Advancing 
entertainment 
throughout Japan.

Pouring energy into each day,
and passion into our hearts.

Unlocking the possibilities of entertainment
with young entrepreneurs and pursuing
a more engaging world for all.
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    Shochiku Accelerator2022

    Our Accelerator program aims to conceive new businesses that enhance our entertainment experience.
    We are looking for young entrepreneurs who want to make this world a more enjoyable place.
  • Developing new IPs for film and theater.

    Developing new IPs for film and theater.

    #VR #MR #AR #NFT #バーチャルプロダクション #AI #Vtuber
  • Enhancing fan engagement.

    Enhancing fan engagement.

    #NFT #ファンエンゲージメント #コミュニティ #WEB3.0 #SNSマーケティング #配信 #ビックデータ
  • Creating cities alive with entertainment.

    Creating cities alive with entertainment.

    #ショッピング #デリバリー #MaaS #モビリティ #レジャー #グルメ #ホテル #ドローン
  • Imagining a new live theater experience.

    Imagining a new live theater experience.

    #VR #MR #AR #バーチャルプロダクション #AI #Vtuber
  • Digital transformation in entertainment.

    Digital transformation in entertainment.

    #SaaS #DX #効率化
  • Breaking ground in new entertainment.

    Breaking ground in new entertainment.

    #ゲーム #eスポーツ #観光 #インバウンド #マンガ #メタバース #スポーツ #フェス #アート #教育 #アウトドア #レジャー #グルメ #ファッション #マッチング #ヘルスケア #フィットネス

About us

Mission

Advancing entertainment
throughout Japan.

Shochiku has been delivering entertainment for over one hundred years.
Entertainment can, at times, move us, make us laugh, or surprise us.
Regardless of what might be happening in the world, we believe entertainment can give us energy and stoke passion in our daily lives.
Shochiku Ventures, together with entrepreneurs equipped with fresh insights and technological savvy, is leading the way to the next era of entertainment.
This is our mission.
To discover new ways to have fun and, little by little, make the world more enjoyable.

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  • TAKAHIRO INOUE

    TAKAHIRO INOUETAKAHIRO INOUE

    President and Representative Director

    Inoue joined Hankyu Railways (now Hankyu Hanshin Holdings) in 1990. He moved to Shochiku Co., Ltd in 2005 and became its Internet Business Department Head. In 2011 he was President and Representative Director of Shochiku Geino Co., Ltd. and Shochiku Entertainment Co., Ltd. It was in 2022 that he became Executive Director at Shochiku Co., Ltd, established Shochiku Ventures, and became its President and Representative Director. He enjoys golf, saunas, and running 400m hurdles.

  • KAZUSHIRO MANITA

    KAZUSHIRO MANITAKAZUSHIRO MANITA

    Director and Vice President, Executive Officer

    Manita joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 1994. As head of the Business (now known as the Business Promotion) Department, he was responsible for film and theater-related business. In 2018, he became Executive Officer while continuing his duties as head of the Business (now Business Promotion) Department. In 2019 he was head of the Business Promotion Department while also co-managing the Innovation Promotion business. In 2022, he continued as head of the Business Promotion Department and also assumed the role of Director, Vice President, and Executive Officer of Shochiku Ventures Inc.

  • HIROAKI ISHIGE

    HIROAKI ISHIGEHIROAKI ISHIGE

    Director and Executive Officer

    Ishige joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 2004 and has been engaged in many businesses within the Shochiku Group, both theater and film. He worked with stage theaters in the Kansai area (such as Minami-za and Osaka Shochikuza), the business planning department, and business planning operations at Shochiku Multiplex Theaters Ltd. He served as Chief of the Theater Planning and Development Department in the Business Development Department, and Chief of the Innovation Strategy Group in the Innovation Promotion Department. In 2022, he was appointed Executive Officer of Shochiku Ventures Co., Ltd. He is a certified sauna and spa wellness advisor and holds a B-class sauna master certificate.

  • TOMOHIKO MORIKAWA

    TOMOHIKO MORIKAWATOMOHIKO MORIKAWA

    Director and Executive Officer

    Morikawa joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 2010. After some time in the theater department, he became Executive Assistant to the president. He was seconded to the Drone Fund while serving in the Business Planning Department. After supporting startups as an associate, he became involved in the launch of the CVC. In 2022, he was appointed Director and Executive Officer of Shochiku Ventures Co., Ltd. He was a guest mentor at the Tokyo Contents Incubation Center in 2022.

  • SARI TOBITA

    SARI TOBITASARI TOBITA

    Tobita joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 2017 after having been an announcer at a television station. She was involved in the planning and development of XR content, after which she was seconded to ANOBAKA Co., Ltd. in 2021. Subsequently, she worked in content development using virtual production technology, and in partnerships with startups. In 2022, she was seconded to Shochiku Ventures Co., Ltd.

  • EISUKE HIRAIWA

    EISUKE HIRAIWAEISUKE HIRAIWA

    Hiraiwa joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 2012, where he worked in the Film Promotion Department, handling publicity for new films and planning and running events. He later became the Executive Assistant to the president in the President’s Office and then was subsequently transferred to the Innovation Promotion Department in 2020. After secondments to ANOBAKA Co., Ltd. and JR East Startup Co., Ltd. in 2021, he joined Shochiku Ventures Co., Ltd. on secondment in 2022.

  • MASATOSHI MANAKA

    MASATOSHI MANAKAMASATOSHI MANAKA

    Manaka joined Shochiku Co., Ltd. in 2015, where he first worked in real estate-related businesses. Subsequently, he joined the Innovation Promotion Department and became involved in XR content production as well as the launch of the Daikanyama Metaverse Studio. After a secondment to JR East Startup Co., Ltd. in 2021, he was then seconded to Shochiku Ventures Co., Ltd. in 2022.

Company

Company Name:
Shochiku Ventures, Inc.
Address:
Head Office
Togeki Building 6F, 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Daikanyama Office
Daikanyama Metaverse Studio, Central Daikanyama 2F,
14-23 Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative:
Takahiro Inoue
Established:
July 1, 2022
Capital:
10 million yen
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