Satoshi Kon's Opus


Author: Satoshi Kon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630081582
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 144
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Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! * Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year. * Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky. * Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akiramanga.

Art of Satoshi Kon


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
ISBN: 1616557419
Category: Animated films
Page: 142
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Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika [2006], Paranoia Agent [2004], Tokyo Godfathers [2003], Millennium Actress [2001] and Perfect Blue [1997]) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of 46. Now Dark Horse is privileged to remember him and his works through The Art Of Satoshi Kon, a beautiful book of Kon's illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Paprika and his television series Paranoia Agent, plus his unfinished The Dreaming Machine, his manga, commercial art and several little-known and incomplete projects.

Dream Fossil

The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon
Author: Satoshi Kon
Publisher: Vertical Comics
ISBN: 9781941220245
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 520
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From the internationally renowned director of Paprika and Perfect Blue, comes a collection of short stories penned as he transitioned from animator to comicker to movie director. Featuring 16 shorts, including his award winning debut Toriko, this collection dives into the heart of Satoshi Kon like no book has before.

Seraphim: 266613336 Wings


Author: Mamoru Oshii,Satoshi Kon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630081655
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 268
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Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), and Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Written by Oshii and drawn by Kon, Seraphim is the story of a future Earth devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms. A cult-ridden, army-backed medical unit journeys into the heart of a dying Asian city accompanied by Sera, a mysterious girl linked to the phenomenon itself. Have they come here to kill or cure--and is the Angel Plague a withered branch on the tree of life, or somehow a new flowering of existence?

Satoshi Kon

The Illusionist
Author: Andrew Osmond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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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.

Tropic of the Sea


Author: Satoshi Kon
Publisher: Vertical Incorporated
ISBN: 9781939130068
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 207
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As commercial development encroaches into Yosuke's coastal town, his family's promise to the mer-people of protecting their eggs is threatened.

Valerian & Laureline - Volume 1 - The City of Shifting Waters


Author: Jean-Claude Mézières,Pierre Christin
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 1849189412
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
View: 2012

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Galaxity, capital of the Terran Empire in the 28th century. Valerian and Laureline are agents who protect mankind from rogue time travellers. Now they are sent to New York in 1986 to intercept Galaxity’s worst megalomaniac, Xombul—except that in 1986, the world is in ruins and New York is about to be swallowed by the ocean. The two agents must navigate the shifting waters of the past to make sure that the future will exist.

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis


Author: Yoshikazu Takeuchi
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC.
ISBN: 1642753505
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: N.A
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Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update. When the new Mima is revealed--complete with a sexy outfit and a risqué photo book–one of her most obsessive fans refuses to accept her transformation. To restore Mima to the innocent girl of her debut, he puts a terrifying plan to action that throws her life into chaos and mortal peril.

Your Lie in April


Author: Naoshi Arakawa
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 1682332853
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 192
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Satoshi Kon's Opus


Author: Satoshi Kon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630081582
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 144
View: 9815

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Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! * Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year. * Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky. * Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akiramanga.

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu Volume 1

Yon & Mu
Author: Junji Ito
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 1682330125
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
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HELL-O-KITTY Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know…his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow—Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.

Manga Opus


Author: Mini Komix
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304667189
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 50
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Get ready for the Mangum Opus of Manga in this magnificent anthology! Experience street fighting in "Scenes From A Rooftop," killer cyberpunk action in "Dangerous Machines," instructional shojo in "How To Snare," superhero romance in "Beautiful," and Martian Catgirls invade America in "Gaijin Hi." Great manga material by Jer Alford, Amanda Garman, Nate Hill, Deleon Walters, Rashad Doucet, Cody Pickrodt, Adam Wilson, & Beatus Vir.

The Book of Human Insects


Author: Osamu Tezuka
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 1945054751
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 304
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Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. One of Osamu Tezuka's most wicked tales, The Book of Human Insects renders the 70's as a brutal and often polarizing bug-eat-bug world, where only those willing to sell their soul to the masses and become something less than human are capable of achieving their wildest dreams

Utsubora

The Story of a Novelist
Author: Asumiko Nakamura
Publisher: Vertical
ISBN: 9781935654766
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 445
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Before her book can be published, promising young author Aki Fujino is found dead, and while some believe she committed suicide, others suspect her death may be related to her mysterious relationship with the author Mizorogi.

Satoshi Nakamoto: The Bitcoin Founder


Author: Bill Stonehem
Publisher: First Rank Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 40
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Bitcoin is a type of currency that can only be used and stored electronically; it is new payment system. It remains in digital form as a type of money referred to as cryptocurrency, it is never printed but is created by people and businesses using special computer software. The company was announced in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto who later left in mid-2010. Satoshi allowed Bitcoin to be very public, where the software and company codes can be accessed by any person across the world. This made it an open source company, encouraging users to trust in it thereby making Bitcoins popular and valuable.

Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories


Author: Junji Ito
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1974701263
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 400
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An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window... After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victimes appear in the sky... An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending... An offering of nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans. -- VIZ Media

Yurei

The Japanese Ghost
Author: Zack Davisson
Publisher: Chin Music Press Inc.
ISBN: 0988769352
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei, or Japanese ghosts, both past and present.

Cinema Anime

Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation
Author: Steven T. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403983089
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 2014

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This collection charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production in the last twenty-five years. The essays offer bold and insightful engagement with animé's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological monstrosity, and apocalyptic fantasies of the end of history. The contributors dismantle the distinction between 'high' and 'low' culture and offer compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of animé and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global.

Manga! Manga!

the world of Japanese comics
Author: Frederik L. Schodt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 260
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Fragments of Horror


Author: Junji Ito
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421584743
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
View: 4747

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A new collection of delightfully macabre tales from a master of horror manga. An old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants. A dissection class with a most unusual subject. A funeral where the dead are definitely not laid to rest. Ranging from the terrifying to the comedic, from the erotic to the loathsome, these stories showcase Junji Ito’s long-awaited return to the world of horror. -- VIZ Media