It’s been more than 10 years since the anime director – Satoshi Kon (October 12, 1963 – August 24, 2010) died of pancreatic cancer. Despite his relatively young age, Kon is one of the most acclaimed creators of Japanese animation. Kon’s influence even extends beyond Japan. The late director’s films have inspired Hollywood hits, making him known by fans as “The Director of Anime Inspiring Hollywood Movies”. This title shows how much Kon’s talent and works are appreciated.
Here’s a look at some of the works of talented director Satoshi Kon that are considered the inspiration for Hollywood’s hit movies!
1. PERFECT BLUE
The genius Japanese director, Satoshi Kon, built a strange script for Perfect Blue – a famous female singer who decides to pursue a career as an actress, but no matter how hard she tries, she still encounters difficult obstacles. avoid from outside forces – a sinister pervert stalker or serial murders happening around.
With scenes of violence and nudity, Perfect Blue is said to be a prime example of the adult anime genre. Director Satoshi Kon breathed life into the film with a gradually complex plot and then exploded at the last minute with many surreal details.
Director Darren Aronofsky used material from this anime for the Oscar-winning psychological drama – Black Swan.
2. MILLENIUM ACTRESS
The film has the main content is the conversation between the documentary filmmaker – and the once famous female star. They talked about Chiyoko’s own life, why she chose to start becoming an actress at the age of 16, and who the artist she pursued from her youth until the end of her life… All will be determined by Kon Satoshi. skillfully recounted by interlacing scenes between the past and the present, between reality and virtual blending together to bring out the most genuine emotions. The emotions and memories of a lifetime of love with the man who accidentally touched in the snow-covered winter.
3. TOKYO GODFATHERS
This is a comedy anime based on the novel Three Godfathers by Peter B. Kyne. The film’s plot revolves around three homeless people who stumble across an abandoned baby near Christmas and decide to go look for the baby’s parents. The film depicts a part of the lives of homeless people as well as the theme of how strangers treat each other in that life.
4. PARANOIA AGENT
Paranoia Agent is Kon’s first television anime series. Anime about Sagi Tsukiko, when she was on her way home when a stranger attacked her. He is described as an elementary school boy, wearing yellow skates and holding a bent yellow baseball bat, later nicknamed by police as Shounen Bat (Lil’ Slugger).
Paranoia Agent is nothing too sublime in terms of content, but the beauty lies in the creatively engaging storytelling. Besides, the character’s psychology is deepened and the music is crazy, creating the unmistakable horror of this work.
Adapted from the novel of the same name, this is the last film of the talented director Satoshi Kon before his death in 2010. The film is set in a not too distant future, where humans create a A new method of psychotherapy through the use of a DC Mini machine that opens the door to the inside of a patient’s dreams and allows the user to record images of those dreams. The incident occurs when incomplete DC Mini machines are stolen to serve the ambitions of those who want to make their dreams come true.