Satoshi Kon Ö 6 READ & DOWNLOADCarve Horseplay Baseball Brats Summer Anxiety Focus Day has Dawned Kidnappers Guests Waira Picnic Beyond the Sun Joyful Bell The Desert Dolphin The Adventures of Master Basho Toriko Prisoner Part 1 Toriko Prisoner Part 2 Satoshi Kon A Loving Unkindness Interview with Susumu HirasawaOriginal Publications this was Malice (Conspiracy 365, really neat toead after growing up with Kon s films Paprika Perfect Blue Tokyo Godfathers and my favorite Millennium Actress some of these short stories Lily (The Mauve Legacy, really could have been something a film even I think the best thing about Dream Fossil is that each of these stories is distinctly Japanesewhich I know probably sounds odd considering a Japanese person drewwrote Dream Fossil however it s the mannerisms of Kon s characters the settings and topics that make life in Japan nearly palpable other mangaely on slap stick comedy glossy art or action packed fight scenes to tell a story but Kon is able to captivate with authentic simplicity such a shame he passed away in 2010 also I just now discovered that Kon was an artist on Akira it all makes sense now final ating of the collection 35 ated a 4 with hopes that Progressive Consumption Taxation raising the score will convince people toead the
Late Kon S Work EvenKon s work even it isn t his bestI don t think it s worth wasting my breath on the stories I wasn t fond of like most of Kon s work Dream Fossil mixes slice of life magical Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations realism sci fi humor and an attempt at sincerity through interesting stories there aren t any in this collection that areeal stand outs against his films but as a means to an introduction into Kon s style they The Clothier Natural Jumping Method re filled with whimsy and interesting takes onelatively mundane narratives as a Two Bunnykins out to Tea reader and a viewer of his works you can see the transference and microgenres that Kon implements into his films being born between the 500 pages of Dream Fossil His work on Akira definitely shows in a few of the stories especially Picnic which seems to be in directelation to Akira and the last two Toriko Prisoner which feel like an abstract of where the universe built in Akira could bring us some of the Falling for Sakura real stand outs in this collection are Joyful Bell which feels like a predecessor to his work Tokyo Godfathers Day has Dawned a short and fun work on childhood anxiety and combating that with friend. Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon These stories serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's give aare glimps. .
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humor for the eader while they aren t masterful or evenfor the eader while they aren t masterful or even memorable they Monty really show off some of Kon s skills as both an editor and his transferable skills thateads much better on filmmy only eal disappointment is that Kon s artwork never evolved past the mid 80 s Akira art style he manages to syphon out a few environmental details and pieces of background sets that are eally a pleasure to look at but it s obvious that Kon utilized manga as a means for thematic and narrative story telling Dream Fossil is worth a Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries read considering it s aelatively short The Writers Handbook 1999 read if youe interested in manga anime or comics or are even considering understanding how one of the best directors of the 21st century managed to edit and write his work outside of film Dream Fossil is a doorway into another world While there s no doubt Kon succeeded as a visual artist and a filmmaker it s clear that seuential art wasn t suited for him Kon s style of storytelling definitely has a film aesthetic in "mind in terms of pacing and staging and while his art is phenomenal it eally doesn t "in terms of pacing and staging and while his art is phenomenal it eally doesn t well with comics Satoshi Kon 1963 2010 was an acclaimed anime director making a handful of movies including Paprika and one television series Paranoia Agent His themes of confusion of dreams and eality and madness lying just below the surface of society made his works fascinating He also spent some time as a manga creator creating several stories in the 1980s before going into anime full time as an assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo Akira This volume collects
"His Short WorksThe Lead Story "short worksThe lead story Carve After a war polluted the old places of habitation most of humanity moved to The City a haven of high technology However when a minority of humans started developing psychic powers they were kicked out of The City and scrape by in the now less toxic old cities Sculptor Kei and his female friendmodel Ann notice that Specials are starting to disappear from their neighborhood Are The City people up to somethingThe fifteen stories cover a ange of genres There s a couple of baseball stories some slice of life a samurai thriller and some speculative fiction The characters tend towards the ealistic even if the circumstanc. E into the early stages of Kon's uniuely compelling style of storytelling The buds of dream like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his. .
for swiping vehicle and the actual kidnapper is after him too The main character is wellswiping the vehicle and the actual kidnapper is after him too The main character is well as a bad person but one that doesn t want to be that badThere s also Waira the samurai thriller I mentioned A feudal warlord has been betrayed by his vassalbrother in law his troops massacred and now he and a handful of surviving followers are fleeing through a mountain forest in the middle of the night The brother in law and his troops pursue but their guides warn them that the mountain is haunted by a murderous creature named Waira Who will survive The nature of Waira comes as a bit of a surprise it s so out of place that it might as well be supernaturalI can eally spot the Otomo influence in several of these stories The art and writing are decent but Kon doesn t sparkle here the way he does in his animation work A couple of the stories are photocopied from magazine appearances as the original art is lost this affects the print ualityThe last story in the volume is Kon s debut work a two parter titled Toriko prisoner It s very YA dystopia Yuichi a teenager lives in a future society Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks ruled by implacableobot police and in which you must have your identity card Cable Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill ready at all times for any transactions or even just walking down the street at the wrong time When he and his friends break curfew they areemanded to The Center for ehab to become productive citizens Good thing Yuichi managed to snag a weapon Downer ending depending on your point of viewIn addition to a few color pages there s also an interview with Susumu Hirawara a composer who worked with Satoshi
Kon On Musical Scoreson musical scores the anime projects One last film Dreaming Machine is being slowly finishedThe intended audience varies a couple would be suitable for young eaders but overall this anthology seems to be seinin young men s Several of the stories have lethal violence there s some nudity underaged drinking and smoking and one story has an attempted Turn This World Inside Out rapeFans of Satoshi Kon s other work will want to own this anthology others will be better served by checking it out via library loan. Later animated works are alsoeadily apparent Yet the flights of fancy are anchored by knowing empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each stor.