Overseas sales of domestic works
At Shogakukan we sell many works to overseas TV stations and distribution companies. These include animation produced in-house, mainly in Asia and Europe and the United States. We also license commercial products to overseas manufacturers, and develop events such as character cafes and pop-up shops.
We are able to introduce Japanese content to countries around the world, and in addition to the domestic market, we are developing the character business with the aim of further expanding our work.
Domestic sales of overseas works
Overseas conventions give us the opportunity through introductions from overseas companies to acquire works, or to import high potential contents into Japan.
As an agent for overseas content, we also focus on overseas character business for the domestic market, such as domestic commercialization, sales promotion development, and holding events in cooperation with the copyright holder.
Co-production business with overseas
We are actively producing and developing anime works in collaboration with overseas companies (e.g., toy manufacturers, distribution companies, IT companies, etc.).
The contents of the co-produced works is not limited to Japan based IP, but also includes overseas IP and original works.
We work on comprehensive joint projects; from planning to fundraising, production system planning, and exercising the rights of IP owners.