Producer Michihiko Suwa, who has been producing anime for three decades, has been confirmed as a guest for Otakon 2019. Among other projects, he is the supervisor for the current show “MIX.”
in the Aichi prefecture of Japan in 1959, Suwa graduated from Osaka University
with a degree in Environmental Engineering. From there, he started working for
Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, or YTV, in 1983. He transferred to the
Tokyo branch in 1985, where he soon started producing anime.
first title as a producer was “Robotan” in 1986, soon followed by his
first major title, “City Hunter,” in 1987, where he was also involved
in the planning of the series. Since then, he has planned and produced
numerous titles, many of which have become major hit series, such as “YAWARA!,”
“The Kindaichi Case Files,” “Inuyasha,” “Kekkaishi,”
and “Black Jack.” One such series is “Detective Conan
(Case Closed),” which started in 1996 and is still running, as one of the
most well-known anime series in Japan, as well as one of the longest running of
all anime series.
been active in producing many movie titles, including over 20 movies from the
“Detective Conan” series, as well as “City Hunter: Shinuku
Private Eyes,” which was released in February 2019, three decades after
the conclusion of the anime series.
accolades include a special award from the 32nd Fujimoto Award
for excellence in Japanese movie production in 2013, and being named We Love
Toyota Special Supporter from his home town of Toyota in 2017. While he
continues to support current titles such as “Detective Conan,” and
serves as a supervisor for “MIX,” this
June, Suwa transferred to ytv Nextry Co. Ltd, the in-house production
unit of YTV, where he is continuing his lifetime dedication to anime by
launching new anime series.Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the
Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.