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Perfect Blue (movie)

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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.
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User Ratings: 3022 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 521 votes (sub:323, dub:147, raw:7, ?:6, edit.dub:2, others:36
10 Spanish subtitled
5 French subtitled
5 German dubbed
3 Italian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Polish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Excellent: 884 votes (sub:574, dub:247, ?:13, raw:4, edit.dub:1, others:45
16 Spanish subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
4 Portuguese subtitled
4 Italian dubbed
4 French subtitled
3 German subtitled
2 French dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Estonian subtitled
 Very good: 808 votes (sub:521, dub:248, ?:5, raw:4, edit.dub:1, others:29
6 Spanish subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
3 Swedish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 French dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Good: 456 votes (sub:298, dub:137, ?:3, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:14
4 German dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Swedish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 165 votes (sub:99, dub:50, ?:4, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
 So-so: 74 votes (sub:42, dub:26, ?:4, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 38 votes (sub:23, dub:15)
 Weak: 39 votes (sub:28, dub:9, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 18 votes (sub:12, dub:6)
 Awful: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:6, raw:1, dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 4756 users, rank: #172 (of 9674)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.106 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6283, rank: #480 (of 9803)
Weighted mean: 8.051 (Very good), rank: #489 (of 9803) (seen all: 8.07 / seen some: 6.36 / won't finish: 3.37)
Bayesian estimate: 8.048 (Very good), rank: #336 (of 7426)
Running time: 80 minutes
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)
2024-04-22 (Italy)
Release dates: We have 6
Ending Theme:
"Season" by M-Voice
Insert song:
"Ai no Tenshi" (愛の天使; Angel of Love) by Misa, Emiko Furakawa, and Mie Shimizu
"Hitori demo Heiki" (一人でも平気; I'm Fine Alone) by Emiko Furakawa and Mie Shimizu
"Omoide ni Dakarete Ima wa" (想い出に抱かれて今は; Embrace Your Memories Now) by Misa
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 4
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
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    Perfect Blue - Storyboard Collection Book (Artbook) 2019-09-16
Blu-ray (Region B)
    Perfect Blue [UK] (Blu-ray) 2015-02-02 (from $23.78)
    Perfect Blue [UK] [Collectors Edition] (Blu-ray + DVD) 2013-12-02
    Perfect Blue [UK] [Steelbook] (Blu-ray) 2016-08-22 (from $268.58)
    Perfect Blue [UK] [Ultimate Edition] (Blu-ray) 2019-04-29
Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Perfect Blue (BD+DVD) 2019-03-26 (from $21.99)
    Perfect Blue [Steelbook] (BD+DVD) 2021-09-14 (from $24.87)
DVD (Region 1)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2000-05-02 (from $39.99)
    Perfect Blue [The Essence of Anime] (DVD) 2007-09-04 (from $28.98)
DVD (Region 2)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2013-11-18 (from $26.90)
DVD (Region 4)
    Perfect Blue (DVD) 2010-02-05
    Perfect Blue - Vinyl LP (OST) 2017-01-20 (from $204.00)
Universal Media Disc
    Perfect Blue (UMD) 2005-12-06
    Perfect Blue (Dub.VHS) 1999-11-23
    Perfect Blue (Sub.VHS) 1999-11-23

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: Satoshi 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)
Ji Eun Lee (DR Movie)
Kiyoshi Kosaka
Koji Kumasaki
Kumi Ishii
Kyung Ah Yu (DR Movie)
Kyung Ja Kim (DR Movie)
Masaki Kawai
Masataka Kawai
Moon Ok Yun (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Moon Young Im (DR Movie)
Mun Hee Kim (DR Movie)
Oh Hee Kwon (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Sakiko Watanabe
So Yeon Park (DR Movie)
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 Itō
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)
Kyung Hwa Shin (DR Movie)
Mi Ae Na (DR Movie)
Mi Deok Kwak (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Soon Young Lee (DR Movie)
Tomoko Yamamoto
Yong Kyoung Park (DR Movie)
Young Shin Jo (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Yuriko Kadomoto
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)
Shōji 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)
Koichi Okamoto (Double Max)
Yoshikazu Takeuchi (Double Max)
Planning Assistant:
Atsushi Naito (Naito & Shimizu Law Firm)
Katsuhiro Ōtomo
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 Hidaka

Akio Suyama as Tadashi Doi
Aya Hara as Mima's Mother
Emi Motoi as Child
Emi Shinohara as Eri Ochiai
Emiko Furukawa as Yukiko
Hideyuki Hori as Kenichi Sakuragi
Kaori Minami as Reporter
Kishō Taniyama as Blue
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Director
Makoto Kitano as Reporter
Masaaki Ohkura as Mamoru Uchida
Masashi Ebara as Murano
Megumi Tano as Child
Osamu Hosoi as Company employee
Shiho Niiyama as Rei
Shinpachi Tsuji as Tadokoro
Shocker OH!NO! as
Sōichiro Hoshi as Green
Tohru Furusawa as
Yoku Shioya as Takao Shibuya
Yoshino Minamino as Reporter
Yousuke Akimoto as Tejima

Japanese companies
Animation Production:
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: Aoi Studio
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
Billy Regan as
Blue Powertron
Mima Fan
Photographer on the Street
Radio Host
Stage Manager
Truck Driver B
Carol Stanzione as
Dresser A
Journalist B
Kid A
Lady on Train
Movie Crew
Nurse B
Dari MacKenzie as
Confused Woman
Drama Actress
Dresser B
Kid B
Mrs. Kirigoe (Mima's mother)
Nurse A
Set Spectator
David Lucas as
Mima Fan
Truck Driver
Devon Michaels as
Mima Fan
Set Spectator
Stage Announcer
Dylan Tully as
Cham Manager
Mima Fan
Elliot Reynolds as
Journalist C 
Mima Fan 
Reporter on Car Radio 
Stage Manager 
Frank Buck as 'Double Bind' Series Co-Director
George C. Cole as
News Reporter
Gil Starberry as Tadokoro
James Lyon as Mureno
Jimmy Theodore as
Kermit Beachwood as Mima Fan
Kevin Seymour as
Mima Fan (uncredited)
Rapist (uncredited)
Lia Sargent as Eri Ochiai
Mattie Rando as
Actor playing Rapist B
Gossiping Set Member C
Melissa Williamson as
News Reporter
Richard Plantagenet as
Robert Wicks as
Mima Fan
Sam Strong as
Earthquake News Reporter
Sparky Thornton as Yamashiro
Steve Bulen as Tejima
Syd Fontana as
Man getting off the Train
Movie Crew
Ty Webb as AV Engineer

English companies
Encore Action
Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Monday)
Viceland (UK)
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Madman Entertainment (Australia; expired)
Manga Entertainment (UK; Expired)
Red Ant Enterprises (Australia & New Zealand)
Shout! Factory (North America; 2018)
Siren Visual (Australia & New Zealand)
Tiger Lab Vinyl (soundtrack)
Dubbing: Animaze
Internet Streaming: Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; November 2020)
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
GKIDS (2018)
Manga Entertainment (Expired)
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Subtitle Timing: MX Media LLC (Australian DVD extras)
MX Media LLC (Australian DVD extras)
ZRO Limit Productions
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Danielle Perret
French companies
Canal + (from 7 June 2001)
Canal + Cinema (from 26 December 2007)
Frissons TV (Canada)
J-One (from 26 November 2017)
OCS Choc (from 17 June 2019)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Luis de Val (Manga Films)
Núria Trifol as Mima Kirigoe (Spain dub)

Adrià Frías as Tadokoro (Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Rumi (Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Eri Ochiai (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals as Uchida (Spain dub)

Alex Meseguer as
Murano (Spain dub)
Sakuragi (Spain dub)
Alfonso Vallés as Tejima (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Director (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)
Neus Sendra as Mima's Mother (Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Tadokoro (Spain dub) 

Alex Meseguer (Spain dub)
Carlos Di Blasi (Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo (Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart (Spain dub)
Juan Miguel Díez (Spain dub)
Neus Sendra (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals (Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Movistar CineDoc&Roll (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Manga Films (Spain)
Internet Streaming:
Anime Box (Spain)
Filmin (Spain)
Netflix (Spain)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain; 2016)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina
Script: Enrica Minini
Translation: Francesco Prandoni

Aldo Stella as
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
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
Rapid Eye Movies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Periscoop Film
Dutch cast
Polish staff
Polish cast
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Subtitle Translation: Mariana Vieira (Netflix; Portugal)
Internet Streaming: Netflix (Portugal)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Portugal)
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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