Mr. Hirasawa announces:
"As you may know, the Japanese Anime
movie MILLENNIUM ACTRESS will be shown on September 12, 2003
in Los Angeles,
New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Toronto.
It may seem unbelievable, but the Japanese
agent wasn't informed about the screenings in advance. We
had always hoped
that someday the movie would be be released in U.S.A.
With out proper notice, it was impoosible to oraganize an official sound
track release for the USA. We have hurried to make English pages for
the official sound track CD at
Mr. Hirasawa was also shocked to learn that Son May has released a bootleg
version of the sound track.
Although Son May insists they have licensed the sound track, Mr.
Hirasawa contends that Son May's claims
are untrue. The copyright control company that represents Mr. Hirasawa
is currently investigating to
determine what actions should be taken even though many Japanese agents
feel it is too difficult to stop Asian
In the meantime if you want the official disc (use above link):
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS original sound
track $22.00 +S&H
6 Sep. 2002/ CHAOS UNION (TESLAKITE) CHTE-0022 CD-EXTRA
Many other Hirasawa works can be purchased at this
Check out this
article from ANIMEfringe for more information regarding Son May
vs. Japanese discs.