Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sad News, Summer Losses...



Hey everyone! Tasayu here today with some news both good and bad. 2010 has been a very busy year for us and I know we've rarely posted anything as of late. The reason? James is studying over seas in Japan on his masters! And I have been preparing to go into my Masters this September! We've lost some staff as well, plus we are short a translator, so as you can understand we are quite backlogged! But fear not! I'm working with James to get these episodes out as well as new ones coming this winter. Season Two will close out and we have some very cool ideas with Season 3! I want to thank everyone for understanding why we've been way behind. あ!PoN is only a three man crew with work done on ZERO budget so please bare with us! Oh and if you want to volunteer to help please contact us!

No on too the bad news what prompted me to come and explain this was yesterday Satoshi Kon has passed away. This is a man who was unique in all ways from the moment we met him and started talking to him, he had an energy that no one I've met every shined. And at the age of 46 he has returned to the higher powers to direct in the skies. Even before his passing Satoshi Kon was the story teller to the end writing this beautiful good bye message for everyone to hear, he was a humble man, and a great man. I will miss him, we will miss him. The full translation of his final words can be seen HERE...

I also write this because a while back we did an interview with him and became so busy that we couldn't get his episode out, we thought we had time, but we didn't. And now we couldn't show him what became of that. But we will work on getting out so we can all remember him as soon as we can. I know he will rest in peace and his energy will continue on in many ways.



Another legend loss over the summer was Peter Fernandez the voice of Speed Racer. Peter passed this July 15 at the age of 83. He was also another energized spirt which we were thankful enough to meet. Unlike his friend Corrine Ore (S2E5) we never could catch him for an interview. After all he was Speed! I bumped into him many times and he actually remembered me and signed a book for me as well as on another occasion a Mach5! But our schedules were really hard to sync up, and in the end only through passing conversation we never sat down with Peter. I'm sure his legacy lives on strong, and he's up there doing what he does best, but for us its a big loss and we just want to remember him.


The summer and woke us up on the need to film these legends while they are still around, and even in our busiest hours we will try our best to get to them. Their energy inspires and its that energy we want to bring to everyone. So that we can all be inspired and dream like they dream. They will be missed sadly but the lessons they gave us we can never be more greatful for...

Rest in Peace...

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