This bibliography covers scholarly publications on Satoshi Kon and his works written in English that I am aware of. Whenever possible, and if this is not clear from the title of a particular entry, the actual work or works that it discusses on is noted.

[Page last updated: March 23, 2020]

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  • Wells, Paul. Playing the Kon trick: Between dates, dimensions and daring in the films of Satoshi Kon. Cinephile: The University of British Columbia’s Film Journal, 7(1), 4-8.

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  • Mes, Tom. Requiem for a dream: The films of Satoshi Kon bring the depths of the subconscious into bright anime light. Film Comment, 43(2), 46-48.
  • Ortabasi, Melek Su. Teaching modern Japanese history with animation: Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress. Education About Asia, 12(1), 62-65.

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  • Sharp, Jasper. Perfect Blue – Satoshi Kon, Japan, 1997. In Justin Bowyer (Ed.), The Cinema of Japan and Korea (pp. 161-168). London, UK: Wallflower Press.
  • Yokota, Mamao. Satoshi Kon’s transition from comics to animation. International Journal of Comic Art, 6(1), 250-265.

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3 Comments on Director Bibliography – Satoshi Kon

  1. Hi!! Great list! I am doing my thesis on the work of Satoshi Kon and I was wondering, if you have read and still have some of this digital documents, if I could ask for it? It’s super difficult to find of this studies online and free. Thanks a lot!

  2. Also, for finding these kinds of materials “for free”, it’s always a good idea to check with your school’s library! Even if they do not have that book in their collection or subscribe to that journal, they can usually get it for you from another one!

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