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!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.