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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 wrote an episode of the anthology film Memories (1995) (this Episode was "Magnetic Rose"... See full bio »


(age 46) in Tokyo, Japan

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19 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Paprika Writer
Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue Director
Tokyo Godfathers
Millennium Actress


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 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series)
 2006 Paprika (screenplay)
 2004 Môsô dairinin (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")
 1994 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Manga series "Kaikisen" Japan: Kodansha

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Alternate Names:

Yoshihiro Wanibuchi

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Things become confusing when you force something ephemeral to become something more concrete. See more »


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 »


Likes to feature human characters who are designed to look realistic, with the exception of _Papurika (2011)_. See more »

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