We are changing entertainment with technology.
Sending out content that is freer, more colorful, and deeper, we are delivering new magical experiences to the world.
And farther ahead in our sights is a new Entertainment Economy.
Not so far in the future, as major changes come to the way people live and work, the time is coming when more time will be devoted to creative activities.
It will also be a time when the barriers between users and creators disappear, as development of an Entertainment Economy accelerates based on a new cycle of consuming and creating.
In our role as forerunner of such a new era, we are bringing magic to the everyday lives of people around the world.
Cooperation is the key to achieve our goals, whether playing individual or team roles. Start with respect for everyone involved. Next is to expand your community of supporters, while drawing out the capability and passion of each of them.
Don’t hesitate to express your opinion and act on that conviction when you believe that is right. When things don’t go right, rather than making excuses, accept the results honestly, then analyze, and improve them. In the spirit of self-responsibility and not shifting blame, strive to work with integrity.
Having fulfilled your own role, seek to achieve even higher goals. Whatever the job, it is always possible to go the extra mile. When that tenacity lights a fire under the desire for improvement, growth becomes faster.
We are accelerating
the Entertainment Economy.
ANYCOLOR Inc. is an entertainment startup. We produce the VTuber/Virtual Liver project NIJISANJI, global VTuber projects, and other new ventures. In our role as forerunner of a new era, we are employing the latest technology to give tangible form to people’s dreams, bringing magic to the everyday lives of people around the world. We describe our mission as "A New Magical Experience." This phrase states our desire to remove the boundaries between users and creators, and our thoughts on consumption and creation, from the standpoint of how people live and work. The common values of ANYCOLOR Inc., and the values we seek to give to society, are summed up as "Be Considerate," "Speak with Honesty, and Be Sincere with Your Actions," and "Take the Extra Step.” With these in mind, we are pursuing the ideal form of an entertainment company that is not bound by the traditional framework of the industry.
Date of foundation
Midtown East 11F, 9-7-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
BOARD OF DIRECTORS &
In 2017, at the age of 21 and while still enrolled in Waseda University, he established Ichikara Inc. (present-day ANYCOLOR Inc.). Seeking to create a next-generation entertainment company, he set as the company’s mission statement “Using technology to transform all kinds of content into ‘A New Magical Experience’ and providing it to the world”.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2019. He presides over corporate financial matters and business administration. Before joining ANYCOLOR, he performed domestic and foreign tax advisory duties for the accounting firm PwC, and later provided M&A advisory services as part of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. as an Outside Director in 2022. As a lawyer, he applies expert legal knowledge to the company’s business strategy and business development. He possesses a wealth of expertise in such financial fields as M&A and fund formation, as well as corporate governance, IT and Act on the Protection of Personal Information. Currently, he is a partner at the Shiomizaka Law Firm, which handles a wide range of legal matters, primarily regarding corporate law, both in Japan and abroad.
Outside Director / Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. as a Full-time Outside Auditor in 2019. With a background in corporate governance systems cultivated over his long career, he now serves as a Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member. His professional history includes industry-leading general trading company Sumitomo Corporation and its subsidiaries, where he worked in management divisions and internal auditing departments, as well as serving as an Auditor.
Yasuko Umeda (Yasuko Iino)
Outside Director / Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. as an Outside Auditor in 2020. She has leveraged her expertise as a lawyer in her endeavors to strengthen the company’s auditing capabilities, primarily in relation to such matters as general business practices and conflicts of interest, from a legal perspective. Not only is she an accredited lawyer, but she also possesses a wealth of experience gained through her work with business firms, as well as sound judgement backed by legal expertise and a deep knowledge of corporate management.
Outside Director / Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. as an Outside Auditor in 2019. He has leveraged his expertise as a Certified Public Accountant in his endeavors to strengthen the company’s auditing capabilities, primarily in relation to such matters as general business practices and conflicts of interest, from a finance and accounting perspective. In addition to his sound judgment backed by expertise as a Certified Public Accountant, he possesses a deep knowledge of corporate management, having launched and managed his own business firm.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2019. Presides over the production of general content, programming, and events for VTuber group NIJISANJI. Before joining ANYCOLOR Inc. he was responsible for data analysis of major social games as the lead data scientist for Cygames, Inc.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2021. Presides over merchandise planning, VTuber management, and design. Previously, she gained experience in legal affairs, business planning, and other back-office work at Bushiroad Inc. before transferring to its business division, where she worked with talent agencies and was responsible for media mix projects.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2020. Presiding over the acquisition, planning, and implementation of projects primarily relating to corporate sales. He previously worked for Rakuten Group, Inc., a major EC company, as an EC consultant. During this time, he provided support to more than one thousand firms, including listed companies, as the person responsible for the business launch and expansion phases of new business creation.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2018. As project manager for all technical projects, he is in charge of overall development operations. In addition, he presides over management operations for ANYCOLOR’s livestreaming studio. Prior to joining, he was a DevOps project manager for a cloud service and a project manager of multiple projects focusing on network and infrastructure.
Joined ANYCOLOR Inc. in 2018. After overseeing the launch of ANYCOLOR’s overall Overseas VTuber project, he now presides over VTuber management. Prior to joining the company, he launched several start-up businesses in the distribution and education industries.