3-14-07 (8:33PM EDT)—- Haruhi Suzumiya Game To Be First Fruit Of New Kadokawa Company
Kadokawa Group Holdings plans to establish a new company who’s primary focus will be managing contents copyrights. The group’s companies have in the past had success in publishing animation and novels and the new spinoff will expound on this by tying those efforts into licensing, commercialization and media adaptation etc.. Kadokawa also plans to launch a new operation which will develop characters and handle creator management. The new company will handle the copyright of about 500 titles including Tokikake to start off with. A game unit spinoff will produce the first ever Haruhi Suzumiya video game adaptation as its initial project. The news comes in the wake of a major cross investment move on the part of Namco Bandai Holdings, Kadokawa and Toei.
Yeah, anime, serious business.
Also, Haruhi video game LOL. I wonder what would the game be about? Be Itsuki and exterminate Shinjins with sideplot of seducing Kyon?