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Toshio Suzuki is a Actor, Director, Producer and Thanks Japonais born on 19 august 1948 at Nagoya (Japon)

Toshio Suzuki

Toshio Suzuki
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Birth name 鈴木 敏夫, Suzuki Toshio
Nationality Japon
Birth 19 august 1948 (71 years) at Nagoya (Japon)
Creator of Studio Ghibli

Toshio Suzuki (鈴木 敏夫, Suzuki Toshio, born August 19, 1948) is a film producer of anime and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli. Suzuki is renowned as one of Japan's most successful producers after the enormous box office success (in Japan) of many Ghibli films. According to Miyazaki, "If it were not for Mr. Suzuki, there wouldn't have been Studio Ghibli."

Suzuki started out at Tokuma Shoten joining the company shortly after graduating. He worked on Asahi Geino magazine before becoming editor of Animage in 1978, where he met Hayao Miyazaki who had created the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga. He convinced Miyazaki to turn Nausicaä into a film, he later helped establish Studio Ghibli after the film. He served on production committees on My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies before officially joining the studio in 1991 as a producer. Suzuki lead the company starting from 2005 but stepped down from the position in 2008, although he still serves as the company's managing director.

He graduated from Keio University with a degree in literature.

Best films

Toy Story 3 (2010)
(Thanks)
Spirited Away (2001)
(Producer)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
(Producer)
Ponyo (2008)
(Producer)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
(Producer)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
(Director)

Usually with

Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(18 films)
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi
(10 films)
Masashi Andō
Masashi Andō
(8 films)
Mamoru Oshii
Mamoru Oshii
(4 films)
Isao Takahata
Isao Takahata
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Toshio Suzuki (27 films)

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Actor

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, 1h58
Genres Documentary, Animation
Actors Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, John Lasseter, Isao Takahata, Hideaki Anno, Joe Hisaishi
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.893733.893733.893733.893733.89373
The documentary delves into the life of Hayao Miyazaki and the productions of the animated films The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, including various footage of said productions. The footage shown includes the choosing of Hideaki Anno as the voice actor for the character Jiro Horikoshi in The Wind Rises as well as the extensive and detailed amount of storyboarding sketched, inked, and painted by Miyazaki. It notes Miyazaki's opinions on subjects such as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and Zero planes, and shows his tensions with some of the other staff, including Isao Takahata, and his memories of his father. The film illustrates the importance of Miyazaki, Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki's works altogether to help Studio Ghibli be successful, and concludes with mention of Miyazaki's supposed official retirement.
Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters, 1h44
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Animation
Actors Mako Hyōdō, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Toshio Suzuki, Shōji Kawamori, Kenji Kawai, Kōichi Yamadera
Roles Cold Badger Masa (voice)
Rating63% 3.1935153.1935153.1935153.1935153.193515
A fictional documentary about changing Japanese eating habits and the colorful thieves that swindle the restaurants which serve them. The film begins with the origins of Japanese food stalls following the countries defeat in World War II. The first grifter introduced is Moongaze Ginji. He requests soba noodle soup with a raw egg (also known as "Moongaze Soba"). He declares the dish to be an imitation of a landscape.
Whisper of the Heart, 1h51
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondō
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about cats, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Yōko Honna, Shigeru Muroi, Keiju Kobayashi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Minami Takayama, Mayumi Iizuka
Roles (voice)
Rating78% 3.9496553.9496553.9496553.9496553.949655
Shizuku Tsukishima is a 14-year-old student at Mukaihara Junior High School, where she is best friends with Yuko Harada. Living in Tokyo with her parents Asako and Seiya, as well as her older sister Shiho, Shizuku is a bookworm and is keen on writing. During an ordinary evening, she looks through the checkout cards in her library books. She discovers they have been checked out by Seiji Amasawa. Over the next few days, Shizuku encounters a young man, later revealed to be Seiji, who often annoys her.

Director

The Secret World of Arrietty, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Rating75% 3.7998253.7998253.7998253.7998253.799825
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.

Producer

The Red Turtle, 1h20
Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Reptile
Actors Emmanuel Garijo, Michael Dudok de Wit
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7508253.7508253.7508253.7508253.750825
Un naufragé se retrouve sur une île déserte suffisamment pourvue pour l'accueillir. Il décide cependant de quitter l'endroit, mais en empêché par une grande tortue marine à la carapace rouge. Après avoir tenté de la tuer, le naufragé connaît une aventure merveilleuse et reste vivre sur l'île.
When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Roles Executive Producer
Rating77% 3.852463.852463.852463.852463.85246
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.
The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Hideaki Anno, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Morio Kazama
Roles Producer
Rating77% 3.8997753.8997753.8997753.8997753.899775
In 1918, the young Jiro Horikoshi longs to become a pilot, but his nearsightedness prevents it. He reads about the famous Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, and dreams about him that night. In the dream, Caproni tells him that building planes is better than flying them.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, 2h17
Directed by Isao Takahata
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Historical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Sur la Lune, Political films, Alternate history films, Space opera, Children's films
Actors Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Atsuko Takahata, Tomoko Tabata, Darren Criss
Roles Producer
Rating80% 4.0008254.0008254.0008254.0008254.000825
A bamboo cutter named Sanuki no Miyatsuko discovers a miniature girl inside a glowing bamboo shoot. Believing her to be a divine presence, Miyatsuko and his wife decide to raise her as their own, calling her "Princess". The girl grows rapidly and conspicuously, marveling her parents and earning her the nickname "Takenoko" (Little Bamboo) from the other children in the village. Sutemaru, the oldest among Kaguya's friends, develops a particularly close relationship with her.
From Up on Poppy Hill, 1h31
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Yuriko Ishida, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Rumi Hiiragi
Roles Producer
Rating74% 3.702343.702343.702343.702343.70234
Umi Matsuzaki is a 16-year-old student at Isogo High School living in Coquelicot Manor, a boarding house overlooking the Port of Yokohama in Japan. Her mother Ryoko is a medical professor studying abroad in the United States. Umi runs the house and looks after her younger siblings Sora and Riku and her grandmother, Hana. College student Sachiko Hirokouji and doctor-in-training Miki Hokuto also live there. Each morning, Umi raises a set of signal flags with the message "I pray for safe voyages".
The Secret World of Arrietty, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7998253.7998253.7998253.7998253.799825
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.
Ponyo
Ponyo (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Tomoko Yamaguchis, Yūki Amami, George Tokoro, Rumi Hiiragi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tomoko Naraoka
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.849883.849883.849883.849883.84988
Brunhilde is a fish-girl who lives with her father Fujimoto, a once-human wizard/scientist who now lives underwater, along with her numerous smaller sisters. One day, while she and her siblings are on an outing with their father in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde sneaks off and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. After an encounter with a fishing trawler (the net of which is scraping the trash-strewn bottom of the harbor), she ends up stuck in a glass jar. She drifts to the shore of a small fishing town and is found and rescued by a small boy named Sōsuke. Shattering the jar open with a nearby rock, Sōsuke cuts his finger in the process. Brunhilde licks his wound when he picks her up and the wound heals almost instantly, much to his surprise. After taking a great liking to her, and thinking her merely a goldfish, Sōsuke renames her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, a distraught Fujimoto searches frantically for his taken daughter. Because of his own bad memories of the human world, he believes that Sōsuke has kidnapped her and is in great danger, he calls his wave spirits to recover her. After the wave spirits retrieve Ponyo from Sōsuke, he is heartbroken. He goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, to no avail.
Mon Mon the Water Spider, 15minutes
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about spiders, Political films, Children's films
Roles Producer
Rating77% 3.8506253.8506253.8506253.8506253.850625
Monmon est une simple araignée d'eau, qui passe son temps dans son étang à essayer de trainer ses bulles d'air au fond de l'eau, en vain, et d'échapper aux prédateurs.
Tales from Earthsea, 1h55
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Yūko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki
Roles Producer
Rating64% 3.2021553.2021553.2021553.2021553.202155
A war galley is caught in a storm at sea. The ship's weatherworker is distressed to realize he has lost the power to control the wind and waves, but is more so when he sees two dragons fighting above the clouds, during which one is killed by the other—an unprecedented and impossible occurrence.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, 1h36
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about computing, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Golem
Actors Akio Ōtsuka, Yutaka Nakano, Atsuko Tanaka, Kōichi Yamadera, Hiroaki Hirata, Naoto Takenaka
Roles Producer
Rating74% 3.749013.749013.749013.749013.74901
The story is loosely based on Ghost in the Shell manga chapter "Robot Rondo" (with elements of "Phantom Fund"). Opening in 2032, Public Security Section 9 cybernetic operative Batou is teamed with Togusa, an agent with very few cybernetic upgrades, following the events of Ghost in the Shell.