My name is Yoshiharu Suzuki and I am delighted to be appointed as President of TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Based on the philosophy of “providing people all over the world with inspiring and compelling entertainment, and contributing to the realization of affluent societies and culture creation”, we dedicate ourselves to the planning, production, sales, distribution and licensing of animation productions. Beginning with the production of ‘BIG X’ in 1964, TMS Entertainment has continued to produce numerous animation productions such as ‘Lupin the Third’, ‘Anpanman’ and ‘Detective Conan’ (a.k.a. ‘Case Closed’). I am pleased to inform you that we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of our animation production in August 2014.

Although in recent years the animation production business has been faced with difficult circumstances such as declining birth rates and entertainment becoming more multifaceted, TMS Entertainment is committed to diversifying its revenue streams and expanding the target segment for revenues, aiming to transform itself into a multifunctional visual entertainment company. Moreover, we shall continuously pursue various reforms, such as strengthening the partnership with SEGA SAMMY Group companies, and advance towards further growth.

We look forward to providing you with various forms of entertainment, mainly in visual form such as animation productions for years to come, and would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support.

Yoshiharu Suzuki
President
TMS Entertainment Co. Ltd.