Streaming And Screaming: ‘Perfect Blue’

by Tito W. James

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, and her collaborators begin turning up murdered. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. Perfect Blue pushes the envelope much further than any film, animated or otherwise, has the courage to do. In many ways Perfect Blue is more timely than ever with the rise of influencer culture. A satirical, surreal, and a damn good thriller Perfect Blue deserves its place in anime hall of fame.

Perfect Blue is now streaming on Shudder.

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