Truly sad news for anime community. One of the greatest anime directors (if not the ONLY greatest) in the world, Satoshi Kon, has passed away on August 24th due to pancreatic cancer. He’s probably one of the few figures in anime industry who I truly respect. Granted up until now I’ve only watched Paranoia Agent and Tokyo Godfathers but those two titles are truly splendid, something that truly surpasses your expectation in anime.
What makes his death much sadder is the fact that his currently working on his latest title, Yume Miru Kikai, which is scheduled to be released in 2011.
Satoshi Kon, you will be missed.
And to remember his worldwide masterpiece (I’ve got to watch this movie sooner or later)