JETAA Prairies J-Horror/Networking Night – Perfect Blue

Satoshi Kon's 1997 psychological thriller/horror, Perfect Blue.

For the 2023 edition of J-Horror/Networking Night, we will feature the 1997 critically acclaimed Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. It’s about an idol, Mima, who leaves her idol group and singing career to pursue an acting career while being stalked by a radical fan. Unexplained murders follow Mima while her mental health deteriorates and she loses sense of reality. Roger Corman has said, “If Alfred Hitchcock partnered with Walt Disney, they’d make a picture like this.”

As per the Parents Guide on IMDB, it’s rated “R” or “Restricted” as it contains:

  • Sex & Nudity (10)
  • Violence & Gore (12)
  • Profanity (2)
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (1)
  • Frightening & Intense Scenes (3)

What: JETAA Prairies J-Horror/Networking Night – “Perfect Blue” (Japanese language with English Subtitles)

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Time: 6pm-8pm Central Daylight Standard Time (Manitoba); 5pm-7pm Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan)

Where: Cisco Web Ex (if you are part of our mailing list, the room number/password will be emailed to you). Otherwise, please email to get login info.

How: To be included in the snack cost-sharing, please RSVP to by November 3rd, 2023 10pm. It’s first come, first serve. For the movie alone, all JET alumni are welcome to attend this event without a RSVP.

Also: This event is open to all JET alumni. Cost-sharing is only applicable to JET alumni who reside in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Movie run time: 1 hr 21 min.

JETAA Ottawa’s FREE Movie Night: Restaurant From The Sky

JETAA Ottawa in collaboration with The Japan Foundation is holding a FREE moving night. The dates/times are below as follows.

Friday, November 3, 6:59 PM (Atlantic) to Monday, November 6, 12:59AM (Atlantic).
Friday, November 3, 5:59 PM (Eastern) to Sunday, November 5, 11:59PM (Eastern).
Friday, November 3, 4:59 PM (Central) to Sunday, November 5, 10:59PM (Central).
Friday, November 3, 3:59 PM (Mountain) to Sunday, November 5, 9:59PM (Mountain).
Friday, November 3, 2:59 PM (Pacific) to Sunday, November 5, 8:59PM (Pacific).

You have register to the get the free movie pass for these times. Registration and the movie screening link can found here:

JETAA Ottawa’s event page for this event:

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