Corporate History Print

1978 Management Amuse Inc. is established in Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (paid-in capital 5 million yen).
Artist SOUTHERN ALL STARS debuts.
1981 Management For the purposes of film production and distribution, Amuse Cinema City Inc. is established in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo(company name changed to Amuse Cinema Inc. in October 1990).
Business The film "Morning Moon Wa Sozatsu Ni" was produced.
1983 Business The film "Aiko, 16" was produced.
Business Yasuko Tomita wins the Best New Actress award at the Japan Academy Awards and the Yokohama Film Festival.
Artist Yasuko Tomita debuts.
1984 Management Amuse America Inc. is established in U.S.A.
Business Amuse began managing Theatrical group "Super Eccentric Theater"
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuji Miyake.
Artist Amuse begins managing Hisahiro Ogura.
Artist Amuse begins managing Goro Kishitani.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yasufumi Terawaki.
1986 Management Kirei Inc. is established in U.S.A.
1988 Business Off-Broadway musical "MAMA, I WANT TO SING" was invited.
Artist Eri Fukatsu debuts.
1989 Business "Miyake Yuji no Ikasu Bando Tengoku (Heisei Meibutsu TV)", commonly called Ikaten, was produced, sparking the subsequent band boom.
1990 Management Amuse Video Inc., a video software production/sales company, is established in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (company name changed to Amuse Pictures, Inc. in October 2000, and it is currently known as Hakuhodo DY music & pictures inc.).
Business The film "Inamura Jane" was produced.
Artist Masaharu Fukuyama debuts.
Artist BEGIN debuts.
1991 Business "Twin Peaks" was released on video by Amuse Video Inc.
Artist Yoshie Okuyama debuts.
Artist Amuse contracts signed with Hong Kong rock band BEYOND.
Artist Amuse begins managing Toshihide Tonesaku.
1992 Business SOUTHERN ALL STARS performed their first overseas concert at Beijing Capital Gymnasium.
1993 Business "Act Against AIDS (AAA)" campaign planned.
Artist Yoshinori Okada debuts.
1994 Management Amuse Sales, Inc. is established as an affiliate of Amuse Video Inc.( company name changed to Amuse Pictures, Inc. in October 2000, and it is currently known as Hakuhodo DY music & pictures inc.).
1995 Management Ayers Inc. is established through a joint investment by Amuse and Bandai Co., Ltd.
Management Amuse CineQuanon Inc. (est. July 1985) opens movie theater CINE AMUSE EAST & WEST in Shibuya.
Business Act Against AIDS special single, “Kiseki no Hoshi” by Keisuke Kuwata and Mr. Children, was released.
Artist Amuse begins managing Takako Katou.
1996 Management Beijing Geishin Theatrical Art Production, Ltd. is established in China.
Business In a first for China and Japan, the large-scale TV drama series "Tokyo no Shanghai-jin" was co-produced with Shanghai Denshidai and broadcast at 60 television stations in China, including Shanghai. Average ratings for the Shanghai area were 31.3%. Highest recorded rating in China as a whole was 60%.
Business The first stage "Binzume no Jigoku" was produced by "Chikyu Gorgeous" Theater Company(Goro Kishitani & Yasufumi Terawaki).
1997 Management Amuse moved head office to Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
1998 Business Risa Sudou appears on NHK Morning Drama ”Ten Urara” (Main role).
Artist Risa Sudou debuts.
Artist Yuka Itaya debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Takuya Uehara.
1999 Artist PORNOGRAFFITTI debuts.
2000 Management Amuse Korea Inc. is established in Korea.
Business SOUTHERN ALL STARS's single "TSUNAMI" sold over 3 million copies. Their album "Ballad 3 ~the album of Love~" sold over 2.5 million copies. SOUTHERN ALL STARS performed a concert in Chigasaki.
Business The film "Shuri" co-distributed with Amuse CineQuanon.
Business Masaharu Fukuyama's new single "Sakurazaka" sold over 2.3 million copies.
Artist Go Ueki debuts.
2001 Management Amuse Pictures, Inc. (it is currently known as Hakuhodo DY music & pictures inc.) acquires shares for Amuse Sales, Inc. and makes it its subsidiary.
Management Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange NASDAQ Japan on September 20.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yukinojo Mori.
Artist Yumika Tajima debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Hayashi Mori.
Artist Amuse begins managing Asami Tano.
Artist Amuse begins managing Eri Murakawa.
2002 Business Keisuke Kuwata's album "ROCK AND ROLL HERO" sold over 1 million copies. His best album "TOP OF THE POPS" sold over 2 million copies.
Business The film "The Pianist" distributed by Amuse Pictures wins the Palme d'Or at the 55th Festival International du Film de Cannes.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuta Hiraoka.
Artist Amuse begins managing FLOW.
Artist Amuse begins managing Perfume.
Artist Amuse begins managing Chiaki Horan.
Artist Amuse begins managing Ayaka Komatsu.
Artist Amuse begins managing Soichi Hirama.
2003 Business Amuse distributed film "Ryoki-teki na Kanojo", became a single-theater hit.
Business Masaharu Fukuyama's single "Niji/Himawari/Sore ga Subete sa” and album "fukuyama masaharu MAGNUM COLLECTION "SLOW" simultaneously reached number 1 in the first week of sales, a first for a male solo singer.
Business Amuse hosted "SOUTHERN Fan no Katte ni 25 Shu-nen Manatsu no Hihokan! in Odaiba."
Artist Amuse begins managing Kaori Asoh.
2004 Management Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 24.
Management Amuse Sales, Inc. changes name to AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Business The first stage in Tokyo "LOOSER" was produced by TEAM NACS.
Artist Amuse begins managing Juri Ueno.
Artist Keisuke Koide debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing TEAM NACS (Hiroyuki Morisaki, Ken Yasuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Yo Oizumi & Takuma Otoo).
Artist Amuse begins managing Haruma Miura.
Artist Amuse begins managing Akihisa Souguchi.
Artist Atsushi Hashimoto debuts.
Artist Kaoru Hirata debuts.
2005 Business Amuse invited equestrian opera "Zingaro".
Business Amuse invited rock musical "WE WILL ROCK YOU".
Business SOUTHERN ALL STARS's 2-disc album "Killer Street" sold over 1 million copies.
Business Amuse opened internetshop "AMBRA"(it is currently known as ASMART).
Business Masaharu Fukuyama performed 15th anniversary concerts at arenas nationwide.
Artist Amuse begins managing Ryunosuke Kamiki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuriko Yoshitaka.
Artist Riisa Naka debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Nana Rokusha.
Artist Ruito Aoyagi debuts.
Artist Dori Sakurada debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuta Koseki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Miharu Tanaka.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuika Shima.
2006 Management Listed on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 1.
Business Amuse hosted open-air festival “THE MUJINTO Fes. 2006 WOW!! Kohaku! Enta no Friend Park HeyHey Station...ni Tomarou!” at Hamanako Garden Park.
Business Eri Murakawa appears on NHK Morning Drama “Kaze no Haruka” (Main role).
Artist Takeru Satoh debuts.
Artist Kento Kaku debuts.
Artist Kimito Totani debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Skoop On Somebody.
Artist Hikaru Yamamoto debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Arisa Yagi.
Artist Amuse begins managing Kouki Mizuta.
2007 Management TAISHITA Label Music Co., Ltd is established through a joint investment by Amuse and Victor Entertainment, Inc. (it is currently known as JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp.).
Management Tatsuro Hatanaka assumes the post of Representative Director and President.
Management J.Feel Inc. is established through a joint investment.
Business Amuse eld "Amuse 30th Anniversary Nationwide Audition."
Business "Oshirikajiri Mushi", a song jointly developed by AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT INC. and NHK "Minnanouta", became a major hit.
Artist ONE OK ROCK debuts.
Artist MONOBRIGHT(it is currently known as Monobright.) debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Rio Kanno.
Artist Amuse begins managing Miki Kimura.
Artist Amuse begins managing Saki Matsuda.
Artist Amuse begins managing Kurumi Shimizu.
Artist Amuse begins managing Shota Matsushima.
Artist Amuse begins managing Naoto Ito.
Artist Amuse begins managing Takuya Yoshimura.
Artist Amuse begins managing Rika Honda.
Artist Amuse begins managing Miki Kanai.
2008 Management Brussels Co., Ltd., a company that develops Belgian beer bars, is incorporated as a subsidiary.
Management A-Sketch is established through a joint investment by Amuse and KDDI Corporation.
Business Perfume's second album "GAME" debuted at number 1 in the Oricon music charts. Perfume performed at Nippon Budokan for the first time.
Business SOUTHERN ALL STARS performed their 30th anniversary concert "Manatsu no Dai Kanshasai."
Artist flumpool debuts.
2009 Management AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT INC., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is formed through the acquisition of additional shares.
Management Amuse Edutainment Inc. is established.
Management GEISHIN CREATIVE TOKYO INC. is established.
Business Amuse Edutainment Inc. opened "Amuse Museum in Asakusa."
Business "La La La farming project" began.
Business Amuse invited equestrian opera spectacle Zingaro "BATTUTA".
Business "Departures", a film produced by AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT INC., is the first Japanese film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.
Business "Hoshi no Daichi ni Furu Namida" 10th act by Chikyu Gorgeous was produced.
Business The film "Killer Virgin Road" commemorating the 30th anniversary of Amuse was produced.
Business Masaharu Fukuyama performed 20th anniversary concerts at arenas nationwide, including his first concert at Nippon Budokan.
Business Amuse held "Amuse nationwide Audition 2009".
Artist WEAVER debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing SIRO-A.
Artist Amuse begins managing Nicole Ishida.
Artist Amuse begins managing Ryo Yoshizawa.
Artist Amuse begins managing Shuhei Nomura.
Artist Amuse begins managing Ayano Fukuda.
2010 Management With the establishment of GEISHIN CREATIVE TOKYO INC., GEISHIN CREATIVE SHANGHAI INC. is established through a joint investment by Amuse and Shanghai Nisshin Crafts Inc. in China
Business Masaharu Fukuyama appears on NHK historical drama "Ryomaden."
Business Eri Fukatsu wins the Best Actress Award at the 34th World Film Festival in Montreal for her role in the film "Villain."
Business We obtained the Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification.
Business ONE OK ROCK performed at Nippon Budokan for the first time.
Business Perfume performed at the Tokyo Dome for the first time.
Artist Yu Takahashi debuts.
Artist Shu Watanabe debuts.
Artist SakuraGakuin debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Ryuto Shibazaki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Rena Shimura.
2011 Management AMUSE ENTERTAINMENT TAIWAN INC. is established in Taiwan.
Management LIVE VIEWING JAPAN Inc. is established through a joint investment by Amuse, FamilyMart Co. Ltd. and 2 other companies.
Business Juri Ueno appears on NHK historical drama, "Gou Himetachi no Sengoku".
Business For the first time, distributed and sold CDs of the special charity song "Let's try again" by "Team Amuse!!"
Business The 25th anniversary of Brussels Co., Ltd., a company that develops Belgian beer bars.
Business "Mary Is Out at Night", released on DVD by AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT INC., was a major hit.
Artist Amuse begins managing Seira Kagami.
Artist Amuse begins managing DEAN FUJIOKA.
Artist Amuse begins managing Maiko Yamamoto.
Artist Amuse begins managing TOKYO PANDA.
Artist Amuse begins managing Nanami Abe.
2012 Management Amuse Hong Kong Limited is established in Hong Kong.
Management Singapore Branch is established in Singapore.
Business Big hit with movie "Rurouni Kenshin", starring Takeru Satoh.
Business A drama fund was established through joint investment with CJ E&M of South Korea.
Business Perfume performed "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st", the first overseas tour.
Business Masaharu Fukuyama performed "BROS. Presents Fukuyama ☆ Natsu no Daikanshasai:Ore to Omae no Stadium Live Request – Hikigatari de Yacchai Muscle", Masaharu Fukuyama's first fan club event for 16 years. Attended by 90,000 fans.
Business Amuse started broadcasting "Liu Xing Ying Yue", a TV program on music and Japanese culture, throughout China jointly with Sony Music Artists Inc. and M-ON! Entertainment Inc.
Business Amuse released "I LOVE YOU – now & forever –", a special best album by Keisuke Kuwata. He performed "LIVE TOUR 2012: I LOVE YOU – now & forever –".
Artist Amuse begins managing Lee Seung Gi.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yoshie Ichige.
Artist Amuse begins managing TORAHIME ICHIZA.
Artist CROSS GENE debuts.(KOREA)
Artist Rihwa debuts.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yui Makino.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yu Hiroi.
2013 Management MASH A&R is established through a joint investment by A-Sketch INC. and 3 other companies.
Management Amuse Shanghai is established in China.
Management Khan Enterprise Co., Ltd., engaging in the entertainment business chiefly in South Korea, is reorganized into a subsidiary.
Business Amuse opened "Amuse Musical Theatre" in Roppongi (due to naming rights, this will be limited to a year).
Business SOUTHERN ALL STARS performed 35th anniversary super summer live 2013, "Shakunetsu no Manpi!! G★Spot Kaikin!!", at stadium nationwide.
Business The film "Like Father, Like Son", starring Masaharu Fukuyama, wins the Prix du Jury in the competition at the 66th Festival International du Film de Cannes.
Business Amuse launched "BROS+" official worldwide Masaharu Fukuyama fan club.
Business Amuse hosted outdoor festival "Amuse 35th Anniversary BBQ in Tsumagoi ~Bokura no beat wo kurae kora! ~" at Shizoka Prefecture.
Business The movie planned and produced by Amuse, "The Eternal Zero". made a smash hit.
Business The Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" financed by Amuse receives six Tony Awards.
Business Amuse opened official Facebook account.
Artist Amuse Entertainment Taiwan begins managing Li Yi-Jie.
Artist Amuse begins managing Mayday.
Artist BABYMETAL makes a major-label debut.
2014 Management The Singapore Branch is reorganized into an overseas subsidiary under the name AMUSE ENTERTAINMENT SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. in Singapore.
Management Amuse Group USA, Inc. is established. in U.S.A.
Management TOKYO FANTASY Inc. is established through a joint investment by Amuse and Lastrum Music Entertainment inc.
Management Amusequest Inc. is established.
Management Amusequest Tokyo Tower LLP is established through a joint investment by Amusequest Inc. and 11 other companies.
Management Intergroove Productions Inc. is established.
Business Masaharu Fukuyama performed his first domed stadium tour, "WE'RE BROS. TOUR 2014 HUMAN".
Business BABYMETAL performed its first exclusive live event at Nippon Budokan for two days to become the youngest-ever female artist performing at this venue.
Business Yuriko Yoshitaka appears on NHK Morning Drama "Hanako to Anne" (Main role).
Business Yuriko Yoshitaka acts as MC for the "65th NHK Kohaku Utagassen".
Business Amuse held "Amuse Audition Fes"
Business Amuse opened "Amuse Cafe & Theatre" in Asakusa.
Artist Amuse begins managing Shiro Hirahara.
Artist MURMUR SHOW makes a major-label debut. (Amuse Entertainment Taiwan)
Artist Amuse begins managing Noriko Baba.
Artist Amuse begins managing Chie Tanaka.
Artist Amuse begins managing Shogo Sakamoto.
Artist Amuse begins managing Kaya Kiyohara.
2015 Management Amuse merged with Amuse Soft Entertainment, Inc.
Management CROONER PTE.LTD., engaging in the entertainment business chiefly in Singapore, is incorporated as a subsidiary by AMUSE ENTERTAINMENT SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
Management Jakarta Representative Office is established in Indonesia.
Management Kifunekobo, Inc. is established through a joint investment by Amuse and ROOL PARTNERS INC.
Management A-LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PTE. LTD. is established in Singapore by AMUSE ENTERTAINMENT SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. (in 2016, 2 other companies joined the investment).
Management AMUSE FRANCE S.A.S. is established in France.
Business Amuse quest Tokyo Tower LLP opened " TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER" within Tokyo Tower, located in Shiba Park.
Business The film "The Eternal Zero," planned and produced by Amuse, wins a total of eight awards at the 38th Japan Academy Prize.
Business BEGIN performed "25 shunen kinen ongaku koen – Ishigaki jima de aimasho –"
Business Masaharu Fukuyama performed "Debut 25th Anniversary Live Natsu no Daisougyousai 2015 ".
Business The film "Journey to the Shore" starring Eri Fukatsu wins the prize for Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Artist Amuse begins managing WHITE ASH.
Artist Amuse begins managing Gen Hoshino.
Artist Amuse begins managing Hisae Morishita.
Artist Amuse begins managing Shunji Tagawa.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yui Miya.
Artist Amuse begins managing Sachi.
Artist Amuse begins managing Miho Shibasaki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Reon Yuzuki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Tomoko Inazawa.
Artist Amuse begins managing Sorami Date.
Artist Amuse begins managing Junko Abe.
Artist Amuse begins managing Serina Sugiyama.
Artist Amuse begins managing Kanako Takatsuki.
Artist Amuse begins managing Akiko.
2016 Management Kifunekobo, Inc. turns three companies developing apparel brands, namely FRIENDS Co., Ltd., arounds inc. and COMITAS Inc., as well as merchandise planning and solution company TRANSPLUS Inc. into subsidiaries.
Management AmuseLantis Europe S.A.S. is established through a joint investment by Amuse and Lantis Co., Ltd. in France.
Business Business tie-up on entertainment activities of professional wrestlers affiliated with New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd. commenced.
Business A-LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PTE. LTD. opened concert venue and nightclub "MILLIAN" in Singapore.
Business BABYMETAL performed "BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA WEMBLEY!!" at The SSE Arena, Wembley, England, marking the first standalone live performance by Japanese artists at the venue.
Artist Amuse begins managing Otani Ryohei.
Artist Amuse begins managing Yuki Yamamoto.
Artist Amuse begins managing Katsumasa Chiyo.

As of June,2016