Name Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc.
Foundation November 1976
Capital fund 300 million yen
Personnel 586 employees
*as of April 1st, 2023
Executive Officers
President and CEO
Makoto Asanuma
Vice President
Satoshi Kono
Managing Director
Shin Sasaki
Kazunori Goka
Naoya Masaki
Kimikazu Ueyama
Director (Outside)
Yoshitaka Tao
Director (Outside)
Yuji Asako
Director (Outside)
Koji Fujiwara
Director (Outside)
Keisuke Furusawa
Director (Outside)
Yoshiyasu Horiuchi
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Akio Maeda
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Part-time, Outside)
Toshiya Ishihara
Operating Officer
Genta Yokokura
Operating Officer
Naohiro Ogata
Operating Officer
Takaaki Konishi
Operating Officer
Masaru Arai
Office addresses
White Base

White Base, Fujisawa Bldg,4-30-16, Ogikubo,
Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0051 Japan


We at Bandai Namco Filmworks develop and produce film&video titles. We not only distribute them through various media such as television, movie theaters and Internet streaming but also bring them to fans throughout the world by licensing and managing their copyrights, developing and marketing flim&video-related merchandise and other services. As a comprehensive entertainment enterprise handling the A to Z of flim&video business, we continue to create “Awesome works" and make them readily available to everyone.

Development & production of film & video titles


Organizational Structure


BANDAI NAMCO Fun for All into the Future
Bandai Namco Group A corporate group that conducts business operations in a wide range of entertainment fields such as toys, plastic models, games, amusement facilities, film&video productions, music, live events and others under its holding company, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc.
Its corporate philosophy is to provide people through the world with "dreams, plays, excitements" and become "the most eagerly-anticipated entertainment business group in the world." For those goals, IP-Axis Strategy is its strongest tool.
According to the IP-Axis Strategy, the group makes the most of the worldviews of its IPs (*) and offers their optimal products and services at the optimal locations when the timing is optimal. This is the strategy only the Bandai Namco Group can carry out because it includes a great variety of entertainment business fields and utilizes an abandunce of know-hows accumulated for so many years.
Then in order for the Bandai Namco Group to grow and evolve permanently, it has to keep trying to create and nurture its IPs, which are the core of the IP-Axis Strategy. We at Bandai Namco Filmworks assume this very important role within the Bandai Namco Group since our main activity is to produce film & video titles. * IPs = intellectual properties including our characters
Bandai Namco Music Live Inc.

Bandai Namco Music Live develops, produces and manages music contents. It also talent-spots and trains new artists as well as produces live events.

Bandai Namco Pictures Inc.

Bandai Namco Pictures works on and develops IPs suitable for character merchandising and/or aimed for mass audiences. It produces and manages film & video titles based on them. Bandai Namco Pictures was founded in April 2015 as the company split from Sunrise.


SUNRISE BEYOND develops, produces and manages film & video contents, mostly animated shows. SUNRISE BEYOND Inc. was founded n March 2019 as a Sunrise's subsidiary and then consolidated with the Xebec Inc's flim&video production division in April of the same year.

Actas Inc.

Actas develops and produces animated shows.


SOTSU develops and produces animated shows /promotes character merchandise / operates licensing businesses such as character merchandising / conducts producition and agancy businesses themed around sports entertainment.

Evolving GUNDAM Inc.

Evolving GUNDAM operates amusement facilities and eating and drinking establishments as well as sells toys, plastic models and miscellaneous daily goods.

echoes Inc.

Echoes produce digital contents such as vertical scrolling comics and develop marketing services for the entertainment industry.


Below are the forms for business inquiries regarding Bandai Namco Filmworks’ titles and merchanidises.

  • Inquiries for character licensing
  • Inquiries for streaming, Screeining and other usage of video footage
  • Inquiries for usage of footage and other materials for press reports