Kondou, Yoshifumi

Kondou, Yoshifumi

Given name: 喜文
Family name: 近藤
Birthday: Mar 31, 1950
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Kondo was expected to become one of the top directors at Studio Ghibli. However, he died of an aneurysm in 1998 at 47. His death is said to have been caused by work excess, and seems to be the main reason for Miyazaki's announcement of retirement in 1998. Although, in the end, Miyazaki didn't retire, but Kondō's death seems to have influenced Miyazaki to work at a more relaxed pace.

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Amdoer | May 14, 6:41 AM
I knew Yoshifumi Kondou through a book: Mi vecino Miyazaki. A great loss in the world of anime. Thank you for everything.


Itsumo_Issho | Apr 14, 5:30 AM
Whisper of the heart was so good… Hope you get your deserved popularity some day 🥺
Rest in peace


Etherius_ZS | Mar 26, 4:27 AM
RIP


mazuchi | Mar 19, 3:58 AM
Whisper of the Heart was great dude


_Mister_ | Dec 7, 2021 8:55 AM
Realmente queria mais filmes dirigidos pelo Yoshifumi, o trabalho dele em Whisper of the Heart é singelo. Rest in Peace.


ProxyLain | Oct 22, 2021 7:58 PM


Mitski99 | Apr 17, 2021 5:13 PM
Dude's directorial debut was Ghibli's best movie, such a shame that he died before he could realize his true potential


lawnchair120 | Apr 7, 2021 2:14 PM
Here to pay my respects. Thank you for Whisper of the Heart.


Llychi | Sep 17, 2020 3:03 AM
thank you for making me stronger


amaanu01 | Jun 18, 2020 7:02 AM
rest in peace, thankyou for whisper of the heart </3


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