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Birthday: Oct 12, 1963Website: http://konstone.s-kon.n...
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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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Satoshi Kon's ultra-cool film Paprika has an ultra-cool opening, starring the titular character. As a denizen of the dream world, Paprika has the freedom to do pretty much whatever she wants, which makes for a real feast of images to introduce the film. Let's see what this opening is all about!
Composed by Susumu Hirasawa, the soundtrack to Satoshi Kon's 2006 masterpiece is just as vibrant, eclectic, and dreamlike as the film itself. With its hypnotic rhythms and larger-than-life soundscape, Paprika's OST will pull you into a world of your own. Get dreamy with the music of Paprika!
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