Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) lnc.
Native name
株式会社ソニー・ピクチャーズ エンタテインメント
Kabushiki gaisha Sonī Pikuchāzu Entateinmento
TypeSubsidiary KK
FoundedFebruary 10, 1984
(Found as: RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Co., Ltd.)
August 7, 1991
(Found as: Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
No. 28, 4-chome, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Toranomon Towers Office
Key people
Masao Takiyama
(Representative Director)
Soichi Sagawa
(Statutory Auditor)
ProductsMotion pictures
Television Production
OwnerSony Group Corporation
Number of employees
226 (as of July 1, 2021)
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment (62.1%)
Sony Group Corporation (33.3%)
CPE Holdings Inc. (4.6%)
SubsidiariesAnimax Broadcasat Japan
Kids Station
Music On! TV (with SMEJ)
Madhouse (5%, with Nippon TV)

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) lnc. (株式会社ソニー・ピクチャーズ エンタテインメント, Kabushiki gaisha Sonī Pikuchāzu Entateinmento), abbreviated SPE or SPEJ, is a Japanese film studio, based in Minato-ku, Tokyo. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Group Corporation, with the majority of SPEJ's shares held by Sony Pictures Entertainment.[1][2]

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and Mitsui & Co.'s joint venture AK Holdings is the majority shareholder of Japanese anime satellite television company Animax Broadcast Japan and Kids Station.

They have also distributed most of Sony Pictures films for Japan, as well as producing some Anime and Anime films as well.[3]

Anime production

Further information: Aniplex

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  1. ^ About Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan
  2. ^ Company Overview of Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
  3. ^ "Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Archives". Animation Magazine.