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Aug27

Satoshi Kon

Posted by Leith in News,Thoughts
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I don’t know how many people will bother to see my little corner of the internet, particularly with how I neglect it, but I need to write about this.

On August 24th, anime director Satoshi Kon died at age 46 of cancer.

46.

That’s a few years younger than my father, who I have never really imagined leaving this world until much, much later in my lifetime. I don’t even really know what to think about that, but it’s very unsettling.

He was an amazing director and produced works that never got the attention I believe they deserve. In addition to hearing about and being deeply saddened by the news (as I believe most anime fans are), I also found out that he left a somewhat rambling note as his last words. It was posted on his blog posthumously by his family, and for those of you that don’t read Japanese, a fan has posted an English translation. I found the whole thing profoundly moving, and I need to share those words somehow. I need to pass them along, and right now, this is the best I can do.

Goodbye, Satoshi Kon. Your talents, your works and your words will be missed. I wish I had known you in person.

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