Toei Animation Inc.

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Toei Animation Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Multimedia entertainment
Founded2004;19 years ago (2004)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Area served
North America, South America, Oceania and South Africa
Key people
Masayuki Endo
(President and CEO) [1]
Products Anime
Parent Toei Animation

Toei Animation Inc. (abbreviated as TAI, or sometimes just Toei Animation USA or Toei LATAM depending on the territory) is an American licensing and distributor based in Los Angeles. It is Toei Animation's American sister company. It holds partnerships with TV channels, DVD distributors, and streaming websites.



Due to Toei Animation's decision to start distributing the series directly since 2003 with the establishment of Toei Animation Europe based in Paris, Toei Animation Inc. based in Los Angeles was founded in 2004.

In 2005, the Toei Animation licenses that were distributed by Cloverway Inc. were transferred to Toei Animation Inc. for requirement, leaving Cloverway alone with the licenses of the other Japanese producers with which it intermediated until August 2007 (due to economic problems). As a consequence of this, there has been a chain of irregularities, such as the loss of master tapes of many series, with the Latin American versions being the most affected for this change in distribution.



  • 1996's series (distributed directly for Latin America since 2005)
  • 2018's series
  • Sailor Moon Crystal (distributed directly for Latin America since 2017 and sub-distributed by Viz Media for U.S.)

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