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Satoshi Kon

Name in Native Language: "今敏" (Japanese/JA)
Animator / Film Director / Screenwriter / Manga Artist | * 10/12/1963 († 46, 08/24/2010) | Kushiro, Hokkaidō (Japan)
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Satoshi Kon (今敏, Kon Satoshi, October 12, 1963 – August 24, 2010) was a Japanese film director, animator, screenwriter and manga artist from Sapporo, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). Tsuyoshi Kon, a guitarist, is his brother.He was a graduate of the Graphic Design department of the Musashino Art University. He is best known for his acclaimed anime films Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), and Paprika (2006).He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 46 on August 24, 2010. ()
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Satoshi Kon (October 12, 1963 – August 24, 2010) was a Japanese anime director and mangaka from Kushiro, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). He was a graduate of the Graphic Design department of the Musashino Art University. He is sometimes credited as "Yoshihiro Wanibuchi" (鰐淵良宏 Wanibuchi Yoshihiro?) in the credits of Paranoia Agent. He was the younger brother of guitarist and studio musician Tsuyoshi Kon.

Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Drama | Fantasy

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Awards & Nominations for Satoshi Kon

Winsor McCay Award

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Movies with Satoshi Kon as Actor(2)

as Himself (archive footage)2021 Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
as Jinnai (voice)2006 Paprika

Movies with Satoshi Kon as Crew(23)

Crew/Thanks2014 Noah
Directing/Director2008 Ani*Kuri15
Writing/Writer2008 Ani*Kuri15
Writing/Screenplay2008 Ani*Kuri15
Directing/Director2007 Good Morning
Writing/Writer2007 Good Morning
Writing/Screenplay2007 Good Morning
Directing/Director2006 Paprika
Writing/Screenplay2006 Paprika
Writing/Writer2006 Paprika
Directing/Director2003 Tokyo Godfathers
Visual Effects/Character Designer2003 Tokyo Godfathers
Writing/Screenplay2003 Tokyo Godfathers
Directing/Director2001 Millennium Actress
Writing/Original Story2001 Millennium Actress
Writing/Screenplay2001 Millennium Actress
Directing/Director1997 Perfect Blue
Editing/Editor1997 Forces
Writing/Writer1995 Memories
Art/Art Designer1992 Run, Melos!
Art/Art Designer1991 Roujin Z
Visual Effects/Key Animation1991 Roujin Z
Writing/Writer1991 World Apartment Horror

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Citizenship: Japan
Born: Saturday, 10/12 1963 (October) in Kushiro, Hokkaidō (Japan)
Died: Tuesday, 08/24 2010 (August) in Tokyo (aged: 46)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: Japanese (JA)
Educated at: Musashino Art University
Member of: Japanese Animation Creators Association
Siblings: Tsuyoshi Kon
Other names for Satoshi Kon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"今 敏"
"こん さとし" (Kana/Japanese)
"鰐淵 良宏"
Satoshi Kon frequently works together with these people:
Katsuhiro Otomo (8x, Crew)
Toshiyuki Inoue (5x, Crew)
Darren Aronofsky (4x, Crew)
Koichi Yamadera (4x, Actor)
Mamoru Oshii (4x, Crew)
Hiroyuki Okiura (4x, Crew)
Shozo Iizuka (4x, Actor)
Nobutaka Ike (4x, Crew)
Masashi Ando (4x, Crew)
Masao Maruyama (4x, Crew)
Megumi Hayashibara (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26479, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2021