Chiyomaru Shikura has stepped down as chairman and executive director of MAGES., he announced on Twitter.
In a separate announcement, MAGES. said that Shikura will remain on board as an executive producer and focus on the development of original works and new games.
The full statement from Shikura reads:
“An announcement. As my term has ended, I have left my position as chairman and executive director of MAGES. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped me since the company’s founding, our reliable staff, and more than anyone, the fans who played my works, even if only a little. I cannot thank you enough.
“However, I would like to continue my life as a creator just a little longer. With the spirit of going back to the basics of my days as an assistant director, I am in discussions with MAGES. to establish a new cooperative relationship and position to continue working with the staff I’ve come to know to build a system that will allow me to continue releasing new titles and so on going forward.”