The news of Satoshi Konâ€™s passing came via Twitter yesterday. Anime News Network was the first to report the story. The news has been confirmed on the Otakon web board this morning. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined but is believed to be cancer.
Satoshi Kon Directed Unique and Often Disturbing Films
Kon is famous for his films â€œPerfect Blueâ€, â€œMillennium Actressâ€, and â€œPaprikaâ€. One of his most popular works was a TV show â€œParanoia Agentâ€.This show aired on Adult Swim in the United States.
His works often blurred reality and fantasy. In one episode of â€œParanoia Agentâ€ two men and a child make a suicide pact. They try various ways to kill themselves but it isnâ€™t clear if they are already dead.
Anime Fans Reactions
Anime fans have reacted strongly to Konâ€™s passing. He is considered a master director and he is already missed. The strongest out pouring of affection can be seen on Twitter. Hundreds of Tweets went out yesterday about the directorâ€™s death making it a trending topic. Today while less talked about it is still a popular point of discussion. Here are some recent tweets:
spacecoyotl: "Satoshi Kon didn't die. He just went to the moon â€œ
jbetteridge: "It's not that anime will never be the same with Satoshi Kon gone. It's now much more likely that anime will always be the same. â€œ
Are you a fan of Satoshi Kon? What is your favorite work by the director?