Anime Directors – Satoshi Kon Part 1


Satoshi Kon is an established Japanese animation film director and screenwriter.

The 45 year old Hokkaido born Satoshi Kon began as a manga editor and artist creating Kaikisen Return to the Sea which was published in 1990 by Kodansha. A french version of Kaikisen has been published.


His first work on anime was as a screenwriter for Memories where he work on the Magnetic Rose segment of the movie adapting Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga short. In addition to the script he worked as the art director. The segment involved two space travelers who investigate a distress signal. It is a prelude to his core themes of dreams and the metaphysical that are involved in many of his works.


Stay tuned for a continuation of the works of Satoshi Kon.

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