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Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans of all ages. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.
The incredible film from legendary director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) and famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue, Wolf Children, Death Note) is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).
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 Chiyoko 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.