Satoshi Kon is a film director from Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan. Kon attended Musashino College of the Arts and intended to become a painter. After college, he worked with Katsuhiro Otomo on the manga World Apartment Horror. Kon entered the anime industry by working as set designer for Roujin Z (1991), for which Otomo was the screenwriter and mechanical designer. Kon’s early work was strongly influenced by Otomo due to Kon’s experience with him. Afterwards, Kon made his screenwriting debut with Magnetic Rose, a section of the anthology film Memories.
In 1997, Satoshi Kon released his directorial debut film Perfect Blue, which was turned into a feature film from an original video animation in the middle of production. His next film, Millennium Actress, was released in 2001 to several film festivals and won numerous awards. Having created two films that blend dreams and reality, Kon decided to work on a more linear and traditional… read more
It seems paradoxical that Paranoia Agent was removed from the site yet technically works like Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz and The Decalogue are effectively short length TV series, and Out 1 is longer than most anime series by length. I think we need to question the apparent 'differences' between film and television, especially when submissions I added to my collection of all the anime on the site are removed. The structure of these moving works needs to be scrutinised beyond whether they are over 13 to 26 episodes or more rather than a single 90 or so minute chunk, and more in terms of what is truly cinematic and not just daytime television churned out to pad out the cable channels..
TV series are not allowed. TV miniseries (Alexanderplatz, Band of Brothers, Riget, etc), director anthologies like Masters of Horror (I'm in the murk if this category is allowed though), and TV movies are allowed. All of this will cease to exist however once TV series are incorporated onto MUBI in the upcoming future. In terms of the possibilities that that entails, the list to me is enormous (streaming TV shows), but I have no idea if it'll be more than just having pages for TV series with stills and cast info. Hope this helps.