Millennium Actress

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  • PG
When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his... read more
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When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver. Boasting countless awards, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.

Original Release

09/14/2001

US Release

09/12/2003

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Cast

Miyoko Shoji Chiyoko Fujiwara (70's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 70, voice)
Mami Koyama Chiyoko Fujiwara (20-40's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 20-40, voice)
Fumiko Orikasa Chiyoko Fujiwara (10-20's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 10-20, voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Genya Tachibana / Genya Tachibana (voice)
Masaya Onosaka Kyoji Ida / Kyouji Ida (voice)
Shoko Tsuda Eiko Shimao (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki Junichi Ootaki
Masane Tsukayama The Man with the Scar / The Man with the Scar (voice)
Tomie Kataoka Mino / Mino (voice)
Kan Tokumaru Senior Manager of Ginei
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Satoshi Kon

Writers

Sadayuki Murai, Satoshi Kon

Cast

Miyoko Shoji Chiyoko Fujiwara (70's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 70, voice)
Mami Koyama Chiyoko Fujiwara (20-40's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 20-40, voice)
Fumiko Orikasa Chiyoko Fujiwara (10-20's) / Chiyoko Fujiwara (age 10-20, voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Genya Tachibana / Genya Tachibana (voice)
Masaya Onosaka Kyoji Ida / Kyouji Ida (voice)
Shoko Tsuda Eiko Shimao (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki Junichi Ootaki
Masane Tsukayama The Man with the Scar / The Man with the Scar (voice)
Tomie Kataoka Mino / Mino (voice)
Kan Tokumaru Senior Manager of Ginei
Kôichi Yamadera The Man of the Key / The Man of the Key (voice)
Takkô Ishimori Head Clerk
Stephen Bent Junichi Otaki
Matt Devereaux The Man with the Scar
Stuart Milligan Ida (2005)
Jo Lee Eiko Shimao
Regina Reagan Chiyoko Fujiwara
Samantha Shaw Mino
Hisako Kyōda Chiyoko's Mother (voice) / Mother
Masamichi Satô Young Genya

Producers

Masao Maruyama Executive Producer
Taro Maki Producer

Editors

Satoshi Terauchi

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