Former Kingdom Hearts Executive Producer, Shinji Hashimoto, Retires Today
Shinji Hashimoto has announced that he is now officially retiring from Square Enix today. He has been a prominent fixture in the company, being significantly involved in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy. He served as the executive producer for every Kingdom Hearts release spanning the Dark Seeker saga alongside being a promotional producer for Final Fantasy before becoming a Corporate Advisor in May 2021.
Rest well, Hashimoto, you’ve earned it.
You can view Shinji Hashimoto’s tweets announcing his retirement below:
— shinji hashimoto (@shinjihashimot3) May 31, 2022
Shinji Hashimoto retires from Square Enix today and we're very lucky to have received a video message from him.
Thank you for everything, @shinjihashimot3! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/LHowKYfgqX
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) May 31, 2022
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