Anime Directors – Satoshi Kon Part 2

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Perfect Blue 1998 – His directorial debut is a psychological thriller which depicts a pop-idol turned actress who has a obsessive fan/stalker. It became a classic which was praised by famous movie directors and reviewers. It cemented Satoshi Kon as a talented up and coming director.

Millennium Actress

Millenium Actress 2001 – An ambitious time spanning movie about a documentary film maker interviewing an actress about her past roles. The blend of complex fiction and reality is again present in this film. It was a critical success having won various awards.

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Tokyo Godfathers 2003 – A departure from his usual themes involving a makeshift homeless family who find a dumped baby and try to return it to the parents. An interesting view on a different world which gives insights on family issues and values.

Anime Directors – Satoshi Kon Part 1

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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.

Kaikisen

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.

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

My Favorite Anime Movies

Akira

Ghost in the Shell Movies

The Girl who Leapt Through Time

Macross Do you Remember Love

Memories

Mokoto Shinkai Movies (The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star, 5 centimeters per second)

Satoshi Kon Movies (Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Perfect Blue)

Studio 4C movies (Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet)

Hayao Miyazaki Movies (My Neighbour Totoro, Porco Rosso, Pricess Mononoke, Spirited Away)

Wing Of Honneamise