Marvelous AQL

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MarvelousAQL Inc.
株式会社マーベラスAQL
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Traded as TYO: 7844
Industry Anime industry
Video game industry
Predecessor(s)
Founded October 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan[2]
Key people
[2]
Products Anime
Video games
Revenue ¥10,423,000,000 (2011年度)[3]
Net income ¥3,533,000,000 (2011年度)[3]
Employees 395
As of September 30, 2012 (consolidated basis)[2]
Subsidiaries
Website www.maql.co.jp

MarvelousAQL Inc. (株式会社マーベラスAQL Kabushiki gaisha Māberasu AQL?) (MAQL) is a Japanese video game developer and anime producer that was formed in October 2011 by the merger of Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and Liveware.[4]

History[edit]

The announcement of merging Marvelous Entertainment Inc., AQ Interactive, Inc., Liveware Inc. in to Marvelous AQL Inc. on 2011-10-01 was originally proposed by Marvelous Entertainment Inc., effective on 2011-05-10.[5] The plan would make Marvelous Entertainment Inc. the sole surviving entity after the merger, with Marvelous Entertainment Inc. renamed to Marvelous AQL Inc. on merger day.[6][7]

AQ Interactive was dissolved in 2011-10-01.[8]

On 2011-10-05, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced 15 titles to be released under the MarvelousAQL Inc., including Musical Hakuoki, Logres of Swords and Sorcery, Ninja Nation, Buddy Monster, No More Heroes for Mobage(Android/iOS), Browser Sangokushi NEXT, King of Pirates.[9]

English site opened in 2011-11-18.

On 2011-12-22, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the establishment of the overseas business department (海外事業部) with investment from Checkpoint Studios Inc., replacing the global strategy room (グローバル戦略室) dissolved in 2012-01-01.[10]

On 2012-10-25, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced its stock listing on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, effective on 2012-11-01.[11]

On 2013-01-01, MarvelousAQL Inc. established amusement business division (アミューズメント事業部). The company's digital contents business division (デジタルコンテンツ事業部) and amusement contents development division (アミューズメントコンテンツ開発部) were moved into amusement business division, and was renamed to amusement development division (アミューズメント開発部).[12]

On 2013-02-01, MarvelousAQL Inc. established digital contents business division (デジタルコンテンツ事業本部).[13]

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • MAQL Europe Limited: On 2011-12-22, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the establishment of a fully owned MAQL Europe Limited as an online game and mobile content developer and operator in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, in April 2012.[14] MAQL Europe, under the brand 'Marvelous Games' has released several mobile titles, including RunBot, Eyes Attack, Puzzle Coaster, Conquest Age and Wurdy.
  • Entersphere Inc. (株式会社エンタースフィア): On 2011-12-21, Marvelous AQL Inc. announced Entersphere Inc. becoming a subsidiary of MarvelousAQL Inc.[15] Entersphere Inc. became a Marvelous AQL Inc. subsidiary on 2012-01-11.[16] On 2013-01-17, Entersphere Inc. its relocation to Shinagawa, Tokyo.[17]
  • Marvelous USA, Inc.: A carryover subsidiary from AQ Interactive, Inc. as XSEED JKS, Inc. On 2013-05-07, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the renaming of XSEED JKS, Inc. to Marvelous USA, Inc.,[18] after purchasing the Index Digital Media, Inc.'s online business unit and transferred to XSEED JKS, Inc. on 2013-03-31.[19]
  • Artland Inc. (株式会社アートランド): A carryover subsidiary from Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
  • LINKTHINK Inc. (株式会社リンクシンク): A carryover subsidiary from AQ Interactive, Inc.

Video games[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Nintendo Wii[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

Browser game[edit]

Microsoft Windows[edit]

Mobile[edit]

Anime[edit]

Marketing[edit]

The design of MarvelousAQL Inc. corporate logo was officially announced on 2011-10-01.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Evangelion Films to Get PC Browser Game in 2012". Anime News Network. October 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Company Profile". Marvelous AQL Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Financial Highlights". MarvelousAQL Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "History". Marvelous AQL Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ 商号変更及び定款一部変更に関するお知らせ
  6. ^ 株式会社マーベラスエンターテイメント、株式会社AQインタラクティブ及び株式会社ライブウェアの合併契約締結に関するお知らせ
  7. ^ マーベラスエンターテイメントとAQインタラクティブ、ライブウェアが合併 新会社「マーベラスAQL」に
  8. ^ 消滅会社(株式会社AQ インタラクティブ)に関わる決算開示について
  9. ^ 株式会社マーベラスAQL 制作発表会を開催 ~新会社として世に放つ期待の新作タイトルを複数発表~
  10. ^ 海外事業部設立のお知らせ
  11. ^ 東京証券取引所市場第一部銘柄指定承認に関するお知らせ
  12. ^ アミューズメント事業部設立のお知らせ
  13. ^ 組織変更のお知らせ
  14. ^ 海外子会社設立に関するお知らせ
  15. ^ 株式会社エンタースフィアの株式取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  16. ^ 株式会社マーベラスAQLへの子会社化について
  17. ^ 本社移転のお知らせ
  18. ^ 米国子会社の社名変更のお知らせ
  19. ^ 当社子会社によるIndex Digital Media,Inc.(米国)のオンラインゲーム事業取得に関するお知らせ
  20. ^ "Update On the PC Version of Skullgirls!". Marvelous AQL Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Marvelous Games RunBot". MAQL Europe Limited. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Marvelous Games Eyes Attack". MAQL Europe Limited. 
  23. ^ 株式会社マーベラスAQL コーポレートロゴ発表のお知らせ

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