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Actas Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Akutasu
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedJuly 6, 1998; 21 years ago (1998-07-06)
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shunpei Maruyama
ParentBandai Namco Arts

Actas Inc. (株式会社アクタス, Kabushiki gaisha Akutasu) is a Japanese animation studio founded in 1998. It is currently a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Arts, which in turn is a subsidiary to Bandai Namco Holdings.[1]


Actas was founded on July 6, 1998 by Hiroshi Katō and Jūtarō Ōba, who previously worked for Tatsunoko Production and Ashi Productions.[2]

In 2000, Kōsuke Fujishima's manga éX-Driver became the first anime production by the studio with éX-Driver The Movie, the first anime film. The first TV series was Pachislo Kizoku Gin in 2001, where Actas appeared as a producer and not as an animation studio, so the first TV series, where the studio was responsible for the animations, appeared with Transformers: Armada in 2002.

Following Katō's death in 2009, Shunpei Maruyama was named the new company president. The studio also had a subsidiary animation studio Karaku, but Actas merged it with the main company in July 2017.

In September 2017, Bandai Visual has announced that it had acquired Actas.[3]

The company owned a subsidiary studio named Karaku up until August 31, 2017, when it was merged with the main Actas studio.


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  1. ^ History page
  2. ^ 実写版映画ヤッターマン (in Japanese). ytv. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. ^ "Bandai Visual Acquires Girls & Panzer Anime Studio Actas". Anime News Network. Retrieved 5 September 2017.

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