Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon (October 12, 1963 – August 24, 2010) was a Japanese anime director and mangaka from Kushiro, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). 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.

Perfect Blue (1997)

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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

Paprika (2006)

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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Kouichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Kouichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby's identity, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Aya Okamoto  •  Yoshiaki Umegaki  •  Toru Emori  •  Satomi Kourogi

During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby's identity, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Aya Okamoto  •  Yoshiaki Umegaki  •  Toru Emori  •  Satomi Kourogi

Millennium Actress (2002)

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Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Mami Koyama  •  Miyoko Shoji  •  Masaya Onosaka  •  Fumiko Orikasa

Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Mami Koyama  •  Miyoko Shoji  •  Masaya Onosaka  •  Fumiko Orikasa

Ani*Kuri15 (2008)

15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan's animation industry. The title of the collection, Ani*Kuri15, is abbreviated from the words "anime" and "creators".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii  •  Satoshi Kon  •  Makoto Shinkai  •  Atsushi Takeuchi  •  Michael Arias  •  Shōjirō Nishimi  •  Shoji Kawamori  •  Shinji Kimura  •  Kazuto Nakazawa  •  Mahiro Maeda  •  Akemi Hayashi  •  Osamu Kobayashi  •  Yasufumi Soejima  •  Ranji Murata
CAST:  Aika Kanda  •  Toshio Watanabe

15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan's animation industry. The title of the collection, Ani*Kuri15, is abbreviated from the words "anime" and "creators".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii  •  Satoshi Kon  •  Makoto Shinkai  •  Atsushi Takeuchi  •  Michael Arias  •  Shōjirō Nishimi  •  Shoji Kawamori  •  Shinji Kimura  •  Kazuto Nakazawa  •  Mahiro Maeda  •  Akemi Hayashi  •  Osamu Kobayashi  •  Yasufumi Soejima  •  Ranji Murata
CAST:  Aika Kanda  •  Toshio Watanabe

Tsutsui and Kon's Paprika (2007)

The making of anime "Paprika" (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuo Horiuchi
CAST:  Satoshi Kon  •  Yasutaka Tsutsui  •  Daisuke Kirii

The making of anime "Paprika" (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuo Horiuchi
CAST:  Satoshi Kon  •  Yasutaka Tsutsui  •  Daisuke Kirii

Good Morning (2008)

Follows a woman as she becomes fully awake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
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Follows a woman as she becomes fully awake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
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