Toshi has spent more than half his life reading comic books and watching cartoons for a living. During those two-plus decades, he has worked on an anime magazine called ANIMAG, spent 12 years producing anime at Viz Media and 2 years as a producer at Bandai Entertainment. Of course, he’s also been translating manga along the while. Toshi’s past credits include producing the English-language versions of Ranma ½, Inuyasha, Kurokami: The Animation, and Gurren Lagann as well as numerous translations such as Negima! for Del Rey, Eureka Seven for Bandai Entertainment, and Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service for Dark Horse. He is currently the Senior Producer for The Pokémon Company International overseeing the localization of Pokémon TV series and movies into English and 16+ languages across Europe and Latin America.
Toshi has been coming to Animazement off and on since 1999 and is, as always, happy to be back. He looks forward to hanging out again with everyone this year. He swears that he has had nothing to do with Ken Watanabe’s character being named Detective Yoshida in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie from Legendary Pictures next year.