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Creator: Satoshi Kon

"With feelings of gratitude for all that is good in this world, I lay down my pen.
Now, if you'll pardon me, I have to go."
Satoshi Kon closing out his final message to the world

Satoshi Kon was a Japanese director noted for serious, thoughtful, arthouse films which examine their characters' psychology. He was especially preoccupied with the concept of subjective reality, and incorporated it into almost all of his works; that aside, his works cover a wide range of genres and themes: psychological thriller (Perfect Blue), Magical Realism (Millennium Actress), wacky caper comedy (Tokyo Godfathers) and Paranoia Agent (which defies categorisation). He was closely tied to Madhouse studios and composer Susumu Hirasawa.

He passed away on August 24, 2010 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 46. His final words can be read here (in English) or here (in Japanese).

Notable works include:

Tropes found in his work:

Takeshi KitanoDirectorsAndrei Konchalovsky
Andrew KeppleAnimatorsJohn Kricfalusi
Mamoru OshiiNames to Know in AnimeYoshiaki Kawajiri

alternative title(s): Kon Satoshi; Satoshi Kon
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