With the success of Studio Ghibli Fest it can be easy to forget that other anime films outside of Ghibli are being released on the big screen. In particular, we have the exciting opportunity in September to see the game changing film Perfect Blue in theaters. While this film is for adults only, it is an important cautionary tale about the importance of our own individual worth and how some will try to take that value away to get power. Perfect Blue is directed by Satoshi Kon and written by Sadayuki Murai. Make sure to catch it in theaters for 2 days only: September 6 (Sub) & 10 (Dub). Starting today you can enter below to win a pair of tickets to see Perfect Blue and a mini poster.
Perfect Blue, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika), returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary in a brand new digital transfer. 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… Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. 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.
Rachel is a rottentomatoes approved film critic that has loved animation since she was a little girl belting out songs from 'The Little Mermaid'. She reviews as many films as she can each year and loves interviewing actors, directors, and anyone with an interesting story to tell. Rachel is the founder of the popular Hallmarkies Podcast, and the Rachel's Reviews podcast/youtube channel, which covers all things animated including a monthly Talking Disney and Obscure Animation show.