What You Need to Know:
- Aniplex of America announced Friday that Shu Nishimoto has been appointed President of Aniplex of America Inc. as of June 21st. Nishimoto will replace Hideki Henry Goto, who announced in June that he will take on the role of Head of International Business Development at Aniplex Inc. in Tokyo, Japan.
- Nishimoto joined Aniplex Inc. in 2009 as Manager of Sales and worked on many successful projects including, Puella Madoka Magica, Monogatari series, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Your lie in April, and the Sword Art Online franchise. In 2014, Nishimoto joined Aniplex of America as Vice President of Licensing. He is responsible for spearheading many high profile distribution deals with partners including Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu.
- This transition is happening at a very exciting time for Aniplex of America, as they prepare to launch the English version of popular mobile RPG, Fate/Grand Order, on June 25th. They are also preparing for the nationwide theatrical release of popular anime title, The irregular at magic high school THE MOVIE – The Girl Who Summons the Stars-, and they have acquired the highly anticipated anime series, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, for their summer 2017 line-up. Our congratulations go out to Mr. Nishimoto and his accomplishments to make this all happen.
Source: Official Press Release
Wow that's an incredible accomplishment! Congrats to Mr. Nishimoto!
They say it's better at the top, I wonder how Mr. Nishimoto will handle it all.