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Millennium Actress (movie)

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©2001 Chiyoko Committee

Alternative title:
Chiyoko Millennial Actress
La Actriz del Milenio (Spanish)
Sennen Joyu (Japanese)
Актриса тысячелетия (Russian)
千年女優 (Japanese)
천년여우 (Korean)
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: When Studio Gin'ei commissions filmmaker Gen'ya Tachibana to make a documentary in commemoration of its 70th anniversary, he travels to a secluded mountain lodge to interview the idol of his youth, the enigmatic Chiyoko Fujiwara, who was the studio's leading lady from the 1930s until the 1960s. As Chiyoko reminisces about her life, Tachibana and his cameraman suddenly find themselves on a rich and dazzling journey through time. Chiyoko's films and personal memories intertwine with present events and stretch the boundaries of reality.
User Ratings: 2439 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 810 votes (sub:646, dub:111, raw:13, ?:7, edit.dub:1, others:32
6 Spanish subtitled
5 Spanish dubbed
5 German dubbed
4 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 Italian subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Estonian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 French edited dub
 Excellent: 706 votes (sub:576, dub:98, raw:6, ?:6, others:20
4 German dubbed
4 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
 Very good: 450 votes (sub:357, dub:66, ?:5, raw:4, edit.dub:1, others:17
3 Spanish subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 260 votes (sub:202, dub:41, raw:3, ?:2, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
4 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 103 votes (sub:74, dub:26, raw:1, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 48 votes (sub:37, dub:9, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 19 votes (sub:18, dub:1)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:14, dub:5, raw:1)
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:2)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Worst ever: 5 votes (sub:4, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3576 users, rank: #278 (of 9605)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.568 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5831, rank: #145 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 8.518 (Excellent−), rank: #147 (of 9732) (seen all: 8.53 / seen some: 6.96 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.513 (Excellent−), rank: #57 (of 7376)
Running time: 87 minutes
2006-10-07 (Spain - Buzz Channel)
2017-03-07 (Latin America - Paramount Channel)
2018-09-30 (Latin America - Canal Fox Family)
Premiere date:
2001-07-28 (Canada, Fantasia Festival, world premiere)
2002-09-14 (Japan)
2004-01-15 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Chiyoko no Theme Mode-1 (千代子のテーマ MODE-1)" by Susumu Hirasawa
Ending Theme:
"Rotation [lotus-2]" by Susumu Hirasawa
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 9
News: Show:
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BAAF Tickets On Sale! (Aug 24, 2002)
ACen 2003 Guests of Honor (Aug 14, 2002)
Taro Maki at BAAF (Aug 8, 2002)
AX 2002: CPM Panel (Jul 11, 2002)
New Satoshi Kon Movie (Apr 11, 2002)
New Protoculture Addicts (Dec 12, 2001)
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    Millennium Actress (BD+DVD) 2019-12-10 (from $22.99)
    Millennium Actress [SteelBook] (BD+DVD) 2022-03-22 (from $17.99)
DVD (Region 2)
    Millennium Actress (DVD) 2005-09-26
DVD (Region 4)
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DVD (Region 1)
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    Millennium Actress (Sub.DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $3.37)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Kon
Unit Director: Kou Matsuo
Original story: Satoshi Kon
Character Design:
Satoshi Kon
Takeshi Honda
Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
Art design: Yasumitsu Suetake
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Producer: Tarō Maki

Animation Check: Chieko Ichimanda
Assistant Director of Photography: Katsunori Maehara
Color design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Editing: Satoshi Terauchi
In-Between Animation:
Aiko Wakatsuki (MADHOUSE)
Akiko Konno (MADHOUSE)
Bok Kyoung Kwon (DR Movie)
Chang Gun Jin (DR Movie)
Chul-Ho Jang (DR Movie)
Chun Soo Kim (DR Movie)
Dong Wook Lee (DR Movie)
Eun Jung Lee (DR Movie)
Eun Mi Pyun (DR Movie)
Eun Young Kim (DR Movie)
Ha Yeon Lee (DR Movie)
Hee Eun Choi (DR Movie)
Hee Jin Jung (DR Movie)
Hye Ran Choi (DR Movie)
Hye Sun Yoon (DR Movie)
Hye-Jung Heo (DR Movie)
Hye-Sung Lee (DR Movie)
Hyo Kyung Im (DR Movie)
Hyo-Sun Lee (DR Movie)
Hyun Kwak (DR Movie)
Hyun Ju Jun (DR Movie)
Hyun Ju Song (DR Movie)
Hyun Mi Cho (DR Movie)
Hyun Sik Jang (DR Movie)
Hyun Suk Lee (DR Movie)
Ichiro Uno (MADHOUSE)
Jae Ho Nam (DR Movie)
Jae Min Lee (DR Movie)
Jeong Mi Lim (DR Movie)
Jung Hee Yun (DR Movie)
Keiko Iimori (MADHOUSE)
Kenichi Watanabe (MADHOUSE)
Keun Ae Ko (DR Movie)
Kum Sook Seo (DR Movie)
Mi Ah Heo (DR Movie)
Mi Kyoung An (DR Movie)
Mi Ok Lee (DR Movie)
Mi Sook Kim (DR Movie)
Myung-Hee Youn (DR Movie)
Sakiko Watanabe (MADHOUSE)
Seok Jae Yun (DR Movie)
Song Sik Woo (DR Movie)
Soon Yeol Choi (DR Movie)
Su Jin Kim (DR Movie)
Suk Hun Lee (DR Movie)
Sul Young Lee (DR Movie)
Sun A Hwang (DR Movie)
Sung Hee Jung (DR Movie)
Takafumi Hori (MADHOUSE)
Takahito Nakazawa (MADHOUSE)
Yoshiko Okuda (MADHOUSE)
Youn-Hee Jeong (DR Movie)
Young-Rae Cho (DR Movie)
Yu Mi Kim (DR Movie)
Yui Enomoto (MADHOUSE)
Yuko Yazaki (MADHOUSE)
Ink & Paint:
Eun Ah Baek (DR Movie)
Eun Jin Hong (DR Movie)
Eun Kyung Shin (DR Movie)
Eun Suk Jeong (DR Movie)
Gae Ryun Park (DR Movie)
Hae Kyung Lee (DR Movie)
Hee Kyung Cho (DR Movie)
Hwa Soon Kim (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Hye Mi Shin (DR Movie)
Hye Ryung Park (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Hyun Bin Yun (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Hyun Hee Kim (DR Movie)
Hyun Jung Kim (DR Movie)
Hyun Soon Kwon (DR Movie)
In Suk Yoo (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Jeong Sook Jeon (DR Movie)
Jeong-Hui Kim (DR Movie)
Jin Lee (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Jung Ah Kim (DR Movie)
Jung Ah Lim (DR Movie)
Jung Eun Kim (DR Movie)
Jung Eun Lee (DR Movie)
Jung Hee Park (DR Movie)
Ki Jeong Choi (DR Movie)
Kwon Hwa Kim (DR Movie)
Kyoung Ae Jung (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Mi Ok Park (DR Movie)
Myoung Lim An (DR Movie)
Myoung Youn Ha (DR Movie)
Nam Hee Lee (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Nam Ok Jang (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Oh Sook Kwon (DR Movie)
Ok In Park (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Saeng Hoi Seo (DR Movie)
Seok Hee Lee (DR Movie)
Seon Hee Jeon (DR Movie)
Seong Ho Moon (DR Movie)
Su Im Oh (DR Movie)
Su Jung Kim (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Sun I Choi (DR Movie)
Sung Hee Seo (DR Movie)
Tae Ok Kwon (DR Movie)
Yeon Jeong Park (DR Movie)
You Kyung Jung (DR Movie)
Young Ae Kim (DR Movie)
Young Mi Kim (DR Movie)
Young Shin Park (DR Movie)
Young Suk Heo (DR Movie)
Young Suk Kang (Kyung Kang ANIA)
Yu Mi Chae (DR Movie)
Yun Hee Choi (DR Movie)
Yun Hee Lee (DR Movie)
Planning: Masao Maruyama
Production Advancement: Takayuki Hirao
Theme Lyrics & Composition: Susumu Hirasawa (ED)
Title Design: Kyoko Yamashita
Fumiko Orikasa as Chiyoko Fujiwara (teen)
Mami Koyama as Chiyoko Fujiwara (20s-40s)
Miyoko Shōji as Chiyoko Fujiwara (70s)

Kōichi Yamadera as Man of the key
Masamichi Satō as Genya Tachibana (young)
Masane Tsukayama as Scarface
Masaya Onosaka as Kyoji Ida (cameraman)
Shoko Tsuda as Eiko
Shōzō Iizuka as Genya Tachibana

Hirotaka Suzuoki as Otaki
Kan Tokumaru as Senior manager of Gin'ei
Naoko Kyooda as Chiyoko's mother
Takkō Ishimori as Clerk
Tomie Kataoka as Mino

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Terry Wilson (UK Dub)
Dubbing Director: Kevin Hoffer
Supervising Director: Carrie Keranen
ADR Script: John Vernon (UK Dub)

Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Anime Limited UK 4K release)
Blu-Ray Producer: Brian Ward (Shout! Factory)
Dubbing Producer: Scott Tanaka (US Dub)
DVD Producer: Brian Ward (Shout! Factory)
Packaging Design: Bonnie LeBrun (Shout! Factory release)
Sound Mixing: Tony Atkins (UK Dub)
Abby Trott as Chiyoko Fujiwara (teen)
Cindy Robinson as Chiyoko Fujiwara (70s)
Erin Yvette as Chiyoko Fujiwara (20s-40s)
Regina Reagan as Chiyoko Fujiwara (UK Dub)

Ben Diskin as Kyoji Ida
Christopher Swindle as Genya Tachibana
Greg Chun as Man of the Key
JP Karliak as Scarface
Laura Post as Eiko Shimao

David Kitchen as Man with Key (UK Dub)
Felicity Duncan as Mother (UK Dub)
Jo Lee as Shimao Eiko (UK Dub)
John Vernon as
Senior Executive (UK Dub)
Tachibana (UK Dub)
Matt Devereaux as Man with Scar (UK Dub)
Samantha Shaw as Mino (UK Dub)
Stephen Bent as Junichi Otaki (UK Dub)
Stuart Milligan as Ida Kyoji (UK Dub)
English companies
ADR Production: VSI Los Angeles
Broadcaster: Ovation TV (USA, Japanese with subtitles)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Shout! Factory (USA; 2019)
Dubbing: Village Productions (UK)
Internet Streaming:
Pluto TV
Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; November 2020)
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK and Ireland)
DreamWorks (Expired)
DreamWorks Animation
Eleven Arts (2019; Sub and Dub; Theatrical)
Go Fish Pictures (Expired)
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Guylaine Gibert
Delphine Moriau as Chiyoko jeune & adulte
Jacqueline Ghaye as Chiyoko âgée

Arnaud Léonard as L’homme à la cicatrice
Catherine Conet as Eiko Shimao
Frédéric Meaux as Genya jeune
Guylaine Gibert as Mère de Chiyoko
Jean-Daniel Nicodème as Genya Tachibana
Nathalie Hons as Mino
Philippe Allard as L’homme à la clé
Sébastien Hebrant as Caméraman Kyoji Ida
Tony Beck as Junichi Otaki

French companies
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers (Belgium)
DVD Distribution: DreamWorks (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Ruben Moya (Mexican dub)
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Miguel Ángel Hoffmann (Arcade Media)
Circe Luna as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Adulta)
Mar Roca as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Age 20-40) (Spain dub)
Maru Guerrero as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Anciana)
Núria Trifol as
Chiyoko Fujiwara (jove; Catalan dub)
Chiyoko Fujiwara (Age 10-20) (Spain dub)
Nycolle González as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Adolescente)
Rosa Pastó as Chiyoko Fujiwara (gran; Catalan dub)
Roser Cavallé as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Age 70) (Spain dub)

Dafnis Fernández as Genya Tachibana
Erika Mireles as Mino
Francesc Belda as Genya Tachibana (Catalan dub)
Gloria Cano as Eiko Shimao (Catalan dub)
Javier Viñas as Genya Tachibana (Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Scarman (Spain dub)
José Luis Mediavilla as Kyoji Ida (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Keyman (Spain dub)
Oscar Muñoz as Genya (Young) (Spain dub)
Osvaldo Trejo as Man of the key
Toni Avilés as Eiko Shimao (Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Junichi Otaki (Catalan dub)

Anabel Mendez as Madre de Chiyoko
Eduard Itchart as Home de la clau (Catalan dub)
Elsa Fábregas as Specter (Spain dub)
Joaquin Casado as Secretari (Catalan dub)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Home de la cicatriu (Catalan dub)
Juan Miguel Valdiviesco as Assistant Director (Spain dub) 
Juan Miguel Valdivieso as Director Assistant (Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta as Sra. Fujiara (Catalan dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Ayakashi (Catalan dub)
Paco Gázquez as Junichi Ootaki (Spain dub)
Raúl Llorens as Genya Tachibana (jove; Catalan dub)
Roberto Molina as Junichi Otaki
Toni Solanes as
Fortune Teller (Spain dub)
Villager (Spain dub)

Artur Rius (Catalan dub)
Enrique Hernández (Catalan dub)
Eva Ordeig (Catalan dub)
Ivan Canovas (Catalan dub)
Jennifer Zaragoza (Catalan dub)
Jordi Pineda (Catalan dub)
Nuria Samsó (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
ADR Studio: Candiani Studios (Mexican dub)
Buzz Channel (Spain)
Canal UCR
Cinecanal (Latin America)
Fox Broadcasting Company (Latin America)
Fox Family (Latin America)
Paramount Channel (Latin America)
Distributor: Zima Entertainment
Dubbing Studio: Sik Estudio (Catalan dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Internet Streaming:
Anime Box (Spain)
Filmin (Spain)
FreeTV (Latin America, dubbed)
Qubit.tv (subtitled)
Rakuten TV (Spain)
Licensed by:
Arcade Media (Mexico)
Selecta Visión (Spain)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dialogues: Emanuela Amato
Perla Liberatori as Chiyoko Fujiwara (10-40 anni)

Alberto Càneva as Kyoji Ida
Andrea Lavagnino as Il pittore
Beatrice Margiotti as Eiko Shimao
Cristina Piras as Mino/Ayakashi
Edoardo Nordio as Indovino
Giovanni Petrucci as Vecchio direttore
Massimo Milazzo as Genya Tachibana
Paola Del Bosco as Madre di Chiyoko
Pierluigi Astore as Poliziotto sfregiato
Stefano Billi as Junichi Ootaki
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Rai 4
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Heinz Freitag
ADR Script: Heinz Freitag
Katrin Zimmermann as Chiyoko Fujiwara (adult - German edition)
Magdalena Turba as Chiyoko Fujiwara (child - German edition)
Regine Albrecht as Chiyoko Fujiwara (old - German edition)
Rita Engelmann as Chiyoko Fujiwara (old - French edition)
Tanja Geke as Chiyoko Fujiwara (adult - French edition)
Victoria Frenz as Chiyoko Fujiwara (child - French edition)

Detlef Bierstedt as Scarface (german dvd)
Diana Borgwardt as Eiko Shimao (French edition)
Erich Räuker as Junichi Ootaki (French edition)
Helmut Gauß as Director (german dvd)
Jürgen Kluckert as Genya Tachibana (German edition)
Liane Rudolph as Mother (german dvd)
Luise Lunow as Old woman (german dvd)
Norman Matt as Schlüsselmann
Robin Kahnmeyer as Junichi Otaki (german dvd)
Timmo Niesner as Kyouji Ida (French edition)
Tobias Kluckert as Tachibana (young) (german dvd)
Wolfgang Condrus as Genya Tachibana (French edition)

Almut Zydra as Female student 1 (French edition)
Angela Ringer as Female student 4 (French edition)
Barbara Ratthey as Old woman (French edition)
Christin Marquitan as Eiko Shimao (german dvd)
Denise Gorzelanny as Visitor (French edition)
Evelyn Maron as Chiyoko's mother (French edition)
Julia Koberstein as Female student 3 (French edition)
Julien Haggege as Schlüsselmeister (german dvd)
Karl Schulz as Chef (French edition)
Karl Heinz Grewe as Minister (French edition)
Norman Matt as Painter (French edition)
Regine Albrecht as Mino (French edition)
Selma Sarstedt as Girl (French edition)
Stefan Krause as Kyouji Ida (German edition)
Thomas Hailer as Fortuneteller (French edition)
Ulrich Müller-Hönow as Assistant (French edition)
Uwe Jellinek as Policeman (French edition)
Viktoria Voigt as Female student 2 (French edition)
Werner Ziebig as Space Center Employee (French edition)
German companies
DreamWorks (France release)
Universum-Films (German release)
Dubbing: Berliner Synchron AG (German release)
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Dubbing Director: Linn Jardim
Bruna Laynes as Chiyoko Fujiwara (teenager)
Marly Ribeiro as Chiyoko Fujiwara (old woman)
Priscila Amorim as Chiyoko Fujiwara (adult)

Clécio Souto as Kyoji Ida
Francisco Junior as Scarface
Luciano Monteiro as Genya Tachibana (young)
Mauro Ramos as Genya Tachibana
Mckeidy Lisita as Man of the key
Miriam Fischer as Eiko Shimao

Alfredo Martins as Senior Manager of Gi'nei
Bia Barros as Chiyoko's mother
Eduardo Borgerth as Director
Fred Mascarenhas as Ootaki

Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Paramount Channel
Dubbing Studio: Cinevídeo
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Portugal)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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