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Character Profile: Mima Kirigoe

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Name
Mima Kirigoe Mima Kirigoe Mima Kirigoe (Perfect Blue)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
21 years old 21 years old
Hair
Black Black
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
Around 5' Around 152 cm
Weight
   
Status
Ex-pop idol, actress Ex-pop idol, actress
Quote
"Excuse me, who are you?"; "No, I'm the real thing" Bakayaro!
Voice
Bridget Hoffman(credited as Ruby Marlowe) Junko Iwao
Debut
   
Anime
Perfect Blue Perfect Blue

Character Description: Mima Kirigoe

Mima Kirigoe is an ex-pop idol, oncoming actress. Mima decided to leave her J-Pop band, CHAM! to become an actress. She stares in a psycho thriller TV show called Double Bind. Some of her fans are upset by her change in career and persona, not least the stalker known as "Me-Mania". Shortly after leaving CHAM!, Mima receives an anonymous fax calling her a traitor.

Mima receives a letter from a fan that has a link called "Mima's Room". Mima decided to check it out and although it says "Mima's Room", it's not her website. It's created by a stalker fan that watches her every move and records audio of Mima saying "Excuse me, who are you?" and gets pictures of her everywhere.

Mima gets a larger part in Double Bind however the producers made her character to become a victim who was raped in a strip club and developed DID (dissociative identity disorder). Rumi warns Mima that it will ruin her reputation, but Mima accepts the part voluntarily. Though it is apparent that Mima is indecisive, the atmosphere of the scene traumatizes her so much that she increasingly becomes unable to separate reality from fantasy. She can no longer distinguish real life from her work in show business.

Mima's Room starts to get more manipulative and total delusional, that an intense folie à deux has been in play. In other words, Mima's "ghost" or "illusional". The faux diarist, who believes herself to be a Mima who is forever young and graceful, has made a cat's-paw of the serial killer of the stalker Me-Mania.

Mima's life gets more out of control when her stalker attempted to rape her after Double Bind went in the can. She was able to save herself from hitting Me-Mania with the hammer, that either killed him or knocked him out. That's not over. The faux diarist is still in play and tends to terrorize Mima more and more.

Mima and her illusion tend to have a massive chasing but Mima discovered that the "real" Mima is Rumi. Rumi tended to try to kill Mima by stabbing her with an ice pick and then an umbrella. Mima tended to distract Rumi by losing her "Mima" face, then Rumi stabbed herself, accidentally and stupidly, with broken glass. Mima saved Rumi's life when a giant truck was about to hit her.

Rumi has been sent away to a special place for the sick. The doctor says that Rumi changes to her regular persona here and there. In the anime's denouement Rumi remains permanently delusional and institutionalized, whereas Mima has moved on with her life by saying "I know I'll never see her again" and "No, I'm the real thing."

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