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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.

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)
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