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, stalkers, 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: 2772 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 453 votes (sub:274, dub:135, ?:7, raw:6, edit.dub:2, others:29
7 Spanish subtitled
5 German dubbed
4 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Polish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 805 votes (sub:521, dub:227, ?:14, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:39
13 Spanish subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
4 French subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 German subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Estonian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Very good: 749 votes (sub:474, dub:240, ?:4, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:27
6 Spanish subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
3 Swedish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 432 votes (sub:277, dub:135, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:2, others:14
4 German dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Swedish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Decent: 148 votes (sub:88, dub:45, ?:4, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
)
 So-so: 73 votes (sub:42, dub:25, ?:4, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 39 votes (sub:24, dub:15)
 Weak: 37 votes (sub:26, dub:9, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Bad: 18 votes (sub:12, dub:6)
 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 4402 users, rank: #182 (of 6327)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.065 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6449, rank: #404 (of 6331)
Weighted mean: 8.016 (Very good), rank: #390 (of 6331) (seen all: 8.04 / seen some: 6.39 / won't finish: 3.37)
Bayesian estimate: 8.014 (Very good), rank: #284 (of 4833)
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
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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 $38.86)
    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
VHS
    Perfect Blue (Dub.VHS) 1999-11-23
    Perfect Blue (Sub.VHS) 1999-11-23 (from $49.95)

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
Choreography: Izumi
Color design: Ken Hashimoto
Distribution Assistance: Manabu Kaneko (City Publishing)
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
General Producer: Takeshi Kitano (as Takeshi Washitani)
In-Between Animation:
Ai Suenaga
Ayuchi Baba
Eun Ju Ju (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Geum-soo Kim (DR Movie)
Kiyoshi Kosaka
Koji Kumasaki
Kumi Ishii
Kyung Ah Ryu (DR Movie)
Kyung Ja Kim (DR Movie)
Lee Ji-Eun (DR Movie)
Masaki Kawai
Masataka Kawai 
Moon Ok Yun (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Moon Young Im (DR Movie)
Moon-Hee Kim (DR Movie)
Oh Hee Kwon (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Park So-Yun (DR Movie)
Sakiko Watanabe
Yong Sik Kim (DR Movie)
Insert Song Arrangement: Masahiro Ikumi ("Ai no Tenshi"; "Hitori demo Heiki"; "Omoide ni Idakarete Ima wa")
Insert Song Composition:
Makoto Mitsui ("Hitori demo Heiki")
Masahiro Ikumi ("Ai no Tenshi")
This Time ("Omoide ni Idakarete Ima wa")
Insert Song Lyrics:
Kiko Imai ("Ai no Tenshi")
Sumiyo Mutsumi ("Hitori demo Heiki")
This Time ("Omoide ni Idakarete Ima wa")
Insert Song Performance:
Emiko Furukawa ("Ai no Tenshi"; "Hitori demo Heiki")
Mie Shimizu ("Ai no Tenshi"; "Hitori demo Heiki")
MISA ("Ai no Tenshi"; "Omoide ni Idakarete Ima wa")
Music A&R Producer: Masaaki Hori (iNoks Records)
Music producer: Tetsu Saitoh (iNoks Records)
Negative Editing:
Satoshi Terauchi
Yukiko Itou
Paint:
Akiko Hayashi
Chae Jeong Im (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Chikako Kamata
Eun Kyung Kang (DR Movie)
Harue Ono
Kana Nakayama
Kim Hee Sa (DR Movie)
Kim Hyang Ja (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Kwak Mi Duk (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Kyung Hwa Shin (DR Movie)
Mi Ae Na (DR Movie)
Soon Young Lee (DR Movie)
Tomoko Yamamoto
Yong Kyoung Park (DR Movie)
Young Shin Jo (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Yuriko Kadomoto
Photography:
Hiroshi Noguchi (Studio Cosmos)
Kanae Hirano (Studio Cosmos)
Katsunori Maehara (Studio Cosmos)
Kazumi Miyata (Studio Cosmos)
Kohichi Furusawa (Studio Cosmos)
Kumiko Dei (Studio Cosmos)
Masafumi Awakura (Studio Cosmos)
Motoaki Ikegami (Studio Cosmos)
Naohisa Haijima (Studio Cosmos)
Norikazu Yamaguchi (Studio Cosmos)
Shinji Ikegami (Studio Cosmos)
Shouji Yazawa (Studio Cosmos)
Takashi Shimada (Studio Cosmos)
Tetsuo Oofuji (Studio Cosmos)
Tomohiro Nishiyama (Studio Cosmos)
Toshikazu Kuno (Studio Cosmos)
Yoichi Kuroda (Studio Cosmos)
Yuki Katsuta (Studio Cosmos)
Planning:
Koichi Okamoto (Double Max)
Yoshikazu Takeuchi (Double Max)
Planning Assistant:
Atsushi Naito (Naito & Shimizu Law Firm)
Katsuhiro Otomo
Toshio Higuchi
Production manager: Mitsusuke Hayakawa
Publicity Assistant:
Atsushi Ichikawa (Xanadu)
Daigo Uchida (Create One)
Hitoshi Kasuda (Fangs)
Ken Sekiguchi (Ichihiro Co., Ltd.)
Noriko Kojima (Xanadu)
Takayuki Himatsu
Yukiko Toyoizumi (Ichihiro Co., Ltd.)
Recording Adjustment: Fujio Yamada
Recording Assistant: Mirai Ueno
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Production Manager: Takeshi Takadera
Special Effects: Shoko Sanada
Theme Song Arrangement: PIPELINE PROJECT (ED)
Theme Song Composition: PIPELINE PROJECT (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Masato Odake (ED)
Theme Song Performance: M-VOICE (ED)
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:
MADHOUSE
Oniro
Background Art: Team's Art
Distribution Assistance: City Publishing
Distributor: Rex Entertainment
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc.
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-Between Animation:
Dr. Movie
Kyung Kang ANIA
Lithwork: Maki Production
Music Production: iNoks Records
Photography: Studio Cosmos
Planning: Double Max
Production: Rex Entertainment
Recording Studio: Studio Aoi
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Techno Sound
special effects: Visual Workshop
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Translation: Rika Takahashi
ADR Script: Lia Sargent
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (All The Anime UK release, uncredited)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (All The Anime UK release, uncredited)
Dialogue Editing: Les Claypool III
Digital Tracking: Michael McCarty
DVD Authoring: Justin Sevakis (All The Anime UK release, uncredited)
DVD Compression: Justin Sevakis (All The Anime UK release, uncredited)
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
Movie Crew
Dylan Tully as
Cham Manager
Mima Fan
Elliot Reynolds as
Doctor
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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