Another one of the Studio Ghibli founders, Toshio Suzuki, has just announced his retirement from filmmaking. This is the second hit the studio takes after last year’ retirement of producer and co-founder Miyazaki.
Toshio Suzuki will, unlike his co-founding colleague, remain in the studio, but no longe ron the position of a producer, but as a General Manager. Now, after Miyazaki and Suzuki’s retirements, chief producer in the studio will become Yoshiaki Nishimura.
Nishimura has worked on Howl’s Moving Castle and Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). He will take on the production of the announced adaptation of When Marnie Was there (Omoide no Marnie) by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (key animation expert from From up on Poppy Hill, Serial Experiments Lain and Spirited Away)..
Do you think the new generation in Studio Ghibli will be able to compete with the success and quality of the old one? I can’t wait to hear your opinion!