Tokyo, Japan - August 6, 2020 - KLab Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Hidekatsu Morita, hereinafter referred to as "KLab") has acquired the online mobile game distribution rights for the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" anime series in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau from the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" Production Committee.
KLab will develop the game in collaboration with Shengqu Games (Headquarters: Shanghai, China, CEO: Xie Fei) and distribute the simplified and traditional Chinese versions for Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. This will be the first online mobile game based on the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" anime series for Mainland China.
By promoting the "Overseas Game Development Support Model," KLab aims to generate revenue opportunities. Using this model, licenses are obtained for games from Japanese IP holders who are aiming to generate overseas revenue by developing games jointly with overseas developers.
KLab strives to expand its business through the implementation of strategies for Universal IPs and Global Growth, as part of the 3 Pillars business policy, by leveraging its current knowledge of relationships with IP holders and overseas marketing.
Progress on future development will be announced when available.
About "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"
This project is based on "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," a popular manga series featured since 1987 in Shueisha's landmark comic anthology, Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga series depicts the bizarre adventures that the protagonists experience, as according to the title of the work, drawing on the theme of human praise such as the bonds of friendship and fights to the death against powerful enemies.
The 25th anniversary of the original manga in 2012 also marked the beginning of the first TV anime broadcast for the series. Diligent research went into the production to incorporate details that would stay true to the original work without compromising any of its charm. Written characters and effects were incorporated along with the use of glossy colors and special characteristics unique to the image of JoJo's manga world. Careful consideration is being made in the arrangement of each stage of production to create high quality animations that will thrill fans.
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