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Anime Classic Perfect Blue coming to Theaters for 20th Anniversary

by Ron Duwell | August 14, 2018August 14, 2018 1:30 pm EDT

The late and great Satoshi Kon’s original feature-length masterpiece Perfect Blue is celebrating twenty years of psychological thrills and making audiences question what is real and what is not.

To celebrate this landmark date, QKIDS and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring a brand new digital transfer of the film to 500 theaters across North America on Sept.6 and Sept. 10. Check QKIDS’ interactive map to see if the film is playing near you.

And also remember… this film is not for kids, no matter the name of the distribution company.

Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go… Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.

Director Satoshi Kon is widely regarded as one of the greatest anime directors of all time. After striking success with Perfect Blue, he went on to direct other classic films Millenium Actress, Tokyo GodfathersPaprika and his own 13-episode series, Paranoia Agent.

Sadly, Kon passed away in 2010 before finishing his film, Dreaming Machine.