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BANDAI NAMCO Brings Together Its Group Companies in New Irvine, California Office

November 11, 2021 GMT
BANDAI NAMCO office Ribbon Cutting with the following BANDAI NAMCO executives: Kohei Okamoto, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.; Shusuke Takahara, CEO & President of BANDAI America Incorporated; Steve Fujimura, CEO & President of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles; Yoshi Niki, COO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
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BANDAI NAMCO office Ribbon Cutting with the following BANDAI NAMCO executives: Kohei Okamoto, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.; Shusuke Takahara, CEO & President of BANDAI America Incorporated; Steve Fujimura, CEO & President of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles; Yoshi Niki, COO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
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BANDAI NAMCO office Ribbon Cutting with the following BANDAI NAMCO executives: Kohei Okamoto, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.; Shusuke Takahara, CEO & President of BANDAI America Incorporated; Steve Fujimura, CEO & President of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles; Yoshi Niki, COO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 11, 2021--

Today, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc. officially begins the process of bringing a myriad of regional group companies together under one roof at its new 70,000 square-foot offices located at 23 Odyssey in Irvine, California. By bringing these companies under one consolidated roof, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc. hopes to take advantage of cross-brand development and marketing opportunities between its different business units while increasing collaborations and synergies between their respective teams to benefit the BANDAI NAMCO brand and the entire business as-a-whole. An employee centric design implemented by architects, Hendy, enables the cultures of all the companies to merge in an innovative office space that highlights their renowned intellectual property.

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BANDAI NAMCO office Ribbon Cutting with the following BANDAI NAMCO executives: Kohei Okamoto, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.; Shusuke Takahara, CEO & President of BANDAI America Incorporated; Steve Fujimura, CEO & President of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles; Yoshi Niki, COO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Today is an exciting day and the beginning of a new chapter for BANDAI NAMCO’s long history in the US,” said Shuji Ohtsu, CEO & President of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc. “With our new office, we’re excited to be a bigger presence in the Irvine business community and a responsible corporate citizen of this fine city. There’s much work to be done as we bring together our US based BANDAI NAMCO family under one roof, but it’s a task that we’re all ready and looking forward to taking on.”

BANDAI AMERICA already based in southern California; has been a long active member of the community in the area. They have participated in numerous corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and collectively the group companies will be undertaking a “PAC-MAN Takes a Bite Out of Hunger” campaign which features PAC-MAN as a central figure to inspire giving, with an initial contribution of $100,000. “We look forward to working with the city and local food banks to help end food insecurity amongst children in the community,” said Cynthia Nishimoto, Director of the Bandai Foundation. Continued support of the campaign and future CSR initiatives will live-on after the new office is fully open, staffed, and operational.

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For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc., please visit: https://bandainamco.com/. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/. To learn more about BANDAI America Inc. please visit: https://www.bandai.com/. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles LLC, please visit: https://www.bluefinbrands.com/

About BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.

On January 2, 2006, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. of Tokyo, Japan formed U.S. holding company, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc. (BNHU). The move was pursuant to an announcement made in September 2005 that NAMCO, a video game developer and publisher, and Bandai, a manufacturer of character merchandise such as toys, children’s entertainment and trading cards, will establish a joint holding company to compete more effectively in the fast-changing global industry and to generate new synergies across the various group divisions and regions.

The various business divisions under BNHU include Bandai America Incorporated (toys), BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (video games software, mobile games), BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America Inc. (arcade game machines), BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles LLC (dba Bluefin – hobby toys), BANDAI CORPORACION MEXICO, S.A. de C.V. (toys), and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Brazil Limitada (games). Other companies within the region include D3Go! (mobile games), and BANDAI LOGIPAL AMERICA, INC. (logistics and transportation).

Combining their respective strengths, the goal is to create new forms of entertainment in character merchandising, technologies and entertainment locations that offer unparalleled Dreams, Fun and Inspiration to consumers.

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of the BANDAI NAMCO Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

About BANDAI America Incorporated

Bandai builds on dreams, adds to the fun, and strives to inspire kids of all ages around the world, every day! A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America brand family includes PAC-MAN ®, Dragon Ball ®, Charaction CUBE ™ by MegaHouse, Anime Heroes ™, DIGIMON ® and Tamagotchi ®, among other boys, girls, preschool, and hobby product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Bandai Co. Ltd. and Namco Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass five strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Network Entertainment, Real Entertainment, Visual and Music Production, IP Creation and Affiliated Business Companies. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com.

About BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles LLC

Bluefin is a leading North American master distributor of toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby model-kit products. Bluefin’s extensive catalog is highlighted by a diverse range of high quality, officially licensed products from leading brands and manufacturers from Asia including Japan and Hong Kong.

Bluefin is the official North American distributor for various Bandai brands including Collectors, aka “Tamashii Nations,” Hobby, Shokugan and Ichibansho, and is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Storm Collectibles, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL, Flame Toys and Nanoblock®. Bluefin is also the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli.

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CONTACT: Denny Chiu

Director, Communications, Social Media, and Corporate Social Responsibility

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

dchiu@bnea.com

KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY ELECTRONIC GAMES RETAIL ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE RETAIL GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE OTHER ENTERTAINMENT INTERNET SPECIALTY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LICENSING (ENTERTAINMENT)

SOURCE: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.

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