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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.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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