The Mirror

In Satoshi Kon’s movie Perfect Blue, he was trying to tell a story of Mima, who left the idol group and chose to become an actress. She went through anxiety, self-doubt and severe psychological torture, then finally grew up. In the movie, I found his usage of the mirror as well as the interpretation that a mirror reflect is controversial and rich in context. I want to share some of my understanding to enhance the movie interpretation and draw connection to social aspects related to Moe culture in contemporary Japan. Continue reading