Sennen Joyuu, also known as Millennium Actress anime movie by Satoshi Kon is apparently streaming for free on the popular streaming service for Universities and public libraries, Kanopy
Is Netflix too expensive to afford for watching content? You might want to try Kanopy. The service was started in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey, in the last few years, the streaming service became quite popular streaming service. Users can watch any movie in Kanopy’s collection for free granted the users have a library card. Which is not that difficult to get as the service is connected to approximately over 4000 libraries worldwide. The website offers over 30,000 movies including Japanese anime movies.
Millennium Actress Anime Movie Streaming on Kanopy
Millennium Actress is an anime movie co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by the famous Madhouse. For those who are not familiar with the movie title, MAL describes it as,
At the turn of the millennium, Ginei Studio’s dilapidated buildings are set to be demolished. Ex-employee and filmmaker Genya Tachibana decides to honor this occasion with a commemorative documentary about the company’s star actress: Chiyoko Fujiwara, the reclusive sweetheart of Shouwa Era cinema. Having finally obtained permission to interview the retired starlet, an enamored Genya drags along cynical cameraman Kyouji Ida to meet her, ready to put his lifelong idol back in the spotlight once more.
Hidden in this secluded mountain retreat is a thousand years of history condensed into one lifetime, waiting to be narrated. Chiyoko’s recollections take them on an illusionary journey through Japanese cinematic history that transcends the boundaries of reality; the saga of her acting career intertwines with her filmography, the actors in her life blend seamlessly with the characters on screen, and the present melds with the past. Though the actress may have retired at the height of her career 30 years ago, the curtain on her life’s stage has yet to fall.
The streaming service has more than 30,000 movies including Japanese anime movies, in its catalog. The official website has different categories from which you can select. From movies to documentaries and media communication. The service really provides versatile subjects from which a student or a general library card holder can take advantage for free.