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02/12/2020

KLab Signs Global License Agreement for Kumamon Game Development


KLab Inc.
(TSE1: 3656)

Tokyo, Japan – February 12, 2020 – KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced alongside Kumamoto Prefecture ADK Emotions Inc. that they have signed a global license agreement to develop a game based on the popular Kumamoto Prefecture character Kumamon.

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Kumamon is a character appointed by the governor of Kumamoto Prefecture to serve as the Sales Manager and Happiness Manager of Kumamoto Prefecture, and will celebrate his 10th anniversary in March 2020.

We are announcing the development of a new game based on Kumamon, to further promote his popularity worldwide through global expansion that began in 2018.

Please look forward to further details on this title.

About Kumamon

Kumamon is a mascot character for Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan born in March 2010. He is characterized by his cheerful but slightly mischievous behavior, cute gestures, and agile movements. Despite his appearance, he serves as the Sales Manager and the Manager Happiness of Kumamoto Prefecture.

*Pictured is KLab CEO Hidekatsu Morita paying a visit to Kumamoto Prefecture governor Ikuo Kabashima and Kumamon to report on game development.

*All other aforementioned company, product, and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 52 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore and Shanghai. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.