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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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Known For

(2001)
(2003)
Paprika Writer
(2006)
Perfect Blue Director
(1997)

Filmography

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  Perfect Blue (creator) (pre-production)
 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series short)
 2006 Paprika (screenplay)
 2004 Paranoia Agent (TV Mini 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)
 2001 Millennium Actress (original story) / (screenplay)
 1995 Magnetic Rose
 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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Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Manga series "Kaikisen" Japan: Kodansha

Official Sites:

Offical Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Yoshihiro Wanibuchi

Spouse:

Kyoko Kono  (his death)
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Did You Know?

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 was a fan of the "Monty Python" comedies. See more »

Trademark:

[chasing] Always including his protagonists in a chase scene See more »

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