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KID Corp.
Industry Consumer Game
Computer Game
Founded May 12, 1988
Defunct 2006
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Hisaaki Ichikawa, President
Revenue ¥92.9m (March 2006)[citation needed]
Number of employees
41[citation needed]

KID, whose name is an acronym of Kindle Imagine Develop, was a Japan-based company specializing in porting and developing bishōjo games.

KID was founded in 1988, with capital of 160 million yen.[citation needed] In the early 1990s, it served primarily as a contract developer. Notable titles from this era include Burai Fighter, Low G Man, G.I. Joe, Isolated Warrior and Recca. In 1997, it began porting PC games to games consoles. In 1999, it released an original title called Memories Off on PlayStation, which later became its first well-known series. In 2000, it released another original title called Infinity which became the second well-known series. This game was later renamed Never 7: The End of Infinity and Infinity became the series name. It also created the popular underground PlayStation game Board Game Top Shop.

In 2005, KID became a sponsor of the Japanese drama series Densha Otoko.

The company declared bankruptcy in 2006.[1] However, in February 2007 it was announced that KID's intellectual properties had been acquired by the CyberFront corporation, who would continue all unfinished projects until the closure in December 2013.


Infinity Series

Memories Off Series


See also[edit]

  • Kaga Create: The company that bought Cyberfront Corporation and now owns the rights to KID's works.


  1. ^ Winkler, Chris (2006-12-01). "Kid Files for Bankruptcy". RPGFan. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 

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