Studio Ghibli's Toshio Suzuki is retiring from working as a producer. Instead, Sports Houchi reports that he will take on another role at the studio: General Manager. Sounds like he'll still be involved, but is passing the producing baton to the younger generation at Ghibli.



Is he going for a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive retiring/unretiring by an individual?

Unless he goes cold turkey with Ghibli, then he's not handing off the reins. A lot of his former protege simply decided it was better for their own careers to leave the studio because he's the literal big brother of the studio. Much like Nintendo still has Shigeru Miyamoto floating about as the Producer or General Manager to a lot of projects.

Until then, it's the same as a parent breathing down a child's neck over everything. It's like handing a baton but refusing to let the baton go.