Copyright management of animated products, such as Mobile Suit Gundam. Production of animated & live action programs. SOTSU

Company Overview

History

10/1965 Founded at Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo as "Toyo Agency." Designated by the popular Japanese baseball team Yomiuri Giants as their exclusive agency for planning and sales of goods, and started a licensing business and carried out other management on their behalf.
04/1972 Broadcast of "Thunder Mask," the first TV program produced by the company. Simultaneously started character licensing business.
08/1977 Company name changed to "SOTSU AGENCY CO., LTD."
10/1977 The company's first TV animation program "SUPER MACHINE ZANBOT 3" broadcast. Animation character rights acquired, and the business expanded.
04/1979 TV animation "MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM" broadcast.
10/1984 Expansion of the business means that the company main office moved to 5-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
03/1985 Affiliate "SOTSU FILMS CO., LTD." established, for planning and production of animations.
10/1988 TV animation "ANPANMAN" broadcast.
10/1997 Capital provided for "J-BROAD CO., LTD." (currently a consolidated subsidiary), which provides a job hunting information service.
04/2003 Listed on the JASDAQ Stock Exchange.
08/2003 Expansion of the business means that the company main office moved to 5-12-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
12/2004 Cancelled registration from the Japan Securities Dealers Association, and listed stock on the Jasdaq Securities Exchange, Inc.
04/2007 Trade name changed to "SOTSU Co., Ltd."