2010.08.25

News Headlines - 25 August 2010

▼Satoshi Kon, 'Perfect Blue' and 'Paprika' Director, Dies at 47 - The Epoch Times
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/41520/
Kon is best known for being the director of Perfect Blue, Pakrika, Millennium Actress, and Tokyo Godfathers. He made is debut as a director for the movie.

▼Satoshi Kon (1963-2010): Saying Goodbye to a Godfather - JustPressPlay
http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/6887-satoshi-kon-1963-2010-saying-goodbye-to-a-godfather.html
Yesterday afternoon, I heard the news that filmmaker Satoshi Kon had passed away. This information came hard, hitting me on the head like a mischievous little boy's baseball bat. The shocking news spread, at first, through Twitter. Hoped by fans to be nothing but a rumor, it was then confirmed by Kon’s co-workers at his Madhouse animation studio.

▼Satoshi Kon Dies - HeyUGuys.co.uk
http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2010/08/24/satoshi-kon-dies/
To be honest there’s nothing more to say other than this is really terrible news. I was late to the Satoshi Kon show, seeing an early trailer for Paprika and falling in love with what I saw, I then devoured every second of his work I could get my hands on.

▼RIP: Satoshi Kon, You Will Live on Through Your Films - Blogcritics.org
http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/rip-satoshi-kon-you-will-live/I am far from being an otaku and cannot speak definitively on anything regarding the anime world, but I do feel rather confident in saying that Satoshi Kon was a unique voice working in a fascinating genre. His films are gorgeously animated, layered experiences and there is plenty to think about and to look at in each of his features.

▼R.I.P.: Satoshi Kon (1963-2010) - New York Press
http://www.nypress.com/blog-7137-rip-satoshi-kon-%281963-2010%29.html
I'm still getting over this news, honestly. Kon was a modern luminary. His work was consistently dazzling: Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika are all triumphs of visual ingenuity and adult intelligence in a genre most still consider to be just for kids.


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