Satoshi Kon - The legendary animator
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I just felt to share this guy's work with the community, as it's surely worth a look at. Personally I am really fond of his work as it's really a work of art. I have rewatched his content quite some times and I just keep being fascinated about the content he produced. He sadly passed away a long while ago. Even if you don't like anime, his content is surely worth the watch. His work has been a major inspiration for for example Inception.

So who is this Satoshi Kon?

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Satoshi Kon (born in Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan on October 12, 1963) 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, is also in production. All of his works as a director have been made by Studio Madhouse, where he was a staff director along with Rintaro and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. He is a founder and part of the 15-member steering committee of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) labor group.

Satoshi Kon's death of pancreatic cancer was reported on August 24, 2010. He died shortly before his 47th birthday. Before dying, he left a final statement on his blog.

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Source : myanimelist

I kindly suggest you to watch this small documentary regarding Satoshi Kon's marvelous work.




Trailer of the last movie he made : Paprika
It's a link due to forum restrictions.


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I've seen Paprika and it was a really great Anime although a little to crazy for me personally to make it into my all time favorite/top Anime list. It's been good enough in the end. Anime inception hehe. The main character is kinda cute.

A great artist left us. R.I.P Satoshi.
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Of Satoshi Kon's works, I've watched Paprika, Perfect Blue, and Millennium Actress. Planned to watch Tokyo Godfathers but somehow forgot to do that. His movies have gorgeous visuals and plenty of mindfuck. I'm very very impressed and consider them to be on my "legendary" list.

Paprika got me hooked on the Girl in Byakkoya song





and the parade theme, both by Susumu Hirasawa




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