Satoshi Kon’s ‘Millennium Actress’ Gets Steelbook Treatment

The captivating anime feature Millennium Actress will be released as a gorgeous new Blu-ray Steelbook from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory on March 22, 2022. This release includes the original Japanese audio and the 2019 English dub, as well as a number of bonus features, including The Making of Millennium Actress Featurette, which features a rare interview with director Satoshi Kon. 

Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting, and orders placed on the site will receive a collectable poster as a gift with purchase, while supplies last.

Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, 2001’s Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages. The incredible film from legendary director Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) and famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue, Wolf Children, Death Note) is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Synopsis: 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 Chiyoko 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.

Bonus Features: 

  • The Making of Millennium Actress Featurette, featuring a rare interview with director Satoshi Kon 
  • Voice actress Laura Post interview 
  • Voice actress Abby Trott interview 
  • Producer Taro Maki interview 
  • Producer Masao Maruyama interview
 Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress




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