Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: February 8th, 2019
Bandai Namco Establishes Chinese Subsidiaries
The two new subsidiaries (Bandai Namco Toys & Hobby and Bandai Namco Amusement) will be to handle toy, figure and model sales in China and for the investment into amusement establishments.
Source: Animation Business Journal
Square Enix Planning International Expansion
Yosuke Matsuda (CEO) has stated that his company intends to pursue aggressive expansion in overseas market going forward with a special focus in China and India.
Dark Horse Partners up
Dark Horse is partnering up with Vanguard Visionary (Hong-Kong company), a move they hope will help Dark Horse expand in China and pursue new properties.
GREE and Bilibili Partner up
Japanese internet media company GREE and bilibili (Chinese streaming platform) have entered a partnership to pursue game apps and virtual Youtubers.
Source: Anime Biz! Biz! (Article image as well)
Funimation Makes Partners with Hulu
After ending their relationship with Crunchyroll, Funimation immediately went to establish ties with the more mainstream Hulu. The deal will give Hulu first pick at Funimation’s new titles in the United-States (Including some simuldubs). Hulu is aiming for 20 series per year at this point.