Having recently announced its return to the big screen, Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio have announced the new English dub voice cast for the beautiful remaster of Satoshi Kon’s classic Millennium Actress, screening August 13 and 19.
Members of the dub cast include: Abby Trott (Carmen Sandiego, Rilakkuma) as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Young), Erin Yvette (Fortnite, The Wolf Among Us) as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Adult), Cindy Robinson (Sonic Boom, Forest of Piano) as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Elder), Christian Swindle (Kingdom Hearts 3, Kung Fu Panda: Paws of Destiny) as Genya Tachibana (Old), Ben Diskin (Aggretsuko, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle) as Kyoji Ida, and Laura Post (The Promised Neverland, Voltron Legendary Defender) as Eiko Shimao.
This is the first time the film has been dubbed by a U.S. company using U.S. actors, and the first time an English language dub will be released theatrically in the U,S. ELEVEN ARTS worked with VSI Los Angeles to produce this English Dub with Kevin Hoffer (Dubbing Director) and Carrie Keranen (Supervising Director).
Coming to over 700 cinemas nationwide this August, Millennium Actress is believed by many to be the legendary director Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work. The film earned countless awards after its original debut in 2002, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.
The film will screen Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. local time (in Japanese with English subtitles) and Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. local time (English dubbed). Find participating theaters and order tickets on the Fathom Events page.
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 she 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.