It is with much sadness that we announce the imminent retirement of one of our longest-standing and hardest-working members of staff here on Bulbagarden.
This member of staff has contributed immeasurably to the Pokemon fandom for so many years. Due to his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture, he is able to service fans of the anime (and other areas of Pokemon media) in ways which very few others here can do. He has been invaluable not only in his work as a translator, but also in providing insights into Japanese culture and media practices which give context to so much of the Pokemon anime, thus deepening the understanding and appreciation that countless viewers have for it. He has also helped to keep order in the anime forum through some truly turbulent times, such as the controversy surrounding the VA switch. His retirement represents a significant loss for the Bulbagarden team, and it will certainly be a difficult void to fill.
I refer to none other than @Dogasu;, who has decided that the time has come for him to step down from his position as Head of Anime, after a decade, in order to focus on more personal pursuits. While we are very sorry to see him go, we respect his decision and feel that he has more than earned his right to move onto pastures new. We still hope to see him around the forums, and we look forward to seeing what future developments he has in store for his website (which he will have even more time to work on now!). I hope that you will join me in thanking him for all that he has done for the forum in his time as Anime Head, and to wish him the best for whatever the future might bring. :)
(And yes, Dogasu has already made a thread announcing the change in forum heads, but we figured that he has been such a big part of the forum for such a long time that he deserved to have his own separate thread for all of your well wishes.)