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Yeah, I know it's pointless unless Kon-san's family and friends see this, but I really appreciated what he did for the anime genre, and I'm glad I could give back by letting him see that Ultra 7 episode before he died. I was hoping to find out if it impacted his take on Dream Machine, but I guess it was not to be. I wish I knew Kon-san more personally, but from what I saw of him at various screenings he attended, he seemed like a very sophisticated and jovial fellow. I got into his work through the first short in Memories, even though I didn't know it was his at the time. I knew I wanted to see it when they screened a test reel at a convention, and I wasn't disappointed. It's truly the best of the trilogy, and I'm so glad that it got an official, albeit belated, U.S. release, as it was very under-looked in the fan community. Perfect Blue was clearly next on my viewing charts, based on word of mouth from a friend. And it totally blew my mind how you could write a story with so much suspense, surprise, and maturity, that I was hoping he'd be viewed as the next Otomo. Unfortunately, that was not to be, as the genre was already heading in the wrong direction with the acclaim centered around a similar, but less substantive, OVA known as Kite.

But Kon-san kept doing things his way, and while everyone else in the industry was going for anime centered around [boring] teens, he made films for adults. He was addressing contemporary poverty in Japan and disintegrating families before most of that country's mainstream media outlets. He tackled psychological problems and boldly challenged consumer conformity and tabloid entertainment. He didn't limit himself to one audience, either. There's a "something for everyone" aesthetic to his legacy. Millennium Actress is for younger audiences, while Tokyo Godfathers is for teens. He was truly one of a kind, and will be missed. I really hate signing off now, because it means acknowledging his loss, but I hope he'll be happy finally getting the chance to hang out with Kurt Vonnegut, and not having to worry about deadlines. Goodbye, Kon-san.

ZYL, etc. feel free to translate and/or throw in your two cents. Via AICNAnime, http://kamome.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/news/1282672277/ 's take on the subject, and an old interview with Perfect Blue @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVqAq-guhc&feature=youtu.be . American fans comment @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=133945
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I usually don't like watching YT videos of people talking endlessly in front of a camera, but I found a tribute video on IMDB. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9G1I5jJlAE
New recorded tribute.
Return of the NHK clip. Watch before it gets taken down again.
Guy who attended screenings with Kon-san throws in his 2 cents.
Via @animeblog on Twitter, French site fan art.
Also via ANNZac on Twitter: RT @Anime3000: We are accepting audio clips from fans that want to contribute their thoughts on Satoshi Kon. Email anime3000 [at] gmail
Via Aicnanime, someone uploaded Millennium Actress cels @ http://safetygirl.rubberslug.com/gallery/master_query.asp?SeriesID=26749
Via http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2010-08-30 :

Satoshi Kon was (is?) my favorite anime director after Hayao Miyazaki. Once [Prominent American manga translator.] Carl Gustav Horn said something to me at a convention like, "Satoshi Kon's latest movie made 1/100th of the money of Ghibli's latest, but does that mean it was 1/100th as good?" Because I couldn't remember exactly what Mr. Horn said, I emailed him, and he sent back this lovely statement:

I did say something like that, although the ratio was probably more like 1/100. The other day, I went back and looked at Japanese box office figures for 2006, and it seems Paprika never made the weekly top 10, even in its opening week. In March I was in Japan, talking with some people in the industry, and they certainly had the impression Kon's films didn't make back their money at the box office.

It's not about trying to knock Miyazaki off a pedestal--never mind anime or Japan, he is one of the great filmmakers of the world, and deserves and has earned his status as a top box-office draw. It's more frustration and regret that Japan doesn't seem to appreciate its other talented anime directors enough. Of course, I expect a broadly accessible, family-friendly Miyazaki film to be more successful than the experimental and adult works of a Kon or an Oshii. It is just that the ratio between what a Ghibli film earns and what they earn is so extreme--so wildly disproportionate--that it calls into question just how much Japan really accepts anime as a film medium for adults. Accepts it where it counts for the industry--at the box office.

A Ghibli film can gross US$200 million in Japan. If we were to imagine a hypothetical, lower box-office tier for adult-oriented anime films at what seems a very modest ratio--say, that on average they'll have only 1/20th the box-office appeal of a Ghibli film--US$10 million--you would see more films being made with the ambition of Kon's Paprika or Oshii's The Sky Crawlers, or Okiura's Jin-Roh. But in his own country, Kon couldn't count on one-twentieth the audience a Ghibli film could; not one-fiftieth, not even one-hundredth. From the perspective of a foreign critic, Kon was so neglected by Japanese audiences he hardly registered with them at all. As we've come to know from his extraordinary final letter, Satoshi Kon was a man of grace as well as genius, and of the money his films made, he graciously said that they got what they deserved. But I don't have Kon-sensei's grace, and in sadness and anger I say, no, they did not get nearly what they deserved.
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I think this blog tribute could be a little more reserved in some of its comments, but it got tweeted, so...
Webcomic tribute @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/anime-news-nina/36047/comic-112.jpg
Western columnist on Japanese pop culture Roland Kelts, wrote a tribute in http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/arts/T100831002667.htm
A little late on this one, but http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/Anime/News1/Satoshi_Kon_Memories_3374.aspx compares Kon-san's loss with those of Tezuka-san and Ishinomori-san.
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More tributes @ http://www.animationinsider.net/article.php?articleID=2535 and
http://www.salonfutura.net/2010/09/the-dream-master/ .
I know this might be old for some, but this blog entry was one of my favorites from Kon-san.
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Tribute to Tokyo Godfathers @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2010-09-09/2 .
Someone who I assume distributes Kon-san's movies on home video in Australia commented @ http://www.madman.com.au/news/a-tribute-to-satoshi-kon/ .
Tribute to Paranoia Agent @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2010-09-06/3 .
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Paprika tribute @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2010-09-11/2 .
Asahi journalist's tribute @ http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201009100358.html .
Upgraded tribute from Roland Kelts @ http://www.tcj.com/alternative/satoshi-kon-1963-2010/ .
I never thought Kon-san and moe would be used in the same sentence, but
http://tinyurl.com/28d7kee .
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This is a little old, and I actually mentioned it in a previous thread, but イライジャ・ウッド from ロード・オブ・ザ・リング liked パプリカ.
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Sorry, really last minute but from http://yumemirukikai.jugem.jp/ : 2010.09.17


NHK BS にて放送している「MAG・ネット」という、
にて、今 敏監督への追悼メッセージを募集しているそうです。


締切は、9月20日(月)24時 までです。



I can't find the old BBS thread on it, but via Anime News Network, Perfect Blue made TIME Magazine in America in their section on top 5 anime movies on DVD.
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A little low-brow, but this tribute has its heart in the right place. http://theintermittentsprocket.blogspot.com/2010/09/satoshi-kon-belated-farewell.html
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Japancinema.com profiles Kon-san.
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PB made the UK Telegraph's animated movie for adults list, along w/ Bashir, Persepolis and Akira.

From The Onion AV Club, Q+A with Denver film fest programmer:
AVC: It seems odd that you programmed the anime Summer Wars for The Watching Hour, which doesn’t seem to fit in with the aesthetic.

KG: When I was starting to program the festival, Satoshi Kon just died, and that really pissed me off. I love his stuff, and I enjoy anime, but it sort of exploded into a world I’m not really happy with. I dismiss a lot of it, and I don’t get a lot of it. And what I like about Kon is he made anime that make you think, “Why is this animated? ’Cause this totally could have been a live action film.” With Kon, what he did was animate everything, and it made it far more interesting, even though he could have done it live action. Miyazaki is great, but he’s his own world, and now he’s been sort of Disneyfied a bit. Even though he’s special, it’s still not the illustrated reality that I really like to see.

And so Summer Wars came along and, even though it has a really fantastical other world in the film, the whole social network that exists is actually like a real thing. It’s deeply rooted in the reality that exists, and using the same ideas of these two different worlds...you just have to think about one extra thing. For example, what if Facebook existed as this weird organic entity? That’s just the one place you have to go, and it opens up your imagination to a whole other thing. I’m actually happy Summer Wars is accessible to everybody of all ages. You won’t be bored if you’re older, and your mind will be blown if you’re younger.

From News De Stars:

Il est de ces films dont on ne comprend décidément pas la confidentialité. Enfin plutôt si: on sait combien un distributeur peut, faute de moyen ou de talent, saboter la carrière d'une oeuvre et, à l'inverse, comment une maison fièrement assise sur ses dollars peut nous vendre à peu près tout et n'importe quoi (il suffit de comparer les box offices du Paprika de Satoshi Kon et de l'Inception de Christopher Nolan pour s'en convaincre encore récemment - le populaire second n'étant guère plus inventif, à bien y regarder et sur un sujet fort proche, que le fabuleux premier !). La bonne nouvelle, d'égoïste spectateur, de ces scandaleuses situations est bien sûr qu'il nous reste donc, tandis qu'on clame partout le cinéma rédhibitoirement calanché, d'inouïes pépites à découvrir. Ainsi de Messiah of Evil. Signé par un couple de scénaristes, Willard Huyck et Gloria Katz, à velléités d'objectifs, ce premier coup d'essai s'inscrit bien sur dans la grande tradition des premiers films contr...

Pics from an interview and storyboards at a NY event Kon-san attended.

Poem for Maromi @ http://tcoco.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/a-poem-for-maromi/ .
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A Tumblr tribute via @aicnanime.
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