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Review: Millennium Actress (Remastered)

We all know about the greatness of the late Satoshi Kon, who passed away due to pancreatic cancer on August 24th, 2010—almost 9 years ago. He was responsible for directing and writing masterpieces like Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Perfe...

 
 
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Film 4 will be showing animated films this week in the UK

Those folk over on Channel 4 certainly like their Japanese films, don't they? Back in December last year they held an impressive Ghibli marathon, showing fifteen different films from the legendary animators. From tomorrow til Friday they wi...

 
 
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Satoshi Kon's The Dream Machine may be dead

[As originally posted on Flixist] Satoshi Kon's death in August 2010 was a sad blow to fans of 2D animation. The anime director died at the age of 47, leaving behind a short body of work: Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Toky...

 
 
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Buy an awesome box of Satoshi Kon's artwork

Miss the late, great Satoshi Kon? I do, too. But if you've got some yen to burn, maybe you can get yourself a lovingly crafted (and prohibitively expensive) collection of his art. The functionally-named Satoshi Kon Art Works BOX is a 6...

 
 
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Oshii to finish Kon's Seraphim as a novel, coming in 2012

When Satoshi Kon passed away last year, he left a few things unfinished, and many fans very, very sad (not just cause of his work, but because of how he approached life and death). The afterthought was, what would happen with the unfinished...

 
 
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Millenium Actress to make its theatrical debut

Now, isn't this an interesting one? Satoshi Kon's film Millennium Actress is bound for the stage in Japan.  The theatre company Take It Easy will be putting on the performance at the end of the month, starting in Osaka, and then moving...

 
 
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Lincoln Center to pay tribute to Satoshi Kon this month

'Twas three nights before Christmas, when all through the Lincoln CenterPlenty of otaku were stirring, and maybe the ghost of Satoshi Kon.-A variation on a poem, per my request, by a seven year old girl regarding the topic of this post.Too ...

 
 
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Satoshi Kon's Yume-Miru Kikai resumes production

When Satoshi Kon passed away, he left not only a huge legacy behind him, but a project sitting in front of him as well. That film, Yume-Miru Kikai (The Dream Machine), was thought to simply languish as an unfinished work for the rest of tim...

 
 
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Pitch in for Otakon's 'Farewell Satoshi Kon' project

The passing of Satoshi Kon touched us all, and a great outpouring of grief rang out across the 'net. The folks at Otakon, who are close friends with the Madhouse company Kon called home for so long, have put up a page for their "Farewe...

 
 
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Just a personal retrospective on Satoshi Kon

The web is full of well-wishers for Satoshi Kon, at least if you read the sites I read. That's great; I think while it is unfortunate that it takes a death, it is great to actually see the impact of Kon's work reaching so far and so wide...

 
 
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Satoshi Kon, 1963-2010

UPDATED: Now all of Satoshi Kon's final message has been translated. The initial bit was translated by an Anon (which while he claims it isn't professional, I find he did a wonderful job, so thank you), and the rest by Makiko Itoh.I'm not a...

 
 
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Paprika director Satoshi Kon dies at age 47

[Update: The Otakon message boards have confirmed that Madhouse's Maruyama-san was in fact correct. We'll still wait for an official statement, but it looks as if this may be true.] Twitter is in an uproar this afternoon as Gainax employee ...

 
 
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Paprika Hollywood to be 'a little bit sort of Matrix'

If you're the type to do it, now is the time to tune up your nerd rage dispensers, as Satoshi Kon's Paprika is getting its own Hollywood adaptation. There's no word on whether it's a live-action thing (as with Ghost in the Shell) or new ani...

 
 
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Drool-worthy news of the day: new Satoshi Kon film images

Satoshi Kon has been working on a new film for a while, however it was kept under surprisingly tight wraps. But thanks to a heads up from our pals at twitchfilm.net, we've seen that the official website has finally been updated with the fir...

 
 




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