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Aug 24, 2010 9:27 AM
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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 the news.

According to Cinema Today, MAD HOUSE announced that Kon Satoshi passed away in the early morning of August 24th. He had been working on a new anime "Yume Miru Kikai" (Yume Miru Kikai official website).

Source: Cinema Today
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Maruyama Masao, the former president of Madhouse Studios, tweeted on August 24th that a director closely related to the studio had suddently passed away. The tweet has brought about conjectures on who he/she is. Fukuda Noriyuki (general graphic director of "Bakugan Battle Brawlers") said he had no idea about it. Animator Moritomo Hiroki ("Bokura ga Ita") said a graphic director who shares a work room with him was talking about the news on the phone.

Sources: Maruyama's tweet, Fukuda's tweet, Moritomo's tweet, Takeda Yasuhiro's tweet, Yuki Masami's twitter, GIGAZINE, Natalie
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Aug 24, 2010 9:33 AM
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Aug 24, 2010 9:41 AM
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lot of death happened in anime society
Aug 24, 2010 9:47 AM
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I don't get why you post news when you don't know if anyone actually died. Until we know for sure this is another case of vapor news.

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oh wow
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Aug 24, 2010 9:48 AM
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darn i hate death news T_T
Aug 24, 2010 9:54 AM
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He probably killed himself looking at how shitty Madhouse's sales are compared to garbage like Angel Beats and Gundam Seed Destiny

Feels sad man
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Aug 24, 2010 10:33 AM
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Eternal_Shield said:
lot of death happened in anime society
Exactly.



Aug 24, 2010 10:55 AM
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Is this why people are saying Satoshi Kon died?
Aug 24, 2010 10:57 AM
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Maidloid said:
Is this why people are saying Satoshi Kon died?
Yeah, it's on twitter. So it's time to wait for an official statement I guess.
Aug 24, 2010 10:58 AM

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5campAug 24, 2010 11:06 AM
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Aug 24, 2010 11:18 AM

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Aww I am really sad to hear this. I loved Madhouse since back in the 90's. RIP :(
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Aug 24, 2010 11:22 AM
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5camp said:
Satoshi Kon

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::Edit:: Source http://twitter.com/takedayasuhiro/status/22018243608


Oh. My. Fucking. God.
Aug 24, 2010 11:25 AM

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Rest in peace, Satoshi Kon.
Aug 24, 2010 11:27 AM

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Wouldn't it be better to only announce the death with the name of the director?
Well, anyway, death news are always sad... RIP for him ;_;
Aug 24, 2010 11:31 AM

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Resewnio said:
Wouldn't it be better to only announce the death with the name of the director?
Well, anyway, death news are always sad... RIP for him ;_;

People are only just now figuring out WHO it was. It's called developing news.
Aug 24, 2010 11:37 AM

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The fuck...

One of the men whose works made me like anime.
Rest in peace, Satoshi-sensei.
Aug 24, 2010 11:39 AM

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Holy fucking shit, please don't let it be Satoshi Kon.

I mean, obviously it'll be sad no matter who it is, but dear god don't let it be Kon. ;__;
Aug 24, 2010 11:42 AM

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This day just turned into a shitty one.
Aug 24, 2010 11:49 AM

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So has it confirmed by madhouse that it is indeed Satoshi Kon? I thought if it was as high profile as him, we would have known from the start, so I thought it would have been someone more obscure, but still did a lot for Madhouse such as Yuzo Sato, director of the adaptations of Kaiji and One Outs).

Anyway, rest in peace, former Madhouse director who may or may not be Satoshi Kon.
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Aug 24, 2010 11:51 AM

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W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Whose Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?
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Aug 24, 2010 11:52 AM

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There must be curse placed on the anime industry.


Aug 24, 2010 11:54 AM

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rest in peace man
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Charbutsu said:
W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Who's Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?

The one quoted earlier works for Gainax. Other various industry people are going on about it as well. Not confirmed yet, but it's not looking too good.
Aug 24, 2010 11:55 AM

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Satoshi Kon? It cannot be...
Aug 24, 2010 11:58 AM

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are you fucking kidding I loved Satoshi Kon and he didn't even get to release his upcoming movie Dream Machine and he was one of the best anime movie directors ever along with Matoko Shinkai and Hayao Miyazaki. It truly is a sad day to be an anime fan. T_T

R.I.P Satoshi Kon <333333333333
Aug 24, 2010 11:59 AM

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Can't say I'm too distressed, as I've only seen Paranoia Agent, but oh well. RIP.
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Aug 24, 2010 11:59 AM
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Satoshi Kon.. I just finished watching everything he's done just a few months ago too. R.I.P Sensei x
Aug 24, 2010 12:02 PM

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Charbutsu said:
W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Who's Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?


Yasuhiro Takeda, Gainax Head Producer. It's since been confirmed by the Madhouse head guy. There will probably be an official announcement soon.

I've still only seen Paranoia Agent by the guy. Guess I'll be doing a Kon binge this week
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shinkeikaku said:
Charbutsu said:
W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Who's Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?

The one quoted earlier works for Gainax. Other various industry people are going on about it as well. Not confirmed yet, but it's not looking too good.


Unfortunately, various sources within the Japanese industry, notably Madhouse and Gainax ones, report Kon's death too... I REALLY hope it's not true. Really.

In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.
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shinkeikaku said:
Charbutsu said:
W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Who's Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?

The one quoted earlier works for Gainax. Other various industry people are going on about it as well. Not confirmed yet, but it's not looking too good.
Oh, ok, thanks. Well, we just have to cross our fingers then. But of course, it's sad whoever it is.

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Charbutsu said:
W-what...? I just can't believe it. But has it been an official announcement yet? Who's Twitter was it who said that it was Satoshi Kon who died?


Yasuhiro Takeda, Gainax Head Producer. It's since been confirmed by the Madhouse head guy. There will probably be an official announcement soon.

I've still only seen Paranoia Agent by the guy. Guess I'll be doing a Kon binge this week

Oh, crap. I've only seen Tokyo Godfathers, but it was excellent, and I have been thinking of watching the rest for a long time now. Will most likely also do a marathon of his works as soon as I have the time. I'll leave the R.I.P to after the official announcement, just in case. It's a really sad day.
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Unfortunately it has been confirmed by Otakon staff, who cite Maruyama (of Madhouse) as a source:

http://board.otakon.com/index.php?showtopic=20122&st=0&gopid=228397&#entry228397

This is incredibly sad news.
Aug 24, 2010 12:18 PM

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It has been recently confirmed by Madhouse. Ha, you guys need to give them a little time--this was going down between 2AM and 4 AM in Tokyo!
Aug 24, 2010 12:19 PM
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Shit, this is really disheartening. To think that he was so young.
May he rest in peace.
Aug 24, 2010 12:21 PM

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Ann says it's Kon :(
Aug 24, 2010 12:23 PM

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I loved his work in Tokyo Godfathers and was going to look more into his work. To hear such a news now is really sad!

RIP Satoshi Kon.
Aug 24, 2010 12:26 PM

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And there was the annoncement.

Rest in peace, Satoshi Kon. You'll be remembered.
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So it looks like it really is Satoshi Kon if it has been confirmed by Madhouse, Otakon and ANN.

Perfect Blue was a great movie and I liked Tokyo Godfathers quite a lot as well.

Rest in peace, Satoshi Kon. You will be missed.

*Goes off to start watching Paranoia Agent*
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Aug 24, 2010 12:33 PM

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Never cared for Satoshi Kon, still sad to see him go.
Aug 24, 2010 12:43 PM

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TT_TT

RIP
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Aug 24, 2010 12:47 PM

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He was truly one of the industry's most intellectual talents and I will greatly miss him. My condolences to his family and friends; this is a major loss for the industry.
Aug 24, 2010 12:52 PM

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R.I.P.

Millenium Actress was one of my favorite anime film of all time.
Aug 24, 2010 12:55 PM

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Blaaaaaaaaaargh...why is it that always great people always die early (kinda xP) DX

T_T

RIP Satoshi Kin
Aug 24, 2010 1:05 PM
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Oh. My. Fucking. God.


This. ;__;
Aug 24, 2010 1:06 PM

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I have no words. I'm so sorry.
Thanks for all, really. Very thanks... for all.
Aug 24, 2010 1:07 PM

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Well crap. RIP Satoshi Kon. You're gone much too soon. At least we still have your movies to remember you by. And man, are they good movies.

The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai. You will be honored to accept his invitation.
Aug 24, 2010 1:15 PM

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Oh my god. This is just unbelievable.

RIP Satoshi Kon.
Aug 24, 2010 1:16 PM
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I was really hoping this would just turn out to be a rumor, or some manner of false alarm.

The man was an auteur that knew how to use animation to make the implausible or impossible seem all too real. Nobody made movies quite the way that he did. Millennium Actress is one of my favorite films and I only just discovered Paprika a few months ago. It practically breaks my heart to think that The Dream Machine could go unfinished and that a truly spectacular career has been cut short so soon as this.
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Recently a lot of people related in creating manga and anime passes away. This sucks. I wonder why this happens all the time.
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Rest in Peace, Kon-san.
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