Katsuya Kondou (sometimes spelled "Kondo") is one of the top animators at
Studio Ghibli. Born on June 2, 1963, he has been working on Ghibli movies since
Laputa in 1986. He was the animation
director for Kiki, Only
Yesterday, and I Can Hear
the Sea. He did the character designs for Kiki and I Can
Hear the Sea, and also worked as a Key Animator on
Mononoke Hime and
To make things more
complicated, Yoshifumi Kondou was also an
animation director on Kiki and Only Yesterday! They are not
Non-Ghibli Works by Kondou
Kondou also worked on Tamamayu Monogatari (Jade Cocoon), a Sony PlayStation video game released in 1998. He was the character designer and scenic designer for the game. The game was released in Japan by Genki, and released in North America by Crave Entertainment. A low-price edition of the game was released in Japan on September 14, 1999.
was released on the Sony PlayStation 2 console. Kondou returned as the
character designer for this game. Ubi
Soft released the US version of the game December 2001 under the title
Jade Cocoon 2.
You can read an interview
(in Japanese) with Kondou on the
Monogatari Copyright 1998 Genki & Katsuya Kondou.
Recent Works:Kondou has worked on these non-Studio Ghibli films:
More Information:You can learn more about Kondou by visiting the following links: