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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 »

Died:

(age 46) in Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Godfathers Director
(2003)
Paprika Director
(2006)
Perfect Blue Director
(1997)
(2001)

Filmography

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 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006 Paprika
 2004 Paranoia Agent (TV Mini-Series) (13 episodes)
- Radar Man (2004)
- No Entry (2004)
- Mellow Maromi (2004)
- ETC (2004)
 1997 Forces (Video short)
 1997 Perfect Blue
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Manga series "Kaikisen" Japan: Kodansha

Official Sites:

Offical Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Yoshihiro Wanibuchi
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Kon cites the works of sci-fi writers Philip K. Dick and Yasutaka Tsutsui, Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and surrealist director Terry Gilliam as an influence on his work. He also admits to having watched a wide variety of anime and Western films that influenced him. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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