Nearly a decade after his passing, Satoshi Kon's earliest works are still changing our lives. Beginning as an assistant to Akira artist Katushiro Otomo, Kon quickly set the world ablaze with his mind-bending animation and directing. Read more about how Satoshi Kon and his works after the jump!
Did you miss your chance to pick up the Perfect Blue soundtrack on vinyl? If so, you're in luck, because Tiger Lab Vinyl announced plans for a repress, with pre-orders now live ahead of shipping in the beginning of the new year. Read on for more!
After first being outed by errant retailer solicitations in November, Shout Factory has officially announced the imminent and long-awaited home video re-release of one of the most striking and intense Japanese animated films in Perfect Blue. Hit the jump for the details.
When Satsohi Kon's Perfect Blue was released 1998, it showcased the pitfalls of being a celebrity in the internet age. 20 years later, the film resonates more than ever as the future it predicted came true. Hit the jump to learn how!
One Punch Man season 2 teaser and release date revealed, My Hero Academia reaches 16 millions copies in print, Discotek makes a ton of announcemencts, & MORE! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!
Perfect Blue, a landmark psychological thriller theatrical anime film directed by Satoshi Kon and based on the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release in Japan, and now New York-based film distributor GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up for a set of limited screenings in U.S. theaters in September of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue opened Montreal's Fantasia Festival in July 1997, before opening in Japan in February, 1998. All The Anime will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and Halloween with an event screening in the UK on October 27th, expanding on the 31st (in Japanese with English subtitles). Check out their poster and trailer after the jump.
Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of the two Perfect Blue novels by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, the first of which was the inspiration for Satoshi Kon’s animated film masterpiece. Perfect Blue: Metamorphosis will be released on December 12, 2017 for $14.99 USA / $16.99 CAN and Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream will be released on April 24, 2018 for $14.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
Tiger Lab Vinyl has announced that they are again teaming with Madhouse for their third release. Following Wicked City and Devilman: The Rebirth, they will next be presenting Masahiro Ikumi’s original score to to the classic 1997 Satoshi Kon psychological thriller Perfect Blue on vinyl. Orders open on their site on July 21st, with records schedule to ship midOctober. More after the jump.