|Native name 株式会社KADOKAWA|
Founded 2 April 1954
|Founder Genyoshi Kadokawa|
Parent organization Kadokawa Dwango
|Romanized name Kabushiki-gaisha Kadokawa|
Formerly called Kadokawa Shoten Kadokawa Holdings Kadokawa Group Holdings
Type Kabushiki gaisha Subsidiary
Traded as TYO: 9477 (until September 26, 2014)
Industry Publishing, Films, Video games
Headquarters Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Subsidiaries Kadokawa Shoten, Media Factory, Fujimi Shobo
Video games Root Letter, Natural Doctrine, God Wars: Future Past, Kan Colle Kai, Rodea the Sky Soldier
Kadokawa Corporation (株式会社KADOKAWA, Kabushiki-gaisha Kadokawa) is a subsidiary of Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, and is the parent company of the Kadokawa Group companies, which brings together several affiliated companies related to Kadokawa Shoten.
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The company was founded on April 2, 1954 as Kadokawa Shoten. It was renamed to Kadokawa Holdings on April 1, 2003, transferring the existing publishing businesses to Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. The company was again renamed to Kadokawa Group Holdings on July 1, 2006. The company inherited the management and integration businesses within Kadokawa Shoten Publishing in January 2007. The magazine businesses were transferred to the Kadokawa Magazine Group. The company was renamed to Kadokawa Corporation on June 22, 2013. On October 1, 2013, nine companies in the Kadokawa Group were merged into Kadokawa Corporation. Eight of them operate now as brand companies. Kadokawa Production was dissolved and integrated into the General IP Business Headquarters.
On May 14, 2014, it was announced that Kadokawa Corporation and Dwango, the owner of Niconico, would merge on October 1, 2014, and form the new holding company Kadokawa Dwango. Both Kadokawa and Dwango became subsidiaries of the new company.
Kadokawa Corporation serves to bring together several affiliated Japanese companies related to Kadokawa Shoten under what is known as the Kadokawa Group. These companies are of three types: publishing, film and visuals, and cross media. The publishers primarily deal with books, bunkobon paperbacks, manga, and visual media magazines; the film and visual companies deal with Japanese feature films and DVD sales of international films and anime; the cross media companies deal with digital content, urban information and television program information magazines, along with information transmission combining paper media, the Internet, and mobile phones. Other aspects of the group are handled by the other business segment which primarily takes care of video games, real estate leasing, and comprises an advertising agency.