people: Satoshi Kon
'Tokyo Godfathers': Three Vagabonds And A Baby June 23, 2020
Satoshi Kon's most "conventional" movie was also his funniest, a coincidence-driven romp through Tokyo's lower depths
'Millennium Actress': She Lost It At The Movies December 13, 2019
Satoshi Kon's mini-epic of one woman's journey in film across Japan's turbulent century starts with narrative games, but delves into the ultimate meaning of a person's life
'Dream Fossil': How A Master Mimics Life November 08, 2019
Satoshi Kon's collection of short manga, from early in his career, show off all the sides he later brought to full fruition as an anime director
'Perfect Blue': Even Better Than The Real Thing February 16, 2018
Satoshi Kon's hallucinatory, jolting feature film debut still electrifies -- all the more so in light of how its recently translated source novel was a sub-'Silence Of The Lambs' stalk-and-slash thriller
Anime Roundup: April 14, 2016 April 14, 2017
'Perfect Blue''s source material is seeing an English release for the first time; 'Ghost' bombs at the b.o.; and 'your name.' makes a modest splash in the U.S.
Tears Of Joy For 'The Art of Satoshi Kon' August 24, 2015
A splendidly curated art collection from across the career of an anime and manga luminary reminds us of what we had, and what we lost
Finishing Someone Else's Work June 29, 2015
When does it make sense to have others continue work left unfinished by the creator's death, and when is it best to just leave well enough alone?
'Seraphim: 266613336 Wings': Oshii And Kon's Fragment February 24, 2015
An unfinished but tantalizing collaboration between two of anime (and manga's) most idiosyncratic creative personalities, Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Oshii, this book inspires a close reading -- and no end of wonder about where one man's imagination began and the other one's ended
'Opus': Satoshi Kon's Unfinished Symphony January 01, 2015
Never finished and lost to time, Satoshi Kon's mini-epic about a manga artist caught in the interpenetration of reality and his imagination works both on its own terms as an adventure -- and as an unintentional metaphor for its creator's own career
'Paranoia Agent': We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us October 03, 2014
The real monster in Satoshi Kon's genre-defying black comedy of horrors is human nature itself
On Older Anime Characters: A Touch Of Gray Would Suit Us Anyway June 09, 2014
When will we see older characters in anime as things other than supporting cast members, comic relief, or objects of repugnance?