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Anime Profile: Millennium Actress

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Millennium Actress Sennen Joyu Millennium Actress
1 movie 1 movie
2003 2001
Dreamworks Go Fish Pictures/Chiyoko Committee
  Satoshi Kon, Sadayuki Murai
  Satoshi Kon
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Chiyoko Fujiwara Chiyoko Fujiwara
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Eiko Shimao Eiko Shimao
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Genya Tachibana Genya Tachibana
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Junichi Ootaki Junichi Ootaki
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Kyoji Ida Kyoji Ida
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The Man of the Key The Man of the Key
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The Man with the Scar The Man with the Scar

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Description: Millennium Actress

It's been 30 years since since Chiyoko had gone into retirement from her days as a movie star. One day a director named Genya Tachibana and his camera man Kyoji Ida decided to do a documentry on her.

As they visit her, Genya hands a box with a key inside to Chiyoko. Holding the key in her hands she tells Genya and Kyoji about her life and how it made her feel like she has lived 1000 years.

Her tale draws both Genya and Kyoji into her amazing life story.

Anime Description: Millennium Actress

After an old studio was torn down, a TV interviewer named Genya Tachybana and his camera man Kyoji Ida go to the home of the old studio's greatest female star, Chiyoko Fujiwara. As they interview her, Genya gives her a key.

This key unlocks the memories of Chiyoko's life, acting career, and the man who originally gave her the key that she fell in love with. It also made her feel like she has lived 1000 years in her job....

Anime Description: Millennium Actress

An old movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most famous star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who has been a recluse since she left acting some 30 years ago. Tachibana delivers a key to her, and it causes her to reflect on her career; as she's telling the story, Tachibana and his long-suffering cameraman are drawn in.

The key was given to her as a teenager by a painter and revolutionary that she helped to escape the police. She becomes an actress because it will make it possible to track him down, and she spends the next several decades acting out that search in various genres and eras.

I thought it was a totally awesome anime movie.

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