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Koji Kondo

1961 - Today

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Koji Kondo (Japanese: 近藤 浩治, Hepburn: Kondō Kōji, born August 13, 1961) is a Japanese music composer, pianist, and music director who works for the video game company Nintendo. He is best known for his numerous contributions to the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series of video games, among others produced by the company. Kondo was hired by Nintendo in 1984, becoming the first person hired by them to specialize in video game music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Koji Kondo has received more than 1,011,617 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Koji Kondo is the 1,051st most popular composer (down from 920th in 2019), the 1,077th most popular biography from Japan (down from 926th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Composer.

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  • 58.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Koji Kondo ranks 1,051 out of 1,228Before him are Bruno Coulais, Hans Gál, John Ireland, Milton Babbitt, Aldo Clementi, and Necil Kazım Akses. After him are Kalevi Aho, Paul Creston, Havergal Brian, Vagn Holmboe, Elza Ibrahimova, and Brian Ferneyhough.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Koji Kondo ranks 188Before him are Tom Byron, Anna Oxa, Oleksandr Zavarov, Maggie Wheeler, Jonathan Coe, and Doris Dragović. After him are Daniele Gatti, Greg Egan, Jörg Meuthen, Brian Orser, Steven Moffat, and Lawrence Lessig.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Koji Kondo ranks 1,077 out of 5,560Before him are Nobuhiro Watsuki (1970), Kenjirō Tokutomi (1868), Kei Kumai (1930), Yoko Kanno (1963), Kazumi Tsubota (1956), and Isao Okano (1944). After him are Kunio Maekawa (1905), Sadakazu Tanigaki (1945), Yuriko Shima (1959), Masuyo Shiraishi (1963), Romi Park (1972), and Hajime Moriyasu (1968).

Among COMPOSERS In Japan

Among composers born in Japan, Koji Kondo ranks 11Before him are Shunsuke Kikuchi (1931), Nobuo Uematsu (1959), Koichi Sugiyama (1931), Toshi Ichiyanagi (1933), Akira Ifukube (1914), and Kenji Kawai (1957). After him are Akira Yamaoka (1968), Masaaki Suzuki (1954), Hiroyuki Sawano (1980), Junichi Masuda (1968), Kazumi Totaka (1967), and Hitoshi Sakimoto (1969).