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The official website of the late director Satoshi Kon posted a video slideshow from last month's "Millennium Souvenir" retrospective exhibition dedicated to Kon's works. In the video's accompanying blog post, Kon's widow Kyoko Kon thanked the more than 6,000 people who attended the exhibition.
The slide show is accompanied by music from Susumu Hirasawa's "Paranoia Agent Outtake Collection." Hirasawa provided the music for Kon's Millennium Actress and Paprika films and the Paranoia Agent television anime series. The slideshow shows art that was featured at the exhibition, as well as pictures of the now sold-out Satoshi Kon Art Works Box.
Kon personally assembled and cataloged 69 pieces of illustrations for the box as late as July of last year, one month before passing. He also wrote descriptions for the illustrations in the box, which were limited to 300 sets. The box contained 54 color illustrations and 15 black and white illustrations (5 on plates), including illustrations for his anime works and related goods, as well as private sketches. The illustrations were not bound in a book form, but were presented so they were available for framing.
100 of the sets were presold the exhibition, which was held from August 12 through August 24 at the Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery in Tokyo. August 24 marked the one-year anniversary of Kon's passing.
Last month, the French website Catsuka along with the French convention Japan Expo posted an online version of their exhibition containing 40 images from French artists paying tribute to Kon.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.