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The 1st May is…


Good Smile’s Birthday!

Today the entire staff of GSC grouped up for a photo to celebrate! Unfortunately there were a few staff members who were not available, but the number of staff members has really been climbing as of late!

When I first joined the company, there were about 15 staff members in total – we could easily all fit into a two story apartment building. As we get more staff it becomes more and more amazing to get everyone together like this for a photo and see how much the company has grown!

Plus, one more little bit of information that comes with this birthday…

GSC has changed from a limited company to a public company!

It’s a little more complex than that, but Wikipedia will explain with the links above. Here are some birthday comments from the company representative, Aki!

Hello everyone, this is Good Smile Company’s President, Aki.

Today, the 1st May 2012 marks Good Smile Company’s 11th year. I wish to extend my thanks to everyone who has supported us over the many years.

GSC was a rather risky company when it first started out and even now we continue to take unnecessary risks, so I’m pretty sure it is always going to be a rather risky company. I’m constantly working together with some great people who I think I have caused to have a cold sweat more than once – I’m very sorry for all the trouble caused!

We’ve passed our 10th year, slowly but surely building a team that can get through the problems the world throws at us. We’ve been though a number of challenges in the past and got through all of them which has given us a small taste of what is to come in the future. I’m looking forward to working together with everyone for the next ten years! GOODSMILE BRINGS FUTURE!

The direction we’re moving in this year is the direction of the future. I want to create a world that each and everyone I’ve ever met will think of as the world they want to live in. This year we have changed the company into a public company. While I’ve always liked the limited company as it gave a kind of local feeling to it, in order to carry on bringing more and more from the company, it was time for the company to evolve into something bigger. The name, business cards, signboards and official seal of the company will all be left as they were, and there won’t be any major capital or policy changes due to this change.

This 11th year of Good Smile Company is going to be a year of even more exiting challenges, and I look forward to participating in them!

Good Smile Company
Managing Director/President, Takanori Aki

Now that we have changed to a public company I need to be careful that I don’t accidentally still say limited company on the phone or in emails… :P But I’m also looking forward to all the fun and interesting challenges that await us in the future!! (`・ω・´)ゞ
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who placed their votes in the resale and request polls!

The polls closed today, and we will be taking a look at all the opinions and votes given to us to help us decide what products should be coming up in the future! Thanks for taking some time out of your day to complete the polls!
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛