I was saddened today to find out about the sudden passing of the great Satoshi Kon on August 24th. One of the foremost luminaries of animation, Kon crafted worlds and stories different from any that had come before. His vision was unique and breathtaking and was taken away from us far too soon. To think what he might have made over the next 20 years!
I wonder if the last film he was working on, The Dream Machine, will now ever see the light of day. I would love to take a journey into one of his worlds just one more time. What we are left with is his final message which was kindly translated from japanese by maki at makikoitoh.com.
Goodbye Satoshi Kon, thank you for your art which I for one will never forget.