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Sennen Joyuu

Sennen Joyuu

Alternative Titles

English: Millennium Actress
Synonyms: Chiyoko Millennial Actress, Sennen Joyuu Chiyoko
Japanese: 千年女優

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 14, 2001
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.351 (scored by 18463 users)
Ranked: #1832
Popularity: #824
Members: 33,145
Favorites: 424
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adventure drama historical romance

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiwara, Chiyoko
Fujiwara, Chiyoko
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
...
Ida, Kyoji
Ida, Kyoji
Main
Onosaka, Masaya
Japanese
Onosaka, Masaya
Hebrant, Sébastien
French
Hebrant, Sébastien
Tachibana, Genya
Tachibana, Genya
Main
Iizuka, Shozo
Japanese
Iizuka, Shozo
Nicodème, Jean-Daniel
French
Nicodème, Jean-Daniel
Man Of The Key
Man Of The Key
Supporting
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Haggége, Julien
German
Haggége, Julien
...

Staff

Maki, Taro
Producer
Matsuo, Kou
Producer
Kon, Satoshi
Director, Script, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director



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Mar 21, 2009
Skadi
Millennium Actress is a wonderfully crafted story about a fateful encounter of a young girl and how it shaped the rest of her life. Though I am always a little hesitant about awarding such high marks to anything, this movie was one of the most riveting and unique anime experiences I have had.

The story follows a pair of filmmakers who are interviewing a famous actress who has been retired for many years to celebrate the studio's 70th anniversary. Millennium Actress features one of the most original story telling methods I have seen. We see the majority of the movie told through the read more
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Jun 10, 2008
kiriska
"What does this key open?" "The most important thing in the world."

STORY - Millennium Actress's story is very simplistic and very sweet. I'm not usually a fan of unquestioning, devotional love, especially to such a crazed, obsessive extent, but the way this movie presents things makes it very easy to like. Just the extent of everything, the lengths to which Chiyoko had been willing to go; all of it was incredible. Even better still, was the idea that we in the audience could not know just how much of it was real and just how much of it was fantasy. The lines seem permanently blurred read more
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Recommendations

Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers) seems to maintain a underlying theme in his films. The psychological - reality versus dreamworld plot lines are richly detailed and keep views guessing at every scene change. We'll see if his upcoming "all-ages" film (Dreaming Kids?) continues to follow this 'what is reality?' concept.
Nostalgia at its best! A look at women who think back upon their lives and the effects the experiences had upon them.

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

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