The Incomparable | Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101 (Episode 131)

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Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101

John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, “Perfect Blue” and “Millennium Actress.” Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.

March 16, 2013

1 hour, 11 minutes

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Jason Snell

with John Siracusa, Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar

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Millennium Actress

Perfect Blue

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“Perfect Blue” DVD

“Perfect Blue” (IMDB)

“Perfect Blue” (Wikipedia)

“Millennium Actress” DVD

“Millennium Actress” (IMDB)

“Millennium Actress” (Wikipedia)

Satoshi Kon (Wikipedia)

Millennium Actress (YouTube)

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Professor Siracusa's Anime 101

John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, "Perfect Blue" and "Millennium Actress." Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.

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