Director: Satoshi Kon Run Time: 81 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1998 Language: Japanese
Starring: Junko Iwao, Masaaki Okura, Rica Matsumoto, Shiho Niiyama, Shinpachi Tsuji
Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to revisit PERFECT BLUE, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), as it returns to theatres for its 25th anniversary. 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… Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.
*Sept. 6th (subtitled), Sept. 7th (dubbed), Sept. 10th (subtitled)