Trivia / Perfect Blue

  • Late Export For You: The original novel was released in 1991, and the sequel in 1998, a year after the animated film was released in Japan. The film was released internationally a year later, and almost 20 years later, Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that the novels will finally be coming to western shores.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Mima is a twenty-one-year-old who doesn't know how to use a computer. This was plausible in 1997, when the film came out, but the very concept is unthinkable twenty years on.
    • Alternatively you could take it as an indicator that Mima isn't Mima at all, but Rumi, her middle-aged manager...
  • What Could Have Been...: A series was planned but never materialized.
  • Think the anime is a lot like Black Swan? You're not the only one: Director Darren Aronofsky bought the copyright to Blue initially in order to use it in Requiem for a Dream. Him and Satoshi Kon actually became friends over this.