DLE (company)

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Dream Link Entertainment, Inc.
Animation studio
Industry Japanese animation
Flash animation
Founded December 27, 2001
Headquarters Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Ryuuta Shiki, Ryo Ono
Website www.dle.jp

DLE Inc. (株式会社ディー・エル・イー Kabushikigaisha Dī Eru Ī?) (Dream Link Entertainment) is a Tokyo-based animation and entertainment company founded in 2001 by former Sony executive producer Ryuta Shiiki. DLE has gained notoriety in Japan for their flagship animated television and film series Eagle Talon, a surreal sitcom created entirely in Flash animation by popular creator Frogman (a.k.a. Ryo Ono). DLE has now produced over 30 properties and has business and creative partners in Shanghai, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, India and North America where Hasbro is a stakeholder.

History[edit]

Dream Link Entertainment was established on December 27, 2001.[1]

In 2015, DLE acquired the license to the fashion show, Tokyo Girls Collection. The first TGC show under DLE's management was held in September 2015. On September 1, 2016, DLE fully acquired W-Media, the original owners of Tokyo Girls Collection, in a full M&A.[2]

On October 6, 2016, DLE partnered with Toho Cinemas to start Japan's first "eSports in cinema" tournament event called Gamers Battle Club.[3] The event was held in Roppongi Hills' Toho Cinemas, and featured comedians and Japanese idols as participants.

Works[edit]

DLE began as a Flash Animation anime company, but has since ventured into the live-action, music, and events businesses.

In June 2015, DLE purchased the license to Tokyo Girls Collection, the largest fashion show/event within Japan.

Anime[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Eagle Talon
    • Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives Twice! (2007)
  Won the Best Animation Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2008.[4]
    • Eagle Talon The Movie 2: The Black Tea That Loved Me (2008)
    • Eagle Talon The Movie 3: Long Live http://EagleTalon.jp (2010)
  • Panpaka Pants
    • Panpaka Pants The Movie: Treasure of the Bananan Kingdom (2015)

Live-Action[edit]

  • Chinyuki (2015)
  • Destruction Babies (2016)
  Won the "Prize for the best emerging director" at the Locarno Film Festival for director Mariko Tetsuya.[5]
  • Hara Hara Nanoka (2017)[6]

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