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Tokyo Otaku Mode Company Confirms Restructuring, Co-founder Tomohide Kamei Still With Company

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kamei founded Tokyo Otaku Mode in April 2012

Tokyo Otaku Mode co-founder and corporate officer Takuya Akiyama clarified with Anime News Network on Friday that the company has reorganized and restructured, and co-founder and chairman Tomohide Kamei is still with the company, after certain reports surfaced that he had resigned from the company.

Tokyo Otaku Mode provided ANN with a full statement on the situation, replicated below:

It has been reported that the Japanese representative of Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.'s Japanese branch has resigned.

The May 30th issue of “Kanpou” published the resignation announcements of some foreign companies' representatives of Japanese branches, and some media outlets reported the announcements in the news.
As of April 1st, 2018, Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. has reorganized its corporate structure through a triangular merger in order to switch the parent company from the American company to the Japanese one.
In this reorganization process, the original American company and its Japanese branch have been closed while a new American company and Japanese branch have been created. As an important part of this process, we announced the resignation of the company's Japanese representative in “Kanpou.”
As the article stated, Mr. Kamei has been reinstated as the representative of the Japanese branch of the new American company, Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. In conclusion, there has been almost no change in the functions of the company.

Kamei created Tokyo Otaku Mode's Facebook page in March 2011, and officially established the company in April 2012 alongside co-founder and CEO Naomitsu Kodaka. The company offers otaku goods, such as goods from anime, manga, and games, as well as overseas promotion for events.

Tokyo Otaku Mode recently proposed its Otaku Coin cryptocurrency last December, and the committee for the cryptocurrency released the concept paper in May.

Source: Email correspondence via Social Game Info, Callum May

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