History Anime / PerfectBlue

14th Jan '16 6:03:25 AM Willbyr
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* XMeetsY: Creator/WaltDisney meets Creator/AlfredHitchcock, according to Creator/RogerCorman. ** Some have also described the movie as DavidLynch meets the Giallo genre as animaed in Japan.
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* XMeetsY: XMeetsY: ** Creator/WaltDisney meets Creator/AlfredHitchcock, according to Creator/RogerCorman. ** Some have also described the movie as DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch meets the Giallo {{Giallo}} genre as animaed in Japan.through anime.
13th Jan '16 11:24:06 PM Eshbaalauthr
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** Some have also described the movie as DavidLynch meets the Giallo genre as animaed in Japan.
13th Jan '16 6:42:27 PM Everdream
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* BigBadBestFriend: [[spoiler:Rumi]] .
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* BigBadBestFriend: BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Rumi]] .
13th Jan '16 5:09:49 PM Willbyr
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** Me-Mania after his EstablishingCharacterMoment stops from thugs from rabble-rousing Mima's last concert, and she even smiles at him. Then [[spoiler: after the "real Mima" asks him to get rid of her "impostor,"]] he zeealously obliges. ** Likewise, [[spoiler: Rumi seems to be]] protecting Mima's best interests and attempts to support her transition from a bubbly pop star to an actress, by not getting exploited. [[spoiler: Then Rumi starts killing people and want the real Mima to be their last victim]]. * BigBadBestFriend: [[spoiler: Rumi]] .
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** Me-Mania after his EstablishingCharacterMoment stops from some thugs from rabble-rousing at Mima's last concert, and she even smiles at him. Then [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the "real Mima" asks him to get rid of her "impostor,"]] he zeealously obliges. ** Likewise, [[spoiler: Rumi [[spoiler:Rumi seems to be]] protecting Mima's best interests and attempts to support her transition from a bubbly pop star to an actress, by not getting exploited. [[spoiler: Then Rumi starts killing people and want wants the real Mima to be their her last victim]]. * BigBadBestFriend: [[spoiler: Rumi]] .[[spoiler:Rumi]] .

** The mention early on that [[spoiler:Rumi was a former idol singer herself.]]
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** The mention early on that [[spoiler:Rumi was a former idol singer herself.]]herself]].

* DamselOutOfDistress: Mima when facing Me-Mania and [[spoiler: Rumi]]. Although she's terrified and fleeing for her life, she does manage to escape both times and prove herself more resourceful than her character on ''Double Bind''.
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* DamselOutOfDistress: Mima when facing Me-Mania and [[spoiler: Rumi]].[[spoiler:Rumi]]. Although she's terrified and fleeing for her life, she does manage to escape both times and prove herself more resourceful than her character on ''Double Bind''.

** Likewise, while Mima is performing there are cuts to her shopping in the grocery store in normal clothes, which shoes that she's concerned about balancing her idol image with who she actually is.
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** Likewise, while Mima is performing there are cuts to her shopping in the grocery store in normal clothes, which shoes shows that she's concerned about balancing her idol image with who she actually is.

** The name of the website "Mima's Room" and how Mima knows she didn't write it although the details are accurate. [[spoiler: The climax starts in a replica of Mima's actual room, right down to the fish.]] ** The running visual of glass breaking. [[spoiler: Guess what nearly kills Rumi.]]
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** The name of the website "Mima's Room" and how Mima knows she didn't write it although the details are accurate. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The climax starts in a replica of Mima's actual room, right down to the fish.]] ** The running visual of glass breaking. [[spoiler: Guess [[spoiler:Guess what nearly kills Rumi.]]

* FreakOut: Mima, coming home at the end of a particular traumatic day after filming a rape scene, finds her beloved pet fish dead, and loses control for a moment, trashing her apartment. She ([[spoiler:as well as Rumi]]) has numerous moments where she freaks out throughout the rest of the movie.
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* FreakOut: Mima, coming home at the end of a particular traumatic day after filming a rape scene, finds her beloved pet fish dead, and loses control for a moment, trashing her apartment. She ([[spoiler:as [[spoiler:(as well as Rumi]]) Rumi)]] has numerous moments where she freaks out throughout the rest of the movie.

* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Rumi when she leans over a broken window, as in her delusion she doesn't realise how overweight she is and misjudges the distance between her body and the glass.]]
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Rumi [[spoiler:Rumi when she leans over a broken window, as in her delusion she doesn't realise how overweight she is and misjudges the distance between her body and the glass.]]

* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: In the final confrontation between [[spoiler:Mima and her alter ego, both Mima and the audience see the alter ego as the phantom IdolSinger Mima that has been haunting Mima. Only the mirror reflection shows the truth that it's really Rumi dressed up as Mima.]] ** Inverted in the mental hospital - [[spoiler:Mima (and the audience) see Rumi in real life, and her reflection in the window is IdolSinger Mima, demonstrating that Mima has moved past the movie's events while Rumi is still stuck in her delusion.]]
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: ** In the final confrontation between [[spoiler:Mima and her alter ego, both Mima and the audience see the alter ego as the phantom IdolSinger Mima that has been haunting Mima. Only the mirror reflection shows the truth that it's really Rumi dressed up as Mima.]] ** Inverted in the mental hospital - hospital. [[spoiler:Mima (and the audience) see Rumi in real life, and her reflection in the window is IdolSinger Mima, demonstrating that Mima has moved past the movie's events while Rumi is still stuck in her delusion.]]

** The light, happy bubblegum J-pop tune "Ai No Tenshi" underscores the gruesome carnage throughout the movie. It's even heard when [[spoiler:Double Bind's writer, Shibuya, got killed]].
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** The light, happy bubblegum J-pop tune "Ai No no Tenshi" underscores the gruesome carnage throughout the movie. It's even heard when [[spoiler:Double Bind's writer, Shibuya, got killed]].

** Not so in the English dub, where [[spoiler: the line is "I'm the real thing" and said in Mima's normal voice.]] Given as the dub is otherwise accurate, it seems they just didn't catch that nuance. This completely overlooks the fact that [[spoiler: in the foreground of the shot, the person in the driver's seat actually has ''Rumi's hair.'']]
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** Not so in the English dub, where [[spoiler: the line is "I'm the real thing" and said in Mima's normal voice.]] Given as the dub is otherwise accurate, it seems they just didn't catch that nuance. This completely overlooks the fact that [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the foreground of the shot, the person in the driver's seat actually has ''Rumi's hair.'']]
13th Jan '16 1:21:02 PM MikaHaeli8
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** MeMania after his EstablishingCharacterMoment stops from thugs from rabble-rousing Mima's last concert, and she even smiles at him. Then [[spoiler: after the "real Mima" asks him to get rid of her "impostor,"]] he zeealously obliges.
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** MeMania Me-Mania after his EstablishingCharacterMoment stops from thugs from rabble-rousing Mima's last concert, and she even smiles at him. Then [[spoiler: after the "real Mima" asks him to get rid of her "impostor,"]] he zeealously obliges.

* CelebrityIsOverrated: Either as an IdolSinger or as a starting actress. Lmamspahded by Mima when in a conversation to her mother she xplains that the pop idol image is "suffocating".
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* CelebrityIsOverrated: Either as an IdolSinger or as a starting actress. Lmamspahded Lampshaded by Mima when in a conversation to her mother she xplains explains that the pop idol image is "suffocating".
20th Dec '15 11:41:01 AM Jayalaw
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* FrendsRentControl: Averted, and somewhat justified. Although Mima's apartment is lavishly furnished, there isn't much space and she has to squeeze through to get around. The justification is that Japanese cities focus on conserving space and Tadokoro mentions offhand that CHAM hasn't been doing as well as he would have liked.
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* FrendsRentControl: FriendsRentControl: Averted, and somewhat justified. Although Mima's apartment is lavishly furnished, there isn't much space and she has to squeeze through to get around. The justification is that Japanese cities focus on conserving space and Tadokoro mentions offhand that CHAM hasn't been doing as well as he would have liked.

* FrendsRentControl: Averted, IAmNotSpock: Inverted in-universe. When Me-Mania pins Mima to the ground and somewhat justified. Although Mima's apartment is lavishly furnished, there isn't much space and she has to squeeze through to get around. The justification is says he's protecting "his Mima-rin," Mima says that Japanese cities focus on conserving space and Tadokoro mentions offhand that CHAM hasn't been doing as well as he would have liked.she is Mima-rin.

* FrendsRentControl: Averted, and somewhat justified. Although Mima's apartment is lavishly furnished, there isn't much space and she has to squeeze through to get around. The justification is that Japanese cities focus on conserving space and Tadokoro mentions offhand that CHAM hasn't been doing as well as he would have liked.IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Mima tries this with [[spoiler: Rumi]] at several points in the climax. It doesn't work.

* LoonyFan: Me-Mania is an obsessied stalker of Mima.
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* LoonyFan: Me-Mania is an obsessied obsessed stalker of Mima.Mima. * LovingAShadow: Me-Mania for Mima, wanting to protect "his" Mima-rin from the impostor that is acting.
20th Dec '15 11:13:48 AM Jayalaw
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* BaitTheDog: ** MeMania after his EstablishingCharacterMoment stops from thugs from rabble-rousing Mima's last concert, and she even smiles at him. Then [[spoiler: after the "real Mima" asks him to get rid of her "impostor,"]] he zeealously obliges. ** Likewise, [[spoiler: Rumi seems to be]] protecting Mima's best interests and attempts to support her transition from a bubbly pop star to an actress, by not getting exploited. [[spoiler: Then Rumi starts killing people and want the real Mima to be their last victim]]. * BigBadBestFriend: [[spoiler: Rumi]] .

* CelebrityIsOverrated * ChekhovsGun: The mention early on that [[spoiler:Rumi was a former idol singer herself.]]
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* CelebrityIsOverrated CelebrityIsOverrated: Either as an IdolSinger or as a starting actress. Lmamspahded by Mima when in a conversation to her mother she xplains that the pop idol image is "suffocating". * ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun: ** The mention early on that [[spoiler:Rumi was a former idol singer herself.]]]] ** Mima looking at herself in mirrors.

* CelebrityIsOverrated * ChekhovsGun: The mention early DamselOutOfDistress: Mima when facing Me-Mania and [[spoiler: Rumi]]. Although she's terrified and fleeing for her life, she does manage to escape both times and prove herself more resourceful than her character on that [[spoiler:Rumi was a former idol singer herself.''Double Bind''. * DarkReprise: A far-off, muffled version of "Angel of Love" is heard in the parking garage when [[spoiler:the screenwriter for Double Bind is murdered.]]

* DarkReprise: A far-off, muffled version of "Angel of Love" is heard in the parking garage when [[spoiler:the screenwriter for Double Bind is murdered.]]
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* DarkReprise: A far-off, muffled version {{Determinator}}: Mima has always been this; she wanted to be an idol since she was little, and now that she's succeeded she wants to get out of "Angel of Love" is heard her comfort zone and become an actress. Even in the parking garage when [[spoiler:the screenwriter for Double Bind middle of SanitySlippage she is murdered.]]giving her best performance, which everyone recognizes.

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Me-Mania watches the CHAM performance with his hand outstretched and one eye closed, simulating the illusion that Mima is dancing in the palm of his hand. This sets the tone for his character throughout the film.
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment: ** Me-Mania watches the CHAM performance with his hand outstretched and one eye closed, simulating the illusion that Mima is dancing in the palm of his hand. This sets the tone for his character throughout the film.film. ** Likewise, while Mima is performing there are cuts to her shopping in the grocery store in normal clothes, which shoes that she's concerned about balancing her idol image with who she actually is.

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Me-Mania watches ** The name of the CHAM performance with his hand outstretched website "Mima's Room" and one eye closed, simulating the illusion that how Mima is dancing in knows she didn't write it although the palm details are accurate. [[spoiler: The climax starts in a replica of his hand. This sets Mima's actual room, right down to the tone for his character throughout the film.fish.]] ** The running visual of glass breaking. [[spoiler: Guess what nearly kills Rumi.]]

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Me-Mania watches the FrendsRentControl: Averted, and somewhat justified. Although Mima's apartment is lavishly furnished, there isn't much space and she has to squeeze through to get around. The justification is that Japanese cities focus on conserving space and Tadokoro mentions offhand that CHAM performance with his hand outstretched and one eye closed, simulating the illusion that Mima is dancing in the palm of his hand. This sets the tone for his character throughout the film.hasn't been doing as well as he would have liked.

* ImprovisedWeapon: An umbrella, in this case.
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* ImprovisedWeapon: An umbrella, in this case.case, and a hammer.
8th Dec '15 11:22:00 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:WhiteDwarfStarlet: Mima's overweight, middle-aged female manager Rumi]] was a former pop idol who didn't last [[spoiler:and now thinks she's the real Mima]].
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* [[spoiler:WhiteDwarfStarlet: Mima's WhiteDwarfStarlet: [[spoiler:Mima's overweight, middle-aged female manager Rumi]] was a former pop idol who didn't last [[spoiler:and now thinks she's the real Mima]].
8th Dec '15 11:17:17 PM Willbyr
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bad use of the trope; it's not there at all, no point in saying it's averted
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted. When Mima poses for nude photos, her pubic hair is shown and the cleft of the vulva is very briefly visible.
8th Dec '15 11:15:32 PM Willbyr
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* ActingInTheDark: In-universe, what the director of ''Double Bind'' does to his actors, making the parallels between the Mima and the character she plays in the movie even creepier as both start to suspect they are the killer.
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* ActingInTheDark: In-universe, what the director of ''Double Bind'' does to his actors, making the parallels between the then real Mima and the character she plays in the movie even creepier as both start to suspect they are the killer.
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