We sincerely thank our shareholders and investors for your extra support and appreciation.
Since our foundation, we have been striving with strong belief to deal with numerous difficulties and management issues based on our corporate philosophy of “The Greatest Leisure for All People.” After all the efforts we made, we have strengthened our management structure and our Group has formulated and announced a new three-year medium-term management plan in May 2022 and are moving forward with initiatives to maximize corporate value.
In the content and digital business centered on Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (TPC), which is at the core of our growth potential, ULTRAMAN, which is being distributed globally in Netflix, and SHIN ULTRAMAN, which is a movie released nationwide, have been well received. And we expect that this will lead to further gain recognition of Ultraman IP and expand its fan base. Against this backdrop, we are aggressively promoting merchandising (MD) not only domestically but overseas, and in particular, the growth of our business in China is yielding remarkable results.
Going forward, we will focus on cultivating the North American MD-licensing marketplace and building a foundation in order to strategically strengthen Ultraman IP into a global brand. Furthermore, we will fuse TPC’s IP with Digital Frontier Inc.’s CGs and digital technologies to fully launch digital business in anticipation of the metaverse and other markets.
In pachinko/pachislot (PS) industry, new markets are finally starting, and the industry is also about to come out of the slump. Against this backdrop, our PS business, which is responsible for profitability, will provide a stable supply of PS machine that satisfy pachinko halls and fans, while preparing a lineup to maximize unit sales. In addition, we will expand a variety of digital communication businesses that support PS industry.
In order to vigorously promote these initiatives, we will shift to a holding company structure on October 3, 2022 and move forward on a path of further growth as TSUBURAYA FIELDS HOLDINGS INC.
Based on our corporate philosophy of “The Greatest Leisure for All People,” we will continue to strive to be a company that contributes to the happiness of society by creating outstanding entertainment that brings emotion and excitement to the world. We will continue to work together as a group to meet the expectations of our shareholders, and we would like to ask for your continued support and understanding.
Hidetoshi Yamamoto, President and Group CEO
(The 34th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders)