In the beginning of the message titled "Farewell," Kon recalled:
May 18 of this year, an unforgettable day.
My wife and I received the following prognosis from a cardiologist at the Musashino Red Cross Hospital:
"The pancreatic cancer is terminal and has metastasized to the bone. You have at most a half year left."
Later, he remembered meeting with MADHOUSE founder Masao Maruyama about the final anime film he was directing:
When I conveyed my concerns for Yume-Miru Kikai to Mr. Maruyama, he said, "It’s fine. Don’t worry, we’ll do whatever it takes."
I cried aloud.
He concluded his message with the following:
With feelings of gratitude for all that is good in this world, I put down my pen.
Well, I’ll be leaving now.
This is not a really good week to end August. RIP Satoshi Kon.