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While Satoshi Kon is an incredible filmmaker he got his start in manga and returned to that form for OPUS. His protagonist, Chikara Nagai, is one illustration away from finishing his masterwork, when creator confronts createe and Nagai falls into the dramatic end to his own story. Meditating on artistic drive and all the tangible effects of that pursuit - health, wealth, sanity - Kon effortlessly blends realities to create his magnum opus.
Satoshi Kon was an anime director and mangaka from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. He was well-known for his work on "Perfect Blue," "Millennium Actress," "Tokyo Godfathers," and "Paprika." Sadly, Kon passed away on August 24, 2010, after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer, he is remembered by all who loved his works.