I have no idea what I’m going to get from this film. While I was working yesterday I had a conversation with my friend about anime movies that we’ve enjoyed, and some that we haven’t enjoyed. Most of the enjoyed movies came in the form of more recent releases such as Your Name, Fireworks, A Silent Voice, and others (I think all of the Ghibli films were on our list, too).
However, this guy grew up in the 80s-90s, whereas I was born in 1993, so he has ten plus years of anime experience on me. While on the topic of psychological anime, he brought up Perfect Blue.
Now, Perfect Blue is something I’ve only heard of–I’ve never seen it. I don’t even know what it’s about to be honest. All I know is the name, and when I heard it’s a psychological thriller, I figured it was a must-see for me. With that said, I have no idea what to expect or what I’m even getting myself into in deciding to watch this film, but I’m excited.
I’m curious if anyone who reads my blog has seen this film and what they thought. I’d love to know your reactions and whatnot to its characters, their development, relationships, the plot and pacing, etc.
I will say this, though: in my 10+ years of watching anime (I started in the early 2000s when I was like 8-9), I have had trouble watching movies and shows from before 2000. I think I’m one of the only people in existence that struggled through the late-80s movie Akira and didn’t like it very much. It actually took me four tries to watch it all the way through (there are multiple reasons behind that, but that’s beside the point). You can hate me all you want for that, but it is what it is.
So yeah, Perfect Blue. What am I getting myself into? Is it going to be worth it? I sure hope so.