Marvelous (company)

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Marvelous Inc.
Native name
TypePublic (K.K.)
TYO: 7844
IndustryAnime industry
video games
FoundedOctober 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)[1]
HeadquartersShinagawa, Tokyo, Japan[2]
Key people
Video games
Revenue¥20,330,000,000 (2014)[3]
¥1,882,000,000 (2014)[3]
OwnerTencent (20%)
Number of employees
As of September 30, 2021 (consolidated basis)[2]
Xseed Games
Link Think
Marvelous First Studio
Marvelous Europe
Honey∞Parade Games[4]

Marvelous Inc. (株式会社マーベラス, Kabushiki-gaisha Māberasu, previously known as Marvelous AQL) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher, and anime producer. The company was formed in October 2011 by the merger of the original Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and Liveware.[6]


Previous logo prior to the company's name change in 2014.

The announcement of merging Marvelous Entertainment Inc., AQ Interactive, Inc., Liveware Inc. in to Marvelous AQL Inc. on October 1, 2011 was originally proposed by Marvelous Entertainment Inc., and went effective on May 10, 2011.[7] The plan would make Marvelous Entertainment Inc. the sole surviving entity after the merger, with Marvelous Entertainment Inc. renamed to Marvelous AQL Inc. on merger day.[8][9]

On December 22, 2011, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the establishment of the overseas business department, with investment from Checkpoint Studios Inc., replacing the global strategy room, which dissolved on January 1, 2012.[10]

On October 25, 2012, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced its stock listing on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, effective on November 1, 2012.[11]

On January 1, 2013, MarvelousAQL Inc. established the amusement business division. The company's digital contents business division and amusement contents development division were moved into amusement business division, and was renamed as amusement development division.[12]

On February 1, 2013, MarvelousAQL Inc. established the digital contents business division.[13]

On July 1, 2014, MarvelousAQL Inc. was renamed as Marvelous Inc.[14]

On March 13, 2015, it was announced that Marvelous would acquire mobile gaming company G-Mode. This includes Data East IPs that G-Mode bought in 2004.[15]

Tencent acquired 20% of Marvelous via new shares, approximately US$65 million on May 26, 2020.[16]

In May 25, 2023, the company livestreamed its first ever digital showcase which featured the Xseed Games-developed Fashion Dreamer and several newly announced upcoming games including the tentatively titled PROJECT MAGIA and PROJECT LIFE is RPG, several entries in the flagship Story of Seaons series and its spin-off Rune Factory series, and Daemon X Machina: Titanic Scion, the sequel to the original Daemon X Machina.[17]


  • Entersphere (株式会社エンタースフィア): On December 21, 2011, Marvelous AQL Inc. announced Entersphere Inc. becoming a subsidiary of MarvelousAQL Inc.[18] Entersphere Inc. became a Marvelous AQL Inc. subsidiary on 2012-01-11.[19] On 2013-01-17, Entersphere Inc. its relocation to Shinagawa, Tokyo.[20]
  • Marvelous Europe: On December 22, 2011, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the establishment of a fully owned MAQL Europe Limited as an online game and mobile content developer and operator in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, in April 2012.[21] MAQL Europe, under the brand 'Marvelous Games' has released several mobile titles, including RunBot, Eyes Attack, Puzzle Coaster, Conquest Age and Wurdy.
  • Xseed Games: A carryover subsidiary from AQ Interactive, Inc. as Xseed JKS, Inc. On May 7, 2013, MarvelousAQL Inc. announced the renaming of Xseed JKS, Inc. to Marvelous USA, Inc.,[22] after purchasing the Index Digital Media, Inc.'s online business unit and transferred to Xseed JKS, Inc. on 2013-03-31.[23]
  • Artland (株式会社アートランド): A carryover subsidiary from Marvelous Entertainment Inc..
  • LINKTHINK Inc. (株式会社リンクシンク): A carryover subsidiary from AQ Interactive, Inc..
  • Honey∞Parade Games (株式会社HONEY∞PARADE GAMES): A company established in 2017 with the main focus to make the Senran Kagura series.[24] Kenichiro Takaki led the company.
  • Hakama Inc.: A company established in 2018 by Marvelous. It's led by Story of Seasons and Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto.
  • Marvelous First Studio: An internal development studio founded by Marvelous in 2017. This studio is known for the development work of Fate/Extella Link, God Eater 3, and Daemon X Machina.

Video games[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]


Nintendo Switch[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

PlayStation 4[edit]

Xbox One[edit]

Microsoft Windows[edit]



Browser game[edit]

  • Logres of Swords and Sorcery



  1. ^ "New Evangelion Films to Get PC Browser Game in 2012". Anime News Network. October 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Company Profile". Marvelous AQL Inc. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Financial Highlights". Marvelous. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki opens new studio Honey ∞ Parade Games". 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Story of Seasons producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto opens new studio Hakama under Marvelous". 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "History". Marvelous AQL Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  7. ^ 商号変更及び定款一部変更に関するお知らせ
  8. ^ 株式会社マーベラスエンターテイメント、株式会社AQインタラクティブ及び株式会社ライブウェアの合併契約締結に関するお知らせ
  9. ^ マーベラスエンターテイメントとAQインタラクティブ、ライブウェアが合併 新会社「マーベラスAQL」に
  10. ^ 海外事業部設立のお知らせ
  11. ^ 東京証券取引所市場第一部銘柄指定承認に関するお知らせ
  12. ^ アミューズメント事業部設立のお知らせ
  13. ^ 組織変更のお知らせ
  14. ^ Romano, Sal (20 March 2014). "Marvelous AQL changing company name to Marvelous". Gematsu. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Marvelous Acquires Joe & Mac and Data East Library Through G-Mode Acquisition - Siliconera". Archived from the original on 2015-03-15.
  16. ^ Kerr, Chris (May 26, 2020). "Tencent acquires 20 percent stake in Story of Seasons dev for $65 million". Gamasutra. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "Marvelous Game Showcase 2023". YouTube. May 25, 2023. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  18. ^ 株式会社エンタースフィアの株式取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  19. ^ "株式会社マーベラスAQLへの子会社化について". Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  20. ^ "本社移転のお知らせ". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  21. ^ 海外子会社設立に関するお知らせ
  22. ^ 米国子会社の社名変更のお知らせ
  23. ^ 当社子会社によるIndex Digital Media,Inc.(米国)のオンラインゲーム事業取得に関するお知らせ
  24. ^ "Marvelous Establishes Company With Focus on Senran Kagura". Anime News Network. April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  25. ^ "Update On the PC Version of Skullgirls!". Marvelous AQL Inc. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  26. ^ "Bullet Witch". Steam. Valve. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  27. ^ "Marvelous Games RunBot". MAQL Europe Limited. Archived from the original on April 6, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  28. ^ "Marvelous Games Puzzle Coaster". MAQL Europe Limited. Archived from the original on 2014-04-06. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  29. ^ "Marvelous Games Eyes Attack". MAQL Europe Limited. Archived from the original on 2014-04-06. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  30. ^ "おそ松さん よくばり!ニートアイランド(しま松)公式サイト". おそ松さん よくばり!ニートアイランド(しま松)公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  31. ^ "Marvelous Product Search".

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