HISTORY

1940~

Jan. 1948 Est. NIHON DOGA CO., LTD. (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo), animation production begins
Aug. 1952 Company name changed to NICHIDO EIGA (FILM) CO.
Jul. 1956 NICHIDO FILM CO. purchased by TOEI CO., and renamed TOEI DOGA CO.
Toei headquarters located in Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, with its production studio in Haramachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Jan. 1957 Production studio moved to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
May. 1957 Completion of our first short animation film, “Little Kitty’s Graffiti”
Oct. 1958 Completion of our first full-length theatrical feature film, “The White Snake”

1960~

Sep. 1960 TOEI CO.’s headquarters moved to Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nov. 1963 Begin our first television animation TV series, “Ken, the Wild Boy”
Nov. 1966 Full-length theatrical feature film “Gulliver’s Space Travel”, is released in the United States
Apr. 1967 Color broadcasting launched from the 18th episode of the TV animation series “Sally the Witch”
Feb. 1973 Establishment of TAVAC CO., LTD. as a subsidiary
Separation of some of the section of recording and editing
Mar. 1973 Shinjuku Business Office established in Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Jun. 1973 Launch production orders overseas
Feb. 1975 Launch sales abroad of TV animation films such as “Sally the Witch” and “Mazinger Z”
Aug. 1979 First autonomous full-length theatrical feature film, “Galaxy Express 999”, becomes a great hit

1980~

Mar. 1980 Launch full-fledged research leading to animation using computers
Apr. 1981 Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Dr. Slump Arale-chan”, Airs for 5 years and becomes a big hit
Oct. 1985 Introduction of a computer-controlled filming system in order to diversify and speed up film processing
Feb. 1986 Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Dragon Ball”, Airs for 10 years and becomes a great hit
Mar. 1986 Begin production of our first Original Video Animation series, “Shonan Hot Riders”
Begin marketing autonomously produced game software; “Ken the Great Bear Fist” becomes
Mar. 1986 The TV animation series “Dragon Ball” wins the Prix d’Or in the French comic magazine PIF’s Anime Grand Prix
Dec. 1991 Completion of the CATAS (Computer Aided TOEI Animation System), computerized film production software
Mar. 1992 Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Sailor Moon”, Airs for 5 years and become a great hit
Nov. 1992 Establishment of EET-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION, a joint overseas production order company with EEI of the Philippines
Mar. 1994 Shinjuku Business Office relocated to Yokodera-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Rename it to the Shinjuku Office
Apr. 1995 Open the Toei Animation Institute in Kanda Suruga-dai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Mar. 1996 Headquarters relocated to Yokodera-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Feb. 1997 Launch digitalized production of TV series animation films using the CG software RETAS
Mar. 1997 Investment in TOEI ANIMATION ENTERPRISES LTD.
Jan. 1998 Make EEI-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION a subsidiary company
Jul. 1998 Capital participation (8.5% financing) in ANIMAX BROADCASTING JAPAN CO., LTD. which was established mainly by SONY LTD. and TOEI SATELLITE BROADCASTING CO., LTD. (16.7%) through financing by each company in the Toei group
Begin supplying the animation works to “TOEI CHANNEL” and “ANIMAX” broadcasted by the each company
Oct. 1998 Change company name to TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD.
Jun. 1999 Company headquarters relocated to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku

2000~

Apr. 2000 EEI-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION’s name changed to TOEI ANIMATION PHILS., INC.
May, 2000 Construction of a network system for material orders, used among 10 creative production companies
Oct. 2000 Network system with productions expanded form 10 companies to 21 companies
Construction of digitalized system using to tablets with liquid crystal screens developed by
Dec. 2000 Get publicly listed on the JASDAQ Stock Exchange
Mar. 2001 Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION MUSIC PUBLISHING CO., LTD. as a 100% subsidiary
Aug. 2001 Change the unit number of stock from 1,000 to 100 (effective from Oct. ’01)
Oct. 2001 Investment (8.25% financing) in DAIWON DIGITAL BROADCASTING, LTD., a satellite broadcasting company in Korea specializing in animation
Jul. 2002 Establishment of LATERNA CO., LTD. as a 100% subsidiary
Mar. 2004 Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION INCORPORATED
Dec. 2004 Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION EUROPE S.A.S
Jan. 2005 Introduction of a new backbone system “SAP”
Apr. 2006 The Toei Animation Institute moved to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Jul. 2006 Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION SHANGHAI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE in Shanghai, China
Jul. 2006 50th anniversary
Aug. 2006 1-for-2 stock split
Dec. 2008 Acquisition of extra shares and making TOEI ANIMATION ENTERPRISES LTD. 100% owned subsidiary

2010~

Mar. 2011 Closing of the Toei Animation Institute
Jul. 2013 Shinjuku office relocated to Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, and officially renamed the Nakano office