​Acclaimed Anime Director Satoshi Kon's Magnum Opus Is Here!

When Satoshi Kon died in 2010 at the age of 46, he left behind a small but brilliant legacy of anime masterpieces like Paprika and Perfect Blue. But before he was a filmmaker, he was a manga artist, and finally Dark Horse is bringing Kon's comic Opus to America for the first time! » 11/25/14 4:40pm 11/25/14 4:40pm

8 amazing works you may not have seen from anime's greatest directors

Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (Spirited Away, Astro Boy and Evangelion, respectively). But not every awesome anime in every famous director’s oeuvre gets the same attention, so here are eight works by anime's greatest directors you probably… » 7/25/13 10:00am 7/25/13 10:00am

If you can't be at Worldcon, this is the next best thing

There'll never be a webzine to replace the late, lamented Internet Review of Science Fiction, but a new publication, Salon Futura, comes pretty darn close. The first issue includes smart essays, book reviews, and a heartfelt Satoshi Kon obituary. » 9/02/10 9:00am 9/02/10 9:00am

The final blog post of Satoshi Kon

Paprika and Paranoia Agent director Satoshi Kon passed away this week, but before he died, he wrote a final blog post to his friends, family, and anime colleagues. » 8/29/10 8:10am 8/29/10 8:10am

R.I.P. Satoshi Kon, director of Paprika

Japanese animation has lost one of its giants. Satoshi Kon, director of Paprika and creator of Paranoia Agent, has apparently died at age 47. Gainax employee Takeda Yasuhiro tweeted the news a short time ago, and it was confirmed by Madhouse's Masao Maruyama via the Otakon committee. Paprika, Kon's lush exploration of… » 8/24/10 12:00pm 8/24/10 12:00pm

Paprika Director Has Kid-Friendly Robotic Dreams

Satoshi Kon, the director behind such surreal animated films as Paprika and Perfect Blue is taking a crack at child-friendly fare with his all-robot road movie The Dream Machine. The film's first images highlight Kon's strange and lovely robotic creations. » 11/20/09 9:30am 11/20/09 9:30am

Doctor Who Raids Its Back Catalog On Speed

Who's coming back for season four of Doctor Who? Everybody! Seriously, just about every monster and supporting character that ever appeared on the old or new series is making an appearance, according to these probably partly fake spoilers that are making the rounds of fan sites. Click through to read which comebacks… » 12/10/07 6:00am 12/10/07 6:00am