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è Read ☆ Dream Fossil by Satoshi Kon ¹ Dream Fossil Is A Collection OfShort Stories By The Late Satoshi Kon These Stories, Serialized In A Variety Of Magazines In TheS, Give A Rare Glimpse Into The Early Stages Of Kon S Uniquely Compelling Style Of Storytelling The Buds Of Dream Like Themes And Imaginative Worldviews That Would Blossom In His Later Animated Works Are Also Readily Apparent Yet The Flights Of Fancy Are Anchored By Knowing, Empathetic Portrayals Of The Very Human Nature Of Each Story No soy mucho de historias cortas, pero estas tienen casi todas un nivel muy muy alto Muy recomendable.
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 works.
The 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 kicked out of The City, and scrape by in the now less toxic old cities Sculptor Kei and his female friend model Ann notice that Specials are starting to disappear from their neighborhood Are The City people up to something The fifteen stories cover a range of genres There s a couple of baseball stories, some slice of life, a samurai thriller, and somespeculative fiction The characters tend towards the realistic, even if the circumstances are often bizarre.
One standout is Kidnappers , about a car thief who discovers that he has a small child in the back seat He wants to get the kid back to the 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 bad.
There s also Waira , the samurai thriller I mentioned A feudal warlord has been betrayed by his vassal brother 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 guides warn them that the mountain is haunted by a murderous creature named Waira Who will survive The nature of Waira comes as a bit of a surprise it s so out of place that it might as well be supernatural.
I can really spot the Otomo influence in several of these stories The art and writing are decent, but Kon doesn t sparkle here the way he does in his animation work A couple of the stories are photocopied from magazine appearances as the original art is lost this affects the print quality.
The last story in the volume is Kon s debut work, a two parter titled Toriko prisoner It s very YA dystopia Yuichi, a teenager, lives in a future society ruled by implacable robot police, and in which you must have your identity card ready at all times for any transactions or even just walking down the street at the wrong time When he and his friends break curfew, they are remanded to The Center for rehab to become productive citizens Good thing Yuichi managed to snag a weapon Downer ending, depending on your point of view.
In addition to a few color pages, there s also an interview with Susumu Hirawara, a composer who worked with Satoshi Kon on musical scores for the anime projects One last film, Dreaming Machine, is being slowly finished The intended audience varies, a couple would be suitable for young readers, but overall this anthology seems to be seinin young men s Several of the stories have lethal violence, there s some nudity, underaged drinking and smoking, and one story has an attempted rape.
Fans of Satoshi Kon s other work will want to own this anthology others will be better served by checking it out via library loan.
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.
Skip this you ll be disappointed While there s no doubt Kon succeeded as a visual artist and a filmmaker, it s clear that sequential 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 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 manga.
I found myself having a lot of the same issues as I had with Tropic of the Sea as I read it, 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 upsetting.
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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 know probably sounds odd considering a Japanese person drew wrote 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 7 Acabado No s qu pensar realmente de esta recopilaci n de historias cortas de Kon Algunas me parecen una locura alucinante, pero otras sin m s Creo que la recopilaci n deber a haber seleccionado mejor las historias para que al menos tuvieran una unificaci n m s l gica compartiendo tema, estilo, ideolog a, A n as estoy m s que satisfecha por haber le do algo m s de Satoshi Kon aunque poco a poco me vaya quedando sin material nuevo 2.
5Most of these stories are bad, and none of them are great Some of them are decent More than a little disappointing considering the quality of his films Nevertheless, it s interesting to see the early scribblings of the great satoshi Kon The interview at the end with Susumu Hirisawa is also a lovely read.
Unless you re an uber fan, this really is only for completionists The other posthumous work that was released though, Opus , is well worth picking up.