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is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. The artists include
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s, musicians, and so on. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, and patent agent businesses. The private Amuse Museum, located in
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Asakusa, Tokyo
, is owned by the company. It features
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and textile displays.


History

Amuse inc was created in 1978 when it signed with the rock band
Southern All Stars , also known by the abbreviations and SAS, are a Japanese rock band that first formed in 1974. The band is composed of Keisuke Kuwata (lead vocals and guitars), Yuko Hara (vocals and keyboards), Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (bass), Hiroshi Masuda, Hirosh ...
. Soon after in 1981, Amuse inc created its movie production and distribution subsidiary Amuse Cinema City Inc. and produced '' Morning Moon Wa Sozatsu Ni'' (starring Shin Kishida) that same year, followed by ''Aiko 16 sai'' (1983). In 1983, Amuse inc signed with the actress Yasuko Tomita. The next year, Amuse inc opened its subsidiary in the United States. Amuse Video Inc was created in 1990 as the video software production/sales subsidiary of the Amuse inc group. In 1995, Amuse created a joint-Ayers inc in a joint-venture with Bandai, and opened its first movie theater. In 2000, Amuse inc opened its Korean subsidiary. On 20 September 2001, Amuse inc was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange. Its distributed film ''The Pianist (2002 film), The Pianist'' won the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. In 2004, Amuse inc opened the internet shops Ambra. In 2007, it established its music label Taishita in joint-venture with Victor Entertainment. In 2008, the group invested in Brussels Co. Ltd., a company that develops Belgian beer bars. In 2009, the group launched its subsidiary Amuse Edutainment Inc. In 2012, Amuse Singapore was created. Amuse intended to give a second life to J-pop by promoting the bands Flumpool and WEAVER. In 2013, it produced and distributed the movie ''The Eternal Zero''. In 2015, Amuse France inc was created. In January 2016, Amuse established a partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling, an event in which Amuse inc owes shares. In the US, Amuse launched J-Creation to develop ties between the Japanese and American production powerhouses. In October 2018, Amuse USA launched ''Apocryphia: The Legend of Babymetal''.


Artists

* Cross Gene * Ruito Aoyagi * Kaori Asoh * Jun Yoshinaga * Miho Ishii * Kazuki Ishiga * Shit Kingz * Ishida Nicole * Masami Ishihara * Renka Ishiyama * Lee Seung-gi * Yuka Itaya * Yoshie Ichige * Kenta Inozuka * Takafumi Imai * Ryo Yoshizawa * SIRO-A * Rei Iwata * WEAVER * Corey Franks R&B * Go Ueki * Juri Ueno * Uehara Takuya * Rika Uchikawa * Ryohei Otani * Masahiro Ota * Emi Daimatsu * Masaru Omura * Megumi Okada * Aiko Yamaide * Yoshie Okuyama * Hisahiro Ogura * Perfume (Japanese band), Perfume * Sakura Gakuin * Babymetal * Dean Fujioka * Mafumafu * Masaharu Fukuyama *
Southern All Stars , also known by the abbreviations and SAS, are a Japanese rock band that first formed in 1974. The band is composed of Keisuke Kuwata (lead vocals and guitars), Yuko Hara (vocals and keyboards), Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (bass), Hiroshi Masuda, Hirosh ...
* FLOW (band), FLOW * Flumpool * Begin (band), Begin * Porno Graffitti * Akane Sakanoue * Kurumi Shimizu * Yu Takahashi * Gen Hoshino * Dori Sakurada * Daichi Kaneko * Shuhei Nomura * Yuriko Yoshitaka * Riisa Naka * Kaya Kiyohara * Yuri Tsunematsu * Ayaka Miyoshi * Eri Fukatsu * Frederic (band), Frederic * EDOGA SULLIVAN * Mayu Hotta * Airi Matsui * Alissa Yagi * Taiyu Fujiwara * Jin Suzuki * Shogo Sakamoto * Asami Tano * Hinata Satō * The Oral Cigarettes * Yuta Koseki


Former Stardust Promotion artists

* Seishuu Uragami * One Ok Rock * Takeru Satoh * Ryunosuke Kamiki


Other holdings


Amuse Models

Amuse Models is a division of Amuse. Amuse Models was founded in 2004, Their Kids division is sometimes called Amuse Kids. In 2014 Amuse merged with Will Corporation and then established modeling agency that now mainly consists of teenager talent. Talents who belonged to Amuse after their merger with Will Corporation include Juri Ueno and Yuriko Yoshitaka.


Equity holdings

* A-Sketch - joint venture with KDDI * Taishita Label Music – joint venture with Victor Entertainment * Amuse Soft Entertainment - merged with Amuse in 2015 * Amuse Quest * Amuse Books - merged with Amuse in 2003 * Amuse Video - sold to Toshiba * Amuse Edutainment * Geishin Creative Tokyo * TOKYO FANTASY Inc. * Ayers Inc. - merged with Amuse in 2015 * J-Feel * Brussels Co., Ltd. * Kirei Inc (U.S.A.) * Amuse Korea * Beijing Geishin Theatrical Art Production * Geishin Creative Shanghai * Live Viewing Japan


See also

* Television in Japan


References


External links

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