Millennium Actress | 千年女優 Animezing!

Drama, Adventure

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

The genius of Millennium Actress is infinite

Slant Magazine

A rollercoaster ride that plays with memory and genre conventions


Millennium Actress (Remastered) / 千年女優 - Extended 4K Trailer from Eleven Arts on YouTube.

Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) greatest work, Millennium Actress!

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.

Starring Mami Koyama, Shozo Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka



Mami Koyama is a prolific Japanese voice actor with an extremely successful career spanning over four decades and well over a hundred different projects. She is best known for being featured in classic anime productions such as Mobile Suit Gundam (1979), Urusei Yatsura (1981), Dragon Ball (1986-89), Saint Seiya (1986-89), and more. Koyama is still very active today and her recent roles include Sailor Moon Crystal (2014-15), One Piece (2017-ongoing), Kyoto Animation studio's Violet Evergarden (2018) and Dororo (2019).

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