Given name: 敏Family name: 今
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, was also in production at the time of his death, but was cancelled afterwards. All of his works as a director had been made by Studio Madhouse, where he was a staff director along with Rintaro and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. He was 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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