Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. revealed new authorities positions for its new Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc. subsidiary on February 17. The agency will form Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc. by way of merging the anime studio Sunrise Inc., the seen enterprise operations of Bandai Namco Arts Inc., and Bandai Namco Rights Marketing Inc. The subsidiary agency’s authorities board will embody Genta Yokokura, Naohiro Ogata, Takaaki Konishi, and Yutaka Arai.

Sunrise and Gundam franchise producer Ogata is perhaps in charge of Bandai Namco Filmworks’ IP manufacturing division, along with the product sales supervisor of the IP enterprise division’s Gundam division. Shin Sasaki can be the managing director of the IP enterprise division. Naoya Masaki will head the corporate division. Kouichi Ueyama will head the administration division.

Yokokura and Konishi will every be deputy managers of the operations division, and Konishi will even be the general supervisor of enterprise reply half rights administration. Arai can be the deputy supervisor of the administration division.

The agency will even have 21 fundamental managers: eight from Sunrise, 10 from Bandai Namco Arts, and three from Bandai Namco Rights Marketing.

Makoto Asanuma, Sunrise‘s current president and marketing consultant director, will perform the president and marketing consultant director of Bandai Namco Filmworks. Satoshi Kawano, Bandai Namco Arts‘ current president and marketing consultant director, will perform Bandai Namco Filmworks’ authorities vice-president. Yoshitaka Tao, Bandai Namco Rights Marketing‘s current president and marketing consultant director, will perform Bandai Namco Filmworks’ managing director.

Bandai Namco Holdings launched in October 2021 that it was reorganizing the companies belonging to its IP Production Unit. The modifications talked about above will all occur on April 1. Bandai Namco will even introduce the model new firm emblem pictured above on April 1, and all companies with “Bandai Namco” of their names will use this new emblem.

Sources: Bandai Namco Holdings, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)


Disclosure: Bandai Namco Arts Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. Bandai Namco Rights Marketing Inc., one different wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.