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Millennium Actress (千年女優 Sennen Joyū) is a 2001 Japanese animated drama film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse.

Synopsis

A 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.

Dubbing History

The film was originally dubbed in 2005 by Village Productions, Ltd. for Manga UK. The dub has only ever been released in the United Kingdom, while releases in the United States were subtitle-only.

In 2019, Eleven Arts gained the rights to the film and produced a new dub for the remastered theatrical screenings on August 13 and 19.[1]

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
United Kingdom Manga UK United States VSI
Chiyoko Fujiwara Adolecent.jpg Chiyoko Fujiwara Fumiko Orikasa
(Adolescent)
Regina Reagan Abby Trott
Chiyoko Fujiwara Adult.jpg Mami Koyama
(Adult)
Erin Yvette
Chiyoko Fujiwara Elderly.jpg Miyoko Shōji
(Elderly)
Cindy Robinson
Genya TACHIBANA Young.jpg Genya Tachibana Masamichi Satō
(Young)
John Vernon Christopher Swindle
Genya TACHIBANA Adult.jpg Shōzō Iizuka
(Adult)
Kyōji Ida.jpg Kyōji Ida Masaya Onosaka Stuart Milligan Benjamin Diskin
Eiko Shimao.jpg Eiko Shimao Shōko Tsuda Jo Lee Laura Post
Junichi Otaki.jpg Junichi Otaki Hirotaka Suzuoki Stephen Bent Keith Silverstein
MinoMA.jpg Mino Tomie Kataoka Samantha Shaw Mona Marshall
Chiyoko's Mother.jpg Chiyoko's Mother Hisako Kyōda Felicity Duncan Barbara Goodson
Ginei Executive.jpg Ginei Senior Executive Kan Tokumaru John Vernon Jamieson Price
Man with Key.jpg Man with Key Kōichi Yamadera David Kitchen Greg Chun
Man with Scar.jpg Man with Scar Masane Tsukayama Matt Devereaux JP Karliak

Notes

  • This is Christopher Swindle's first anime dub not done at Studiopolis.
  • Christopher Swindle was incorrectly listed as Christian Swindler in the press release for the VSI dub.
  • The film was originally released on DVD in the US in 2003 by DreamWorks Home Entertainment, this release was however subtitle-only.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Manga Entertainment 2005 DVD.jpg Manga UK 2
PAL
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shout! Factory 2019 DVD.jpg
+
BD
VSI 1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
United States United States
2022 BD A
DVB-T

References

  1. Saabedra, Humberto (July 23, 2019). Eleven Arts Anime Studio Announces English Dub Cast For Millennium Actress Anime Film's Theatrical Screenings. Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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