NEWS: Anime Director Satoshi Kon Passes Away

Anime writer/director Satoshi Kon passed away on 24th August 2010, following a fight against pancreatic cancer. He was just 47 years old.

Having started his career as a manga artist, Satoshi went on to become Editor of Young Magazine, before making his first forays into film as a screenwriter. His debut feature as a director, Perfect Blue, became an international hit, and he followed this up with the award-winning Millennium Actress in 2001.

Award recognition continued with Godfathers, before Satoshi created the television series Paranoia Agent. His most recent cinematic release was Paprika (2007).

Satoshi left a moving final statement, entitled “Bye”, just three days before his passing via his blog:

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