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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:

It's like drawing a line on the ground that's 8 inches wide. If you told someone to walk on top of it, they could. But then if you tell them that the line is 300 feet in the air, people start to use their imaginations. They think they'll fall through the sky. People will accept that as how it is. So now, we have a ton of rules and restrictions around us. Those things keep us safe, but I think it ... See more »

Trivia:

Began work on his final film Dreaming Machine in 2008, despite his failing health, producer Masao Maruyama promised the film would be finished. After his death in 2010 the film was put on hold but resumed that year with Yoshimi Itazu assuming director duties, based on the completed storyboards. Financial difficulties however forced the film to be put on hold again with 600 shots out of 1500 had ... 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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