Yuichi Kondo

Born in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture in 1969. When he was in elementary school, he longed for monster movies and started shooting with his father’s 8mm film. After graduating from Musashi Institute of Technology (currently Tokyo City University), he entered the Tokyo Institute of Visual Arts (currently closed).

After becoming independent as a freelancer, while in charge of CG for corporate VPs, he began to shoot and edit many image DVDs and web-distributed videos of female idols. 

In 2008, he broke his spine in a traffic accident. Although he was in a state of rehabilitation for a while, he took advantage of that time to verify match moves and deepen his VFX skills.

In 2013, “Transfer Student from Sora” was released.

In 2015, he produced an anime “Lovely Muco”.

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Q & A

If the world you created in your film became a reality, is that a world you would want to live in? Is there a Sci-Fi world you’d buy a one-way ticket to?

Maybe this film isn't about the world I want to live in, but the world I want to peek into.

Name a Sci-Fi character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Sci-Fi spirit animal/spirit alien?


Friend or Foe: humanoid robots with advanced artificial intelligence? What if robots start making their own Sci-Fi films? Will you support them in their endeavors?

Yes, with them, we will make a sci-fi film that one AI goes back in time to stop the history of humans destroying AIs.

In 1996, Bugs Bunny recruited Michael Jordan and Bill Murray to form the greatest basketball squad of all-time, the Tune Squad; you’re Bugs, who’s on your Sci-Fi Tune Squad?

Nexus-6 and Motoko Kusanagi.

You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?

Most of the good ideas I get late at night turn into bad ideas the next morning. If that's the case, I get enough sleep or clean my room.

Do you consider yourself part of a sci-fi community? Or when your brain is in the future and your body’s in the present, is that isolating?

Actually, I'm not good at using my iPhone, but I act as if I'm part of the Sci-Fi community.

Do you consider yourself more of an analog or digital person? What kind of balance do strike between the two? Is there a disconnect between the technology you make films about and the technology that you make films with?

I think I'm reconstructing the inspiration I get from analog in a digital perspective. Any sufficiently advanced digital technology is indistinguishable from analog magic.

When you’re creating the props and sets that make a new world, where do you look for inspiration? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?

I refer to something like the latest science as well, but rather like to draw inspiration from older civilizations.

Lightning round: Star Wars or Star Trek? Philip K. Dick or William S. Burroughs? Practical or CGI? Dystopia or Utopia? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?

Star Wars, but I love Galaxy Quest ! I like Burroughs as an actor. Of course, I like PKD's novels very much. I love Practical, but at the same time I live with CGI. I want to dream of a dystopia in a utopia. Between them, pre-Apocalypse.