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Bandai Co., Ltd.
Type Private (subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings)
Founded July 5, 1950
Headquarters Flag of Japan Tokyo, Japan
Key people Kazunori Ueno, President
Industry Toy Maker, Software & Programming, film production
Products Gundam models, Super Sentai models, Naruto Gachapon and Figurines, Tamagotchi, Digimon, plastic model kits
Employees 973 (as of March 31, 2005)
Parent Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc.
Website Bandai Japan
Bandai UK
Bandai US
Bandai Europe
Bandai Asia

Bandai Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンダイ Kabushiki-gaisha Bandai?) is a Japanese toy making company, as well as the producer of a large number of plastic model kits. It is the world's third largest producer of toys. Some ex-Bandai group companies produces anime and tokusatsu programs. Bandai can mean: a toy manufacturer in Japan a town in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan Bandai-san volcano in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan Category: ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1666x1624, 7 KB) Summary Bandai logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A privately-held corporation is one whose ownership shares are not publicly traded. ... This article is about the holding company and the group of companies it owns. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey. ... Model robot, which may alternatively called Gunpla (derived from Gundam plastic model), arised from the marketing schemes for Gundam and numerous model anime (Indeed, some hardcore mecha show fans complained modern mecha shows is nothing more than 20 minutes of model commercial) Usually, they are marketed in scales 1:100... The official logo of the Super Sentai Series introduced in 2000 during the run of Mirai Sentai Timeranger The Super Sentai Series ) is the name given to the long running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump BANZAI! Shonen Jump Weekly Comic Original run November 1999 – Ongoing No. ... The Tamagotchi (たまごっち) is a handheld digital pet created in 1996 by Aki Maita and sold by Bandai. ... Digimon , short for デジタルモンスター dejitaru monsutā, Digital Monster) is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise, including anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. ... 4-year-old boy starts painting a plastic model he has assembled of the South Goodwin Lightship Plastic models, often called scale models, are models manufactured as kits which are assembled by hobbyists, and intended for static display. ... This article is about work. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... 4-year-old boy starts painting a plastic model he has assembled of the South Goodwin Lightship Plastic models, often called scale models, are models manufactured as kits which are assembled by hobbyists, and intended for static display. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Icons of tokusatsu in the late 1970s: Spider-Man, Kamen Rider Stronger, Kamen Rider V3, Battle Fever J, Ultraman Jonias, as well as the manga and anime icon Doraemon Tokusatsu ) is a Japanese word that literally means special effects. ...


After the merger with game developer and amusement facility operator Namco, Bandai Co., Ltd. is now under the management of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. After group reorganisation in 2006, Bandai heads the group's Toys and Hobby Strategic Business Unit (SBU). This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc. ... Strategic Business Unit or SBU is understood as a business unit within the overall corporate identity which is distinguishable from other business because it serves a defined external market where management can conduct strategic planning in relation to products and markets. ...

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History

Bandai head office
Bandai head office

Bandai was founded in 1950. Some of the early tin plate toys are highly collectible; the pictured model car will sell for around US$150. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (600 × 800 pixels, file size: 400 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to ja. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (600 × 800 pixels, file size: 400 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to ja. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collectible (or collectable) is typically a manufactured item designed for people to collect. ... USD redirects here. ...


In the 1960s Bandai expanded to include export sales. Bandai's racing car set, which first appeared in 1962, became a huge success. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


The 1970s continued to see Bandai expand, with Bandai Models being established in 1971. Although not their most profitable range, Bandai's 1/48 scale AFV models dominated that segment of the model kit market. Bandai America Inc. was established as local US sales/marketing operation in 1978. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Since the 1980s, Bandai has become the leading toy company of Japan, and to this day, has the main toy licenses in Japan to popular properties including Daikaiju, Ultraman, Super Robot, Kamen Rider, the Super Sentai series (which they took part in creating), Gundam and many others. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Kaijū (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ... This article is about the Japanese superhero. ... The Super Robot Mazinger Z. Super Robot ) is a term used in manga and anime to describe a giant robot or mecha, with an arsenal of fantastic super-powered weapons, sometimes transformable or combined from two or more robots and/or vehicles usually piloted by young, daring heroes, and often... The various lead Kamen Riders from Kamen Rider 1 to Kamen Rider Den-O Kamen Rider , translated as Masked Rider) is the overall name of a franchise of Japanese tokusatsu. ... The official logo of the Super Sentai Series introduced in 2000 during the run of Mirai Sentai Timeranger The Super Sentai Series ) is the name given to the long running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ... This article is about the anime series. ...

Saab 96 tin plate toy car by Bandai
Saab 96 tin plate toy car by Bandai

The managements of Bandai and Sega officially agreed to merge in the late 1990s, but the merger was later cancelled, citing "cultural differences". Tin plate Saab 93 toy car by Bandai, approx 1:14 scale photo, scan, upload © by MH 09:04, 2004 Aug 25 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tin plate Saab 93 toy car by Bandai, approx 1:14 scale photo, scan, upload © by MH 09:04, 2004 Aug 25 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Saab 96 The Saab 96 is an automobile made by Saab. ... This article is about the video game company. ...


Former Bandai Subsidiaries

Before the formation of Namco Bandai Holdings, Bandai had many subsidiaries. After group reorganisation in 2006, they are managed under several strategic business units (SBUs) of the group. Further detail:


Toys and Hobby SBU

Bandai America

Bandai America is the American distribution arm of Bandai that makes toy products for the U.S. market and manufactures Power Rangers and Ben 10 toys. Power Rangers is a long-running American childrens television series adapted from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, though it is not simply an English dub of the original. ... Ben 10 is an American animated television series created by Man of Action (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ...


Visual and music contents

Bandai Visual

Main article: Bandai Visual

Bandai Visual, Co. Ltd, produces and distributes many popular anime and tokusatsu titles. These titles include Cowboy Bebop, Big O, Outlaw Star, Please Teacher!, Escaflowne, and the popular Gundam, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Super Sentai series. The company logo is the Moai, a statue found on Easter Island. It now heads the Visual and Music Contents SBU. Bandai Visual Co. ... Bandai Visual Co. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Icons of tokusatsu in the late 1970s: Spider-Man, Kamen Rider Stronger, Kamen Rider V3, Battle Fever J, Ultraman Jonias, as well as the manga and anime icon Doraemon Tokusatsu ) is a Japanese word that literally means special effects. ... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 Episodes 26 Movie: Knockin on Heavens Door (天国の扉) Director Shinichiro Watanabe Writer Keiko Nobumoto Studio Sunrise BONES Bandai Visual[2] Released September 1, 2001 Runtime 115 min. ... Original run October 13, 1999 – January 19, 2000 No. ... Serialized in Ultra Jump Original run 1997 – No. ... Please Teacher! , Onegai Teacher), is a Japanese anime series, authored and scripted by Yousuke Kuroda, and produced by Bandai Visual, which was adapted into a manga and light novel, centering around a group of friends and the odd things that happen to them after they get a new teacher. ... The Vision of Escaflowne ( Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ;Tenkū no Esukafurōne or Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise. ... This article is about the anime series. ... A statue of Kamen Rider 1 outside of Bandai Corporate Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan The Kamen Rider Series , translated as Masked Rider Series) is the overall name of a franchise of Japanese tokusatsu. ... The Ultra Series is the collective name for all the shows featuring Ultraman and his many brethren (although few of these shows, like the first Ultra Series, Ultra Q, do not have any Ultramen in them). ... The official logo of the Super Sentai Series introduced in 2000 during the run of Mirai Sentai Timeranger The Super Sentai Series ) is the name given to the long running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ... Ahu Tongariki, restored in the 1990s Moai are monolithic stone figures on Rapa Nui / Easter Island, Chile. ... Rapa Nui redirects here. ...


Bandai Entertainment

Main article: Bandai Entertainment

Bandai Entertainment, Inc. is involved in the distribution of numerous anime in North America, as well as manga and other merchandising ventures related to anime. Its headquarters in the United States are located in Cypress, California.[1] Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Location of Cypress within Orange County, California. ...


Carddass

Carddass is the Bandai subsidiary responsible for releasing trading card games based on popular Bandai franchises. This includes games such as the Gundam War Collectible Card Game based on the Gundam metaseries, as well as a Gash Bell (Zatch Bell!) TCG, Naruto CCG, and their newest TCG, Rangers Strike (Sentai). A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called trading card games (TCGs), are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... Gundam War is a collectible card game based on the Gundam anime series produced by Bandai. ... This article is about the anime series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Naruto Collectible Card Game is a CCG based on the Naruto series. ... Rangers Strike (レンジャーズストライク) is a Super Sentai-based trading card game created by Carddas. ...


Sunrise

Main article: Sunrise (company)

Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ...

Game contents SBU

Bandai Games (Now Namco Bandai Games)

Bandai Games produced and distributed video games based on Bandai properties including Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front, Gundam Wing: Endless Duel and Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo. In the beginning of 2005, Bandai Games opened a United States office as a wholly owned subsidairy of Bandai America which, prior to that, handled the publishing of video games in North America itself. This article is about computer and video games. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 31, 2006, it was merged into Namco Ltd. and Namco Ltd. was renamed Namco Bandai Games Inc. Namco Bandai Games, Incorporated (NBGI) ) is a arcade and home video game producer which is the product of a merger between Bandais video game division and the game development division of Namco. ...


Console

In 1982 the Bandai Arcadia, a variant of the Emerson Arcadia 2001, was released in Japan by Bandai. There were also 4 Japan-only game releases which were the only known Arcadia titles written by other companies than UA Ltd. Emerson Arcadia 2001, intended as a portable game console, the Arcadia 2001 was released by Emerson Radio Corp in mid-1982. ...


The Pippin was a gaming console made by Bandai & Apple. The Apple Pippin was a technology for a multimedia player platform marketed by Apple Inc. ... Apple Inc. ...


Handheld systems

Bandai has also released a series of handheld game consoles including the WonderSwan, WonderSwan Color and Swan Crystal . The systems were only released in Japan. A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable electronic machine for playing video games. ... WonderSwan is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai in 1999. ... The WonderSwan Color is a handheld game console designed by Bandai. ... A purple Swan Crystal with Front Mission running The Swan Crystal is the third (and likely final) version of Bandais WonderSwan handheld gaming system brand, succeeding the WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color. ...


Bandai released a series of LCD games (including the LCD Solarpower series), in the 1980s, in both regions. Airport Panic (LCD Solarpower Double Panel), 1982. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Games produced/published by Bandai

Arcadia 2001 Emerson Arcadia 2001, intended as a portable game console, the Arcadia 2001 was released by Emerson Radio Corp in mid-1982. ...

Playdia Original run April 2, 1979 – Present Episodes Original: (596) Current: 1095 Related works The Doraemons Dorabase Kiteretsu Daihyakka Doraemon ) is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio (the pen name of Hiroshi Fujimoto) which later became an anime series and Asian franchise. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Original run 1980 – 1984 Volumes 18 TV anime: 1st series Director Minoru Okazaki, Shigeyasu Yamauchi Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV Original run 8 April 1981 – 19 February 1986 Episodes 243 TV anime: 2nd series Director Shigeyasu Yamauchi Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV Original... This article is about the anime series. ... The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Japanese: 超時空要塞マクロス, Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross) is an anime television series. ... The Bandai Playdia console The Playdia was a video game console released in 1994 by Bandai. ...

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NES “NES” redirects here. ...

SNES Chubby Cherub is a Nintendo Entertainment System game by Bandai. ... Dig Dug II, the sequel to Dig Dug, was an arcade game, released by Namco in 1985. ... Monster Party is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), released in the U.S. in 1989 by Bandai. ... Ninja Kid (Satans Den in Japan) was a NES game created by Bandai. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ...

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PlayStation 2 PS2 redirects here. ...

Nintendo GameCube .hack is the title of a series of four video games for the PlayStation 2 produced by Bandai and Cyber Connect 2. ... D.I.C.E. (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) is an American animated television series produced by Bandai Entertainment Inc. ... One Piece Grand Battle! is a fighting game based on the Anime and Manga series One Piece. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Space Sheriff Spirits is a PlayStation 2 game who is released in Japan at 26 May 2006 Cast Kenji Ohba - Retsu Ichijoji/Gyaban (voice) Wakiko Kano - Mimi (voice) Hiroshi Watari - Den Iga/Sharivan (voice) Hiroshi Miyauchi - Alan (voice) Toshiaki Nishizawa - Commander Kom (voice) Masayuki Suzuki - Kojiro Aoyama (voice) Shozo Iizuka... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...

Wii One Piece Grand Battle! is a fighting game based on the Anime and Manga series One Piece. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...

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Xbox 360 This is a list of every Tamagotchi virtual pet ever released, in chronological order. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...

Game Boy Advance Zegapain XOR is a mech action game where you control Toga Vital. ... Zegapain NOT is the sequel to Zegapain XOR. The game is based off of the anime series of the same name and continues the storyline from XOR. This game has a very special online mode because this is the first game to allow cross-disc online play meaning that people... “GBA” redirects here. ...

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See also

Bandai Visual Co. ... The Bandai Museum, located in Tokyo, Japan, features sections on Ultraman, Gundam, Godzilla, Super Sentai, and a Gundam-themed cafe. ... Bubble Wrap is a pliable transparent plastic material commonly used for packing fragile items. ...

References

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