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Aniplex
Aniplex Inc.
Native name
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Kabushiki-gaisha Anipurekkusu
Formerly
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Music Publishing Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Visual 9Works Inc.
  • Sony Music Entertainment Visual Works Inc.
Business corporation
IndustryAnime and music production
FoundedSeptember 1995; 24 years ago (1995-09)[1]
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
  • Atsuhiro Iwakami (President)
  • Toshihiro Konno (Chairman)
  • Hideki "Henry" Goto (Head of International Business Development)
ProductsSoundtracks, anime, Motion pictures, music, merchandise, toys, video games, stationery
¥24.47 billion8 (2016)
¥16.562 billion (2016)
¥25.049 billion (2017)
¥59.114 billion (2017)
OwnerSony
Number of employees
120
ParentSony Music Entertainment Japan
DivisionsANIPLEX.EXE
Subsidiaries
Websiteaniplex.co.jp

Aniplex Inc. (, Kabushiki-gaisha Anipurekkusu) is a Japanese anime and music production company owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Established in September 1995, Aniplex has been involved in the planning, production and distribution of several anime series, such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Fate, Sword Art Online, Birdy the Mighty, Angel Beats!, Rurouni Kenshin, Charlotte, and more. Additionally, Aniplex produces and distributes music and soundtrack records, including the original soundtracks for all of Sony Computer Entertainment's computer and video games.

Aniplex is also involved in retail merchandising, producing toys, games, stationery, food and other items featuring popular characters. In addition, Aniplex puts together events to promote their anime franchises. For example, in 2005 Aniplex held the Fullmetal Alchemist Festival which began with the Fullmetal Alchemist Tour at Universal Studios Japan.

History

Originally known as Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Visual Works Inc., it was established on September 1995 as a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and changed its name in January 2001[1] to Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Visual Works Inc. after becoming a subsidiary completely owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. In April 2003, it changed its name to Aniplex Inc.[1]

In 2004, Aniplex launched the Sugi Label, which releases the works of Koichi Sugiyama--the composer of the music for Dragon Quest,[2] but since 2009 it was sold to King Records.

In March 2005, the company established its Santa Monica, California-based North American subsidiary Aniplex of America,[1] and later that same year in May 2005, it established its own animation studio called A-1 Pictures.[1]

In March 2015, Aniplex announced that it had formed a joint venture with German anime distributor Peppermint Anime, forming Peppermint Anime GmbH. The joint venture allows for Aniplex to begin their expansion in the European market.[3] In April 2015, Aniplex announced that it had invested in French anime streaming service Wakanim, becoming the majority shareholder for the company, allowing Aniplex to enter the French market, and strengthening their European presence.[4]

On February 17, 2018, it was revealed that Aniplex had become a minority shareholder in the Australian-based company Madman Anime Group, and was issued an undisclosed number of shares in the company on November 15, 2017.[5] Aniplex later acquired Madman Anime Group from Madman Media Group for A$35 million in February 2019.[6][7]

On October 1, 2018, Aniplex established Rialto Entertainment, a subsidiary responsible for independent video production, and licensing of produced video content. The subsidiary appointed Aniplex deputy president Tadashi Ishibashi as the subsidiary's representative director, and Aniplex producer Eiichi Kamagata as the subsidiary's president.[8]

In April 2019, Aniplex announced that it established a Chinese subsidiary, Aniplex (Shanghai), in order to produce and release Chinese animation within the region, as well as establishing a storefront for Chinese consumers.[9]

On September 24, 2019, Aniplex announced that it would be consolidating Madman Anime Group and Wakanim with Sony Pictures Television's Funimation, under a joint-venture between the two Sony businesses.[10]

On December 26, 2019, Aniplex announced it would be launching a novel game brand named ANIPLEX.EXE, with ATRI: My Dear Moments and Adabana Odd Tales (?, Adabana Itan) being the first titles being released under the brand.[11] ANIPLEX.EXE will also release titles in English territories through Aniplex of America.[12]

Published games

Titles released under ANIPLEX.EXE

  • ATRI: My Dear Moments (Developed by Frontwing and Makura)
  • Adabana Odd Tales (?, Adabana Itan) (Developed by Liar-soft)

Anime productions

Aniplex has been involved with the following anime series.

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