Here is Everything about Anime. AnimeJapan 2018 2018.3.22[THU]-25[SUN]

About Business

In cooperation with Anime Business Partners Forum, an introductory course for domestic anime-utilizing business will be held on March 24 [Sat] in Main Area Presentation Stage.
This lecture will explore how to start anime business with examples.

As for attendees who signed for Paid Business Registration applicable to Main Area on 24th [Sat], please have a business pass ready at the time of admission.
  • 11:00~12:00

  • Course 1

Anime Industry Revealed by Data

~Anime Industry through Statistics Data on "Anime Industry Report"~

  • Content:

    Introducing situations and trends in anime industry by 2017 statistics, the course will explore broadening sales channels both domestically and overseas.


    Hiromichi Masuda (Senior Editor of Anime Indutrial Report / Association of Japanese Animation)

    Profile: Starting with a recording company, Masuda has experience in music, publishing, anime, and various other content businesses. Currently, he works as a full-time auditor of Video Market Corporation and professor at Graduate School of Film Producing. At AJA, Masuda is a unit leader of statistics data, vice-chairman of the operation committee as well as human resource development committee.
    "Anime bijinesu ga wakaru" (2007 / NTT Publishing)
    "Motto wakaru anime bijinesu"(2011 / NTT Publishing)
    "Dejitaru ga kaeru anime bijinesu" (2016 / NTT Publishing)
    "Anime Industry Report 2009~2017" (2009~2017 / Editor & co-writer)


    Tomonori Ochikoshi (Aniplex Inc. Deputy President)

    Profile:Starting at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Visual Works Inc. (now Aniplex ) Ochikoshi was involved with A-1 Pictures Inc. from its beginning, acting as president as well. He is involved in titles such as "SWORD ART ONLINE", "Kuroshitsuji", "The Anime 「THE IDOLM@STER」Series", "DARLING in The FRANXX" and more and is currently acting as Aniplex Deputy President.

  • 12:45~13:45

  • Course 2

Introduction to Anime Business: Fundamental of Licensing

~"Secondary Usage of Anime" How to Start Licensing Business~

  • Content:

    Content: For those who wish to learn methods and effects of utilizing anime for merchandising, events, or advertisement, basics in licensing will be lectured with examples.


    Kazuo Rikukawa (Managing Director, Character Databank)

    Profile:Through his career in advertisement/marketing magazine editor and researcher at marketing firm, Rikukawa established Character Databank (CDB) in July 2000. While managing CDB businesses, he is also involved in writing, seminar, and commentator works in TV, newspaper, and magazines as character business analyst. Currently a executive director at Character Brand License Association, visiting researcher at Institute of Content Business at Sanno University. Rikukawa is also a mascot judging committee for Tokyo 2020.


    SyunnosukeTsunoda (Tatsunoko Production Co.,Ltd. Contents Department, Domestic Licensing)

    Profile:Joined Tatsunoko Production Co.,Ltd. in 2016. Is in charge of domestic licensing for titles such as "KING OF PRISM" and "TIME BOKAN 24".

Please Note:
*No pre-registration is required.
*Seats are a first-come-first-serve basis.
*Classes will mainly feature licensing business in Japan.
*Classes will be taught in Japanese. No translation service is provided.
*Recording, including sound devices, is strictly prohibited.
*No opportunity for exchanging business cards are planned.
*Depending on seat availability, regular attendees may drop in.
*ABPF stands for Anime Business Partners Forum.