The official Twitter account for Netflix Japan Anime announced on May 27, 2022, that animation director Satoshi Kon‘s original anime movie Millennium Actress will be released on Netflix on June 1, 2022.
Netflix Japan Anime also released the June slate revealing Link Click to release on the same day as Millennium Actress on June 1, followed by Spriggan on June 18, and Josee, Tiger, and Fish on June 25. BASTARD!!-Dark Destruction God- will premiere on Netflix on June 30.
Millennium Actress is a 2001 Japanese animated drama film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse. It is the second film directed by Kon and his first original work, after the highly acclaimed Perfect Blue. It was planned by Masao Maruyama and produced by Taro Maki.
The film is Loosely based on the lives of actresses Setsuko Hara and Hideko Takamine, 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.
Millennium Actress received the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, tying with Spirited Away. Additionally, it won the awards for 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.
Source: Comic Natalie