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Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« on: August 24, 2010, 08:18:51 PM »
This is breaking news just coming in as I type this, emanating from the Twitter account of GAINAX's Yasuhiro Takeda and later confirmed by Madhouse's Masao Maruyama via the Otakon committee, but the renowned and much-admired anime director Satoshi Kon passed away yesterday at the age of 47.

During his life, Kon was responsible for a numer of high-profile animated efforts featuring his distinctive themes and styles, not least the movies Perfect Blue and Paprika, as well as the Paranoia Agent television series.
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Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 08:19:20 PM »
Kon will surely be missed, he could have made many more great projects. :judo:

Quote from: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-24/award-winning-director-satoshi-kon-passes-away
Jim Vowles, a member of the Otakorp Board of Directors for the Otakon convention, has announced on Tuesday that director Satoshi Kon has passed away. Kon was 47. The staff of Otakon confirmed his passing with MADHOUSE studio founder Masao Maruyama. Maruyama had wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday night in Japan that an important director of the studio had suddenly passed away. However, Maruyama declined to name the director at the time

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 08:25:30 PM »
Sad news indeed. He was still in his prime.

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 08:31:14 PM »
He's gone too soon. RIP Satoshi Kon. :sad:

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 08:50:41 PM »
RIP.
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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 08:53:39 PM »
Very sad news, especially considering his age. Millennium Actress is not only one of my favorite anime movies, but one of my favorite movies period. It's definitely the film I will remember him for.

He's been working on a movie called "The Dreaming Machine" ever since 2008. Wonder if they want to finish it now when the man with the vision is gone.
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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 09:08:30 PM »
RIP, he was truly a great anime writer/ director. I own several including Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers and Paprika.

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 11:11:12 PM »
Ugh, that sucks. At such a young age, too. I hate to admit it, but I haven't seen any of his movies yet. :sad:

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 02:36:16 AM »
He was a wonderful storyteller and will be missed.   :sad:

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 06:53:15 AM »
http://www.makikoitoh.com/journal/satoshi-kons-last-words
His last words...
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As soon as I saw Maruyama-san's face when he came to see me at home, I couldn't stop the flow of tears or my feeling of shame. "I'm so sorry, for ending up like this..."
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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 01:11:58 PM »
Damn, that article is really too upsetting to read, seriously.

RIP

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 01:45:35 PM »
Damn, that article is really too upsetting to read, seriously.

RIP

You're not kidding.  Man.  I'll be over here wibbling sadly for a while.  Goodbye Satoshi Kon.  <3

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Re: Anime Director Satoshi Kon passes away...
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 04:07:36 PM »
Damn, that article is really too upsetting to read, seriously.

RIP

No kidding, I couldn't get through the entire thing. Poor guy. :sad: