Remembering A Genius: Kon Satoshi, Who Left Us Ten Years Ago.
Kon Satoshi only got to direct four movies and a television series, but was a legend already during his lifetime, a fantastic storyteller with a unique realistic visual style. The day after he died I wrote a eulogy for this site, in which I stated:
It would have been more than twenty-three years until he was seventy. Who knows what we're all missing out on?Who knows indeed. Today I still feel the anger and sadness I felt then, and for that very reason.
In this gallery we'll touch upon his works, and several writers will chime in with their opinions. Click on the edge of the pictures to scroll through the titles.
Kon Satoshi started drawing manga in college, and was quickly recognized as a talent for both his prowess as an illustrator and his skills as a writer. After graduating he became an assistent to Akira writer/director Ōtomo Katsuhiro, and through him Kon became involved in movie-making. Among the titles he collaborated on are Kitakubo Hiroyuki's Roujin-Z and Oshii Mamoru's Patlabor 2.