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Style he manages to syphon out a few environmental details and pieces of Background Sets That Are sets that are 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 read considering it s a relatively short read if you re 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 " directors of the 21st century managed to edit and write his work outside of film Dream Fossil is a into another world Love Satoshi Kon s movies which made this a particicularly unsatisfying read 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 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 this was really neat to read after growing up with Kon s films Paprika Perfect Blue Tokyo Godfathers and my favorite Millennium Actress some of these short stories really 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 now 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 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 Skip this you ll be disappointed 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 reality 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 a war polluted the old places of habitation most of humanity moved to The City a haven of high technology However when a minority of humans started developing psychic powers they were Malice (Conspiracy 365, kicked out of The City and scrape by in the now less toxic old cities Sc. Later animated works are also readily apparent Yet the flights of fancy are anchored bynowing empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each stor.
Satoshi Kon ☆ 3 summaryAwful One of the points of translating work from other languages is the localization bringing it into a meter and idiom that feels 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 you re an
absolute Satoshi Kon completest I wouldn t recommend this I can only agreeSatoshi Kon completest I wouldn t recommend this I can only agree what others have said 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 the runaway granny did get a good laugh out of me though final rating of the collection 35 rated a 4 with hopes that raising the score will convince people to 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 magical Realism Sci Fi Humor sci fi humor
an attempt at sincerity through interesting stories there aren t any in this collection that are real stand outsattempt at sincerity through interesting stories there aren t any in this collection that are real stand outs his films but as a means to an introduction into Kon s style they re filled with whimsy and interesting takes on relatively mundane narratives as a reader and a viewer of his works you can see the transference and microgenres that Kon implements into 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 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 the real 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 humor for the reader while they aren t masterful or even incredibly memorable they really show off some of Kon s skills as both an editor and his transferable skills that reads much better on filmmy only real disappointment is that Kon s artwork never evolved past the mid 80 s Akira art. 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. 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 Publications I Wanted with Susumu HirasawaOriginal Publications I wanted love this collection so badly but I was sorely disappointed by it I m a casual fan 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 readTropic of the Sea as I read the paneling and poor character design made it incredibly difficult to follow and I was often left confused and frustrated as I read Also the speech bubbles are rather vague so it can be hard to tell which character should be speaking when Overall it made for a rather unpleasant 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 and reread them to make sure I hadn t missed something important Almost all of these stories read like plotless flash fiction which after coming from the brilliance of Opus and Perfect Blue is incredibly upsettingI d hoped for 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 it really doesn t blend well with comics I wanted to like this I really 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 80sBut Dream Fossil is some of his earliest work from the 80s he really matured as a storyteller The art is satisfactory and serviceable with some legitimately great moments but the storytelling is rushed 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 help that the translation and lettering are legitimately. 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 rare glimps.