FACEWHITE Completes Pre-A Funding and Continues Strong Push into Overseas Markets with Chinese Content

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FACEWHITE Co.,Ltd. recently completed its Pre-A financing round, with investments coming from three prominent Japanese companies: HANABARA CORPORATION, GAGA CORPORATION, and HORIPRO GROUP HOLDINGS.

HANABARA CORPORATION is the Japanese branch of SHANGHAI GARDEN CULTURE COMMUNICATION Co., Ltd. Founded in 2013 and registered in 2018, the brand name “Garden” has now been one of the top domestic production companies of animation series and movies. The studio has produced several outstanding animation series, for example “Fox Spirit Matchmaker”, “The Outcast”, “JX3 Online” series, “Beryl and Sapphire”, “Vanguard Dome”, “Spirit Realm”, etc.

GAGA CORPORATION is a renowned Japanese film distribution company established in 1986. Over the years, it has distributed hundreds of films, including numerous Oscar-winning films such as “The King’s Speech”, “La La Land”, and “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

HORIPRO GROUP HOLDINGS is a prominent Japanese talent management agency. Founded in 1960, the company went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1997. Many of its artists are well-known worldwide, including Momoe Yamaguchi, Honami Suzuki, Kyoko Fukada, Rimi Ishida and so on.

After this round of financing, FACEWHITE now boasts a total of 14 shareholders, covering almost the entire industry chain, from creation and production to distribution, theaters, and merchandising. In addition to the aforementioned three companies there are also HAOLINERS ANIMATION, Studio Pierrot, TV TOKYO Corporation, MOVIC, Good Smile Company, Daiichi, Sasaki Kogyo, LIVE VIEWING JAPAN, Newjoy Limited, COL Group and JAPAN ANIMATION FORWARD Limited.

FACEWHITE, established in Tokyo in 2019, has initiated and collaborated on a multitude of projects in Japan, including “The Legend of Hei”, “White Snake”, “I Am What I Am”, “The King’s Avatar: For the Glory” and “Marry My Dead Body”.

The company has long been dedicated to promoting and distributing Chinese IPs overseas. In the future, it will also strive to introduce more excellent domestic productions to audiences in Japan and elsewhere through simultaneous releases.

The film “Viva La Vida” is set to premiere simultaneously in Japan on April 5th.

Utilizing the funds raised in this financing round, the company will continue to push its distribution and merchandise licensing sales, recruit talent, and further enhance the expansion of Chinese cultural content in Japan and other overseas markets.



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