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Actas Inc.
Native name
Romanized name
Kabushiki gaisha Akutasu
Industry Anime
FoundedJuly 6, 1998;22 years ago (1998-07-06)
  • Hiroshi Katō
  • Jūtarō Ōba
Headquarters Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shunpei Maruyama
Parent Bandai Namco Arts

Actas Inc. [lower-alpha 1] is a Japanese animation studio founded in 1998. It is currently a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Arts, which in turn is a subsidiary to Bandai Namco Holdings. [1]



Actas was founded on July 6, 1998 by Hiroshi Katō and Jūtarō Ōba, who previously worked for Tatsunoko Production and Ashi Productions. [2]

Following Katō's death in 2009, Shunpei Maruyama was named the new company president. The studio also had a subsidiary animation studio Karaku, but Actas merged it with the main company in July 2017.

In September 2017, Bandai Visual has announced that it had acquired Actas. [3]


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  1. Japanese: 株式会社アクタス, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Akutasu

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  1. History page Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 実写版映画ヤッターマン (in Japanese). ytv. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. "Bandai Visual Acquires Girls & Panzer Anime Studio Actas". Anime News Network. Retrieved 5 September 2017.