Good Smile Company Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

Company Name
Good Smile Company, Inc.
Established
May 2001.
Capital
3,000,000 Japanese Yen
No. of Staff
110
CEO
Takanori Aki
Office Location
Good Smile Company Main Office - Akiba CO Building 8F, 3-16-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo(Guest Reception on the 6th Floor)
Affilliated Companies
GOODSMILE SHANGHAI, LTD. / Ultra Tokyo Connection, LLC / GOODSMILE Logistics & Solutions / ULTRA SUPER PICTURES / GOODSMILE ARTS Shanghai /GOODSMILE FILM Co., Ltd

Business Activities

  • ■ Planning, development, production and sale of toys, goods and figures.
  • ■ Advertising, sales consulting and business outsourcing for toys, goods and figures.
  • ■ Package design, advertisement design and web design subcontractors for toys, goods and figures.
  • ■ Planning and production of video and music.
  • ■ Running of showrooms and cafes.

Good Smile Company's primary focus is the planning, production and manufacturing of figures, toys and other goods. We work with veterans in the industry to plan out the best possible projects, backed up with advanced technology to create the most intricate products through each and every stage of their production. The planning, sculpting and production are each checked constantly to ensure the final product lives up to the Good Smile Company name.

Beyond the careful craftsmanship of our products, there is also a team of experts dedicated to advertising and business management, who ensure that all products are released in perfect order.

In recent years, we have also started expanding into the overseas market, as well as teaming up with famous artists to release collaboration products. We also operate an anime-themed cafe.

Corporate Background

2001
May
Good Smile Company Co., Ltd. is established in Shinmatsudo, Matsudo City.
The business focuses on artist management, event planning and video production.
June
Formed a cooperative business agreement with Max Factory Co., Ltd.
2002
January
Started planning and production of OEM toys.
2004
August
First appearance at the "Wonder Festival" event run by Kaiyodo. Haven’t missed an event since!
September
The 1/8th scale Nemu Asakura goes on sale as the first ever Good Smile Company branded figure.
December
Max Factory releases the highly acclaimed 1/6th scale "Kasumi" figure.
2005
April
Good Smile Company begins distribution of products to hobby stores.
August
The "WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!!" slogan is born and used at various events.
2006
February
The Nendoroid series is created. The very first Nendoroid "Nendoroid Neko Arc: Convert! Grumbling Face Edition" is sold at Wonder Festival.
2007
February
The post Wonder Festival livestream that continues until the next morning is run for the first time.
February
Max Factory releases a scale figure of Haruhi Suzumiya the hugely popular anime series that became a social phenomenon, "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
March
The Japanese version of the company's blog, Mikatan Blog is created. This started a trend in the hobby industry to have a female blogger introducing products on a blog. The blog was later taken over by Kahotan and renamed Kahotan Blog. An English version of the blog was also started which can be found here.
September
The "Shuraki" series of products are developed as original content. Each contains a figure, drama CD and booklet to accompany the main figure.
2008
January
Max Factory begins the figma series. The first in the series is "Superhero Haruhi", included as a bonus to a game.
March
Nendoroid Hatsune Miku is a huge hit. (By the end of 2010, over a hundred thousand units had been sold.)
2009
April
GOOD SMILE RACING is established. The Hatsune Miku GT car takes part in the SUPER GT series.
November
The Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid #01 series is released and becomes a huge hit selling over one million units.
2010
February
The "Sculptor's Tryout" project is created to discover and develop new talent in the world of figure sculptors.
March
The development of the "Black Rock Shooter" universe begins. A figure is released, and a DVD of the anime series is distributed for free. (Approximately 670,000 copies were distributed)
August
The Good Smile Cafe is opened in Matsudo City.
Official sponsorship for the F1 Racer, Kamui Kobayashi begins.
2011
March
"Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Cheerful Ver." is released to raise funds to help those affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
May
Good Smile Company celebrates its 10th anniversary with an event at Belle Salle Akihabara. JAM Project is commissioned to write a a song in commemoration of the event, titled "Hikari e no Countdown"
The Cheerful JAPAN! Project is created to raise money for the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami victims.
The first ever Nendoroid Snow Miku Outfit Design contest begins.
August
ULTRA SUPER PICTURES is established.
October
Good Smile Shanghai is established in China.
A business partnership is formed with "Tetsujin", opening the Good Smile & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe in Akihabara.
The Hatsune Miku Good Smile BMW is the champion of the SUPER GT 300 series.
December
Orders for the highly acclaimed Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier begin.
A Good Smile & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe branch opens in Taiwan.
2012
April
Good Smile Company begins the hiring of new graduates.
May
Good Smile Company is changed into a stock company. (kabushiki gaisha)
August
GOODSMILE Logistics&Solutions is established.
July
Company moves to the Tokyo Skytree East Tower 17F
October
An anime series produced by Good Smile Company, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life begins broadcasting.
December
The GSC-Kuji Hatsune Miku 2012 winter Ver. product lottery is run at FamilyMart stores across Japan.
The highly acclaimed Ultimate Madoka figure based on the final episode of the hit anime series "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" is released.
2014
January
ULTRA TOKYO CONNECTION, LLCis established in California, USA.
March
The GOOD SMILE x animate Cafe is opened in Akihabara.
August
The top-quality figure series, Wonderful Hobby Selection begins.
December
The Good Smile Hatsune Miku Z4 is the champion of the 2014 SUPER GT GT300 Class Race.
"Lucky Factory" is established in Tottori prefecture, Japan.
Nendoroid No. 500, Nendoroid Sakura Miku: Bloomed in Japan production is started at Lucky Factory.
The GOOD SMILE x animate Cafe is opened in Nipponbashi, Osaka.
2015
February
The the Nendoroid Co-de brand is announced.
May
Good Smile Company helps run the Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2015 as an official partner.
The mecha product series 'GOOD SMILE ARMS' begins withFull Action Model Chamber.
June
The ORANGE ROUGE brand is announced as a new brand dedicated to male character figures.
The first in the series is Nendoroid Tsurumaru Kuninaga from Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-.
July
The first product in the "TOON WORKSHOP" brand by GOOD SMILE COMPANY and Mr. Hahn (LINKIN PARK) is released.
2016
January
Company moves to the Akiba CO Building, 3-16-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
February
The Nendoroid series celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Nendoroid 10th Anniversary Live is held at the Makuhari Event Hall
April
The Cheerful Japan project is brought back to support relief efforts after the Kumamoto Earthquake. ¥20,112,000 is raised through the project.
August
The Good Smile Company 15th Anniversary Exhibition is held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. Almost every figure released by GSC is displayed at the exhibition.
December
The smartphone game Grand Summoners is released on Android and iOS in Japan. A global release of the game followed the next year.
2017
January
The Akiba CO Gallery is opened on the first floor of the Akiba CO Building.
March
GOODSMILE Logistics & Solutions Taiwan, Inc. is established.
April
A new brand produced by music artist ZEDD, Double Zero, is founded and the first product in the series "Double Zero 001" is released.
July
The Nendoroid Face Maker service is released in Japan.
August
Nendoroid Tracer: Classic Skin Edition from the globally popular multiplayer team based shooter Overwatch® is released as the first in a series of figures.
Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Ver. and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Ver. Memorial Boxare announced as a part of Hatsune Miku's 10th anniversary.
September
The new-style of radio, Hint, is released, developed together with Nippon Broadcasting System and Cerevo.
The 1/7th scale Sakura Kinomoto: Stars Bless You that was announced as a part of Good Smile Company's 15th anniversary.
November
The Good Smile Hatsune Miku AMG takes first place in the 2017 SUPER GT GT300 class championship. The second championship title for the team, following on from 2014.
GOODSMILE FILM Co., Ltd. is established.
December
Harmonia bloom, a new brand of dolls is announced, and orders for the first in the series Hagumi Hanamoto begin.
Good Smile Company's first series of plastic models, theMODEROID series is announced. Mazinkaiser is the first item to join the line-up.
2018
January
The anime series Working Buddies! begins broadcasting. The series is produced by Good Smile Company.
March
Good Smile Company announces a new brand of capsule toys known as the Piyokuru series! The very first in the series is Piyokuru: Fate/Grand Order 01.
March
A series of collectible capsule toys where the body of the capsule is the body of the toy itself is announced as the "Corocoroid" series. The first item in the line-up is the Corocoroid Kirby Collectible Figures.
April
Good Smile Company takes part in the first ever Wonder Festival 2018 Shanghai [Pre-Stage] event.
April
A new company with a focus on Chinese content and scouting talent in China is established under the nameGOODSMILE ARTS Shanghai.

Recruitment Information

If you're interested in working at Good Smile Company, please take a look at the following page. Please note the recruitment information is only in Japanese at this point, as you need to be fluent in Japanese to apply for these jobs: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/post/3792/

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