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●TRIBUTE● REST IN PEACE SATOSHI KON



REST IN PEACE SATOSHI KON
2010 | Color | Digital Video | 4:3 | Stereo / 2min 

Featuring Satoshi Kon (今 敏)
Photographed & edited by Ioannes Busca
Music from Millennium Actress by SUSUMU HIRASAWA
Captured in Animadrid Animation Festival in  2006



Tribute video to Satoshi kon (今 敏), Japanese manga author and anime director that passed away on August 25, 2010. Satoshi Kon is known for directing anime films such as Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and recently Paprika. He started his career as a manga author working with Katsuhiro Otomo with whom created World Apartment Horror. He is also known for the manga Kaikisen 'Return to the sea' and various short stories, many of which are compiled as books.

It's hard to meet an anime director as relevant and busy as Satoshi Kon and to have the privilege to meet him outside Japan is something that happens once in a life time. Luckily Satoshi Kon accepted the invitation to this years Animadrid and I had not only the opportunity to meet him but I also pick up KON'S TONE one of his books I owned and he signed for me with a beautiful drawing of Chiyoko. Now, four years later is sad to read that he passed away because of a cancer at the young age of 48, in the maturity of his creative career. It was something unsuspected for me. I guess sometimes we think that the people we admire will live forever as their works will, but then the reality hits us every now and then. Rest In Peace Satoshi Kon.