Satoshi Kon's Opus

Satoshi Kon's Opus

by Satoshi Kon

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Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (PaprikaParanoia AgentTokyo GodfathersMillennium ActressPerfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters!
* Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year.
* Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky.
* Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akiramanga.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630081584
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 195 MB
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About the Author

Satoshi Kon was born on October 12, 1963. While in college at the Musashino Art University, Kon made his debut as a manga artist with the short manga Toriko (1984) and earned a runner-up spot in Kodansha's 10th Annual Tetsuya Chiba Awards. Afterward, he found work as Katsuhiro Otomo's assistant. Kon is credited by some, including TIME magazine, as one of the faces most responsible for bringing Japanese pop-culture to America. His feature-length films Perfect Blue, Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Tokyo Godfathers were all distributed in theaters across the United States and saw critical acclaim worldwide, earning a number of awards in the process. Satoshi Kon was listed as one of TIME magazine's 2010 People of the Year. He was also winner of the Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya 2003 Best Animated Film Academy Award submission 2003 for Millennium Queen; and winner of the Public's Choice Award, Montreal New Cinema Award, and the Best Feature Film Award at the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival for Paprika. Kon died on August 24, 2010, at the age of 46.

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