company_name = Animate Co. Ltd.
company_slogan = Your favorite place for your pleasure and dream.
homepage = [http://www.animate.co.jp/ Official website] Nihongo|Animate|株式会社アニメイト|Kabushiki gaisha Animeito is the retailing arm of
MOVICand is the largest retailer of anime, games, and mangain Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, there are 38 Animate stores in Japan, and one in Taipei, Taiwan. However, for a brief period of time, there was also one in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles, which closed some time in 2003.
Collaboration with Broccoli
January 23, 2008, Animate's rival company, Broccoli, announced that they collaborated with Animateand made a new company "AniBro". Animate holds 70% of the company, while Broccoli holds 30%. The president of the company will be the CEO of Animate, although he will continue to manage Animate along with AniBro. AniBro plans to expand using the AniBro brand to many places in Japan. [citeweb |url=http://www.broccoli.co.jp/company/pr/pdf/080123_pr_teikei.pdf |title=株式会社アニメイトとの資本・業務提携及び合弁会社設立に関するお知らせ |accessdate=2008-01-26 |language=Japanese |publisher=Broccoli]
industrymodern since 1900
* [http://www.animate.co.jp/ Animate Official Homepage] ja icon
* [http://www.animate-world.com/ Animate USA Official Webpage] en icon
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