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Drillimation Studios is a Japanese animation studio and developer of arcade, console, and mobile games that was founded in 1958. The studio entered the gaming industry in 1985 after Namco acquired them. Drillimation often acquires Driller Engine developers to expand or add to new product lines. All studios that were acquired by Drillimation have their games published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Key

General
Defunct
* Drillimation sold stake or parent only holds part of Drillimation

Companies owned by

Date(s) Company Business Country Value
1968 - 1985 Toho Company, Ltd.* Film Japan
1975 - 1981 Hanna-Barbera† Animation United States
1981 - 1988 Lucasfilm Film United States
1985 - 2005 Namco Gaming Japan ¥22.1 billion ($200 million)
1989 - present The Walt Disney Company Entertainment United States
2006 - 2018 Bandai Namco Holdings Entertainment Japan

Acquisitions

Date(s) Company Business Country Value
1975 - present Drillimation Studios California Animation, Gaming United States
1986 - 1995 Storer EnterprisesMedia Distributor Eruowood
1987 - 1989 Amusement SoftwareGaming Japan
1987 - present Edret Games Gaming Republic of Guy
1992 - present Team Shanghai Alice Gaming Japan
1995 - 1998 Drillimation Studios Nagasaki† Music production Japan
1996 - present Twilight Frontier Gaming Japan
2001 - present XTek Animation, Gaming Caspovia ¥2 billion ($18 million)
2001 - present Drillimation Studios Florida Animation, Gaming United States
2002 - 2010 Tenma Games* Gaming Alexonia
2003 - present Kemco Gaming Japan
2004 - present From Yellow to Orange Gaming Japan
2005 - present Seven Arcs Animation Japan
2006 - present Kyoto Animation Animation Japan ¥3.1 billion ($28 million)
2007 - present Sora Ltd.* Gaming Japan
2008 - 2015 Mighty Fine† Licensed products United States ¥5.4 million ($50,000)
2009 - present Seymour Games Gaming El Kadsre ¥7.2 billion ($65 million)
2010 - 2019 AlphaDream† Gaming Japan
2011 - present Shaft Animation Japan
2012 - present A-1 Pictures Animation Japan
2015 - 2017 Bladesteel GamesGaming United Kingdom
2016 - present Spike Chunsoft Gaming Japan
2016 - present MAGES. Gaming Japan
2017 - present Drillimation Studios England Animation, Gaming United Kingdom
2017 - present Studio Rubbing Up Against Gaming Diursia
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