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Famed anime director dies

Postby fawkes » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:12 pm

I don't think this has been posted yet. I was poking around on devart and found this in an artist's journal:
First it was rumours, now it is confirmed: Japanese director Satoshi Kon has passed away at the age of 47.

He was at the helm of some of my favorite animes: Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfather, Paprika.
He still had so may stories left to tell. He will be sorely missed.
If anyone is an anime fan, I urge you to watch these movies. He also directed the Paranoia Agents series.

It's always so sad when someone with great talent passes away.
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Postby Rei » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:53 am

I heard about this from a friend this evening :(

Everything I've seen by him--Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika--were amazing. I entirely agree that everyone should see his films (although Perfect Blue is probably not suitable to all audiences).

I only just heard about Paranoia Agents this evening.
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Postby ender1 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:56 am

Paranoia Agents is awesome.

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Postby Mich » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:10 am

I posted this earlier, prior to having watched Paprika, but I guess it didn't post! Anyway, this was an amazing(ly sad) coincidence, as I was just about to sit down to watch Paprika when I saw this posted. Anyway, wow. That was a crazy movie. I want to see more by this guy. And now he can't make more movies.

Also, apparently Wolfgang Peterson is directing a live-action adaptation? I wonder if THAT'LL happen.
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:58 pm

I had honestly not heard of this guy before I heard of this... but I also saw a note from him recently, which I still found interesting.
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Postby Phenious » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:51 pm

Aww this makes me sad! I loved those movies. When I first saw this thread I was scared that it was about Haiyo. That is a releif. though just a small one.

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