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Satoshi Kon (1963–2010)

Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he directed an episode of the anthology film Memories (1995) (this Episode was "Magnetic ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 46) in Tokyo, Japan

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 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series)
 2006 Paprika (screenplay)
 2004 Paranoia Agent (TV Series) (story - 13 episodes)
- The Final Episode (2004) ... (story)
- Radar Man (2004) ... (story)
- No Entry (2004) ... (story)
- Mellow Maromi (2004) ... (story)
- ETC (2004) ... (story)
 2003 Tokyo Godfathers (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 Memories (segment "1 "Magnetic Rose")
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ (story)
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Manga series "Kaikisen" Japan: Kodansha

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I was constantly trying to delve into my subconscious instincts [while making Paprika (2006)]. Which is pretty difficult to do when you're completely conscious. The problem is that you lose focus, and the actual creation process stalls. Still, you try to re-create that sensation of dreaming although it's nearly impossible. I found that it was hard to force myself to ignore things like logic and ... See more »

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Following his death in 2010, a book titled Satoshi Anime Zen-Shigoto (Satoshi Kon's Animation Works) was published in 2011. The book outlined Kon's works from his first feature of Perfect Blue (1997) to his work on Yumemiru kikai (2011). Contributors included Megumi Hayashibara, Kôichi Yamadera, Junko Iwao, Mamiko Noto offer their recollections on the director. In addition, Production I.G founder... See more »

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[mystery] Always featues the main protagonist involved with a mystery. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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