Sohei Niikawa Appointed New President of NIS America

posted on 2012-06-21 19:45 EDT
Current president Haru Akenaga to step down on July 1

NIS America (NISA), the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software game company, announced on Thursday that Sohei Niikawa, the president of Nippon Ichi Software, will become the new president of NIS America starting on July 1.

Current president Haru Akenaga will step down from the position after establishing the company in December 2003. Akenaga will explore other opportunities in Japan.

NIS America started out as a localization company for Nippon Ichi titles, then the company entered the anime licensing business in 2010 with Toradora!, Pandora Hearts, Persona -trinity soul-, and Our Home's Fox Deity. The company has since licensed more than 20 television anime series in North America, including Katanagatari, Kimi ni Todoke, Anohana, and Bunny Drop. The company is based in Santa Ana, California.

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