Gaming powerhouse Nintendo looking into anime production? hmmm
Nintendo announced on Thursday that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Tokyo-based visual production company Dynamo Pictures for 34.5 million yen (approximately US$245,000). The acquisition is expected to be completed on October 3.
Nintendo intends to establish it as a wholly owned subsidiary "to strengthen the planning and production structure of visual content" by utilizing Nintendo intellectual property. Dynamo Pictures will be renamed Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd. after the acquisition is completed. According to the company, the acquisition will have only a minor impact on its results for the current fiscal year.
Dynamo Pictures worked on Nintendo's 2014 Pikmin Short Movies CG film anthology.
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