Perfect Blue by Yoshikazu Takeuchi

Rank #91
Translated from Japanese Completed Drama Psychological Horror

These psychological thriller novels deal with the haunting price of fame. Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis is the novel upon which Satoshi Kon based his Perfect Blue animated film, focusing on pop idol Mima Kirigoe’s move into an acting career and the sinister forces around her–including a trail of shocking murders–that push her into her own fragmented reality. Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream has a completely separate plot, for readers eager for more psychological drama from Yoshikazu Takeuchi.

1: Complete Metamorphosis
2: Awaken from a Dream

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