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Kadokawa and Dwango Merge into New Entity 'Kadokawa Dwango'

by Dunois
Sep 30, 2014 7:53 PM | 20 Comments
As of October 1, 2014, anime publisher Kadokawa and telecommunications provider Dwango (provider of video portal Nico Nico Douga) officially merged into one entity—Kadokawa Dwango Corp. The shares of the new company were launched today.

Former Kadokawa advisor Tatsuo Sato (not to be confused with the anime director) has been appointed president of the new company while Nobuo Kawakami (chairman of Dwango) has assumed the role of chairman. The merger aims to consolidate the companies' positions in their respective markets as well as break new ground and play off each others' strengths.

Official website: http://info.kadokawadwango.co.jp/

Source: Asahi

20 Comments Recent Comments

instead of closing down they merge I like that

Oct 2, 2014 2:10 PM by Mr_Gutts

Dwango looks like some slang word for your junk.

Oct 2, 2014 2:00 AM by Ryu

From Software got eaten by a huge ass company. Hopefully Kadokawa can come up with something better then Natural Doctrine on the gaming front.

Oct 2, 2014 1:53 AM by landlock

Good news, but I really don't know much about Dwango. Let's see what will be their progress.

Oct 1, 2014 10:12 AM by Makuro

What a beautiful Dwango.

Oct 1, 2014 7:09 AM by Orix

Hoppy said:
Oddyeus said:

Coca Cola will be one of them.


It will most likely be Kadokawa, Google, and Alibaba ruling the world if corporations wanted to take over.


no in Japan they stll have ot handal Toei and bandai ie the only two entitles that have direct involmen with anime prodction that are Floted on the top 200 index in Japan or i do believe in the world since disney is semi Privet nd not fully public

Oct 1, 2014 6:01 AM by DateYutaka

It should be Kadokawango.

Oct 1, 2014 5:49 AM by Tengai

Monopolization aside, I agree that they have no naming sense.

Oct 1, 2014 12:17 AM by Seny

trabeus1 said:
I SMELL MONOPOLY

LOL.

Sep 30, 2014 11:03 PM by quietsnowfall

I SMELL MONOPOLY

Sep 30, 2014 10:28 PM by trabeus1

Oddyeus said:
subpyro said:
A step further towards total uniting. I call it, in 100 years time, we will be led by 3 corporations alone. Ah yes, that's the sci-fi I'm working on.

Coca Cola will be one of them.


It will most likely be Kadokawa, Google, and Alibaba ruling the world if corporations wanted to take over.

Sep 30, 2014 9:50 PM by Hoppy

subpyro said:
A step further towards total uniting. I call it, in 100 years time, we will be led by 3 corporations alone. Ah yes, that's the sci-fi I'm working on.

Coca Cola will be one of them.

Sep 30, 2014 9:46 PM by Deliriant

That just sounds awkward though... o___________o

Sep 30, 2014 9:38 PM by quietsnowfall

subpyro said:
A step further towards total uniting. I call it, in 100 years time, we will be led by 3 corporations alone. Ah yes, that's the sci-fi I'm working on.


Sounds like Armored Core.

Sep 30, 2014 9:00 PM by Hoppy

A step further towards total uniting. I call it, in 100 years time, we will be led by 3 corporations alone. Ah yes, that's the sci-fi I'm working on.

Sep 30, 2014 8:56 PM by Subpyro

FlareStar101 said:
That's a really ugly name
LOL, yes it is.

Sep 30, 2014 8:27 PM by A_Lonely_Jedi

October begins with another Kadokawa takeover, it's better than bad news I guess. Serious naming fail is strong with the merger. I just want my Kancolle Kai, please hurry it up.

Sep 30, 2014 8:05 PM by Hoppy

That's a really ugly name

Sep 30, 2014 7:59 PM by PriestSlayer

The merger was announced back in May. It was completed today.

Sep 30, 2014 7:56 PM by Dunois

Well, now isn't that an interesting way to open up with October.

Sep 30, 2014 7:55 PM by Stark700