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
Publisher Vertical announced at Anime Expo that they will be releasing a collection of the short manga by acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress). The 400+ page Satoshi Kon’s Complete Short Stories - Dream Fossil will be released next summer. More after the jump.
It is confirmed that the official site for Kon Satoshi's last anime film Yume-Miru Kikai (Dreaming Machine) has been disappeared since the end of last year. After his death on August 24, 2010, the anime studio Madhouse tried to finish the film, but it had been halted due to lack of finances. Hit the jump for more story.