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------Original Message------
From: Gundam EZEight <rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com>
To: gundam@aeug.org
Sent: January 13, 2001 7:43:04 AM GMT
Subject: Re: [gundam] What the HELL?! (corrected petition link)

>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..

Don't we all. LOL. If I owned Bandai, I'd create one division just to
research mobile suit production in real life. LOL

--- Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com> wrote:
> Joseph Riggs writes,
>
> >I suppose the proper question is "Which Bandai owns
> Sunrise?"
> >The letter comes from Bandai Entertainment. It
> makes reference to Bandai
> >Visual. Are there more companies with the name
> Bandai?
> >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...
>
> <http://www.bandai.co.jp/bandai_e/index_e.html>
>
> Look under "Group Companies" for the complete
> list. Highlights include...
>
> JAPAN
>
> * Banpresto Co., Ltd. -> arcade machines,
> some video games
> * Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. -> anime production &
> video sales
> * Bandai Networks Co., Ltd. -> online
> entertainment
> * Sunrise Inc. -> anime production &
> character management
> * Yutaka Co., Ltd. -> crappy little 0083
> toys
> * 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
> company-within-a-company...
>
> OVERSEAS
>
> * Bandai America Inc. -> U.S. toys and such
> * Bandai Entertainment Inc. -> U.S. video
> production
> * 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
> China
> * 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
> GundamOfficial.com.
>
> 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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