English Title: Perfect Blue
Japanese Title: パーフェクトブルー — “Perfect Blue”
Author: Yoshikazu Takeuchi
Illustrator: Arvin Albo (cover art)
Translator: Nathan A. Collins
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Original Run: March 1991 – March 1998
English Run: February 2017 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Metamoru Publishing
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 2 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 2 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12 — Kindle $10 — Nook $10
Synopsis: Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update. When the new Mima is revealed–complete with a sexy outfit and a risqué photo book–one of her most obsessive fans refuses to accept her transformation. To restore Mima to the innocent girl of her debut, he puts a terrifying plan to action that throws her life into chaos and mortal peril.
Reviews of Perfect Blue
Anime News Network: Vol 1
MAL Entry — film — Aired February 1998
Note: The film directed by Satoshi Kon is loosely based on the first Perfect Blue novel, Complete Metamorphosis.
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