Chairman : Tsutomu TOMARI
President : Hiroshi TAKAHASHI
The declining birthrate and new players arriving from other industries are creating intense competition in our industry. As a consequence, we continue to confront a severe operating environment. However, the animation business is expected to expand with rapid growth in video-on-demand (VOD) services, the launch of image distribution services for mobile phones, collaboration and partnerships with overseas businesses and the scheduled Japan International Contents Festival organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The animation business is experiencing rapid change. In the analog days, a decade between turning points did not sound excessive as an interval. In the digital era, however, things very quickly become stale. No matter how fast technologies advance, the best and indeed only way for us to ensure our future is to incorporate the latest technologies and consistently present children around the world with what we call “dreams” and “hopes,” namely our great animation works.
Last year, we marked our 50th anniversary. Our commitment to taking on new businesses will be more active than ever before, with our entire staff cooperating in an effort to make sure that your expectations are satisfied. We will always be true to our corporate philosophy of consistently creating better plans and works, to encourage more people to see our works and to create more business opportunities.