Marvelous (company)

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Marvelous Inc.
Native name
株式会社マーベラス
Kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 7844
IndustryAnime industry
Video game industry
Predecessor
FoundedOctober 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)[1]
July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) (as Marvelous Inc.)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan[2]
Key people
[2]
ProductsAnime
Video games
Revenue¥20,330,000,000 (2014)[3]
¥1,882,000,000 (2014)[3]
Number of employees
640
As of September 30, 2016 (consolidated basis)[2]
SubsidiariesArtland
Xseed Games
Link Think
Delfisound
Marvelous Europe
G-Mode
Honey∞Parade Games[4]
Hakama[5]
Websitewww.marv.jp

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 anime producer that was formed in October 2011 by the merger of Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and Liveware.[6]

History[edit]

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]

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • 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.[16] Entersphere Inc. became a Marvelous AQL Inc. subsidiary on 2012-01-11.[17] On 2013-01-17, Entersphere Inc. its relocation to Shinagawa, Tokyo.[18]
  • 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.[19] 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.,[20] after purchasing the Index Digital Media, Inc.'s online business unit and transferred to Xseed JKS, Inc. on 2013-03-31.[21]
  • 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): A company established in 2017 with the main focus to make the Senran Kagura series. Kenichiro Takaki led the company
  • Hakama Inc.: A company established in 2018 by Marvelous. It's led by Story of Season and Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto.

Video games[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Wii[edit]

Nintendo Switch[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

PlayStation 4[edit]

Browser game[edit]

  • Logres of Swords and Sorcery

Microsoft Windows[edit]

Mobile[edit]

  • RunBot (developed by Bravo Game Studios)[23]
  • Puzzle Coaster (developed by Bravo Game Studios)[24]
  • Eyes Attack (developed by Alexander Murzanaev)[25]
  • Osomatsu-san NEET Island[26]

Anime[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://gematsu.com/2017/03/senran-kagura-producer-opens-new-studio-honey-parade-games
  5. ^ https://gematsu.com/2018/07/story-of-seasons-producer-yoshifumi-hashimoto-opens-new-studio-hakama-under-marvelous
  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. "Marvelous AQL changing company name to Marvelous". Gematsu. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  15. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/13/marvelous-acquires-joe-mac-data-east-library-g-mode-acquisition/
  16. ^ 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
  17. ^ 株式会社マーベラスAQLへの子会社化について
  18. ^ 本社移転のお知らせ
  19. ^ 海外子会社設立に関するお知らせ
  20. ^ 米国子会社の社名変更のお知らせ
  21. ^ 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
  22. ^ "Update On the PC Version of Skullgirls!". Marvelous AQL Inc. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  23. ^ "Marvelous Games RunBot". MAQL Europe Limited. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  24. ^ "Marvelous Games Puzzle Coaster". MAQL Europe Limited.
  25. ^ "Marvelous Games Eyes Attack". MAQL Europe Limited.
  26. ^ "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.
  27. ^ "Marvelous Product Search".

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