Toshio Suzuki

Birth:Aug 19, 1948
Hometown:Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Toshio Suzuki is a film producer of anime and a longtime colleague of Hayao Miyazaki as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli Suzuki is renowned as one of Japans most successful producers after the enormous national box office success of many Ghibli films. He was instrumental in getting the Nausica anime made and helped establish Studio Ghibli shortly after the films release. Miyazaki has stated If it were not for Mr. Suzuki there wouldnt have been Studio Ghibli. Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata has acknowledged the pivotal role of Suzuki in bringing the Nausica manga series into the world and used nearly identical words as Miyazaki to acknowledge Suzukis essential role in the creation of Studio Ghibli. Takahata also credits Suzuki for his steadfast support of Miyazaki and has cited Suzukis responsibility for making his friendship with Miyazaki endure. Source: Wikipedia