Director Satoshi Kon Dies at 46

Topic started by Boddington on Aug. 25, 2010. Last post by Cybexx 4 years ago.
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Post by YuliaDyulicheva (1 posts) See mini bio Level 5
 It is terrible tragedy that Satoshi Kon has passed away. You can help remember him by contributing to his memorial website at
Post by newave (102 posts) See mini bio Level 10
this is so very sad. still can't believe it. the world has lost a true genius
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Post by AHoodedFigure (37 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Until I saw Memories, I wasn't familiar with his work.  His Magnetic Rose is one of the most riveting short films I've ever seen, in any medium. I have yet to see Paprika or Perfect Blue, but I intend to.
How involved was he in Roujin Z?  I remember liking that, but it's been so long since I've seen it.
If you ask me, most of us die too young, but I think this man still had a lot of stories to tell. RIP.
Post by Cybexx (2 posts) See mini bio Level 3
Just found out about this while listening to the Behind the Screened Door podcast, read through the translated version of his final words. I discovered his works earlier this year and bought his 4 feature films, have not seen Paranoid Agent or his short in Memories but I really need to track those down now.  
I really enjoyed all his films, he has a similar sense of narrative design as Miyazaki but of course his films are very different in tone. I mean that his films transcend their Anime trappings to just be great films that happen to be animated. I think Perfect Blue might be my favorite, at least the one that had the most impact on me.  
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