|Kabushiki gaisha Bandai Namuko Artsu|
|Industry|| Music |
|Founded||April 1, 2018|
|Kawasaki Kazumi (president)|
|Revenue||¥2.182 billion (2020)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Bandai Namco Holdings|
Bandai Namco Arts Inc.is a Japanese company formed by the merger of Bandai Visual and its subsidiary Lantis by its owner Bandai Namco Holdings in February 2018. The company is responsible for the same area of its predecessors, which those being anime production and distribution and music production and distribution.
In February 2018, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that Lantis and its parent company Bandai Visual would merge to turn into a company called Bandai Namco Arts on April 1, 2018 doing the same business as the past two companies but being more related to each other as one entire company.
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