We know it can be (surprisingly) pretty tricky to keep track of what day it is right now, but believe it not we’re not that far away at all from it being Easter! So with that in mind we’ve got some exciting news to share with you about the next week or so as we […]
By Jasper Sharp. Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress uses its heroine to explore themes of subjectivity and spectatorship, with a topic that might at first seem better suited to live action. In all those elements, it bears some similarities with his debut feature Perfect Blue (1997), which pitched the viewer into the fragmenting worldview of a retired […]
By Andrew Osmond. “Perfect Blue is a very twisted film. Please keep in mind that (this) will be my personal interpretation and it is not necessarily the right way to interpret the film.” So begins the video talk by director Satoshi Kon included on the Perfect Blue Ultimate Edition. Recorded around 2007, the video shows […]
By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited is releasing Satoshi Kon’s classic Perfect Blue in a new “Ultimate” edition, with fresh revelations about the film’s genesis. Spoiler warning: this article assumes familiarity with the film; for an introduction to Perfect Blue, see here.
By Andrew Osmond. Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue, which Anime Limited is releasing in a new “Ultimate” edition, is a slasher film, a psycho-thriller, and a riddle which may have no answer. In my book Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, I wrote, “No matter which Kon film, you start with” – which for many fans would be […]