Gundam EZEight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 23:43:04 -0800 (PST)
Wow!! i never knew all those were Bandai owned. the
owner(s) of Bandai must be rich. how much is that
company worth? who is(are) the owner(s) of the whole
company? Boy do i wish i owned Bandai.....admit it,
that's your dream too..
--- Mark Simmons <email@example.com> wrote:
> Joseph Riggs writes,
> >I suppose the proper question is "Which Bandai owns
> >The letter comes from Bandai Entertainment. It
> makes reference to Bandai
> >Visual. Are there more companies with the name
> >So it may be possible that Bandai owns Sunrise, but
> which Bandai is at
> >the top?
> The parent company is Bandai Co., Ltd. The English
> version of its Web
> site has a listing of susidiaries...
> Look under "Group Companies" for the complete
> list. Highlights include...
> * Banpresto Co., Ltd. -> arcade machines,
> some video games
> * Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. -> anime production &
> video sales
> * Bandai Networks Co., Ltd. -> online
> * Sunrise Inc. -> anime production &
> character management
> * Yutaka Co., Ltd. -> crappy little 0083
> * Plex Co., Ltd. -> live-action toys,
> inc. Power Rangers
> * Bec Co., Ltd. -> PlayStation and
> Wonder Swan software
> * Bandai Logipal Inc. -> toy distribution
> As you'll see from the Sunrise profile, its brief
> extends beyond merely
> cranking out anime - it has a laundry-list of
> responsibilities regarding
> character merchandising and licensing, game
> production, and online
> publishing. It almost seems like a
> * Bandai America Inc. -> U.S. toys and such
> * Bandai Entertainment Inc. -> U.S. video
> * The Upper Deck Co., LLC -> trading cards
> * Bandai S.A. -> European branch
> * Bandai U.K. Ltd. -> British branch
> * Bandai (H.K.) Co., Ltd. -> Hong Kong and
> * Banpresto (H.K.) Ltd. -> Banpresto's Hong
> King subsidiary
> Note that there are two separate companies
> responsible for the U.S.
> market, though they work out of the same offices and
> share staff. Bandai
> Entertainment supervises anime & video production,
> as well as video sales
> and the AnimeVillage.com Web site. Bandai America is
> in charge of toy
> production and sales, and is primarily in charge of
> Hence, the First Gundam issue involves Sunrise
> Inc. and Bandai
> Entertainment Inc., who are just two of the numerous
> subsidiaries of the
> parent company.
> -- Mark
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