Wow, it’s not often that one finds an anime post which quotes from scholarly journals! This is a very fascinating look at how Black Swan (2010) is a remake of Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue.
Alright kids. Let’s get a little pretentious.
I would love to publish some of this more formal work every once in awhile, when I get a chance, sometimes I find it fun to get a little deep and show off how much of a literal genius I am.
So. Without further ado, here we go.
Perfect Blue and Black Swan: An Homage to Insanity
In a dark city, a young artist driven to insanity as a result of the intense mental strain given to her by the performance art that she partakes in. The description above is a plot synopsis that might cause a film to jump to mind, Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010). But, this synopsis also describes the plot of the 1997 Japanese animated film Perfect Blue, directed by Satoshi Kon. Both films share many comparable features: main characters whose names are eerily similar (Nina and…
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