Magical Company

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Magical Company ltd.
Industry Media, Video game industry
Founded May 29, 1985
Headquarters Chūō-ku, Kobe
Products Garou Densetsu (for Sharp X68000), Kōshien (series), Magical Sports series

Magical Company ltd. (魔法株式会社), also known as Mahō, is a Japanese entertainment company.


Established in Kobe in 1983 to design and develop video games, the company was incorporated on May 29, 1985 as Home Data. During the 80's they developed and published various mahjong games for the Arcades.

They developed Last Apostle Puppet Show (known in Japan as Reikai Dōshi: Chinese Exorcist), released in September 1988.[1] It was the first fighting game to use digitized sprites and motion capture animation,[2] and was the first claymation fighting game. They also created Battlecry among many other titles for different console systems.

In 1993, in order to mark the tenth anniversary of Home Data's establishment, the company's name was changed to Magical Company. They ported three Garou Densetsu titles for the Sharp X68000, and are also well known in Japan for having published many Shogi titles.

The baseball series Kōshien is their most notable franchise.

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Home Data[edit]

  • Penguin-Kun Wars, Family Computer (1985)
  • Sky Destroyer, Family Computer (1985)
  • Sqoon, Family Computer (1986)
  • Tetsuwan Atom, Family Computer (1988)
  • Reikai Doushi: Chinese Exorcist (Last Apostle Puppet Show), Arcade (1988)
  • BattleCry, Arcade (1989)
  • Hayauchi Super Igo, Family Computer (1989)
  • Cosmic Epsilon, Family Computer (1989)
  • World Super Tennis, Family Computer/NES (1989)
  • Shogi Shodan Icchokusen, PC Engine (1990)
  • Marble Madness, Sharp X68000 (1991)
  • 2069 A.D., Sharp X68000 (1991)
  • Mahjong Clinic Zoukangou, Sharp X68000 (1991)
  • Mahjong Yuuenchi, Sharp X68000 (1991)
  • Little League Baseball: Championship Series[citation needed]
  • Famicom Shogi: Ryuu-Ou-Sen, Family Computer (1991)
  • Tetra Star: The Fighter, Family Computer (1991)
  • Shogi no Hoshi, Mega Drive (1991)
  • Dragon's Eye Plus: Shanghai 3 (Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye), Mega Drive/Genesis (1991/1994)
  • Shogi Shoshinsha Muyou, PC Engine (1991)
  • Famicom Igo Nyuumon, Family Computer (1991)
  • Shogi Seiten, Sharp X68000 (1992)

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