Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue (1997)

25 continuity mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: When the guy at the concert is trying to sell the three remaining magazines, in the close-up shot of the magazines, he is holding them by the top of the page. But in the next shot, he is suddenly holding them by the bottom of the page. (00:01:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima is in her apartment for the first time, there is a shot of her placing three letters on a table, on top of each other. The letter on the bottom has a pink envelope, the letter in the middle has a white envelope and the letter on top has a blue envelope. In a wide shot of the room a few seconds later, the envelopes have changed order. The blue envelope is now on the bottom, the pink envelope is now in the middle and the white envelope is now on top. (00:09:47)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot of Mima lying face down on her bed, there is a brown handheld mirror shown on the nightstand to the bottom left hand corner of the frame. But in the next shot, the handheld mirror on the nightstand is now red. (00:10:03)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima is putting away the posters of her and her band mates, in the shot where she puts the rolled up posters in a bag, the poster on the right is shown to have a bow wrapped around it. (00:10:42)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima is on the phone with her mother, just after she says "No more singing", she is smiling, but in the next shot, she is suddenly not. (00:11:41)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima gets another call whilst in the middle of a call with her mother, she says "Hello" after taking the call. In one shot, her fingers are positioned around the phone towards the middle, but in the next shot, her fingers are nearer, towards the bottom of the phone. (00:12:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Rumi opens up the script to see what line the young actress is going to deliver on camera, nothing can be seen on the page she is shown reading. It then cuts to a close-up of the page and a small bookmark has suddenly appeared on the page. (00:15:27)

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Continuity mistake: The producer takes a letter from a handful of fan letters. Shown on the front of the envelope are a label with name and address details and a stamp. In the next shot, the label with the name and address details and the stamp have disappeared from the envelope. (00:16:55)

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Continuity mistake: Mima is watching Rumi set up her new computer. In the reflection of the monitor, we can see a calendar on the wall behind him. The first number on the bottom row of calendar is 26 in the reflection. A minute later, when Rumi asks "what are you going to do with a clip", we can see the calendar in the background and it is now the number 27 shown to be the first number on the bottom row. The number 27 also changes colour from black to red in between the two shots. (00:19:02 - 00:20:12)

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Continuity mistake: Whilst Rumi is helping Mima install the Macintosh Perfoma, below the monitor is an Apple logo. When the shot cuts, the Apple logo has disappeared from the computer. (00:19:10)

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Continuity mistake: On the detective show, in the scene where the forensics team member is taking photos of the dead body, there is a close-up shot of the man taking the photos and there is a Nikon logo shown on the front of the camera. It then cuts to a different angle where the Nikon logo has disappeared. (00:22:51)

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Continuity mistake: When the three men are taking about psycho-thrillers in the video store, one of them pulls out a VHS on the shelf. In the first shot, his hand is shown near towards the top of the spine, but in the next shot, his hand is suddenly nearer to the middle of it. (00:24:55)

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Continuity mistake: Whilst Mima is walking down the street, in the shot where she is breathing and then turns her head to look at televisions on display, her arms are at her side. When she is on the television in the next shot, her right hand is suddenly holding onto her bag strap. (00:26:03)

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Continuity mistake: When Rumi is arguing with the producer about Mima's rape scene, whilst she is saying "it's our job to protect the celebrities in our agency and there is no way Mima can do such a thing", Rumi is shown holding a pen in her left hand. The shot cuts to Mima telling Rumi she has made the decision, but when it cuts back to Rumi standing up, the pen has disappeared from her hand. (00:29:42)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima returns home after filming the rape scene, there is a small table shown in the room. On top of the table is a plant pot and nothing else. When the shot cuts, a mug has suddenly appeared on the table. (00:36:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima is in her apartment, in the shot where she says "I'm home, fishies", there is a game console shown on one of the shelves. There are two wires coming out of the back, connecting to the controllers. Their positioning and direction changes between shots. (00:36:09)

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Continuity mistake: When Mima jumps and lands face down on her bed when she starts crying, her right elbow is right up against the wall in the overview shot, but in the next shot, her arm is suddenly much further away from it. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the screenwriter is in the parking lot waiting for the elevator to arrive, he presses a button and a number on the control panel lights up depending on which floor the elevator is currently on. It then cuts to a wide shot of the parking lot, where none of the numbers on the control panel are lit up. (00:41:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the elevator door opens on the fifth floor after the screenwriter gets his eyes gouged out, we can see that the light for the number 5 on the control panel beside the elevator is no longer lit when the door opens. But in the next shot, the number 5 is suddenly lit again. (00:42:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the other two CHAM members, Rei and Yukiko, are talking about Mima's photoshoot, whilst Rei says the photographer is known for getting people to strip, there is a dark purple box shown on the counter beside them. It then cuts to a closer shot of Yukiko and the box is now pink. (00:44:27)

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Revealing mistake: When Mima is at the supermarket, virtually every character shown standing in the background behind her is completely still and motionless, with no signs of body movement in the slightest. (00:03:34)

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Mima Kirigoe: What? This isn't true! I didn't write this.
Mima's Ghost: Of course you didn't. The real Mima is writing this.

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