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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Sitro- | Feb 20, 2:57 AM
He had talent to be one of ghibli's greatest directors, he shouldn't have died...


Anti-Illuminatus | Apr 14, 2015 5:16 PM
Real twist of fate with this guy. Crazy to imagine the different creative paths Ghibli could've taken if this guy was still at the head with Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki.

Ain't that just the way.


morshuwarrior | Nov 18, 2014 10:50 AM
He was simply amazing. Whisper of the Heart remains my favorite Ghibli film.

I also appreciate his contributions for the World Masterpieces Theater titles he was involved with.


Oveneise | Mar 7, 2014 4:59 AM
Whisper of the Heart is easily my favorite Ghibli film, shame he passed on after his hard work on it.


Vanessa | Jan 18, 2012 11:12 AM
LaRose said:
May he rest in peace.

Honestly, without looking at your comment, I was about to write exactly the same.. :'(


LaRose | Jan 6, 2012 3:19 AM
May he rest in peace.


-Celestial- | Jun 20, 2010 11:13 PM
Without a doubt, he had the kind of talent Hayao Miyazaki demonstrates. It's so disappointing to hear he never got to direct another masterpiece.


tehnominator | May 26, 2010 4:56 PM
Directed a masterpiece and then died. It's a shame, really. I just think of all the things that could have been.


Eihaku16 | Nov 7, 2009 3:07 AM
I love his animation work..


RobdeFR | Sep 19, 2009 4:55 PM
Whisper of Heart was a masterpiece. As well as other works that he contributed.

I was a great loss to anime.

May he rest in peace.


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