Coda for Satoshi Kon
- His obituary in the New York Times, which has a great interactive feature on some of his more popular movies. Highly recommended reading if you haven’t heard of him before.
- Blogger Makiko Itoh has very kindly translated Satoshi Kon’s last words — a long blog post that he wrote just before he died as a goodbye to his wife, family, colleagues and the world. (She even includes some cultural notes about it here.)
Kon’s goodbye letter to the world made me tear up as I read it. It’s long, but it’s profoundly moving. To the last, Kon was a great artist.