Satoshi Kon died at the age of 46 a victim of pancreatic cancer, but his brief filmography as an anime director does not prevent him from being considered one of the greats of the genre. Manga artist, collaborated in his early years with the author of Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, in various comics, animation and live-action works (the little known and hardly classifiable World apartment horror). Kon had a high-profile debut as a feature filmmaker with Perfect blue, the story of a multimedia artist who is a victim of harassment. The Japanese filmmaker was only able to sign three more films: Millennium actress, Tokyo godfathers Y Paprika, dream detective (whom more than one has pointed out as a possible influence of Sourceby Christopher Nolan). Among these projects, he would also direct the animated series Paranoia agent and the short film Buenos dias.