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, formerly , is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing based in
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, Japan. It became an internal division of Kadokawa Corporation on October 1, 2013. Kadokawa publishes manga, light novels, manga anthology magazines such as ''
Monthly Asuka is a monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten, aimed at teenage girls. The magazine was established in 1985. The publisher is Kadokawa Shoten. Much like its sibling publication ''Shōnen Ace'', it places some emphasis ...
'' and '' Monthly Shōnen Ace'', and entertainment magazines such as ''
Newtype is a monthly magazine publication originating from Japan, covering anime (and to a lesser extent, tokusatsu, manga, Japanese science fiction, seiyuu, and video games). It was launched by publishing company Kadokawa Shoten on March 8, 1985 with its ...
''. Since its founding, Kadokawa has expanded into the
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multimedia
sector, namely in
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s (as Kadokawa Games) and in
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and animated films (as
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).


History

250px, Kadokawa Shoten headquarters. Kadokawa Shoten was established on November 10, 1945 by Genyoshi Kadokawa. The company's first publication imprint, Kadokawa Bunko, was published in 1949. The company went public on April 2, 1954. In 1975,
Haruki Kadokawa is a Japanese publisher, film producer, film director, director and screenwriter. He was the son of Genyoshi Kadokawa and inherited the position of president of the publishing house Kadokawa Shoten in 1975. Under his guidance, the company soon branc ...
became the president of Kadokawa Shoten, following Genyoshi Kadokawa's death. On April 1, 2003, Kadokawa Shoten was renamed to Kadokawa Holdings, transferring the existing publishing businesses to Kadokawa Shoten. On July 1, 2006, the parent company was renamed to
Kadokawa Group Holdings formerly is a Japanese media conglomerate that was created as a result of the merger In corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of Company, companies, other business organizations, or thei ...
and in January 2007, Kadokawa Group Holdings inherited the management and integration businesses within Kadokawa Shoten. The magazine businesses was transferred to the Kadokawa Magazine Group. The video game divisions of Kadokawa Shoten,
ASCII Media Works , formerly , is a Japanese Publishing, publisher and brand company of Kadokawa Future Publishing headquartered in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It originally formed on April 1, 2008 as a result of a Mergers and acquisitions, merger betwe ...
and
Enterbrain , formerly , is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing founded on 30 January 1987 as . Magazines published by Enterbrain are generally focused on video game A video game is an electronic game that involves interac ...
were merged into Kadokawa Games. Kadokawa Shoten ceased being a kabushiki gaisha on October 1, 2013 when it was merged with eight other companies to become a brand company of Kadokawa Corporation.


Subsidiaries

*Kadokawa Haruki Corporation: Founded in 1976 Haruki Kadokawa as a film production company. The company was later merged into Kadokawa Shoten. When Haruki Kadokawa was still on bail following his 1993 arrest, Kadokawa Haruki Corporation was established by Haruki Kadokawa on September 12, 1995 as a publisher. *Fujimi Shobo: In 1991, Fujimi Shobo was merged into Kadokawa Shoten, but continued operations as a division of Kadokawa Shoten. *The Television): In 1993, it was merged into Kadokawa Shoten. *Kadokawa Media Office: In 1993, it was merged into Kadokawa Shoten. *Kadokawa J-com media *Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan Publishing: Formerly Hichō Kikaku, it was renamed on April 1, 2003. *Kadokawa Digix *Kids Net *Asmik Ace Entertainment: In 2006, Sumitomo Corporation purchased the 27.6% common stock of Asmik Ace from Kadokawa Shoten, and distributed the 75.3% stock of Asmik Ace into a subsidiary of Sumitomo, leaving Kadokawa Shoten a 20% stake holder. In 2007, Kadokawa's stake of Asmik Ace was transferred to
Kadokawa Group Holdings formerly is a Japanese media conglomerate that was created as a result of the merger In corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of Company, companies, other business organizations, or thei ...
. In 2010, Sumitomo purchased the remaining 20% stake from Kadokawa Group Holdings. *Cinema Paradise *Taiwan Animate *Chara Ani


Magazines published

*''.hack//G.U.: The World'' *''Asuka (magazine), Asuka'' *''Asuka CIEL (magazine), Asuka CIEL'' *''Ceil TresTres'' *''Comp Ace'' *''Comptiq'' *''Gundam Ace'' *''Kerokero Ace'' *''Monthly Ace Next'' (discontinued) *''
Newtype is a monthly magazine publication originating from Japan, covering anime (and to a lesser extent, tokusatsu, manga, Japanese science fiction, seiyuu, and video games). It was launched by publishing company Kadokawa Shoten on March 8, 1985 with its ...
'' *''Shōnen Ace'' *''The Sneaker'' (discontinued) *''Young Ace'' *''Altima Ace'' *''Another (novel), Another''


Light Novel Imprints

*''Kadokawa Beans Bunko'' Female focused light novel imprint. *''Kadokawa Bunko CrossLove'' An erotic light novel imprint that's aimed at women. *''Kadokawa Gin no Saji Series'' The fantasy novel imprint which both children and adults can enjoy. *''Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko'' *''Kadokawa Ruby Bunko'' Boys Love focused imprint. *''Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko''


Manga titles published

*''.hack//Legend of the Twilight'' *''Angelic Layer'' *''Baka and Test'' *''Basquash!'' *''Bio Booster Armor Guyver'' *''Black Rock Shooter'' *''Brain Powerd'' *''Bungou Stray Dogs'' *''Cardfight!! Vanguard'' *''Chrono Crusade'' *''Cloverfield/Kishin'' (prequel to Cloverfield, movie) *''Cowboy Bebop'' *''Code Geass'' *''Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star'' *''Deadman Wonderland'' *''Dragon Half'' *''Girls Bravo'' *''Escaflowne The movie: Girl In Gaya'' *''Escaflowne: The Series'' *''Eureka Seven'' *''Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Hakkenden'' *''Haruhi Suzumiya'' *''Highschool of the Dead'' *''Hybrid Child'' *''Junjo Mistake'' *''Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance'' *''Kannazuki no Miko'' *''Kantai Collection'' *''Kemono Friends'' *''Kerberos Panzer Cop'' *''Legal Drug'' *''Love Stage!!'' *''Lucky Star (manga), Lucky Star'' *''Ludwig II (manga), Ludwig II'' *''Maoyū Maō Yūsha'' *''Marionette Generation'' *''Martian Successor Nadesico'' *''Mirai Nikki'' *''Miyuki-chan in Wonderland'' *''Multiple Personality Detective Psycho'' *''Neon Genesis Evangelion (manga), Neon Genesis Evangelion'' *''Nichijou'' *''Record of Lodoss War'' *''Rental Magica'' *''Romeo × Juliet'' *''Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (The World's Greatest First Love)'' *''Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san'' *''Sgt. Frog'' *''Shangri-La (novel), Shangri-La'' *''Shibuya Fifteen'' *''Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales'' *''Slayers'' *''Heaven's Lost Property, Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven's Lost Property)'' *''Steel Angel Kurumi'' *''Strider Hiryu'' *''Super Lovers'' *''Tenchi Muyo!'' *''The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service'' *''The One I Love (manga), The One I Love'' *''The Vision of Escaflowne'' *''Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi'' *''Shin Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi'' *''Trinity Blood'' *''Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea#Manga, Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea'' *''X (manga), X'' *''Yamada Taro Monogatari'' *''Tokyo ESP''


Video games published and developed

;Published *''Abarenbou Princess'' *''Buile Baku'' (known in Europe as ''Detonator'') (developed by KAZe) *''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete'' *''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete'' *''Orphen: Scion of Sorcery, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen'' *''Yōkai Buster: Ruka no Daibōken'' (known in North America as ''The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates'') (Developed by Sting Entertainment, Sting) *''Record of Lodoss War, Lodoss Tou Senki'' (Developed by HummingBirdSoft) (Super Famicom) 1995 *''Hippa Linda'' (known in North America as ''Stretch Panic'' and ''Freak Out'' in Europe) (Sony PlayStation 2) (Developed by Treasure Co., Ltd.) 2001 *''Sora no Otoshimono Forte: Dreamy Season'' (Nintendo DS) 2011 *''Steins;Gate'' (PlayStation Portable) 2011 *''Lollipop Chainsaw'' *''Killer is Dead'' *''Rodea the Sky Soldier'' (Nintendo Wii U) and (Nintendo 3DS) ;Developed *''Amagami, EbiKore+ Amagami'' (PlayStation Portable) *''Earth Seeker'' *''Sora no Otoshimono Forte: Dreamy Season'' (Nintendo DS) 2011 *''Kantai Collection'' *''Natural Doctrine'' *''Demon Gaze'' *''Killer is Dead'' (Microsoft Windows)


See also

*
ASCII Media Works , formerly , is a Japanese Publishing, publisher and brand company of Kadokawa Future Publishing headquartered in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It originally formed on April 1, 2008 as a result of a Mergers and acquisitions, merger betwe ...
*Fujimi Shobo *Light Novel Award *
Enterbrain , formerly , is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing founded on 30 January 1987 as . Magazines published by Enterbrain are generally focused on video game A video game is an electronic game that involves interac ...
*Media Factory


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