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Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

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“Satoshi Kon makes an art of Japanese anime.”—Rolling Stone

The head-spinning anime fantasy Paprika (2006) introduced new viewers to one of Japan’s most visionary directors. Satoshi Kon crashed onto the world scene in 1997 with his smart slasher-thriller Perfect Blue. His subsequent films range from the silver-screen romance of Millennium Actress (2001) to the socially conscious comedy Tokyo Godfathers (2003) and the surreally satirical TV series Paranoia Agent (2004). This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the work and vision of Satoshi Kon, with background and analysis of the key reality-warping films by anime’s premier illusionist. This timely new collection follows the 2007 US release of Kon’s latest film, Paprika, which was met with an enthusiastic welcome from his fans. For many, Paprika was a first introduction to Kon’s work; other fans have been following his career avidly from its early days. Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist will satisfy newcomers and long-term fans alike.

Andrew Osmond is a British freelance film reviewer and journalist who was part of the “Akira generation” of anime fans. He has been writing about cartoons and anime for ten years and has interviewed numerous anime professionals, including Satoshi Kon. His articles and reviews have appeared in Animerica, Total Anime, Neo, Manga Max, SFX, Sight and Sound, Empire, and many other magazines.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive introduction to the work of the acclaimed anime artist, director of Tokyo Godfathers and the hit release Paprika.

About the Author

Andrew Osmond is a British freelance film reviewer and journalist who was one of the "Akira generation" of anime fans. He has been writing about cartoons and anime for ten years, and has interviewed numerous anime professionals, including Satoshi Kon. His articles and reviews have appeared in Animerica, Total Anime, Neo, Manga Max, SFX, Sight and Sound, Empire and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933330747
Author:
Osmond, Andrew
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Animation
Subject:
Animated films
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Animated films -- Japan.
Subject:
Kon, Satoshi - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 Color photographs and illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 in 11 oz

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