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Kristian R
08-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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http://www.mania.com/satoshi-kon-passes-away_article_124823.html
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46259

RichardDoyle
08-24-2010, 04:23 PM
That's terrible ... he was one of the finest directors working in anime.

Ian F
08-24-2010, 04:45 PM
That's terrible ... he was one of the finest directors working in anime.

Agreed.

Terry Carpenter
08-24-2010, 05:04 PM
Sad to hear, he made some truly remarkable works.

R.I.P

Pete Bogh
08-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Paranoia Agent certainly made me a believer.
This is sad news indeed. He was far too young, incredibly talented, and there's no mention at all of how he died.

Thomas Hart
08-24-2010, 06:27 PM
Very, very sad news. One of the top 3 Anime directors (besides Katsuhiro Otomo and Hayao Miyazaki) in my opinion.

I always thought Satoshi Kon was the anime equivalent of Ralph Bakshi.

R_Strange
08-24-2010, 06:34 PM
Very sad news.

RIP

Ian F
08-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Paranoia Agent certainly made me a believer.
This is sad news indeed. He was far too young, incredibly talented, and there's no mention at all of how he died.

I've seen, but not confirmed, that it was cancer.

paul h.
08-24-2010, 07:51 PM
That's sad news.

I wasn't familiar with his name right off, but I've seen and now own Perfect Blue, and like it quite a bit. I'll absolutely be checking out his other works.

Alex K.
08-24-2010, 09:32 PM
Fuck. Perfect Blue is a masterpiece. I really liked his other works too. Way too young to go.

Bill Sankey
08-25-2010, 07:34 AM
This is a real shock. Big loss for anime fans as he was producing really fresh inventive stuff.

Apparently he died from pancreatic cancer.

Sad.

James Erickke
08-25-2010, 07:52 AM
That sux, I love everything this guy did. I think I own everything he did. My fave was prolly Millennium Actress.

Paul H
08-25-2010, 11:10 AM
From Anime News Network:

A message from Kon:


Update 2: A final message was posted to his website on his behalf on Wednesday, after his passing. His website is currently under heavy traffic load, but ANN archived a copy.

In the beginning of the message titled "Farewell," Kon recalled:


May 18 of this year, an unforgettable day.

My wife and I received the following prognosis from a cardiologist at the Musashino Red Cross Hospital:

"The pancreatic cancer is terminal and has metastasized to the bone. You have at most a half year left."



Later, he remembered meeting with MADHOUSE founder Masao Maruyama about the final anime film he was directing:


When I conveyed my concerns for Yume-Miru Kikai to Mr. Maruyama, he said, "It's fine. Don't worry, we'll do whatever it takes."

I cried.

I cried aloud.



He concluded his message with the following:


With feelings of gratitude for all that is good in this world, I put down my pen.

Well, I'll be leaving now.

Satoshi Kon

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-25/director-satoshi-kon-wife-writes-about-his-passing

Randy Thomas G
08-26-2010, 12:40 AM
One of the few great directors in anime. R.I.P.

J.L. Carrozza
08-26-2010, 01:58 AM
Rest in peace, he was a genius. Perfect Blue is one of my favorite animes of the 90s, it's like what would result if Brian DePalma took over Studio Ghibli at gunpoint and Millennium Actress is a heartfelt and sentimental meditation on Japanese culture and cinema.

Paul H
08-26-2010, 09:33 PM
Got this link from DVDTALK. His complete final letter, so sad.

http://www.makikoitoh.com/journal/satoshi-kons-last-words

Sean B
08-30-2010, 04:18 PM
There's something so powerful about the opening theme music to Paprika....it always grabs me.....music played such a huge part to the success of his films....Paranoia Agent has another amazing theme....

Arif Khan
08-31-2010, 04:03 PM
One of the finest, without question. :(