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Kadokawa Corporation
Native name
株式会社KADOKAWA
Kabushiki gaisha KADOKAWA
Formerly
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation (2014-2019)
Public KK
Traded asTYO: 9468
Industry
FoundedOctober 1, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-10-01)
HeadquartersFujimi[disambiguation needed], Chiyoda,
Tokyo
,
Japan
Area served
Global
Key people
Tatsuo Sato
(Chairman)
Nobuo Kawakami
(President)
RevenueIncrease¥201 billion (2016)
Increase¥9 billion (2016)
Total assetsDecrease¥202 billion [1]
OwnersNobuo Kawakami (8.77%)
Websiteinfo.kadokawadwango.co.jp/english/index.html

Kadokawa Corporation[2] is a Japanese media conglomerate. The current iteration of the company was formerly called Kadokawa Dwango Corporation[3] and was created as a result of the merger of the original Kadokawa Corporation and Dwango Co., Ltd. on October 1, 2014.[4][5]

In February 2019, Kadokawa Dwango announced that Dwango would stop being their subsidiary to be a direct subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation in a reorganization of the company.[6] Following this reorganization in July 2019, its publishing business remained and was renamed Kadokawa Future Publishing.

Group companies[edit]

Kadokawa Corporation serves to bring together several affiliated Japanese companies related to Kadokawa Shoten under what is known as the Kadokawa Group.[7] These companies are of three types: publishing, film and visuals, and cross media. The publishers primarily deal with books, bunkobon paperbacks, manga, and visual media magazines;[8] the film and visual companies deal with Japanese feature films and DVD sales of international films and anime;[9] the cross media companies deal with digital content, urban information and television program information magazines, along with information transmission combining paper media, the Internet, and mobile phones.[10] Other aspects of the group are handled by the other business segment which primarily takes care of video games, real estate leasing, and comprises an advertising agency.[11]

Former subsidiaries[edit]

  • Asmik Ace
  • Kadokawa Entertainment: On November 1, 2009, Kadokawa Entertainment was merged into Kadokawa Pictures.
  • Kadokawa Group Publishing: On April 1, 2013, Kadokawa Group Publishing was merged into Kadokawa Group Holdings.
  • Kadokawa J:COM Media: Established in November 2005 as a joint venture between Kadokawa Shoten and Jupiter Telecommunications.[13] It was eliminated in June 2010.
  • So-net Kadokawa Link: Established on June 27, 2007 with So-net Entertainment (43.5%), Kadokawa Mobile (43.5%), and Dentsu E-link[14] (13.0%).[15]
  • Kadokawa Mobile and Movie Gate: On October 1, 2009, Kadokawa Mobile merged with Movie Gate to form Kadokawa Contents Gate.[16]
  • Kadokawa Production: On October 1, 2013, the company was dissolved and integrated in Kadokawa Corporation.
  • MediaLeaves: On January 10, 2010, MediaLeaves was merged into Enterbrain.[17]
  • NTT Prime Square
  • Sarugakucho: Became part of Kadokawa Group Holdings under Enterbrain during the ASCII acquisition. On March 31, 2010, Pole To Win announced that it has acquired Sarugakucho.[18]
  • Words Gear: On September 26, 2006, Matsushita Electric Industrial announced the establishment of Words Gear with Kadokawa Mobile and Tokyo Broadcasting System, effective on October 2, 2006.[19] On September 30, 2010, Kadokawa Group Holdings announced merging Words Gear into Kadokawa Contents Gate, with Kadokawa Contents Gate as the surviving company, effective on January 1, 2011.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "カドカワ株式会社". info.kadokawadwango.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  2. ^ 株式会社KADOKAWA Kabushiki gaisha KADOKAWA
  3. ^ カドカワ株式会社 Kadokawa Kabushiki-gaisha, until October 1, 2015 株式会社KADOKAWA・DWANGO
  4. ^ "Dwango to merge with Kadokawa". The Japan Times. May 14, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Publisher Kadokawa, Internet firm Dwango complete merger". The Japan Times. October 1, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Ressler, Karen. "Nobuo Kawakami Steps Down as Kadokawa Dwango President". Anime News Network. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  7. ^ グループ会社一覧 [Group Company Summary] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "Publishing businesses under Kadokawa Group Holdings". Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  9. ^ "Movie/Visual businesses under Kadokawa Group Holdings". Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  10. ^ "Cross media businesses under Kadokawa Group Holdings". Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  11. ^ "Other businesses under Kadokawa Group Holdings". Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  12. ^ "Report: Kadokawa Acquires Dark Souls Developers From Software". Silliconera. April 28, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "角川ジェイコム・メディア 「J:COM Walker」創刊 J:COM さいたま、J:COM 相模原・大和 各サービスエリアで8 月に発行" (in Japanese). PR Times. June 14, 2007. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  14. ^ インターネット分野専門の広告会社「電通イー・リンク」を設立 (PDF) (in Japanese). Cyber Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  15. ^ -「地域情報映像」×「ネット地域広告」×「ネット対応機器」- 「株式会社ソネット・カドカワ・リンク」を3 社共同で設立 ~高品質映像で嗜好に適した情報と出会える『地域情報探訪サイト』を構築~ (PDF) (in Japanese). So-net Entertainment. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  16. ^ 連結子会社 角川モバイルとムービーゲートの合併に関して (PDF) (in Japanese). Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  17. ^ "MediaLeaves, Inc. announcement" (in Japanese). MediaLeaves. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  18. ^ 株式会社猿楽庁の株式取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ (PDF) (in Japanese). Pole To Win. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  19. ^ "角川・松下電器・TBS 3社が電子書籍事業会社 「ワーズギア株式会社」設立で合意 ~読書端末とコンテンツを提供~" (in Japanese). Panasonic. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  20. ^ グループ企業再編による 映像・雑誌・デジタル事業の強化について (PDF) (in Japanese). Kadokawa Group Holdings. Retrieved April 11, 2012.

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