Award-Winning Anime Director Satoshi Kon Passes Away

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  1. soundwaveCA

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    World, I am officially angry at you. You took a legend.

    I love pretty much all of his work, especially Tokyo Godfathers. That's just way too young to go, but at least he left behind something people will adore for years to come.
     
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    sadly I haven't seen any of those but man 47 is way to young to go... RIP
     
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    Damn, animation has just been robbed of one of its few great directors.
     
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    Aw, man. I loved Tokyo Godfathers and Paprika. :( 
     
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    Crap.
    I need to watch Perfect Blue now.
     
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    Shamefully I still haven't watched Paprika yet, but I greatly admire his other works. Anime needs more directors like him, not less. :( 
     
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    Kon was a legend and a true master of the art of animation. For me he represented some of the best of what Japanese animation has to offer and his contributions to the art form will be missed immensely. My deepest feelings and condolences go out to his friends and family, I just hope he was not in much pain these last couple of months.

    The only thing I can say is even though he's gone at least his spirit lives on in the wonderful body of work he left behind. Let's hope Kon's legacy and contributions also live on and inspire the next generation of anime creators and filmmakers.

    R.I.P
     
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    A true legend. This is really sad news :( 
     
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    Damn that sucks. I loved Paprika...

    RIP.
     
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    This is still a hard thing to accept over a decade later. Kon was by far my favorite anime director ever. I loved how he used conventional movie tropes to visualize his characters' state of mind. Knowing that his final movie will never be completed just makes it even more difficult.
     
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    I still remember watching Perfect Blue for the first time. I think I saw it raw (japanese audio, no subtitles) so I couldn't understand a lot of it. Rented a vhs at an asian video rental place.

    Paprika, Perfect Blue, and Millennium Actress are so incredible. Unfortunately I didn't care for Tokyo Godfathers very much.
     
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    I quite enjoyed Tokyo Godfathers. It's definitely the outlier in his movies. Funny that the narratively straight forward film is Kon's most unusual. It was very interesting to see him depict this very human portrayal of a section of society we too often just overlook as we go about our daily lives.

    How about Paranoia Agent? Did you ever watch that?
     
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    Not a clue what this Yume-Miru Kikai was, but I really dig the designs.

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    Shame it will never get finished the way it was originally envisioned now. RIP, Satoshi Kon.
     
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    My he R.I.P.
     
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    I never saw it. But I sure enjoyed it's opening song by Susumu Hirasawa. His work on some of Satoshi Kon's work is great. Also for the anime/game Berserk.
     
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    Boy I never thought someone did revived a (ironically) zombie thread of the anime director's death.
     
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    It's got everything Satoshi Kon is known for: mental health issues, paranoia, humor, blending of fantasy and reality, cinema tropes, etc. And at only 13 episodes, it's not a serious chore to get through.

    If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend it.
     
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