(free) Dream Fossil by Satoshi Kon

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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. Skip this you ll be disappointed

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Dream Fossil

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 stor. 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 mangaI 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 upsettingI d hoped for

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Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon These stories serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's give a rare glimps. 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 from 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 One of the points of translating work from other languages is the localization bringing it into a meter and idiom that feels right for it s target audience The translation here feels like a word for exact word process that leaves everything feeling awkward and stilted The lettering doesn t help with this it fills the word balloons awkwardly it s badly laid out and while it may not be Comic Sans it s definitely in the same font family Look at how Dark Horse or Viz handle the lettering for their translated manga it works far FAR better Unless you re an absolute Satoshi Kon completest I wouldn t recommend this


10 thoughts on “Dream Fossil

  1. says:

    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 from 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 possib

  2. says:

    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 h

  3. says:

    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 artistr

  4. says:

    While there's no doubt Kon succeeded as a visual artist and a filmmaker it's clear that seuential 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

  5. says:

    Skip this you'll be disappointed

  6. says:

    final rating of the collection 35 rated a 4 with hopes that raising the score will convince people to read the late Kon's work even if it isn't his bestI don't think it's worth wasting my breath on the stories I wasn't fond of like most of Kon's work Dream Fossil mixes slice of life magical realism sci fi humor and an attempt at sincerity through interesting stories there aren't any in this collection that a

  7. says:

    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 lo

  8. says:

    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 Dre

  9. says:

    I can only agree with what others have said reasonably competent short often humourous seuential art stories Pleasent enough for what they are but there's little here to hint at the sheer brilliance of this young mangaka that would characteris

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