Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue (1997)

47 mistakes

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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 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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Revealing mistake: Whilst they are filming the rape scene, after the director yells cut, he tells the actor playing the rapist to do it faster. The actor who plays the rapist then lifts his head and apologises, and we can see that he has been drawn without a face. (00:33:34)

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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: 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: 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: 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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Revealing mistake: When Mima begins performing her final song at the CHAM concert, there is a shot of three audience members at the front talking with one another. In the shot, the stalker character walks into frame. In the first few frames when he first appears, there are two drops of blood on the right hand side of his face. But these drops of blood were not drawn into every single frame of the shot, as they pop off his face mid-way through the shot. (00:08:07)

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Revealing mistake: Whilst Rumi is speaking with the producer about Mima, a man comes into the room to talk about how the new CHAM is coming along. When the man stops walking to take out a magazine and places it on the table, it can be noticed that, due to an animation error, his legs pass in front of a coffee cup on the table. (00:24:18)

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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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Revealing mistake: When the fashion show on the television show is being shown, members of the audience are shown taking photographs on their cameras, but their hands don't move. They are never shown pressing the button on the cameras to take the photo, but the photos seem to get taken anyway. (00:22:46)

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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: 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: 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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Revealing mistake: When they are filming the TV show, whenever a monitor or television on the set showing what the cameras are filming is shown, the characters shown on it are standing completely still and motionless. The animators likely only drew a still image to show on the monitors and television without drawing any character movements. (00:14:21)

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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 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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Revealing mistake: Mima is having a conversation with her mother whilst sitting on the floor with her knees bent and shown positioned on the floor. There are frames during the conversation where we can see her knees passing over the edge of the table next to her. (00:11:32)

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Revealing mistake: Whilst Mima is opening the letters, there is a shot where she is sitting on her bed in the foreground of shot, and the TV is playing in the background of shot. On the shelf below the television is a game console with two controllers on top of it. The animation for the controller on the right is very weird. The right side is drawn longer than the left side, and its positioning on top of the console makes it appear as if it is hovering above it. (00:10:47)

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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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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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