LightWeight

LightWeight

Infobox Company
company_name = LightWeight Co., Ltd.
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = November 22, 1995
location = Setagaya, Tokyo
key_people = Akira Nagai (chairman)
Hideo Ooishi (director)
industry = Computer and video game industry
products = "Kengo" series
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 14 [cite web | title=LightWeight Company Profile | url=http://www.indexvg.co.jp/group/light-weight.html | work=IndexVG.co.jp | accessdate=2008-07-18]
parent = Index Visual & Games (IVG)
subsid =
homepage = http://www.lightweight.co.jp/
footnotes =

"LightWeight" is a developer of video games with samurai themes, such as the "Bushido Blade" series and the" Kengo" series.

History

The company was founded on November 22, 1995 in Meguroku, Tokyo under managing director Tetsuo Mizuno.cite web | title=LightWeight History | url=http://www.lightweight.co.jp/html/index.htm| work=LightWeight.co.jp | accessdate=2008-07-18] The developer Square Co., Ltd. initially had a 40% stake in LightWeight. Lightweight cut its ties with Squaresoft in 1998, and in March of 1999, Takashi Ueda was appointed as CEO and director of the company. The following month, developer Genki acquired a 40% stake in the company. [cite web | title=Genki Company History | url=http://www.genki.co.jp/en/corp/history.html | work=Genki.co.jp | accessdate=2008-07-18] In March of 2001 LightWeight became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genki, but dissolved this connection on March 31, 2006 when LightWeight was bought by Index Visual & Games, Ltd. Ueda retired in his position in November of 2007.

Games

*"Bushido Blade" (1997) PlayStation
*"Bushido Blade 2" (1998) PlayStation
*"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2003) PlayStation 2
*"" (2007) Nintendo DS
*"Hissatsu Urakagyou" (2005) PlayStation 2
*"Kabuki Warriors" (2002) Xbox
*"" (2000) PlayStation 2
*"" (2002) PlayStation 2
*"Kengo 3" (2004) PlayStation 2
*"Sky Diving" (2008) PlayStation 3

References

External links

* [http://www.lightweight.co.jp/index.html Official LightWeight Co., Ltd. Website]


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