Second Collection of Satoshi Kon Essays Released as Ebook

Essays discuss creative advice, storytelling and celebrated anime director's final days

A second "Kon's Tone" collection of essays by late, celebrated anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue) will be released as an ebook on August 26th. The Japanese language volume will feature the sketches, writing on storytelling, creative advice, thoughts on music and the every day development of his unfinished Dream Machine, as well as his messages "The Last Three Months" and "Goodbye."




Appendices feature a photo album and 2010 twitter archive.


The 620-page Japanese language ebook will sell on his Kon's Tone site for 2,100 yen ($26.50).

Through next week, Kon's alma mater, Musashino Art University, will be presenting a retrospective of his work. The exhibit features 70 of his pieces, including sketches, oil paintings and animation drawings.



Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer on August 24, 2010. 

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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