© 1997 Rex Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Pop Singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress.
When she lands a role in a sexually-charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying world where innocence is lost and dreams become nightmares.
Average Ratings: 92
Number of Review Sites: 11
Number of Review Links: 11
"...the world is visually detailed to a level rarely seen even in most live action movies, let alone anime..."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 4.5 (out of 5)
"...will keep you guessing right up until the end."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"I respect this movie as proof that anime can be darker and more twisted than any live action I've seen."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
"...watch it in the dark with everything else quiet, and get absorbed into Mima's world."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+
"...Perfect Blue is an excellent anime."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Perfect Blue is a strong and suspenseful thriller that will maintain its replay value, even after you know 'whodunit.'"
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 90 (out of 100)
"...Perfect Blue's success lies in the twisted, self-referential storyline that intercuts reality with fantasy so fluidly that viewers inevitably take on Mima's shattered point of view, unable to distinguish the truth until the stunning conclusion."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"This movie is beautiful, stylish, mature, intelligent, a step forward in anime, and you should see it."
Sequential Tart (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 8 (out of 10)
"...Perfect Blue is a crackingly paced movie that is mature, exciting, and thoroughly chilling in its execution."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross, Christina Ross) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"...thrillers aren't my thing to begin with ... but I still enjoyed Perfect Blue quite a bit."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"It's easy to forget you're watching an animated film on this one…violent and provocative."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A