You wouldn't expect a major Hollywood studio to randomly post a feature film on YouTube by one of the most revered directors in anime without at least some sort of notice, but it seems Paramount Pictures has a good way to surprise people. Hit the jump to watch Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress.
Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro is no stranger has been a vocal proponent of Japanese media, whether it was a broad endorsement of it for last year's Sugoi Japan program or his recent list of favorite classics. Over the last couple of days, he's praised the works of the late, acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress). Check them it out after the jump
North American publisher Dark Horse has posted a preview of The Art of Satoshi Kon. The hard cover features 136 pages of material from the acclaimed director's movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika, and his television series Paranoia Agent and more, along with special tribute from director Darren Aronofsky. Get a look after the jump
Taking questions at Otakon 2015, MAPPA and Madhouse founder Masao Maruyama indicated that anime director Satoshi Kon's incomplete final work, Yume Miru Kikai (Dreaming Machine) is still in production "in theory." However, while financing the project is a considerable challenge, the more difficult constraint is finding talent comparable to Kon's.
Fukkan.com, a Japanese website that specializes in reprinting out-of-print materials related to anime and video games, is reprinting a mammoth, 428 page book featuing all of the storyboards of the 1997 psychological thriller, Perfect Blue. Hit the jump to learn more.
As we come up on the fourth anniversary of the passing of Satoshi Kon, Tony Zhou has put together a video essay exploring the unique approach of the director whose works like Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika explored how we process the world and maturely spoke to a wide range of audiences. Get a look after the jump