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Sotsu Co., Ltd.
Native name
Business corporation
Traded asJASDAQ3711
IndustryAdvertising agency
FoundedOctober 1, 1965
Headquarters5-12-5, Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo
Key people
Yūji Nasu (Representative Chairman)
Akihiro Yuasa (Representative President)
OwnerYūji Nasu (41.25%)
Nasuko (19.12%)
Bandai Namco Holdings (17.75%)
As of August 31, 2012
Number of employees
25 (as of August 2006)

Sotsu Co., Ltd. (株式会社創通, Kabushikigaisha Sōtsū) is a Japanese advertising agency. It has close ties to Bandai Namco Holdings.


It was founded in 1965 as Toyo Agency (東洋エージェンシー, Tōyō Ējenshī),[1] with it being designated by baseball team Yomiuri Giants as its primary agency for the planning and distribution of the team's merchandising interests.[1] In 1977, it changed its name to Sotsu Agency (創通エージェンシー, Sōtsū Ējenshī). The agency was first listed in the JASDAQ stock exchange in 2003.[1] On April 1, 2007, the company changed its name to Sotsu (創通, Sōtsū).[1]

It has been involved in the production and licensing of numerous television programs, beginning in 1972 with Thunder Mask.[1] The first anime series it produced was Sunrise's Invincible Super Man Zambot 3, after which the company produced numerous others. In 1979, it produced Mobile Suit Gundam.[1]



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Sunrise productions[edit]

Nippon TV programs[edit]

TV Asahi/ABC programs[edit]

TV Tokyo programs[edit]

UHF programs[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "History". Retrieved 2007-05-03.
  2. ^ 作品一覧 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-05-03.

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