Company History

  • September 1986

    Established WiZ CO., LTD. as a toy production company at Yamura Bldg.
    2-33-1 Nihonbashi-hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0007 Japan Established with a capital of 20 million yen.

  • June 1987

    WiZ introduces an original product “Daimeiro” and markets it through EPOCH COMPANY LTD.

  • May 1989

    Moves headquarters to Tonematsu Bldg., 2-33-8, Nihonbashi-ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0013 Japan

  • October 1989

    Markets the “Mr. Maric - Chomajutsu” series through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • October 1991

    Moves headquarters to Daichu Bldg.13, 1-9-9, Nihonbashi-bakurocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0002 Japan

  • September 1992

    Markets “Anpan-man Sui Sui Swimmer” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • May 1995

    Moves headquarters to Suzuka Bldg. 1-2-7, Nihonbashi-ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0013 Japan

  • October 1996

    Markets an original WiZ video game, “AUBIRD FORCE”, compatible with Sony's PlayStation through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • November 1996

    Introduces “TAMAGOTCHI”, a “mobile electronic pet” game, which became a phenomenal runaway hit around the world.

  • April 1997

    WiZ attempts its first original TV program “Yoicocchi”, broadcast on the Fuji TV network.

  • June 1997

    Introduction of a hand-held electronic game series, “DIGITALMONSTER”, utilizing original animated characters.

  • October 1997

    Moves headquarters to Sumitomo Fudosan Hamacho Bldg., 3-42-3, Nihonbashi-hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0007 Japan

  • February 1998

    Establishes its subsidiary “WIZ (H.K.) LIMITED” in Hong Kong for the purpose of overseeing factory production operations in China.

  • April 1999

    Creates an animated series “DIGITALMONSTER” with character copyrights and begins to air it on the Fuji TV network as “DIGIMON ADVENTURE”.
    Subsequently gains enormous popularity and establishes itself as a weekly series.

  • September 1999

    Provides the pre-set content, “Charamigo” service to DDI Cellular (current KDDI) mobile phone “D301SA (SANYO).”

  • November 1999

    Markets talking soft toys “PRIMOPUEL” series from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • May 2000

    As a third party allotment, company capital increases to 81,560,000 Yen.

  • October 2000

    Provides the “Charamigo World” service, a site for EZweb linking with the pre-set content for the au mobile handset “C401SA (SANYO).”

  • October 2001

    Markets the “CRUSH GEAR” series from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • December 2002

    Markets “ONE HAND PLAYER” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • December 2002

    Provides the “Shakariki Pet” service at the Panasonic maker site “P-SQUARE” for DoCoMo users

  • July 2003

    Markets the “Magical Spell Book” series (Fuji TV network “Konjiki no Gashubel”) from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • August 2003

    Markets “Onmyotohjinki” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • November 2003

    Provides apri services of “Machiuke Yoko,” etc., with “The Teiban Game,” mobile phone site for EZweb users by NEC Corporation.

  • November 2003

    Markets “1/1 HEH BUTTON” used in the popular Fuji TV networked program “Trivia no Izumi.”

  • January 2004

    Provides apri services of “Shindan! Ego-ego Yoko,” etc. for the mobile phone site for EZweb users, “uranai ☆ shitemiru?,” by NEC Corporation.

  • February 2004

    As a first WiZ original toy for girls, markets “Card Commune” (ABC, TV Asahi network “PRETTY CURE”) through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • March 2004

    Introduces “TAMAGOTCHI CONNECTION” from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • April 2004

    Fuji TV network starts broadcasting an animation series “LEGENDZ: TALE OF THE DRAGON KINGS” (co-production).
    Markets “TALISPOD” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • September 2004

    An animation series, “Onmyo Taisenki” (co-funding) is broadcast by the TV Tokyo network.

  • October 2004

    The PrimoPuel series marks its sales of over 1,000,000 units at the fifth anniversary of its launch.

  • November 2004

    Introduces “Syuku Ketai Kaitsu! TAMAGOTCHI Plus” from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • February 2005

    Markets “HEARTFULCOMMUNE” (ABC, TV Asahi network “PRETTY CURE MAX HEART”) through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • March 2005

    Markets “DIGIMON ACCEL” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • June 2005

    Its stock lists on the Jasdaq Securities Exchange.

  • September 2005

    Establishes its subsidiary “Creamery Milk Co., Ltd.” for the purpose of leveraging on its planning and development capability in the pet goods market.

  • November 2005

    Markets the “Cho Jinse Enjoy! TAMAGOTCHI Plus” from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • November 2005

    Markets the “DIGITALMONSTER MINI” through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • January 2006

    Starts broadcasting the TV animation program “ORIGAMI WARRIORS” (joint project) in Korea.

  • January 2006

    Concludes a business collaboration agreement on animation production with ASHI PRODUCTIONS CO., LTD.

  • February 2006

    Markets “MIXCOMMUNE” (ABC, TV Asahi network “PRETTY CURE Splash*Star”) from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • February 2006

    Provides the “Vodafone live!” service offered by Vodafone (current SOFTBANK MOBILE) and the “Charamigo World” service offered by Yahoo Japan at “Yahoo!contentstore”.

  • March 2006

    Markets “DIGIVICE iC” (Fuji TV network “DIGIMON SAVERS”) through BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • June 2006

    Provides the “Ikusei Partners Charamigo” service that is the WiZ mobile phone site at “i-mode menu sites” offered by NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

  • July 2006

    Markets “Ura Jinse Enjoy! TAMAGOTCHI Plus” from BANDAI CO., LTD.

  • July 2006

    Markets “ORIGAMI WARS Starter Set” and “ORIGAMI WARS Booster Pack” from TOMY Company, Ltd.

  • August 2006

    Markets “Wan Wan Serepuu Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin Tetsunoshin no Osaifu” through TOMY Company, Ltd.

  • August 2006

    Concludes a business collaboration agreement with Gang Co., Ltd. that provides technical support for product planning, development and production of toys and miscellaneous goods.

  • August 2006

    Changes “epics Inc.” that undertakes commissioned game production business and software development into a special subsidiary.

  • August 2006

    Changes “ASHI PRODUCTIONS CO., LTD.” that undertakes animation production and copyright management into a special subsidiary.

  • September 2006

    Markets “CRYSTALCOMMUNE” and “SPLASHCOMMUNE” (ABC, TV Asahi network “PRETTY CURE Splash*Star”) from BANDAI CO., LTD.

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