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B.K.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:34 pm Reply with quote
http://www.uk-anime.net/​newsitem/​Director_Satoshi_Kon​_passes_away.​html

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This is breaking news just coming in as I type this, emanating from the Twitter account of GAINAX's Yasuhiro Takeda, but it appears that the renowned and much-admired anime director Satoshi Kon passed away today at the age of 47.


That sucks. Sad
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ponlork



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:40 pm Reply with quote
Man I hope this isn't real, he's one of my favorite anime directors. His films are so realistic
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bacondreamer



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:43 pm Reply with quote
Unfortunately it has been confirmed by Madhouse
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lazyknight



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:50 pm Reply with quote
Truly an unfortunate loss to the anime community. As a pioneer and leader in psychological anime, he will surely be missed. My sympathies go out to his family and friends.

At least he will be remembered through his works.
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garfield15



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:55 pm Reply with quote
This is horribly sad news. We lose a great man in our fanbase today.
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DKL



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:56 pm Reply with quote
This is... really horrible news.
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B.K.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:57 pm Reply with quote
Yasuhiro Takeda posted on his Twitter that Kon apparently died from cancer.
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Parsifal24



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:58 pm Reply with quote
Dang 47 is way too young to die in the grand scheme of things condolences.
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The Xenos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:59 pm Reply with quote
Oh no. A friend just texted me about this. This is horrible news. It's still breaking... so there's hopefully some chance that it's false... but... it's a rare and awful fluke that such news turns out false after such reports.

Forget just the anime film community, this is a sad day for cinema in general. The man has been a visionary genius for film period.
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wm4



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:11 pm Reply with quote
Today is a sad day for the animes.

Kon only made 5 animes. However, each of them is a solid proof
of his great talent. His passing away easily became the biggest
tragedy for the anime in this decade.


Hope him rest in peace.
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braves



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:15 pm Reply with quote
He died way too soon. RIP.

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I wonder what will happen with Yume-Miru Kikai now.


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kenshin77



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:15 pm Reply with quote
A very sad day. Satoshi Kon was one my favorite directors. I loved Millennium actress and Tokyo Godfathers. I think he could have made many more movies and series. He will truly be missed.

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Craigasorus



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:16 pm Reply with quote
This is terrible, terrible news. He was very young (47) still and had a many more amazing visions he had.

A terrible loss for the film/anime world. You'll be missed Satoshi. Crying or Very sad

Paranoia Agent is one of my most beloved anime series.
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Polly E.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:16 pm Reply with quote
He was my favorite director and helped re-ignite my interest in anime when I really didn't care much for it anymore. He will be sorely, sorely missed.
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jgreen



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:16 pm Reply with quote
How sad. The man was a giant, and a visionary....Paprika is one of the most wonderfully inventive films I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, anime or otherwise. He'll be missed.
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