Shinji Hashimoto, producer at Square Enix, has announced his retirement. Hashimoto-san was at Square Enix for 28 years during which he served as the executive producer for the Kingdom Hearts series and the brand manager for the Final Fantasy series. Hashimoto-san’s last role was corporate advisor for Square Enix Holdings.

Here’s what Hashimoto-san had to say:

Thank you for all your hard work, everyone. As of today, May 31, I have retired. Thank you to everyone who everyone who helped me out across the board during my time in office. From now on, I would like to give Square Enix my support as its biggest fan. Thank you so much.

Here are some of the games Hashimoto-san produced:

  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts II

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