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    Is this a joke?

    If yes, I'll laugh. If not, I'll cry. For real.

    Ffffffffffffffffuck. >______<

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    It appears to be true from the news outlets. Anime News Network also reported as well as publications.

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    Now I see it... Fuck, I'm crying right now: http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/Dir...sses_away.html

    RIP.

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    What.


    But I just borrowed Paprika today!
    And I loved, loved, loved Paranoia Agent!


    NOOOOOOO!

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    Really? Damn... The future of anime just got bleaker...

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    What!?

    Whhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaat

    RIP Satoshi Kon.His movies have been incredibly inspiring and it's a shame his life ended so early.

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    I've literally seen every single one of his movies and Paranoia agent. I was never sure who I liked more, him or miyazaki, but theyshouldn't be compared, they're both amazing. His movies really stood out I think, He really pioneered the anime industry and proved cartoons can have serious content like movies. I don't know what's gonna happen to his next project, I remember reading he was working on a new one...

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    The first movie I had seen was Perfect Blue, it was a release back when my ex bf's company owned the rights to the movie, before transferring it to Manga Ent.

    I don't ever recall seeing any anime like that since Memories: Magnetic Rose which was something that Satoshi Kon also worked on.

    As stated previously, I think what made me like Satoshi Kon the most is that he made movies and reminded you they were just that regardless of the media he used to create them.

    Every time someone asks me for a recommendation, I always tell them look up any movie made by Satoshi Kon. He definitely brought in an experience than the BESM often associated with Japanese animation.

    47 is way too young.
    From what I remember he may have finished or was near completion of one last film (has been reported)

    And some Art and shorts to remember him by:

    RIP Satoshi Kon


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    His recent project at the time of passing was Yume-Miru Kikai: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...21/satoshi-kon

    This is so sudden. Some twitter/blog message mentioned it was cancer and I immediately thought of the video in one of the DVDs I owned by him (Millenium Actress, I think), he was smoking while he was being interviewed.

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    Magnetic Rose was the first of his works I've ever seen! My favorite movie by him is Millennium Actress, its a beautiful movie.

    My favorite of his characters though are those 3 suicidal people in Paranoia agent, that is my favorite filler episode from any anime show evar. Its amazing how in just one episode he managed to bring life to these characters, I loved the story.

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    I can't believe he's dead. There goes one of the best anime directors of the era.

    My favorite of his characters though are those 3 suicidal people in Paranoia agent, that is my favorite filler episode from any anime show evar. Its amazing how in just one episode he managed to bring life to these characters, I loved the story.
    Family Planning? That was my favorite episode of the series too. Sad to think we won't see any more of his work. I wonder what will happen to the project he was in the middle of working on?

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    I've just asked my mom to watch Millenium Actress whenever she can and told her what happened.

    Edit: Omfg, this is the conversation we had...

    Me: blahblahblah... Probably cancer.
    Mom: Don't say that word!
    Me: Cancer?
    Mom: DON'T SAY IT! YOU'RE ATTRACTING SPIRITUAL NEGATIVE ENERGY AND -
    Me: Oh shut up.
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    A sad day indeed..

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    I didn't expect this at all, way before his time.

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    this unfortunate event just makes me want to work that much harder, If I can only be half the man he was, I'll feel so great.

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    That's really too soon

    But at least he was able to produce a body of work that will ensure he won't be easily forgotten by future generations.
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    ...I remember Paranoia Agent, at least.

    I guess I should look this guy up.

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    He was a true stand out. Paranoia Agent was probably the most intelligent shows of all time. Christopher Nolan owes him money for all the shit ganked from Paprika.

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    Sad news indeed
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    Sad sad day..... RIP Satoshi Kon
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    SHIT SHIT SHIT
    BAD NEWS.



    No more awesome animation from him, what a loss.

    one of the finest animation intros, gave me goosbumps:

    Last edited by Hideyoshi; August 25th, 2010 at 02:12 PM.
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    He died of pancreatic cancer, and velderia posted his final words, but here are some statements from staff and Kon's wife as well (with the link to his final words translated) http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ut-his-passing

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    Even though I disliked Paprika, it was still well made. As said before, it sucks that he died when everyone least expected it.
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    A real tragedy for the art and cinema world.

    "Millennium Actress" remains my favorite anime of all time. He will be missed.

    RIP Satoshi Kon
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