Yoshifumi Kondō, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Yoshifumi Kondō

Japanese anime director

Date of Birth: 31-Mar-1950

Place of Birth: Gosen, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 21-Jan-1998

Profession: animator, film director, anime director

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Yoshifumi Kondō

  • Yoshifumi Kondo (?? ??, Kondo Yoshifumi, March 31, 1950 – January 21, 1998) was a Japanese animator who worked for Studio Ghibli in his last years.
  • He was born in Gosen, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
  • He worked as an animation director on Anne of Green Gables, Sherlock Hound, Kiki's Delivery Service, Only Yesterday and Princess Mononoke.
  • Kondo directed the animated film Whisper of the Heart, and was expected to become one of the top directors at Studio Ghibli, alongside Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and to become their eventual successor. Kondo died of aortic dissection – alternately aneurysm – in 1998.
  • His death seems to be the main reason for Hayao Miyazaki's first announcement of retirement in 1998, although Miyazaki later returned to Studio Ghibli.

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