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Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(千年女優, Sennen Joyū) is a 2001 Japanese animated drama film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon
and produced by Madhouse. Loosely based on the lives of actresses Setsuko Hara and Hideko Takamine,[3] it tells the story of two documentary filmmakers investigating the life of a retired acting legend. As she tells them the story of her life, the difference between reality and cinema becomes blurred.[4]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Release

4.1 Box office 4.2 Critical reception 4.3 Awards

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] The film opens with a woman leaving to embark on a spaceship from the moon to Earth. An earthquake occurs and it is revealed that this is simply a scene from a movie being played out on a television. Genya Tachibana, a TV interviewer, and his cameraman Kyoji Ida head off to a new job: Ginei Studios, a prestigious but bankrupt movie studio is being torn down and its best known star Chiyoko Fujiwara has agreed to do a rare career retrospective interview. When they meet, Genya gives her a key he believes she lost at the studio, which causes Chiyoko to reflect on her career. As she's telling her life story, Genya and Kyoji are drawn in, literally, to Chiyoko's past, as they are blended into various scenes that concurrently reflect Chiyoko's filmography and life story at once. Chiyoko, as a girl in 1930s Japan, is approached to become an actress by a famous director. While walking on the street, Chiyoko encounters a man running away from a certain scarred military policeman, and she manages to hide him away in a storage barn. It turns out he is a revolutionary against the war in China, as well as a painter; he escapes, but leaves a key behind. After his departure, she decides to become a film actress in hopes that he will see one of her movies, and heads to Manchukuo
Manchukuo
with the film crew for her first movie to try and give the key back to him. She meets Ginei Studios' lead actress, who treats her with contempt, as well as the director's young son, also planning to be a director. On a train however, local bandits attack. At this point, scenes are played from different movies from Chiyoko's career, ranging from samurai to kaiju: all with the theme of Chiyoko chasing down the mysterious painter. Various characters are seen again and again, such as the military policeman, and even Genya and Kyoji, who continually save Chiyoko and allow her to continue on her quest. Through this narrative, it is seen that a younger Genya became an assistant at Ginei Studios. Chiyoko loses the key during filming one day, and resigns herself to marrying the director's son, who has become the lead director. Eventually, after the war, Chiyoko finds the key hidden away in one of the sets, and confronts her husband about it; the other lead actress reveals that she stole it for the director out of jealousy for her youth. Right after, the military policeman, now a crippled veteran, comes to the studio to apologize for his war crimes, and gives Chiyoko a letter from the painter. After Chiyoko leaves to resume her desperate search north, Genya hears from the scarred policeman that the painter was tortured and killed after his arrest. As Ginei Studios begins filming the last scene of a movie, an earthquake shakes the studio and causes the roof to collapse on to the set, the spaceship from the first scene. Genya jumps in and saves Chiyoko by shielding her from debris with his body, but after the earthquake, she runs away inexplicably, leaving behind the key for Genya to pick up. Finally back in the present, Genya asks why Chiyoko abandoned her search, and she replies that she was no longer the girl of her youth; the painter would no longer recognize her now. During the interview, another earthquake strikes as Chiyoko has a heart attack, and Genya once again shields her from debris as she collapses. He and the cameraman drive her desperately to the hospital, but despite their efforts are told that she won't make it. On her hospital deathbed, Chiyoko surprises them by saying that it doesn't matter if she finds the man or not. As the film returns to its opening scene, she explains that despite never seeing the man again, she realized that it wasn't the man she loved, but the chase for him – before blasting off in the spaceship to continue her search. Cast[edit]

Character Japanese English

Chiyoko Fujiwara Miyoko Shōji (70s) Mami Koyama (20s-40s) Fumiko Orikasa
Fumiko Orikasa
(10s-20s) Regina Reagan

Genya Tachibana Shōzō Iizuka Masamichi Satō (Young) John Vernon

Kyōji Ida Masaya Onosaka Stuart Milligan

Eiko Shimao Shōko Tsuda Jo Lee

Junichi Otaki Hirotaka Suzuoki Stephen Bent

Mino Tomie Kataoka Samantha Shaw

Chief Clerk Takkō Ishimori Unknown

Ginei Managing Director Kan Tokumaru John Vernon

Chiyoko's Mother Hisako Kyōda Felicity Duncan

Man with Key Kōichi Yamadera David Kitchen

Man with Scar Masane Tsukayama Matt Devereaux

Production[edit] Following the release of Satoshi Kon's previous film Perfect Blue, Kon considered adapting the Yasutaka Tsutsui novel Paprika (1993) into his next film. However, these plans were stalled when the distribution company for Perfect Blue, Rex Entertainment, went bankrupt.[5] Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
had an estimated budget of $1.2 million.[1] The screenplay was written by Sadayuki Murai,[6] who used a seamless connection between illusion and reality to create a "Trompe-l'œil kind of film".[7] Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
is the first Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon
film to feature Susumu Hirasawa, whom Kon was a long-time fan of, as composer.[8] When producing Millennium Actress, Kon created a unique combination of both his memories and his imagination, striving to make Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue two different interpretations of the same concept; a story told from two different perspectives. His intention was to have the two films as sister films, both dealing with the Male gaze.[9] In Perfect Blue, the gaze is depicted as a negative, patriarchal one, but in Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
is projected in a more positive light, allowing Chiyoko to retain her identity untainted.[10] The film also presents various references to Japanese history, including the Edo period
Edo period
and Manchukuo, and gives it a nostalgic aesthetic. It is seen not as a sequence of events unfolding in real time, but rather in a retrospective, lighthearted point of view. Release[edit] Box office[edit] Commercially, the film performed modestly on its US release earning $18,732[11] on its opening weekend and $37,285 during its full three-week release. The film was shown almost exclusively in New York and Los Angeles and received a minimal advertising campaign from Go Fish Pictures. Critical reception[edit] Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
was favorably received by critics, gaining a 92% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[12] Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
critic Kenneth Turan said of the film "as a rumination on the place movies have in our personal and collective subconscious, Millennium Actress fascinatingly goes where films have not often gone before".[13] Kevin M. Williams of the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
gave the movie 4 stars and put his feelings for the film this way: "A piece of cinematic art. It’s modern day Japanese animation at its best […] It's animated, but it's human and will touch the soul of anyone who has loved deeply".[14] In February 2004, Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique
listed the anime as one of the "10 Essential Animations", stating that the it "represents a new maturity for anime, one where the technical achievements of 40 years are finally put at the full service of an emotionally rich story."[15] Awards[edit] Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
received the Grand Prize in the Japan
Japan
Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival,[16] tying with Spirited Away. Additionally, it won the awards of Best Animation Film and Fantasia Ground-Breaker at the 2001 Fantasia Film Festival. It was awarded the Feature Film Award at the 8th Animation Kobe. The movie took home the prestigious Ofuji Noburo Award at the 2002 Mainichi Film Awards, and was honored with the Orient Express Award at the 2001 Festival de Cine de Sitges in Spain. The film was nominated for four Annie Awards in 2004, including Outstanding Direction and Writing. It was also promoted by its studio as a contender for the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it was not nominated. See also[edit]

The Spirit of the Beehive

References[edit]

^ a b "Interview Satoshi Kon" (in French). Catsuka. October 18, 2006. Retrieved July 31, 2011.  ^ " Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 20, 2015.  ^ "さよならの季節" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2016.  ^ Abrams, Simon (1 April 2011). "Setsuko Hara: The diva who left japan wanting a lot more". Capital New York. Retrieved 26 September 2012.  ^ "INTERVIEW Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon
Part2". Midnight Eye. November 20, 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2010.  ^ "INTERVIEW Satoshi Kon". Midnight Eye. November 2, 2001. Retrieved August 26, 2010.  ^ "Director Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon
Interview DVJ2.0". Retrieved August 26, 2010.  ^ "Interview 23 2007年6月 アメリカから『パプリカ』について". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11.  ^ "Satoshi Kon's Otaku: The Dangers of Technological Fantasy The Artifice". the-artifice.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.  ^ Brown, Steven T. (2006). Cinema Anime. Hound mills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England: Palgrave MacMillian. pp. 23–42. ISBN 1-4039-7060-2.  ^ " IMDb
IMDb
Sennen joyû (2001) - Box office / business". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2007-09-14.  ^ " Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
- Millennium Actress". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 6 December 2017.  ^ Turan, Kenneth. " Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
Movie Review". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.  ^ Williams, Kevin. "Movie Review: Millennium Actress". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 20 February 2004. Retrieved 14 September 2007.  ^ Persons, Dan (February–March 2004). "The Americanization of Anime: 10 Essential Animations". Cinefantastique. 36 (1): 48. Retrieved April 28, 2017.  ^ "Japanese Cultural Announcement". JICC. JICC, Embassy of Japan. Retrieved 2012-06-19. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Official website at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
(archived March 29, 2008) Official soundtrack page Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
on IMDb Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
at AllMovie Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(film) at Anime
Anime
News Network's encyclopedia

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Works of Satoshi Kon

Directed

Perfect Blue (1997) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2001) Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
(2003) Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent
(2004) Paprika (2006)

Written only

Memories (1995)

Others

Opus (1995) Good Morning ( Ani*Kuri15
Ani*Kuri15
short) (2008) Dreaming Machine (on hold)

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Works of Madhouse

Masao Maruyama Osamu Dezaki Rintaro Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Films

1980s

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Unico
(1981) Natsu e no Tobira
Natsu e no Tobira
(1981) Haguregumo
Haguregumo
(1982) Harmagedon (1983) Unico
Unico
in the Island of Magic (1983) Barefoot Gen (1983) Lensman (1984) The Dagger of Kamui (1985) Barefoot Gen 2
Barefoot Gen 2
(1986) Phoenix: Ho-ō (1986) Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986) Wicked City (1987) Neo Tokyo (1987) Twilight of the Cockroaches
Twilight of the Cockroaches
(1987) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988)

1990s

A Wind Named Amnesia
A Wind Named Amnesia
(1990) Urusei Yatsura: Always, My Darling (1991) Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll
(1993) Anne no Nikki
Anne no Nikki
(1995) Memories (segment Stink Bomb) (1995) Yawara!
Yawara!
Special
Special
- Zutto Kimi no Koto ga (1996) X (1996) Perfect Blue (1997) Clover (1999) Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)

2000s

Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) Metropolis (2001) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2001) Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (2001) WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (2003) Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003) Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
(2003) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Paprika (2006) Cinnamon the Movie (2007) Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) Piano no Mori
Piano no Mori
(2007) Hells (2008) Summer Wars
Summer Wars
(2009) Mai Mai Miracle
Mai Mai Miracle
(2009) Redline (2009) Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

2010s

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010) The Tibetan Dog (2011) The Princess and the Pilot
The Princess and the Pilot
(2011) Wolf Children
Wolf Children
(2012) Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013) Death Billiards (2013) Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission (2013) No Game No Life: Zero (2017) Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (2017)

Television series

Pre–2000s

Nobody's Boy: Remi (1977–1978) Treasure Island (1978–1979) Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984–1985) Yawara!
Yawara!
(1989–1992) DNA²
DNA²
(1994) Azuki-chan
Azuki-chan
(1995–1998) Trigun
Trigun
(1998) Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
(1998–2000) Master Keaton
Master Keaton
(1998–2000) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden (1998–1999) Super Doll Licca-chan (1998–1999) Pet Shop of Horrors
Pet Shop of Horrors
(1999) Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (1999) Di Gi Charat (1999–2001) Reign: The Conqueror (1999) Magic User's Club
Magic User's Club
(1999) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V (1999–2000)

2000–2005

Boogiepop Phantom
Boogiepop Phantom
(2000) Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000) Hidamari no Ki
Hidamari no Ki
(2000) Sakura Wars (2000) Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (2000–2002) Beyblade
Beyblade
(2001) Galaxy Angel
Galaxy Angel
(2001–2004) Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (2001) Chance Pop Session (2001) Magical Meow Meow Taruto
Magical Meow Meow Taruto
(2001) X (2001–2002) Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution (2002) Chobits
Chobits
(2002) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
(2002) Pita-Ten
Pita-Ten
(2002) Dragon Drive
Dragon Drive
(2002–2003) Hanada Shōnen Shi (2002–2003) Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (2002) Rizelmine
Rizelmine
(2002) Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze
(2002) Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003) Texhnolyze (2003) Gungrave (2003–2004) Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004) Uninhabited Planet Survive!
Uninhabited Planet Survive!
(2003–2004) Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003–2004) Gokusen (2004) Jubei-chan: The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu (2004) Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent
(2004) Tenjho Tenge
Tenjho Tenge
(2004) Monster (2004–2005) BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005) Sweet Valerian
Sweet Valerian
(2004) Strawberry 100% (2005) Akagi (2005–2006) Paradise Kiss (2005) Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (2005)

2006–2010

Kiba (2006–2007) Strawberry Panic!
Strawberry Panic!
(2006) NANA (2006–2007) The Story of Saiunkoku (2006–2008) Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
(2006) Yume Tsukai (2006) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2006–2007) Kemonozume
Kemonozume
(2006) A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun
(2006) Death Note
Death Note
(2006–2007) Tokyo Tribe 2 (2006–2007) Claymore (2007) Oh! Edo Rocket (2007) Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection
(2007) Dennō Coil
Dennō Coil
(2007) Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
(2007) Shigurui (2007) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji (2007–2008) Neuro: Supernatural Detective (2007–2008) Mokke
Mokke
(2007–2008) MapleStory (2007–2008) Ani*Kuri15
Ani*Kuri15
(animated sequence) (2007–2008) Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
(2008–2009) Allison & Lillia (2008) Kamen no Maid Guy (2008) Top Secret ~The Revelation~ (2008) Kaiba
Kaiba
(2008) Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008) Casshern Sins
Casshern Sins
(2008–2009) Kurozuka (2008) Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako
(2008) One Outs
One Outs
(2008–2009) Stitch!
Stitch!
(2008–2010) Chaos;Head (2008) Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009) Rideback (2009) Sōten Kōro
Sōten Kōro
(2009) Needless
Needless
(2009) Kobato
Kobato
(2009–2010) Aoi Bungaku (2009)

2010s

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin (2010) The Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy
(2010) Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead
(2010) Marvel Anime
Anime
(2010–2011) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (2011) Hunter × Hunter
Hunter × Hunter
(2011–2014) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
(2011–2013) The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
(2012) Btooom!
Btooom!
(2012) Photo Kano (2013) Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God
(2013) Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014) Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond
(2013–2016) Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
(2014) The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
(2014) No Game No Life
No Game No Life
(2014) Hanayamata (2014) Parasyte
Parasyte
-the maxim- (2014–2015) Death Parade
Death Parade
(2015) My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!
(2015) Overlord (2015–present) One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
(2015) Prince of Stride: Alternative (2016) Alderamin on the Sky
Alderamin on the Sky
(2016) All Out!!
All Out!!
(2016–2017) ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017) A Place Further than the Universe
A Place Further than the Universe
(2018) Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018) Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (2018) Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others
(2018)

OVAs

1980s

Wounded Man (1986–1988) Phoenix: Yamato / Space (1987) Bride of Deimos
Bride of Deimos
(1988) Demon City Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku
(1988) Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
(1988–1989) The Enemy's the Pirates! (1989) (episodes 1 and 2) Goku Midnight Eye
Goku Midnight Eye
(1989)

1990s

Cyber City Oedo 808
Cyber City Oedo 808
(1990–1991) Record of Lodoss War (1990–1991) Devil Hunter Yohko
Devil Hunter Yohko
(1990–1995) Doomed Megalopolis (1991–1992) Yawara!
Yawara!
Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu (1992) Tokyo Babylon
Tokyo Babylon
(1992–1994) Zetsuai 1989
Zetsuai 1989
(1992, 1994) Battle Angel (1993) Mermaid's Scar (1993) The Cockpit (segment Slipstream) (1993) Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994) Phantom Quest Corp.
Phantom Quest Corp.
(1994–1995) Clamp in Wonderland (1994, 2007) Spirit Warrior (1994) Bio Hunter
Bio Hunter
(1995) Birdy the Mighty
Birdy the Mighty
(1996–1997) Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997–1998) Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)

2000s

Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey (2002–2003) Trava: Fist Planet (2003) The Animatrix
The Animatrix
(animated sequence) (2003) Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura (2003) Lament of the Lamb
Lament of the Lamb
(2003–2004) Aquarian Age: The Movie (2003) Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! (2003) Tsuki no Waltz
Tsuki no Waltz
(2004) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2005) Last Order: Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy
VII (2005) Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007) Batman: Gotham Knight (animated sequence) (2008) Hellsing
Hellsing
Ultimate V-VII (2008–2009)

2010s

Supernatural: The Anime
Anime
Series (2011) Arata-naru Sekai (2012) Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

Video games

Earnest Evans
Earnest Evans
(1991) Wild Arms (1996) Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010) Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP OP (2012) Persona 4 Golden OP (2012) Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena
OP (2012) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2014)

Category

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Animation Kobe Theatrical Film Award

1996–present

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
(1996) Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke
(1997) Pokémon: The First Movie (1998) Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999) Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
(2001) The Cat Returns
The Cat Returns
(2002) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2003) Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
2: Innocence (2004) Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the Stars (2005) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Paprika (2007) Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2008) WALL-E
WALL-E
(2009) The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
(2010) Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (2011) K-On!
K-On!
The Movie (2012) The Garden of Words
The Garden of Words
(2013) Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
the Movie: Rebellion (2014) Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015)

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Winners of the Ōfuji Noburō Award

Tale of a Street Corner (1962) Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji (1963) The Castle of Cagliostro
The Castle of Cagliostro
(1979) Gauche the Cellist (1981) Barefoot Gen (1983) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) Night on the Galactic Railroad
Night on the Galactic Railroad
(1985) Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky
(1986) My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
(1988) Memories (1995) Rusuban (1996) Mizu no Sei Kappa Hyakuzu (1998) The Old Man and the Sea (1999) Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) Kujira Tori (2001) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2002) Winter Days
Winter Days
(2003) Mind Game (2004) tough guy! (2005) Tekkonkinkreet
Tekkonkinkreet
(2006) A Country Doctor (2007) Ponyo
Ponyo
(2008) Denshin-Bashira Elemi no Koi (2009) not awarded (2010) 663114 (2011) Combustible (2012) The Moon That Fell Into the Sea (2013) Crazy Little Thing (2014) Datum Point (2015) In This Corner of the World (2016) Lu Over the Wall (2017)

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Tokyo Anime
Anime
Domestic Feature Film Award

Princess Arete
Princess Arete
/ Spirited Away
Spirited Away
/ Metropolis (2002) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
/ The Cat Returns
The Cat Returns
/ Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States (2003) Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
/ Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2004) Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
2: Innocence / Steamboy
Steamboy
(2005) Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths / Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars (2006) Paprika / Arashi no Yoru ni
Arashi no Yoru ni
(2007) Summer Days with Coo (2008) Ponyo
Ponyo
(2009) Summer Wars
Summer Wars
(2010) The Secret World of Arrietty
Arrietty
(2011) From Up on Poppy Hill
From Up on Poppy Hill
(2012) Wolf Children
Wolf Children
(2013) Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
the Movie: Rebellion (2014) Stand by Me Doraemon
Stand by Me Doraemon
(2015)

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Japan
Japan
Media Arts Award for Animation of the Year

1997–2010

Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke
(1997) Glassy Ocean (1998) The Old Man and the Sea (1999) Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
/ Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2001) Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States (2002) Winter Days
Winter Days
(2003) Mind Game (2004) Flow (2005) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Summer Days with Coo (2007) La Maison en petits cubes (2008) Summer Wars
Summer Wars
(2009) The Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy
(2010)

2011–present

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
(2011) Combustible (2012) Approved for Adoption (2013) The Wound (2014) Rhizome (2015) Your

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