Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of the two Perfect Blue novels by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, the first of which was the inspiration for Satoshi Kon’s animated film masterpiece. Perfect Blue: Metamorphosis will be released on December 12, 2017 for $14.99 USA / $16.99 CAN and Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream will be released on April 24, 2018 for $14.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
These psychological thrillers 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. Seven Seas will also be releasing the additional Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream novel with a completely separate plot, for readers eager for more psychological drama from Yoshikazu Takeuchi.
“We’re thrilled about releasing this pair of iconic novels in English for the first time,” says Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “Not only can readers experience the original story that inspired Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue film, but they can delve deeper with a second novel that explores the dark side of fame from a different perspective.”