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Pre-2000s Anime With Multi-Channel Audio

This list is a work in-progress. I don’t care that much about “home theater” setups myself but I figured this would be a helpful list to make as…

Genga Land

Summit of the Gods

By Andrew Osmond. Animated characters are made out of ink or pixels, not flesh and blood, but that doesn’t mean the audience can’t feel their pain. There’s a…

All the Anime

Climbing

By Andrew Osmond. Fans of Perfect Blue are recommended to catch a new animated psycho-drama feature, Climbing, that is screening on 18th November as part of the London…

All the Anime

Disturbingly Good – Perfect Blue Anime Review

"J-pop idol group CHAM! has spent the last two years entertaining its fans. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and CHAM! must see one of…

HaruKafe

Disturbingly Good – Perfect Blue Anime Review

"J-pop idol group CHAM! has spent the last two years entertaining its fans. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and CHAM! must see one of…

HaruKafe

364 – Manga in Motion 49 – Perfect Blue

Night 2 of October Extravaganza has us looking at Satoshi Kon’s directorial debut with the psychological thriller Perfect Blue! We also have a spoiler-filled discussion on BEASTARS volume…

Manga Machinations

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Every masterpiece has its cheap copy (that might also be a masterpiece, depending on who you ask)

With the new trailer for The Matrix out now, I’ve been thinking about a strange phenomenon regarding pop culture monoliths. The original Matrix film is, without a doubt,…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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What Else Did They Write? (Sadayuki Murai)

Not sure exactly how this series of posts will work, maybe it’ll evolve over time into a different structure or focus? But for now, I’m planning to just…

The Review Heap

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Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Perfect Blue (Pāfekuto Burū) 1997

Perfect Blue (Pāfekuto Burū) 1997 Not for kids, obviously. As a side note, I found it surprising that here in Australia my DVD release (the uncut version) is…

The Review Heap

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Abandoned #10 (Lupin III Part 4, Space Adventure Cobra, Cannon Busters, Space Dandy & The Future Diary)

While I procrastinate/struggle to finish my Perfect Blue review I thought I’d whip up another of my ‘Abandoned’ posts :D Standard disclaimer as usual: not ruling out one…

The Review Heap

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Sexual Assault in Perfect Blue: How Satoshi Kon’s Horror Classic Thoughtfully Frames A Woman’s Biggest Fear

On the surface, it seems like Perfect Blue has a relatively simple premise – an idol finds herself being stalked by an obsessive fan – the movie itself…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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[Editorials Update] January-April 2021

This is the first batch of 2021 editorials which I posted on my blog as well as other sites devoted to Asian cinema and dramas. As I…

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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[Results] Vote on What I Should Watch Next (April 2021 edition)

Okay! Last week I put up a quick poll and while a few of the options I had listed came close – the winner is Perfect Blue. I…

The Review Heap

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A review of Perfect Blue

I think Perfect Blue is a first here on the site. I’ve never had a look at an anime film before; they’ve all been series so far. But…

Everything is bad for you

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The Dark Side of Time Travel

By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited is releasing new editions of two landmark anime series, Erased (carrying the full 12-part anime) and Re: Zero (carrying the complete first season).…

All the Anime

Perfect Blue – A Secret Santa Review

Hello, it’s been awhile. I hadn’t intended to take a whole year off from blogging; I intended last year’s secret Santa review (of the excellent Interstella5555, which I…

The Null Set

Eternal sunshine of the JAV-less mind

Fill my fond heart with 2D alone, for it Alone can rival, can succeed to thee. How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the…

Artificial Night Sky

Weekly Round-Up, 25 November – 1 December 2020: Quinton Flynn Updates, Disability in Manga, and Heart of the Woods

AniFem Round-Up The Fractured and Famous: Celebrity culture and control in Perfect Blue Priya Sridhar explores how Perfect Blue’s depiction of toxic fan culture and industry abuse still…

Anime Feminist

Episode 117- Perfect Blue Review

This week on Getting Animated I will be discussing all the exciting anime news and reviewing one of my favorite horror movies, Perfect Blue!

Anime of the Week – Destiny Senpai

Perfect Blue: The Fear of Yourself

Perfect Blue is a masterpiece of horror anime, and the directorial debut of Satoshi Kon, the late legend of the anime sphere. Check Out Displate here ▶▶ http...

Bonsai Pop

Millennium Actress: To Japan With Love

Drama, Psychological, Romance Director: Satoshi Kon Producer: Taro Maki Writer: Kon, Sadayuki Murai (Perfect Blue) Music: Susumu Hirasawa Studio: Madhouse Re...

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The SATOSHI KON PROBLEM

A retrospective on Satoshi Kon's career and life and the biggest problem that came with that Follow me on Twitter for Updates on Videos- https://twitter.com/...

STEVEM

The Anthology From the Man Who Brought You Akira

No convention has been a greater boon to animation as a whole than the anthology. Granted, I love anthologies in most mediums. A collection of short stories from…

Sakura Sunrise

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 82: 2019 Year In Review with Zee

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!2019 is just about over! So you know what…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

294 – Manga in Motion 43 – Paranoia Agent

On this episode dakazu finds the perfect manga for Manga Machinations with Olympia Kyklos and learns that Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 isn’t completely terrible. Then we cancel…

Manga Machinations

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue: Voyeurism In Action

Hey guys! Kind of a random video from back in the day. I'm hoping to make a series of video essays based on my favorite anime titles, so…

Anime Forefront

10 Year Retrospective, Month #2: Throwback to February 2011

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

Female Identity in Perfect Blue

Tip jar: https://ko-fi.com/butterflyswimmer Twitter: @mionwife Perfect Blue is one of anime's most beloved psychological thriller masterpieces. At its core, beyond the murky mix of murder and celebrity, is a horror…

Bess Sonozaki

How Perfect Blue is Grounded in Reality

Perfect Blue is a show like no other, for me it is definitely one of the best films out there and may even be a masterpiece. Satoshi Kon…

Jasper, The Creator

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 82: 2019 Year In Review with Zee

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! 2019 is just about over! So…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Oldtaku no Radio #038 – Perfect Blue

The works of Satoshi Kon are few but powerful, and his directorial debut, Perfect Blue, is no exception. This adaptation of Yoshikazu Takeuchi’s novel, Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis,…

Ani-Gamers

Why Pacing Is More Important Than You Think

Pacing is an incredibly big factor when it comes to great anime. In this video we talk about why pacing in anime is important. In this video we go…

Demo Entertainment

Perfect Blue – The Terrifying Duality of Celebrity

So this post was planned to go up on 31st October as part of the KawaiiPaperPandas Spooktober Spooktacular but as Robert Burns said in his 1786 poem, To A…

KAWAIIPAPERPANDAS

Chiyoko Fujiwara Has Come Unstuck in Time: Reveling in the fractured, nonlinear surrealism of Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress.

This week I had the pleasure of seeing the late Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress in the theater. It’s not just my favorite anime movie but my favorite film…

Ani-Gamers

Why you NEED to see Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress

Catch Millennium Actress in theaters August 13 (subbed) and 19th (all new English dub)! For a complete list of theaters, visit Eleven Arts' webpage: https://www.elevenarts.net/titles/millennium-actress For tickets, go here:…

Under The Scope

What makes Perfect Blue a terrifying masterpiece (+ my conspiracy theory about the ending)

Perfect Blue terrified me, here's why. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music used...

Jiffy

Redshift #30

We’re back! Here’s your latest round-up of attention to older anime in the weeks beginning 15 and 22 April! As usual, remarks from Feez are in blue and…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

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Perfect Blue – A Empty Bottle of Wine.

Movies are very limited in scope due to their length, what anime could achieve story and theme wise is cannot be achieved by the movie as anime spams…

Animeindianphilosopher

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r#28 – perfect blue

Perfect Blue was an anime that adapted from a novel, which written by Yoshikazi Takeuchi. Not everyone knew this, and they don’t mention about this on its MAL…

#moe404, the not so great anime BLOG

#1 - "The Real Perfect Blues" - Borderline Podcasts, Launch!

In this premiere episode of Borderline Podcasts, Austin, Andrew, Tori, and Sully discuss Triad Anime Convention in Greensboro, NC, and the 1997 anime classic from Satoshi Kon, Perfect…

Third Impact Anime Podcast