Tokyo, Japan (April 30, 2020) – Akatsuki Inc. (Akatsuki) (Head Office: Shinagawa, Tokyo; CEO: Genki Shiota) announces a donation to support The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation (Head Office: Minato, Tokyo; Representative: Tetsuro Koda, Co-Representative: Junya Yamamine). This donation is based on Akatsuki’s policy, in place since 2018, to allocate 1% of operating profits in support of charities. Tetsuro Koda, Co-founder of Akatsuki, is also making a personal donation.
◼︎About The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation
The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation was established to foster a new art ecosystem for a societal appreciation of the arts by supporting next-generation artists and forming communities through art.
Utilizing the “ANB Tokyo” art complex in Roppongi (under construction), the foundation aims to provide a space that fosters creative expression, to expand the range of artistic endeavors, and to create a meaningful enterprise for supports of art.
Tetsuro Koda intends to support the foundation not only with financial contributions but through his personal experience and networks leveraging his track record of leadership in the entertainment industry.
The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation
|Name||The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation|
|Founded||November 26, 2019|
|Address||ANB Tokyo, 5-2-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
◼︎Launch of “ONE ROOM ART” Pop-up E-Commerce website
The first project of TAA is entitled ONE ROOM ART, which is a limited time E-Commerce website that launched on April 30, 2020. The ONE ROOM ART website provides artwork through cooperation with artists active in Japan and overseas as well as with art galleries. With many people staying home due to Covid-19, this website provides access to artworks that can be enjoyed at home and that give color to living spaces. We hope that this will result in support for artists who have lost outlets to exhibit and sell their artwork.
Operated by: The Tokyo Art Acceleration Foundation
Open Period: April 30th 2020 – June 30th 2020 (provisional) New artworks to be updated every two weeks.
For additional information, please refer to the following press release by The Tokyo Art Acceleration
■ Akatsuki Company Profile
Headquartered in Tokyo and with offices in Taiwan and Los Angeles, Akatsuki Inc. ( https://en.aktsk.jp/ ) is a highly regarded entertainment company based in Japan. Incorporated in 2010, Akatsuki has achieved remarkable growth and was elevated to the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section in 2017, soon after its initial listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2016. Akatsuki’s core business is centered on the development and operations of mobile games, where its strengths lie in the deep understanding of the unique worlds created by various IPs and incorporating them in games to build strong lasting relationships with their fans. The company is best known for co-developing one of 2017’s most successful mobile games, “Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle,” published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. With experience in both original IP creation and media franchises, Akatsuki possesses a wide range of industry-leading know-how in IP business development including animated adaptations, novelizations, stage events with voice talent, and more. Akatsuki possesses strong networks with VCs and local companies gained through its investments in overseas tech companies, especially in the U.S. and Indian markets. With a sustained focus on mobile games and an eye towards the next generation of gaming, Akatsuki will continue its global expansion as an IP creation company focused around games.
|Capital||2,755 million JPY (end of December 2019)|
|Representative||CEO Genki Shiota|
|Office||8F Oak Meguro, 2-13-30 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo, Japan 141-0021|
|Businesses||Mobile Gaming, Live Experience|