Canada)
2001-08-09 (Australia)
2002-10-09 (Belgium [International Film Festival Gent])
2007-09-08 (Sweden)
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Ai no Tenshi" by Misa, Emiko Furakawa and Mie Shimizu
Ending Theme:
"Season" by M-Voice
"Season" by Masahiro Ikumi
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 5
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Reviews:
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Perfect Blue [Collectors Edition] [UK] (Blu-Ray + DVD) 2013-10-14
DVD (Region 1)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2000-05-02 (from $79.99)
    Perfect Blue - The Essence of Anime (DVD) 2007-09-04
DVD (Region 2)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2013-10-14
DVD (Region 4)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2010-02-05
Universal Media Disc
    Perfect Blue (UMD) 2005-12-06 (from $39.99)
VHS
    Perfect Blue (Dub.VHS) 1999-11-23
    Perfect Blue (Sub.VHS) 1999-11-23 (from $48.53)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Kon
Script: Sadayuki Murai
Unit Director: Kou Matsuo
Original Character Design: Hisashi Eguchi
Character Design:
Hideki Hamasu
Satoshi Kon
Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
Animation Director: Hideki Hamasu
Original Novel: Yoshikazu Takeuchi
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Executive producer:
Koshiro Kanda
Yuichi Tsurumi
Cinematography: Hisao Shirai
Film Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
General Producer: Takeshi Kitano (as Takeshi Washitani)
Sound Design: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Effects: Masafumi Mima
Special Advisor: Katsuhiro Otomo
Junko Iwao as Mima Kirigoe

Rica Matsumoto as Rumi

Akio Suyama as Reader
Aya Hara as Mima's Mother
Emi Motoi as Child
Emi Shinohara as Eri Ochiai
Emiko Furukawa as Yukiko
Hideyuki Hori as Sakuragi
Kishô Taniyama as Blue
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Director
Makoto Kitano as Reporter
Masaaki Ohkura as Uchida the fan
Masashi Ebara as Murano
Megumi Tano as Child
Osamu Hosoi as Company employee
Shiho Niiyama as Rei
Shinichiro Miki as Taku
Shinpachi Tsuji as Tadokoro
Souichiro Hoshi as Green
Tohru Furusawa as Yatazaki
Yoku Shioya as Shibuya
Yoshino Minamino as Reporter
Yousuke Akimoto as Tejima

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Oniro
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc.
Film Developing: Imagica
Music Production: iNoks Records
Photography: Studio Cosmos
Producer: Rex Entertainment
Production Studio: MADHOUSE
Recording Studio: Aio Studio
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Techno Sound
English cast
English staff
Translation: Rika Takahashi
ADR Script: Lia Sargent
Dialogue Editing: Les Claypool III
Digital Tracking: Michael McCarty
General Affairs: Kaoru Mfaume
Production Coordination: Chris Bottone
Subtitle Timing: Dana Weaver
Ruby Marlowe as Mima Kirigoe

Bob Marx as Mr. Me-Mania
Wendee Lee as Rumi

Bambi Darro as Yukiko
Carol Stanzione as
Movie Crew
Nurse
David Lucas as
Mima Fan
Truck Driver
Devon Michaels as Mima Fan
Dylan Tully as
Cham Manager
Mima Fan
George C. Cole as
Kingburg
News Reporter
Gil Starberry as Tadokoro
James Lyon as Mureno
Jimmy Theodore as Shibuya
Kermit Beachwood as Mima Fan
Kevin Seymour as Mima Fan(uncredited)
Lia Sargent as Eri Ochiai
Melissa Williamson as
News Reporter
Rei
Richard Plantagenet as Director
Robert Wicks as
Actor
Cameraman
Mima Fan
Powertron
Sam Strong as
Journalist
News Reporter
Sparky Thornton as Yamashiro
Steve Bulen as Tejima

Michael McCarty(Additional Voices)
English companies
Broadcaster:
Encore Action
Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Monday)
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor:
Anime Limited (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Red Ant Enterprises (Australia & New Zealand)
Siren Visual (Australia & New Zealand)
Dubbing: Animaze
Licensed by: Manga Entertainment
Subtitle Timing: MX Media LLC (Australian DVD extras)
Translation: MX Media LLC (Australian DVD extras)
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Danielle Perret
French companies
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Núria Trifol as Mima Kirigoe(Spain dub)

María Pilar Quesada as Rumi(Spain dub)

Adrià Frías as Tadokoro(Spain dub)
Alfonso Vallés as Tejima(Spain dub)
Berta Cortés as Rei(Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo as Tadashi Doi(Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Takao Shibuya(Spain dub)
Marta Ullod as Yukiko(Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Eri Ochiai(Spain dub)
Ramon Canals as Uchida(Spain dub)
Toni Avilés as Mima's Mother(Spain dub)

Aurora Ferrándiz(Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo(Spain dub)
Toni Avilés(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Manga Films (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina
Script: Enrica Minini
Translation: Francesco Prandoni


Aldo Stella as
Shibuya 
Takao Shibuya
Claudio Moneta as Sakuragi
Claudio Ridolfo as Yada
Daniele Demma as Uchida
Paola Della Pasqua as Yukiko
Raffaele Farina as Regista
Stefano Albertini as Tadokoro
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Solveig Duda as Mima Kirigoe

Carin Tietze as Rumi

Claus Brockmeyer as Manager Tadokoro
Dominik Auer as Tadashi Doi
Joachim Höppner as Direktor Tejima
Julia Haacke as Rei
Manfred Trilling as Fotograf Murano
Ole Pfennig as Inspektor Sakuragi
Philipp Brammer as Uchida [Me-Maniac]
Tobias Lelle as Takao Shibuya
German companies
Broadcaster: Premiere World
Distributor:
ACOG
Rapid Eye Movie
Polish staff
Polish cast
(none)
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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