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Satoshi Kon's: Opus (Paperback)

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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.

    — From Ashanti


    Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of 46. 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 becomes drawn into his own work and realizes the deadline he's up against is to stop a vicious serial killer before he can spill more innocent blood--not merely ink.

    About the Author

    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.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781616556068
    ISBN-10: 1616556064
    Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
    Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
    Pages: 384
    Language: English