Toshifuma YOSHIDA, Industry Speaker

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 is happy be to back since his last visit to Ohayocon back in 2012 and is looking forward to the seeing everyone at the convention’s 20th Anniversary. Toshi is also excited about, as well as being very scared of, being there for the annual roast.