Toei Animation Inc.

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Toei Animation Inc.
Subsidiary
IndustryMultimedia entertainment
Founded2004
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, , U.S.
Area served
North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
ProductsAnime
ParentToei Animation CO. LTD.
Websitewww.toei-animation-usa.com

Toei Animation Inc. (abbreviated as TAI, or sometimes just Toei Animation USA or Toei LATAM depending of the territory) is an American licensing and distributor based in Los Angeles. It is Toei Animation's American sister company. It holds partnerships with TV channels, DVD distributors, and streaming websites.

History[edit]

Due to Toei Animation's decision to start distributing the series directly since 2003 with the establishment of Toei Animation Europe based in Paris, Toei Animation Inc. based in Los Angeles was founded in 2004.

In 2005, the Toei Animation licenses that were distributed by Cloverway Inc. were transferred to Toei Animation Inc. for requirement, leaving Cloverway alone with the licenses of the other Japanese producers with which it intermediated. As a consequence of this, there has been a chain of irregularities, such as the loss of master tapes of many series, with the Latin American versions being the most affected for this change in distribution.

Master license[edit]

Anime[edit]

  • Air Gear (sub-distributed by Funimation for U.S.)
  • Dragon Ball franchise (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005 and sub-distributed by Funimation for U.S.)
  • Digimon franchise (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005 and distributed directly for U.S. since 2017)
  • Dr. Slump (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005)
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro franchise
  • 1996's series (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005)
  • 2018's series
  • Saint Seiya franchise (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005)
  • Sailor Moon franchise (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005 and sub-distributed by Viz Media for U.S. since 2014)
  • Sailor Moon Crystal (distributed directly for Latin America since 2017 and sub-distributed by Viz Media for U.S.)
  • Slam Dunk (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005)
  • Toriko (distributed directly for Latin America since 2012 and sub-distributed by Funimation for U.S.)
  • World Trigger

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