Boring pretentious garbage. He's not even close to Oshii or Miyazaki.
Ok can you elaborate?
does the word "pretentious" have any meaning anymore when referring to artistic works?
boring radlib cringe
Who makes an animated film about regular people doing regular things? Why not just make it live action?
To show off your animating skillz
Some things can only be expressed through animation. Satoshi Kon is widely known for cutting his own films, and the cuts themselves are much shorter and thus convey more information than what is feasibly possible in live action film.
Not him, but i find that the themes of escapism and consumerism or whatever that permeate his work are treated in too straightforward and near-sighted a manner. It's probably the biggest reason why Perfect Blue has become a staple of the pretentious weeb canon, it's critical of it's own audience but more in a conservative way that's supposed to fill you with pure disgust rather than actually make you think about the distinction between the real and virtual or whatever. Tokyo Godfathers is good kino tho