Kon, Satoshi

Kon, Satoshi
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Birthday: Oct 12, 1963
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Died: August 24, 2010 (aged 46)
Birth place: Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Satoshi Kon was a Japanese director of anime films. Kon started his career as a manga artist and editor in Young Magazine, and then made his screenwriting debut with "Magnetic Rose", a section of the anthology film Memories. Kon made his directorial debut film, Perfect Blue, in 1997, followed by Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika and the television series Paranoia Agent. A fifth film, The Dream Machine, is also in production. All of his works as a director have been made by Studio Madhouse, where he was a staff director along with Rintaro and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. He is a founder and part of the 15-member steering committee of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) labor group.

Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer shortly before his 47th birthday. Before dying, he left a final statement on his blog.
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Hashire Melos!
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
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MADHOUSE Resumes Production of Kon Satoshi's Yume Miru Kikai

According to MyCom Journal, Madhouse Studios announced that they resumed the production of Kon Satoshi's moive Yume Miru Kikai. The character designer Itazu Yos...read more

Director Kon Satoshi Passes Away [Updated Aug 25]

According to the tweet of Takeda Yasuhiro (GAINAX's producer), Kon Satoshi passed away due to pancreatic cancer. He was 46. Mangaka Yuuki Masami also confirmed ...read more


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The Brilliant Manga of Satoshi Kon

The Brilliant Manga of Satoshi Kon

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Taz_ | May 23, 5:48 PM
Proof to atheists that there is a God


1Escapist | May 22, 10:56 PM
Yup. Divergent, Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, and so many other Hollywood movies copied this guy's work SCENE BY SCENE. How utterly infuriating.

I think Satoshi is extremely creative, and I'm so glad he got recognition, but god damn the copy cats.


pinkarray | Apr 21, 4:23 AM
Holy crap! I didn't know he died. His writing never disappoints, the best anime writers.


H-X-H | Mar 21, 4:39 PM
I`ve just read his last word and i cried. RIP Satoshi Kon you`re a true LEGEND


callmetheBigD | Mar 17, 11:50 PM
I am honestly convinced that this guy was a muse for at least 5 different American directors, and some people straight up rip scenes from his work and never give him credit. Darren Aronovsky, Tom Tykwer, the Wachowskis, Christopher Nolan, off the top of my head. Hearing Aranofsky flat-out deny the influence of Perfect Blue on Black Swan in an interview was an absolute slap in the face to Kon. His film is basically a carbon-copy and he OWNS THE RIGHTS to Perfect Blue. Nolan uses the exact same mirror-break scene from Paprika in Inception, and the Wachowskis, who are no strangers to stealing from anime (read GitS and Matrix) basically copied the plot line and style of Millennium Actress for Cloud Atlas. Anime gets a bad rap around the world for being "cartoony" and "for children" and its almost as if Hollywood is afraid of owning up to it. Kon wasn't just a legend of anime, he was a legend of filmmaking PERIOD. To him, the anime medium was a canvas where he could tell groundbreaking stories limited only by the scope of his imagination. I think its high time the rest of the world recognizes him for his contributions. When Anime becomes widely accepted, I hope people will look upon Kon as one of the medium's greats. Sorely sorely missed.


RenegadingSoul | Mar 13, 9:51 AM
You are a God


Black_Stallion | Mar 11, 3:47 AM
i don't know you nor have i seen any of your works yet but hopefully i will in the future. thank you in advance for them i guess


Zkoctober | Feb 25, 8:03 AM
Good night sweet prince, may your work be a source of inspiration to next generations.


galimx | Feb 17, 7:21 AM
Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress and Memories (Magnetic Rose). His masterpieces.


Leonardesu | Feb 10, 2:48 AM
LEGEND


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