Release Date: September 12th, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2003
PG|1 hr 26 min
In this animated movie, filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Tachibana and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.
Cast: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka, Shouko Tsuda, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Masatane Tsukayama
Director: Satoshi Kon
Genres: Anime, Mystery
Distributors: DreamWorks SKG