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“Satoshi Kon ( October 12, 1963 - August 24, 2010 ) Was a Japanese Anime Master who created highly imaginative and fantastic Anime of the highest order. He died unfortunately only
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Satoshi Kon (今 敏 Kon Satoshi?) (October 12, 1963 - August 24, 2010[1]) was a Japanese anime director and mangaka fromKushiro, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA).[2] 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.

Early life

Satoshi Kon was born on October 12, 1963.[3] Due to his father's job transfer, Kon's education from the fourth elementary grade up to the second middle school grade was based in Sapporo. Kon was a classmate and close friend of mangaka Seihō Takizawa. While attending Hokkaido Kushiro Koryo High School, Kon aspired to become an animator.[4] His favorite works were Space Battleship Yamato (1974), Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974), Future Boy Conan (1978) and Mobile Suit Gundam (1979),[5] as well asKatsuhiro Otomo's Domu: A Child's Dream.[6] Yasutaka Tsutsui served as an influence on Kon's drawings. Kon graduated from the Graphic Design course of the Musashino Art University in 1982.[4] During that time, Kon viewed numerous foreign films and enthusiastically read Yasutaka Tsutsui's ...

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