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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 kicked out of The City and scrape by in the now less toxic old cities Sculptor Kei and his Rich Men, Single Women femaleriendmodel Ann notice that Specials are starting to disappear Twice Retired from their neighborhood Are The City people up to somethingTheifteen stories cover a range of genres There s a couple of baseball stories some slice of life a samurai thriller and some speculative Ten Twentieth-Century Poets fiction The characters tend towards the realistic even if the circumstances are often bizarreOne 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 jailor swiping the vehicle and the actual
kidnapper is afteris after too The main character is well drawn as a bad person but one that doesn t want to be that badThere s also Waira the samurai thriller I mentioned A In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) feudal warlord has been betrayed by his vassalbrother in law his troops massacred and now he and a handful of survivingollowers are Period Power fleeing through a mountainorest 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 nature of Waira as a bit of a surprise it s so out of place that it might as well be supernaturalI 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 Biblical Standard for Evangelists from magazine appearances as the original art is lost this affects the print ualityThe 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 auture society ruled by implacable robot police and in which you must have your identity card ready at all times Until Again for any transactions or even just walking down the street at the wrong time When he and hisriends break curfew they are remanded to The Center Jesus Calling for rehab to become productive citizens Good thing Yuichi managed to snag a weapon Downer ending depending on your point of viewIn addition to aew color pages there s also an interview with Susumu Hirawara a composer who worked with Satoshi Kon on musical scores Ebeles Favourite for the anime projects One lastilm Dreaming Machine is being slowly inishedThe intended audience varies a couple would be suitable or 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 rapeFans of Satoshi Kon s other work will want to own this anthology others will be better served by checking it out via library loan. Later animated works are also readily apparent Yet the The Quiet Front flights ofancy are anchored by knowing empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each stor. Disappointed by it I m a casual an
of kon sKon s absolutely loved Perfect Blue as well as Opus but I still haven t seen all of his ilms and much like this one While there s no doubt Kon succeeded as a visual artist and a Nights of the Round Table filmmaker it s clear that seuential art wasn t suitedor him Kon s style of storytelling definitely has a ilm aesthetic in mind in terms of pacing and staging and while his art is phenomenal it really doesn t blend while his art is phenomenal it really doesn t blend 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 rom the 80s before 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 Awful "are legitimately awful of the points of translating work When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match from other languages is the localization bringing it into a meter and idiom thateels right Aliens Among Us for it s target audience The translation hereeels like a word True Paradise for exact word process that leaves everythingeeling awkward and stilted The lettering doesn t help with this it ills the word balloons awkwardly it s badly laid out and while it may not be Comic Sans it s definitely in the same ont Croatie : Cte Adriatique, Dalmatie family Look at how Dark Horse or Viz handle the letteringor their translated manga it works Jonathan Visits the White House far FAR better Unless you re an absolute Satoshi Kon completest I wouldn t recommend this this was really neat to read after growing up with Kon silms Paprika Perfect Blue Tokyo Godfathers and my avorite Millennium Actress some of these short stories really could have been something a ilm 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 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 Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού 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 worksascinating He also spent some time as a manga creator creating several stories in the 1980s before going into anime ull time as an assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo Akira This volume collects his short. 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.