Master animator Satoshi Kon died earlier this week at the age of 47 due to complication with pancreatic cancer. The world has lost a great artist singular in imagination and creativity. His most recent feature film, Paprika, played at MSPIFF a few years ago and there was a line of avid fans, myself included, running down the block to get in. But it is really his animated series Paranoia Agent that has resonated the most with me. Wildly complex and and incredible heartfelt, Kon delves into the recesses of our subconscious with vivid imagination.
Here's just a teaser of the first episode of Paranoia Agent. I look forward to watching again soon! Satoshi-san, we will miss you!
All of Kon's feature films and Paranoia Agent are available on DVD in the US.