A surprisingly thoughtful analysis of the Japanese pop icon phenomenon. Mima is an ex-pop idol who was worshipped by the masses before fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she decides to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but Mima's character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse. She begins to feel reality slip. She discovers (imagines?) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates are threatened, and killed, as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive....PERFECT BLUE is a delirious, culturally astute invention......PERFECT BLUE is a psychological thriller that intrigues......A very interesting play on levels and perceptions of reality......It is an amazing feat of animation, a stylish psychological thriller....PERFECT BLUE creates an increasingly terrifying world and pulls you into it with the effectiveness of a Hitchcock classic......It's memorable and sometimes beautiful...3 stars out of 5 -- [A] broad, brash pulp thriller which isn’t shy about explicit violence...