Chiaki Kon

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Chiaki Kon
Born Chiba, Japan
Occupation Director
Years active 1998-present

Chiaki Kon (今 千秋 Kon Chiaki?, born September 29) is one of the few women to succeed as a Japanese anime director. She was born in Chiba, Japan. She has directed the anime adaptations of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, both Junjō Romantica series, both Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi series, and the first season of Hanasakeru Seishōnen. She has also directed episodes of various notable series, including Nodame Cantabile, Bleach, Twelve Kingdoms and Hetalia. She also worked the storyboard and dramatization for the anime Midori Days and did the opening animation for Shōnen Onmyōji.


Year Show Season Episodes Role
2004 Midori Days 1 1-13 Storyboard, Dramatization
2004 Bleach 1 15, 33 Storyboard, Episode Director
2007 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 1 24 Series Director, Unit Director, Storyboard, Episode Director (2, 19, 24)
2008 Junjō Romantica 1 1-12 Director
2009 Hanasakeru Seishōnen 1 1-23 Director
2012 Junjō Romantica OVA Director
2013 Hetalia The Beautiful World 1 1-4, 11-13 Episode Director (1-4), Storyboard (1-4, 11-13)


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