Media Factory

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Media Factory
Media Factory logo.svg
Parent companyKadokawa Future Publishing
FoundedDecember 1, 1986; 32 years ago (1986-12-01)
Country of originJapan
Headquarters locationShibuya, Tokyo
Shibuya East NBF 3-3-5
Key peopleToshiyuki Yoshihara (Representative Director)
Publication typesPublishing, film, music, video games
Revenue¥13,937,320,000 (FY 2005)
No. of employees168 (as of 2010)

Media Factory (メディアファクトリー, Mediafakutorī), formerly Media Factory, Inc. (株式会社メディアファクトリー, Kabushiki gaisha Mediafakutorī) is a Japanese publisher and brand company of Kadokawa Future Publishing. It was founded on December 1, 1986, and its headquarters are situated in Shibuya, Tokyo. It is a subsidiary of Recruit Co., Ltd. Media Factory was possibly the first anime distributor to ask for sites to not link to fansub of any anime licensed by the company.[1] On October 12, 2011, Media Factory was purchased by Kadokawa Corporation for ¥8,000,000,000.[2] Media Factory also has a monthly manga magazine, Monthly Comic Alive, and its own light novel imprint, MF Bunko J. Media Factory also holds the license for the distribution of The 39 Clues in Japan.[3] Media Factory ceased being a kabushiki gaisha, as well as retired the Pokémon anime series on October 1, 2013 when it was merged with eight other companies to become a brand company of Kadokawa Corporation.[4]


Light novel Imprint[edit]

  • Fleur Bunko Bleu Line
  • Fleur Bunko Rouge Line
  • MF Books
  • MF Bunko DA VINCI
  • MF Bunko J

Anime series[edit]

The following anime and manga titles are associated with Kadokawa Corporation / Media Factory


  1. ^ "Media Factory makes request to stop fansubbing". Anime News Network. December 9, 2004. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Kadokawa Purchases Manga Publisher Media Factory". Anime News Network. October 12, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "サーティーナインクルーズ公式サイト - 株式会社KADOKAWA". Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Kadokawa to Merge 9 Subsidiaries Into 1 Company". Anime News Network. March 28, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Funimation related copyright holders". Funimation. 2006. Retrieved August 23, 2012.

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