TokyoPop have published an interview with auteur anime director Satoshi Kon, looking at his latest movie, Paprika, as well as the rest of his career to date; his beginnings as a manga-ka, his influences and plans for the future.
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Satori Screen is Derby’s QUAD Cinema monthly night of East Asian cinema and on Friday, October 23rd, the film Paprika will be shown at 20:45. Synopsis from Satori Screen: In this spectacular anime a group of scientists invent a device that allows therapists to enter their client’s dreams. When a “dream terrorist” steals it, all … Continued
With Paprika fast approaching its limited theatrical run in the US, director Satoshi Kon has sat down with the New York Times to discuss the movie and its subversive pscyhological themes. The aptly titled “Anime Dreams, Transformed Into Nightmares” is an interesting and rare peek into the thoughts of one of Japanese leading anime directors.
The Anime All-Nighter event has become a regular and very popular fixture in the annual Sci-Fi London event. As with previous years, it was a back-to-back showing with only breaks to answer the call of nature and load up on caffeine before the next one. Things kicked off at midnight and wrapped up at around … Continued
On the 23rd of August 2010, the acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon passed away. His tragically early passing at the age of just 46, has been felt the world over. The anime community, and the animation scene as a whole is in mourning for the loss of a visionary who was at the height of … Continued