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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) the Japanese manga author and anime director that passed away on August 25, 2010. 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 works such as  Kaikisen 'Return to the sea' and various short stories, all of them collected in various  books.
Meeting an anime director as relevant and busy as Satoshi Kon in person is something that you are lucky if happens to you once in a life time, and a privilege if you are not even living in Japan. Luckily Satoshi Kon accepted the invitation to this year's Animadrid and I had not only the opportunity to meet him, but also pick up one of his books I owned and ask for a signature. He did a beautiful drawing of Chiyoko in his book KON'S TONE. Today, 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. I would never expect that. 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.