Thursday, August 26, 2010

Satoshi Kon R.I.P

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.


joetron2030 said...

So bummed. Hopefully, his most recent project will get release posthumously. I'd heard that they were already in post with it. Have you heard/read anything since his passing about it?

Kathie Smith said...

I haven't heard anything, but I have been hopelessly distracted... hopefully someone close to him can see it through.

joetron2030 said...

Someone commented on Martin Wong's FB post that they're fairly confident that it will.