A beautiful video essay by Tony Zhou, on the editing techniques of master animator Satoshi Kon. Kon created, in just about 20 years, a damn-near-perfect quartet of feature cartoons–Perfect BlueMillennium ActressTokyo Godfathers, and Paprika–along with one of the best anime series (Paranoia Agent) of all time. Zhou reveals one of Kon’s methods.

Man, I miss Kon.

(Hat tip to Cartoon Brew for the link.)

RELATED: I wrote about Paprika here, which seems to be among my most popular posts–or, at least, the one that the most screengrabs are stolen from.

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