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Award-Winning Anime Director Satoshi Kon Passes Away

Director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, Paprika

Jim Vowles, a member of the Otakorp Board of Directors for the Otakon convention, has announced on Tuesday that director Satoshi Kon has passed away. Kon was 47. The staff of Otakon confirmed his passing with MADHOUSE studio founder Masao Maruyama. Maruyama had wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday night in Japan that an important director of the studio had suddenly passed away. However, Maruyama declined to name the director at the time.

Kon began working as a manga creator on such works as Kaikisen (1990) before deciding to delve into the anime industry with the script and art direction of Katsuhiro Otomo's Memories (1995). He first drew worldwide attention with his feature film directorial debut, Perfect Blue, in 1997. He would follow that with a string of critically acclaimed anime projects: Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Paranoia Agent (2004), and Paprika (2006). At the time of passing, Kon was working at MADHOUSE on a new feature film called Yume-Miru Kikai.

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alecsa_chan 24th-Aug-2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
gogoberry 24th-Aug-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my God.
peachie_ego 24th-Aug-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)

I hated Paranoid Agent but I really wanna see Tokyo Godfather since I read that it was really good.
alecsa_chan 24th-Aug-2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't like Tokyo Godfather & Millennium Actress that much but Perfect Blue wast pretty mind-fucking.
Still haven't watched Paprika. I wonder if it's worth it.
wanksauce 24th-Aug-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
l0ck0n 24th-Aug-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
oh. my. fucking. god.

cmyesaito 24th-Aug-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
RIP :((((
Tokyo Godfather was really good..
shavadava 24th-Aug-2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Perfect Blue was the first japanese animation that I saw on movie theaters.
apneatic_melody 24th-Aug-2010 08:10 pm (UTC)

The world of animation just became poorer T_____T
taecish 24th-Aug-2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
omg rip :(

i've only seen perfect blue out of his works but it's one of the best movies i have ever seen!! so amazing
camaronzin 24th-Aug-2010 08:11 pm (UTC)


I love Paprika, I think it's genious. This really is sad.
hamleting 24th-Aug-2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
What! WHAT!

RIP, oh my god, and so young...
misty__eyed 24th-Aug-2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Rest In Peace.
skimskies 24th-Aug-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
oh my god. i am speechless

Rest in Peace, Satoshi Kon.
battywings 24th-Aug-2010 08:18 pm (UTC)


ayonoi 24th-Aug-2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
I loved everything except Paranoia Agent, I am not sure why, it always made me angry and triggered me. I loved Tokyo Grandfathers a lot, not sure why.

His genius will be sorely missed.

Edited at 2010-08-24 08:18 pm (UTC)
brilliant_blue 24th-Aug-2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
That's sad, I'm sure he had so much more to bring to Japanese animation. His work is absolutely brilliant, I watched Perfect blue more than 10 years ago and it's still one of the most striking movies I've ever seen but among his projects, I think my favorite is probably Millenium actress, great great movie.
kawaii_beela 24th-Aug-2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
O____O OMGGGG!!! perfect blue was such a good movie!! OMGGG T_____T R.I.P. :(:(:(
fuuyu_hsj 24th-Aug-2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
!!! Pranoia Agent was awsome. It was so weird it was good. Never watched Perfect Blue but heard lots of good things about it....
Animeworld's losing a good director.
RIP and condolences to his family, friends and fans...
stopthedisco 24th-Aug-2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I just watched Perfect Blue the other day and I was about to watch some more of his films, R.I.P.
liime_arix 24th-Aug-2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh noes D: Paranoia Agent gave me nightmares but he was a truly talented man.
ifotismeni 24th-Aug-2010 08:26 pm (UTC)


oh MAN! what an awful loss!!!! rest in peace sir, you are terribly missed!!

geh, i just want to give some BIG LOVE to the very underrated Millenium Actress. really really loved that film.

Edited at 2010-08-24 08:38 pm (UTC)
eternityras 24th-Aug-2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
he was so young... RIP
madongaku 24th-Aug-2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
i love Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, & Paprika
they are really classic
gosh...this is really really sad
acidblackcurry 24th-Aug-2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
i really love his works...R.I.P :((
yumett 24th-Aug-2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
this is one of the WORST NEWS i've heard lately !!!!
Tokyo Godfathers was one of my very favourite !
I am SO sad. I admired his work so much ))))':
RIP ;___;
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