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Satoshi Kon â 1 FREE READUgh Satoshi Kon 1963 2010 was an acclaimed anime director making a handful of movies including Paprika and one television series Paranoia Agent His themes of confusion of dreams and eality and madness lying just below the surface of society made his works fascinating He also spent some time as a manga creator creating several stories in the 1980s before going into anime full time as an assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo Akira This volume collects his short worksThe lead story is Carve After
war polluted the old places of habitation most of humanity moved to The City a haven of high technology However a minority of humans started developing psychic powers they were kicked out of The City and scrape by in the now less toxic old cities Sculptor Kei and his female friendmodel Ann notice that Specials are starting to disappear from their neighborhood Are The City people up to somethingThe fifteen stories cover a ange of genres There s a couple of baseball stories some slice of life a samurai thriller and some speculative fiction The characters tend towards the ealistic even if the circumstances are often bizarreOne standout is Kidnappers about a car thief who discovers that he has Small Child In small child in back seat He wants to get the kid back to parents but doesn t want to go to jail for swiping the vehicle and the actual kidnapper is after him too The main character is well drawn as a bad person but one that doesn t want to be that badThere s also Waira the samurai thriller I mentioned A feudal warlord has been betrayed by his vassalbrother in law his troops massacred and now he and a handful of surviving followers are fleeing through a mountain forest in the middle of the night The brother in law and his troops pursue but their Skip this you ll be disappointed this was eally neat to ead after growing up with Kon s films Paprika Perfect Blue Tokyo Godfathers and my favorite Millennium Actress some of these short stories eally could have been something a film even I think the best thing about Dream Fossil is that each of these stories is distinctly Japanesewhich I know probably sounds odd considering a Japanese person drewwrote Dream Fossil however it s the mannerisms of Kon s characters the settings and topics that make life in Japan nearly palpable other manga Les Lgendaires - Les Chroniques de Darkhell 01. Tnbris rely on slap stick comedy glossy art or action packed fight scenes to tell a story but Kon is able to captivate with authentic simplicity such a shame he passed away in 2010 also I just now discovered that Kon was an artist on Akira it all makes sense now I wanted to like this Ieally did I love Satoshi Kon and some of his manga work such as Tropic of the Sea are legitimately wonderful But Dream Fossil is some of his earliest work from the 80s before he eally matured as a storyteller The art is satisfactory and serviceable with so. E into the early stages of Kon's uniuely compelling style of storytelling The buds of dream like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his. Love Satoshi Kon s movies which made this a particicularly unsatisfying ead Only 3 of the 15 stories held my attention Glad to see how much a storyteller can evolve over time though and appreciated insight into his evolving artistry and comedic timing His manga work The scent relies a lot on tropes common to the medium and I was surprised by how unoriginal the majority of these stories were A title as cool as Dream Fossil deserved better stories finalating of the collection 35 دوره حقوق مدنی-عقود معین 1 rated a 4 with hopes thataising the score will convince people to 정숙한 남자 [A Man of Virtue] read the late Kon s work even if it isn t his bestI don t think it s worth wasting my breath on the stories I wasn t fond of like most of Kon s work Dream Fossil mixes slice of life magicalealism sci fi humor and an attempt at sincerity through interesting stories there aren t any in this collection that are The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 real stand outs against his films but as a means to an introduction into Kon s style theye filled with whimsy and interesting takes on Aeon Legion relatively mundane narratives as aeader and a viewer of his works you can see the transferencea war polluted the old places of habitation most of humanity moved to The City a haven of high technology However
microgenres that Kon implements his films being born between the 500 pages of Dream Fossil His work on Akira definitely shows in a few of the stories especially Picnic which seems to be in direct Secretul vieții și alte eseuri relation to Akira and the last two Toriko Prisoner which feel like an abstract of where the universe built in Akira could bring us some of theeal stand outs in this collection are Joyful Bell which feels like a predecessor to his work Tokyo Godfathers Day has Dawned a short and fun work on childhood anxiety and combating that with friends and GUESTS WHICH MASTERFULLY USES PAGES TO CREATE TENSION AND which masterfully uses pages to create tension and for theAnd Microgenres That Kon Implements
READER WHILE THEY AREN T MASTERFULwhile they aren t masterful even incredibly memorable they Down Lambeth Way really show off some of Kon s skills as both an editor and his transferable skills thateads much better on filmmy only Lebanese War real disappointment is that Kon s artwork never evolved past the mid 80 s Akira art style he manages to syphon out a few environmental details and pieces of background sets that areeally a pleasure to look at but it s obvious that Kon utilized manga as a means for thematic and narrative story telling Dream Fossil is worth a The Sacred Band read considering it s aelatively short The Shadowhunters Codex read if youe interested in manga anime or comics or are even considering understanding how one of the best directors of the 21st century managed to edit and write his work outside of film Dream Fossil is a doorway into another world I can only agree with what others have said Dry Hard reasonably competent short often humourous seuential art stories Pleasent enough for what they are but there s little here to hint at the sheer brilliance of this young mangaka that would characterise his Anim The last panel of the one with theunaway granny did get a good laugh out of me tho. Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon These stories serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's give a are glimps. Me legitimately great moments but the storytelling is ushed and page layouts are cramped It s as though he s trying to cram as much as humanly possible into these short stories instead of dialing them back somewhat
And Letting Them BreatheIt Doesn T Helpletting them breatheIt doesn t help the translation and lettering are legitimately awful One of the points of translating work from OTHER LANGUAGES IS THE LOCALIZATION BRINGING IT INTO A languages is the localization bringing it into a and idiom that feels Das Haus der Angst right for it s target audience The translation here feels like a word for exact word process that leaves everything feeling awkward and stilted The lettering doesn t help with this it fills the word balloons awkwardly it s badly laid out and while it may not be Comic Sans it s definitely in the same font family Look at how Dark Horse or Viz handle the lettering for their translated manga it works far FAR better Unless youe an absolute Satoshi Kon completest I wouldn t Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education recommend this While there s no doubt Kon succeeded as a visual artist and a filmmaker it s clear that seuential art wasn t suited for him Kon s style of storytelling definitely has a film aesthetic in mind in terms of pacing and staging and while his art is phenomenal iteally doesn t blend well with comics
I wanted to love this collection so badly but I was sorely disappointed by it I m a casualwanted to love this collection so badly but I was sorely disappointed by it I m a casual of Kon s I absolutely loved Perfect Blue as well as Opus but I still haven t seen all of his films and much like this one his manga Tropic of the Sea left much to be desired Looking at the cover of this collection and the name underneath the title I couldn t help but get excited however I did not enjoy this mangaI found myself having a lot of the same issues as I had with Tropic of the Sea as I Searching for Wanda read it the paneling and poor character design made it incredibly difficult to follow and I was often left confused and frustrated as Iead Also the speech bubbles are Ray Ryan rather vague so it can be hard to tell which character should be speaking when Overall it made for aather unpleasant Daddys Sweet Girl: A Dark Stepfamily Love Story reading experience Not to mention the stories Oh boy the stories They weren t all bad for the most part in fact I enjoyed a handful of them Kidnappers Guests Joyful Bell and Toriko were my favorites but they didn t blend well together at all and some had plots so startlingly mundane that I had to go back anderead them to make sure I hadn t missed something important Almost all of these stories The Last True Explorer read like plotless flash fiction which after coming from the brilliance of Opus and Perfect Blue is incredibly upsettingI d hoped for Carve Horseplay Baseball Brats Summer of Anxiety Focus Day has Dawned Kidnappers Guests Waira Picnic Beyond the Sun Joyful Bell The Desert Dolphin The Adventures of Master Basho Toriko Prisoner Part 1 Toriko Prisoner Part 2 Satoshi Kon A Loving Unkindness Interview with Susumu HirasawaOriginal Publication. Later animated works are alsoeadily apparent Yet the flights of fancy are anchored by knowing empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each stor. .