FoundedJanuary 30, 1987; 37 years ago (1987-01-30)
Area served
Key people
Hirokazu Hamamura
ProductsMagazines and Books
ParentKadokawa Future Publishing

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 division of Kadokawa Future Publishing founded on 30 January 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]

Enterbrain publications

Enterbrain software

Tabletop role-playing games

Video games

Light novels

Enterbrain releases light novels under their Famitsu Bunko imprint, which was established in 1998 and is aimed at young adult males.[5] They also publishes B's-LOG Bunko and B's-LOG Bunko Alice imprint focusing on girls and KCG Bunko focused on teens.

Enterbrain also publishes stand-alone series without any imprint such as Yōjo Senki or Overlord.[6]


Busou Chuugakusei: Basket Army (2012) – short anime and audio drama.[7][8] 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.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Playstation 3: Hirokazu Hamamura analysiert" (in German). gamezone.de. 15 April 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Fellows! Manga Magazine Renamed as harta". animenewsnetwork.com. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles (Game guide) (in Japanese). Japan: Enterbrain (published 22 December 2007). 2007. ISBN 9784757739543.
  4. ^ バイオハザード解体真書 (Game guide) (in Japanese). Japan: Enterbrain (published 23 August 2002). 2003. ISBN 9784757709805.
  5. ^ "Asahi: Kadokawa Controlled 48% of Light Novel Market". Anime News Network. 21 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Yōjo Senki Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 12 April 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy's Nojima Makes Short Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ "『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). Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.