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Enterbrain (エンターブレイン), formerly Enterbrain, Inc. (株式会社エンターブレイン, Kabushiki Gaisha Entāburein), is a Japanese publisher and brand company of Kadokawa Future Publishing founded on January 30, 1987 as ASCII Film Co., Ltd. (アスキー映画株式会社, Asukī Eiga Kabushiki-gaisha). Magazines published by Enterbrain are generally focused on video games and computer entertainment as well as video game and strategy guides. In addition, the company publishes a small selection of anime artbooks. Enterbrain is based in Tokyo, Japan, with a paid-in capital of 410 million yen. Enterbrain's current president is Hirokazu Hamamura.[1]

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Parent companyKadokawa Future Publishing
FoundedJanuary 30, 1987; 32 years ago (1987-01-30)
Country of originJapan
Headquarters locationTsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Key peopleHirokazu Hamamura (President & CEO)
Publication typesMagazines and Books


Enterbrain publicationsEdit

  • B's LOG: Magazine focused on female gamers.
  • Weekly Famitsu: Up to the minute video game and video game industry news and reviews.
  • Famitsu PS2: Biweekly magazine focused on the Sony PlayStation 2 hardware and software.
  • Famitsu Xbox: Monthly magazine focused on Microsoft Xbox hardware and software.
  • Famitsu DS + Cube & Advance: Monthly magazine focused on Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance hardware and software.
  • TECH Win DVD: A magazine aimed specifically to PC users. It comes with two CD-ROMs worth of goodies and information.
  • Tech Gian: A CD-ROM magazine focused on adult video games.
  • Magi-Cu: A seinen visual entertainment manga magazine based on female game characters.
  • Comic Beam: Comic Beam was formerly known as ASCII Comic. It is a seinen manga magazine filled with original manga.
  • Harta (formerly Fellows![2]): A periodical seinen manga magazine consisting of original manga stories.
  • Monthly Arcadia (月刊アルカディア): a 2000 monthly magazine focused on arcade game machines. It was started by former staff of (bi)monthly arcade game magazine Gamest (ゲーメスト) from 1986 which was published by Shinseisha, Ltd. Arcadia also has game hints and advice for the latest arcade games as well as high score reports from Japanese arcades.
  • Sarabure: A horse racing magazine.
  • Famitsu Connect!On: Magazine focused on online video games.
  • Logout Tabletalk RPG Series: Tabletop role-playing games.

Enterbrain softwareEdit

Tabletop role-playing gamesEdit

Video gamesEdit

Light novelsEdit

Enterbrain releases light novels under their Famitsu Bunko imprint, which was established in 1998 and is aimed at young adult males.[3] Enterbrain also publishes stand-alone series such as Yōjo Senki.[4]


Busou Chuugakusei: Basket Army (2012) – short anime and audio drama.[5][6] Busou Chuugakusei is the first venture in Enterbrain's XXolution project, a multimedia initiative that will span manga, novels, anime, illustrations, scripts, music, and other fields.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Playstation 3: Hirokazu Hamamura analysiert" (in German). 2007-04-15. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  2. ^ "Fellows! Manga Magazine Renamed as harta". 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  3. ^ "Asahi: Kadokawa Controlled 48% of Light Novel Market". Anime News Network. November 21, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Yōjo Senki Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy's Nojima Makes Short Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  6. ^ "『武装中学生』のショートアニメとオーディオドラマの配信が決定――豪華キャストも判明 - ファミ通.com". ファミ通.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-25.

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