Perfect Blue

Movie • 1997 • Animation  

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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
209 supporters
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mivaldi
There are no dogs in this movie, however several pet fish die offscreen.
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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5
antagonist forgives and visits her agent at a psych ward at the end of the film (spoiler: the agent was behind everything)
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Is someone stalked?
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DustinKarpey
A main conflict in the movie is the main character being stalked by another character
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Is there domestic violence?
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Hard2imagine
One of the big scenes of the movie involves the main character acting as the victim in a rape scene for a TV crime show.
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Glacion
A character repeatedly reads a blog that describes their routines and day-to-day schedules in detail despite not writing it themselves, and come to rely on it as reality better than their own memory.

A character is also forcibly relocated to a near-perfect copy of their own room.
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Jadespade
Not spanked, but a person's ankles are bound with a belt to restrain them.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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vallraiene
we see some cigarette smoking but thats all
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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Anonymous
Several fish die. Not brutally but they are either not fed or possibly poisoned.
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Are animals abused?
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Anonymous
Dead fish.
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Is an animal sad?
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10
Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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cl0wn
some pet fish, but the actual death is not shown on screen, just their little floating bodies :(
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Does a dragon die?
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72
Are there spiders?
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72
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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17
Are there snakes?
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71
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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21
Is there pedophilia?
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20
Yes
4
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7
Main character willingly sits underwater in her bathtub while having an episode
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Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
Yes
35
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SateiaC
Although it's an actress acting out a scene, it's extremely graphic and would be triggering.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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17
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46
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1
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cl0wn
the main character has her ankles tied together before escaping
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joana
As a survivor, this film is insanely triggering and i do not recommend. There are two massively triggering scenes that although are not textbook rape, are still assured to trigger you.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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MrMist
Not "technically". But it might as well be, it's an acted rape scene.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Yes
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SateiaC
She breaks a tea cup in her hands, causing her to bleed.
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Are there dislocations?
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6
Is there throat mutilation?
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Yes
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AntonellaBunny
There's a scene near the end where Mima chokes Rumi and she struggles to breath.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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1
Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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albinopigeon
Someone is hit in the side of the head with a hammer, but their head is not crushed.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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There is a scene where Mima is holding her head underwater in a bathtub and screaming inaudibly/ with gargled voice and you can see the oxygen disappearing from her mouth. I wouldn't say it is a scene where someone asphyxiates, but if you get triggered by this sort of scenes, I'd keep this in mind.
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2
The stalker character is pictured physically malformed and their teeth are also made to look like that (wonky, couple of teeth missing etc). Teeth are big part of their facial expressions, so they are visible a lot during the stalker's screen time.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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0
Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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CoolGuyJonah
A man is stabbed in the penis with an ice pick. It's not shown directly, but there is a close up of the ice pick being stabbed into his pants, leaving a small hole gushing blood. Ouch.
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teapotcutie
A hand is stabbed.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
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Glacion
Not technically torture, but there is a home invasion/murder scene that's rather prolonged.
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cl0wn
our main character does fall down a flight of stairs while chasing what seems to be a figment of her imagination, she isn't hurt at all by falling though
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teapotcutie
Two people fall from a balcony but don't die.
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1
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DustinKarpey
The murderer of the movie, disguised as a pizza deliverer, goes to the house of a photographer who took pictures of the main character nude. She stabs him in the eye with a screwdriver. In another scene a man is shown dead with his eyes gouged out.
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Is someone stabbed?
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SateiaC
There's a whole lot of stabbing in the second half of this movie.
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Is there excessive gore?
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3
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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25
Does a kid die?
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7
Mima isn't a minor (she's 21) but she's sexualized by older men on multiple occasions. It's NOT glorified at all but it happens.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Yes
14
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1
Multiple characters die, one or two of them being a major character.
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Does a non-human character die?
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15
Does someone die?
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18
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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28
Yes
0
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7
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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26
Family
Yes
10
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cl0wn
the main character is assaulted and taken into another room for the purpose of sexual abuse and then murder, and it is also implied that the main character is taken to a strange copy of her own room by the antagonist unknowingly
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Does a parent die?
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59
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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55
Is a child's toy destroyed?
17 supporters
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42
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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14
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
32 supporters
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12
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aridavid
While Mima is taking the subway her reflection in the door windows briefly changes to her pop idol persona, after this moment there is sudden bright flash and sound akin to thunder.
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48
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20
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velveteenrabbit
She has dissociative identity disorder and is not possessed by a supernatural force. Her alter is an introject of Mima.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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18
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Anonymous
Arguable but I'd say yes. Mima is tormented by a ghostly version of herself.
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Are there clowns?
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59
Are there natural bodies of water?
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11
Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Yes
70
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0
8
spacefuneral
Mima takes a bath at one point.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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33
Does someone vomit?
59 supporters
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1
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59
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Y0kale
SAFE!
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Is someone eaten?
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15
Is there on-screen pooping?
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8
Does someone spit?
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51
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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0
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LadyLavender
Graphic sound effects of characters being stabbed are present
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Yes
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23
2
No this was released four years prior to 9/11.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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11
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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15
Are there transphobic slurs?
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1
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14
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SiRenfield
Not in the movie technically but the in-universe crime drama that the lead is acting in uses this trope. It’s clearly mocking it but just in case I’m marking yes because it can still be a little jarring
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
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15
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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11
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
1
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M0USEB0NES
There’s a brief, still image of a bloody needle in the background of one scene
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vallraiene
at the very end. it's brief.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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67
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1
Is there menstruation?
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0
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7
Does someone have cancer?
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Yes
0
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53
Mental Health
Yes
29
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0
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KamiSteele
DID, which is a trauma-based disorder, is a plot point. Mima is playing a character with the condition in the in-universe detective drama "Double Bind", whose gangrape at a nightclub is depicted in graphic detail. Mima finds filming this scene traumatizing in and of itself. The movie teases the idea that Mima herself may or may not have the disorder, with her losing track of time, seeing hallucinations of her CHAM-era self, and some scenes depicting Mima committing the murders. The movie's plot twist is that Rumi, Mima's manager, is having episodes where she believes she's Mima while carrying out the murders, whether out of psychosis or dissociation (the movie suggests the latter).
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KamiSteele
DID, a trauma-based disorder, is a major theme throughout. Mima's character in the TV drama is said to have the disorder, and the movie hints at the possibility that Mima might have the disorder herself. The movie's plot twist is that Rumi, Mima's manager, has episodes where she believes she's Mima, implicitly out of dissociation. While the portrayal of the disorder is reasonably accurate (caused by trauma, large amounts of memory loss, missing time, identity confusion, etc.), it does also fall into some potentially questionable tropes.
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cl0wn
the main character squeezes a teacup until it breaks in her hands and causes her to bleed, and the antagonist impales herself purposefully
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Is autism misrepresented?
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teapotcutie
Not exactly mental illness, but main villain is meant to have DID and a movie Mima stars in has her be a killer whose a system.
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KamiSteele
The character Mima is playing in-universe is described as having both DID and killed her sister. The movie plays with the idea that Mima herself may or may not have a dissociative disorder of her own. The plot twist of the movie is that the villain developed a second personality who believes herself to be the real Mima, who goes on to attack the actual Mima before being institutionalized. It's actually a reasonably more accurate depiction of the disorder than how it's typically portrayed in media (caused by trauma, memory loss, confusion, issues with identity, 'missing time', etc.), but still falls into the 'serial killer alter' trope.
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cl0wn
the antagonist purposely impales themselves on a piece of glass at the end
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Yes
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0
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DeenGray
The line between fiction and reality gets blurred repeatedly
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Yes
15
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0
0
Yes the protagonist has a panic attack after leaving the subway station.
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Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
Yes
31
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0
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cl0wn
intense music, gore audio, screaming, yelling etc.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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14
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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11
No
3
Yes
61
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KamiSteele
The true villain turns out to be a middle-aged woman who is an ex-idol singer, much like Mima. It's revealed that she has episodes where she believes she *is* Mima, complete with wearing her (ill-fitting) pop idol clothes. This ties into the themes of idol culture and how it can be exploitative.
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32
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
66
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0
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Yes
1
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43
Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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49
Is there autism specific abuse?
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45
6
There is an attempted suicide by a character involving a passing vehicle. They are not successful.
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Noxious
Yes
9
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2
1
RamenDestroyer
It is jarring every time a phone rings.
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5
0
OliviaM
character holds herself under in her bath
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
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ohaidoggy
the "camera" may not be real but the movement in the shots is meant to emulate motion regardless, there are a couple scenes where mima is running and there a punch shots
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
7
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0
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Jadespade
A lot of screaming from the protagonist.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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2
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12
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Yes
53
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4
Paranoia
2
SateiaC
Major theme in the movie with the stalking
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Yes
5
No
20
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OliviaM
the last scene the character says something into a mirror and it looks like she’s either looking at herself/straight at the audience
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Yes
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18
Is there childbirth?
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Yes
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43
Are there abortions?
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Yes
0
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46
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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20
Does someone miscarry?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
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47
Does a pregnant person die?
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Yes
0
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46
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
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5
No
45
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velveteenrabbit
There are no verbal fat jokes, but during a chase scene near the end, a fat character is wearing an outfit too small for them, and the visual effect of the ill-fitting clothing seems to be meant to add to the horror of the scene.
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Does the black guy die first?
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2
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51
Are there homophobic slurs?
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0
No
48
Yes
0
No
41
Yes
2
No
27
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ohaidoggy
no but the show mima is in has a line that references a transmisogynistic trope of murderers killing women to wear their skin and become women (ex. buffalo bill). luckily this isnt a plot thats in the actual movie
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Is there hate speech?
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Yes
5
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Anonymous
The leader of the "bad kids" that intentionally ruin the concert (shouting, throwing things, etc.) has dark skin and locs. Everyone else in the audience is very pale. Not coincidental.
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Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
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0
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54
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Camilleon
The stalker/antagonist has a visual deformity meant to make him appear more "creepy".
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Are there n-words?
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0
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45
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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14
Race
Is there blackface?
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Yes
0
No
13
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
24 supporters
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Yes
3
No
16
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Yes
0
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9
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Sex
Yes
87
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0
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vallraiene
a lot, and lots of uncensored nudity
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Yes
35
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0
7
cl0wn
the main character acts out a rape scene and a scene where they're a stripper, which are sexualized by the producers and film crew, also they do a photo shoot where the photographer pushes her to continue removing clothing and is clearly sexualizing her
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Yes
34
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0
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KamiSteele
Yes, and it happens in sexually exploitative contexts. Mima is asked to film a scene where her character is gang-raped. She is also asked to do a photoshoot with a sleazy photographer, complete with nudity. She comes close to getting raped for real right before the climax. In short, most of the nudity is unsexy due to it happening in creepy scenarios.
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Is there bestiality?
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0
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16
Is there BDSM?
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8
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RamenDestroyer
Not a main plot point by any means, but Mima being gangraped could have been her losing her virginity.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
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0
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56
Sexism
Yes
0
No
24
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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16
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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23
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
9
No
2
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Jadespade
The protagonist constantly asks a vision of her other self "who are you".
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Spoiler
Yes
0
No
55
18
ohaidoggy
someone young enough to believe in santa should not watch this
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Are there end credit scenes?
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0
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11
Yes
7
No
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teapotcutie
The Japanese dub has had some interpret it to mean the villain actually won. Would say its meant to have the heroine win though.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
1
No
36
4
cl0wn
not a crash but someone almost gets ran over twice
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3
cl0wn
there's 2 scenes where someone nearly gets run over by a car
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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46
Yes
61
No
2
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Glacion
In two separate scenes characters are almost hit by speeding vehicles. The first scene goes unresolved and potentially didn't happen, the second scene is resolved when one character shoves the other out of the way.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Yes
0
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44
Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Yes
73
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0
6
vallraiene
throughout the entire movie yes. it is extremely bloody
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
0
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There is a scene where Mima is holding her head underwater in a bathtub and screaming inaudibly/ with gargled voice and you can see the oxygen disappearing from her mouth. I wouldn't say it is a drowning scene, but if you get triggered by scenes where someone's head is underwater, keep this in mind.
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There are no guns in the entire film.
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