7 Companies Invest US$3 Million in Anime Consortium Japan
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime Consortium Japan announced on Friday that seven Japanese companies will invest 378.3 million yen (US$3.05 million) in Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ). Investors include Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, Kadokawa, Bushiroad Inc., Good Smile Company, and Toei Animation.
While Toei Animation was a shareholder of ACJ previously, the other six companies are new shareholders.
ACJ plans to use the investment to expand to "value-added anime contents," while collaborating with various anime studios, gave developers, publishers, merchandise companies, and other companies who own rights to anime franchises in Japan.
Bandai Namco Holding Inc., Asatsu-DK Inc., and Aniplex Inc. established ACJ in October 2014 to develop a new internet streaming platform for overseas markets along with an e-commerce business for official anime content.