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Arc System Works Restructure Announced in Shareholder Meeting

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This probably isn’t much of a surprise considering how many releases we’ve seen lately, but Arc System Works has been growing. From developing multiple renowned fighting games to dipping into publishing and taking over some classic IP, we’ve seen a lot from the ArcSys brand. This week, the company held a shareholder meeting and announced some structural shifts to accommodate the growth and some future goals as well. The changes largely apply to Arc System Works’ executive team, as well as four major departments handling the company’s diversifying output.

The Arc System Works executive team, as of June 8, 2020, is the following (graph taken from official website):

CEO Minoru Kidooka
Director Daisuke Ishiwatari Chief Creative Officer (CCO)
Director Toshimichi Mori Branding Fellow
Director Hideyuki Anbe(New) Product Development Manager and Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Auditor Masashi Ichikawa Outside Company Auditor
Auditor Daisuke Mochida Outside Company Auditor

And here is the new leadership structure for Arc System Works’ development teams:

Product Development Division 1 Manager: Akira Katano (New) Handles ASW’s IP fighting game titles
Product Development Division 2 Manager: Satoshi Shimada (Current) Handles mainly digital-only titles
Product Development Division 3 Manager: Ryohei Endo (New) Handles fighting game titles developed by our partners
Product Development Division 4 Manager: Tatsunori Ishikawa (New) Handles non-fighting game ASW titles

As part of the Arc System Works restructure, a new Global Business Department was established to further facilitate its expanding business outside of Japan. The Domestic Business Department has also started a Digital Marketing Division, which has been staffed up with younger employees “with the intent of introducing youthful spirit.”

Lucas White
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