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

Aug. 2014

Company headquarters relocated to Nakano, Nakano-ku

Dec. 2014

Studio temporarily relocated from Ohizumi to Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku due to redevelopment

Jan. 2018

New Studio relocated to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku