Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Satoshi Kon 1963-2010


Neil Gaiman once said that there are times and situations that cussing are perfectly appropriate to convey one's feelings about a situation. When I heard that Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika) passed away this is the first word that shot to my mind.

No details on what caused his passing have been revealed but they guy was 47. That's pretty freaking not old. I'm pretty pissed off that he had to die (hence the more stronger language in my writing) as he was one of the more visionary anime directors of our time.

In other news, the reasons why I have been on a sort of hiatus has more to do with life stuff and planning things for the next year. I'll return to blogging when more time has opened up on my busy schedule.



  1. Sadly, the name meant nothing to me as I've not done any of those titles. :-( Still, as you said, he's not that old (only a few years older than me).

  2. Seriously, at least check out one of his movies. I recommend Perfect Blue or his Paranoia Agent TV series. Paprika is a lot like the movie Inception in terms of themes and general trippyness.

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