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Offline Hazuza

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RIP Kon Satoshi
« on: August 24, 2010, 12:37:16 pm »
http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/Director_Satoshi_Kon_passes_away.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-24/award-winning-director-satoshi-kon-passes-away

Laaaaaaaaaaaame.

He made one of my favorite anime series and two of my favorite movies... Sad day, he really was a genius. ._.
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 01:26:26 pm »
:( Yeah he was great I Wish I was at home so I could hug my maromi plushie
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 02:21:08 pm »
That's awful news. D:  I really enjoyed his work.

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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 05:29:02 pm »
 :'( I loved his work

How did he die? He was only 47


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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 06:53:45 pm »
Only a few months older than myself. Yipes.

Even my mother loved Tokyo Godfathers. It became a new Holiday tradition for us.

He will most certainly be missed.
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 11:25:11 am »
His widow wrote
"Satoshi Kon passed away due to pancreatic cancer on August 24 at 6:20 a.m. He was 46.

His funeral service will be held for family members only.

We are respectfully and deeply grateful for your kindness during his lifetime."
Kon'stone
Representative Director Kyōko Kon

And he wrote before passing
In the beginning of the message titled "Farewell," Kon recalled:

May 18 of this year, an unforgettable day.

My wife and I received the following prognosis from a cardiologist at the Musashino Red Cross Hospital:

"The pancreatic cancer is terminal and has metastasized to the bone. You have at most a half year left."
Later, he remembered meeting with MADHOUSE founder Masao Maruyama about the final anime film he was directing:

When I conveyed my concerns for Yume-Miru Kikai to Mr. Maruyama, he said, "It's fine. Don't worry, we'll do whatever it takes."

I cried.

I cried aloud.

He concluded his message with the following:



With feelings of gratitude for all that is good in this world, I put down my pen.

Well, I'll be leaving now.

Satoshi Kon
 :'( :'( :'(  That is so sad I meantioned at work being sad about this and my boss was like "who" :(
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 09:37:50 am »
Paprika ranks as one of my all-time favorites. In fact, at one of our Religion in Anime & Manga panels, I contextualized some of its premises about dreams as actually fitting, whether or not they were derived from, Tibetan Bon (indigenous shamanistic) Dream Yoga.

For those interested, an ideal textbook is "The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep".
http://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Yogas-Dream-Sleep/dp/1559391014
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 01:44:19 pm »
Very sad indeed. Though I haven't seen all of his work, I have seen some of it and they were indeed quite good.
He will be missed by his fans. :(



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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 02:54:29 am »
In every way thatcounts Satoshi-san acted with more courage and dignity then a thousand samurai warriors. RIP and thank you thank you thank you for the hard work and beautiful masterpieces you gave us.
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Re: RIP Kon Satoshi
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 10:22:51 pm »
Here is an Unofficial translation of Kon's on-line blog.

I just rewatched Paprika.  The whole bit about the detectives friend dying just after getting admitted to film school, and the whole "Finish it" thing.  I wonder how the people in MADHOUSE feel about Kons last work "The Dreaming Machines"?
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