As one of the most important and even the greatest people in the development of film in modern times, Jin Min has an unshakable position in the industry and in the hearts of fans. However, in his first animated feature film "Perfect Blue" (Perfect Blue), he was constantly tortured mentally and physically. As a former idol and actress, the way of portraying the heroine Misa Kirkoshi was included in the female film. Some people, including artist Suzuki Aya, wondered, "Why torture her like this?" Including the protagonist Wei Ma being forced to perform a rape scene, and shooting a nude photo album, all of which are presented in the film by Jin Min without concealment, and it can even be said to satisfy the male audience. Therefore, it is not difficult to think of the male gaze (Male-gaze) in the way Jin Min described women in his work "Blue Fear" . A group of people in the spotlight but marginalized: idol groups Beginning in the late 1980s, an idol group consisting of young people began to emerge in Japan. These groups are composed of many women, and the audience is mostly men.
At that time, many idol brokerage companies continued to try to discover and cultivate such groups, and fortunately, this emerging market had a share of the pie. However, at least according to the documentary "Kon Satoshi: The Illusionist" (Kon Satoshi: The Illusionist), such groups began to encounter bottlenecks in the 1990s, and idol groups were not as popular as before. Under such circumstances, although those young idols have dedicated their good years to the industry and the company, they are discarded by the company, making them lose the opportunity to become ordinary number list people in their youth and become victims of the market. . There is no doubt that among those women (as most idol groups are made up of women) it is mainly men who take advantage and profit. And when they were worthless to those businessmen, it was the men who ignored her. In this relationship, the relationship between merchants and idols is not mutual benefit, but companies only regard their idols as commodities. In a nutshell, those businesses have never regarded idols as human beings from the very beginning. As for the idols who have become victims, no one cares about their life prospects.
Jin Min seiyuu Photo Credit: Jin Min: Master of Dreams The voice actor Junko Iwao, the protagonist Mima Kirigoshi, was interviewed in the documentary "Kinto: Master of Dreams" Before the release of Jin Min's "Blue Fear", the problems that idols encountered behind the spotlight had never been discussed on the big screen. According to the voice actress (i.e. voice actor) and former idol Iwao Junko, the heroine Miyuki Kirigoshi , she was stalked by crazy fans when she was an idol. After she finished the production and watched "Blue Fear", when she was interviewed by the team of the documentary "Jin Min: The Dream Maker", her eyes were red, and she thanked Jin Min with a redemptive expression. Although Iwao did not explicitly say that apart from being followed by crazy fans, she had encountered anything that made her uncomfortable, but it also showed that she, or her friends, could see from what happened to Mima Kirigoshi and the changes in her mood. I was moved by my own shadow, and I didn't feel uncomfortable because I felt that the characters I dubbed were too.