Koto Selected as Best Licensee by WB
(Kotobukiya Managing Director Hiroyo Shimizu receiving the award)
(From left to right: Katsuhito Nakamura, Masahiro Miyazaki, Hiroyo Shimizu, Shou Okamoto, Rika Takashiro)
Tokyo, Japan December 14th, 2010 - Kotobukiya
Kotobukiya's DC COMICS x BISHOUJO STATUE SERIES honored by Warner Bros.
Kotobukiya is proud to announce that we have been awarded Best Hardlines (Retail Product) Licensee by Warner Bros. Consumer Products for our DC COMICS x BISHOUJO STATUE SERIES.
Kotobukiya's long time partnership with Warner Bros. led to the development of the DC COMICS x BISHOUJO STATUE SERIES, which has been highly praised for its uniquely Japanese interpretation of popular DC superheroes under the artistic direction of Shunya Yamashita.
These annual Warner Bros. Awards are bestowed to a select number of companies (from over 60 countries) that Warner Bros. Consumer Products have partnered up with. There are 5 main categories for the awards, and it is given to the most outstanding licensees or projects. Companies are evaluated on criteria ranging from "contract scale", "media value", "enhancement of property value", and "strategic significance".
Under the international category this year, 3 out of 5 awards were given to Japanese companies with remarkable accomplishments; amongst them were Toyota, UNIQLO and Kotobukiya. The results for the 2010 awards were first announced this past June in Los Angeles at the main office of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. For the Japanese companies, the awards reception was held at The Ritz Carlton in Tokyo on December 8th.
For more information about Kotobukiya please visit: http://www.kotous.com/
With over 50 years experience in the toy industry, Kotobukiya has grown into Japan's number one collector toy company, with a peerless reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Many international fans first learned of Kotobukiya from the famous line of Final Fantasy merchandise, and more recently, collectors have been thrilled by Kotobukiya's high end line of Star Wars and Batman ARTFX Statues. Kotobukiya is always striving to further improve the material, detail, and design of all products. Kotobukiya continues to attract the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best the toy and collectibles industry has to offer.