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