Message from the President

Message from the CEO

The time for V-shaped recovery
Revival of Live IP Business and Global Expansion

We are extremely grateful for your ever-present and considerable support.

Our company was founded in 2007 as a content producer mainly dealing in the production and sales of trading card games.

Carrying out media mix projects such as "Weiss Schwarz", a trading card game that involves a large number of anime and game IPs (Intellectual Properties), as well as the ever evolving "Cardfight!! Vanguard", a media mix IP that breaks the normal boundaries of a trading card game.Furthermore, we continue to grow and probe the current trends of today through the subsidiary acquisition of "New Japan Pro-Wrestling" and "STARDOM", and the music IP that we have put forth titles such as “BanG Dream!", "Revue Starlight", "D4DJ", and "ARGONAVIS”.

Our group holds "IP Developer" as our business strategy, which is a media mix service that elevates the IPs through different methods as if we give wings to the IPs. While maintaining the operation of the existing IPs, we expand our services by creating and adding new IPs every year. We will expand the range of our services and endeavor to maximize the satisfaction of our customers through the continuing investment in the IP development and actively exploring the alliance with other IP related companies.

As of July 2021, Live music concerts, stage performances, pro-wrestling matches and various events are under restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our group facing a severe business environment with the various live IPs. On the other hand, the number of people who enjoy video distribution by purchasing subscriptions or viewing tickets has increased worldwide due to COVID-19, which has been going on for about a year and a half, and we think that Japanese Animation is also expanding globally. It is becoming more and more common for many people to find content they like, form fan communities around the world that transcend borders, and enjoy it.

We think that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will gradually recover due to the progress of vaccinations worldwide, and that various real events, including live music concerts and pro-wrestling matches, will begin to revive. We will also aim for a V-shaped recovery by expanding the global development of the Bushiroad Group as a whole, taking advantage of the growing global demand for Japanese Animation.

July 2021
Bushiroad Inc. President and COO
Yoshitaka Hashimoto
Yoshitaka Hashimoto