Avex pictures (API) and animation studio Graphinica have established a new company called FLAGSHIP LINE on 2 July 2018.
API, founded in 2014, has been in charge of a wide range of projects, such as planning, producing, and selling a large number of video content, and has developed and so far produced various hit works. API is also in charge of voice actor and artist management, the production of live events, and more.
Graphinica, on the other hand, set out in 2009 and is one of Japan’s top-class general digital studios. They have been working on video productions for animation, games, game machines, and live action movie series. The anime Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Juuni Taisen), which aired from October to December 2017 has been tagged as Graphinica and API’s first joint anime production.
Their new company FLAGSHIP LINE will be a 100% affiliated company of API and Memory-Tech Holdings Inc. (MTH) which Graphicina joined. Graphicina’s capabilities in developing and production, along with API’s planning and business development abilities will together plan, develop and produce anime, games, VR and more.
FLAGSHIP LINE is aiming at becoming the flagship in the industry and will gather a lot of expectations from now on.
FLAGSHIP LINE Inc.
Head Office: 3-1-3- Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
List of Directors:
President and Representative Director: Ryo Ooyama (avex pictures)
Directors: Hideo Katsumata (avex pictures), Yutaka Ueda (MTH), Nobuhiro Ito (Graphinica)
Established: July 2018
Main Business Contents: Planning development/ production of animation, games, VR…
Capital: 100 million yen (including legal capital surplus)