Wedge Holdings: Concluding License Agreement with Freehand Co Ltd

13-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 2:00 PM Print This Post

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wedge Holdings CO., LTD. (JASDAQ:2388) (HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan, CEO:
Tatsuya Konoshita) are pleased to inform you that we have signed a
license agreement to acquire the right to publish Burmese translation
E-book with Freehand Co., Ltd. Under the cooperation of Bagan Innovation
Technology, a company that was invested by our consolidated subsidiary,
Group Lease PCL, we will promote the publication of popular manga works
in Myanmar.

Freehand Co., Ltd. which is the contract partner for this contract is a
copy right management company for Japan’s manga which handles about
1,000 titles of electronic books manga rights. From now on, starting
with the manga “Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji”, we and Bagan Innovation
Technology will collaborate to translate and edit all titles handle by
Freehand Co., Ltd. The first issue is planned to be published in October
this year.

Bagan Innovation Technology is our affiliate company and business
partner. It currently provides an IT Platform with more than 7 million
active users in Myanmar and over 700,000 e-book users. From now on, we
together will cooperate and start expanding to all Asia Region. It is a
great honor and very meaningful to us that we can distribute popular
works including “Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji” to Southeast Asia and the
rest of the world.

We have held several events to develop content business in Asia,
starting with trading card game experience event, exclusive promotion
agreement with Mongolian cartoonist Mr. Erdenebayar, and holding an
illustration contests called “Illustrator contest Asia”. In addition to
that, as already announced, we also deployed all works of Mr. Tezuka
Osamu all over the world as Burmese.

Since our founding, we have cultivated manga artworks and game editing,
as well as, the ability to plan, develop and manage product events as
our core competence. As a further step of that, we conclude a contract
with Freehand Co. Ltd. With this, we will be able to act as a bridge
between content holders and users. By making full use of digital
development in Asia, we will try our best to excite Asia users more than
ever.

Contacts

Wedge Holdings Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiro Kotake, +81-3-6225-2207
IR
Representative

 


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