Toei Animation has named company veteran Katushiro Takagi as its new president.
Takagi has been at Toei Animation for more than 30 years. In 2001 he was named director of character licensing where he helped forge licensing partnerships on behalf of Toei Animation’s major animated brands, which include Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon and Digimon. Takagi most recently served as the company’s senior director.
As president of Toei Animation, Takagi will continue to build the studio’s international partnerships and expand into new markets with its expansive catalog of animated properties as well as its slate of new programming.
“As we roll-out several new and exciting titles before the end of the year, I look forward to working with our committed team,” says Takagi. “Toei Animation’s tremendous international appeal stems from the hard work and incredible talent of our creators, animators and staff, who every day, bring their passion and imagination together to create decades-lasting brands that speak to a global audience.”