DWANGO Co., Ltd.




Company NameDWANGO Co., Ltd.
RepresentativeTakeshi Natsuno
Main Business
Planning, developing, managing, support and consultation for network entertainment contents and systems.
AddressKABUKIZA TOWER, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-0061
FoundedAugust 6, 1997
100 million yen (As of March 29, 2019)
President CEO / Takeshi Natsuno
Director CCO / Daisuke Yokosawa
Director COO / Shigetaka Kurita
Director / Shinichi Yamanaka
Director CFO / Tatsuro Suzuki
Director / Masayuki Aoyagi
Director / Ichiro Hashiba
Corporate Auditor / Hajime Kiriu
Parent Company
Business Partners

NTT DoCoMo, Inc.


  • 2021.4

    Hosted the first "Cho Seiyusai", Japan's largest event dedicated to voice actors/actresses.

  • 2021.4

    Opened "S High School" run by Kadokawa Dwango Gakuen.

  • 2020.4

    Hosted "Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020" for the first time.

  • 2019.11

    Opened "Hareza STUDIO", a new satellite studio, in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

  • 2019.4

    Opened "N Progressive school" run by Kadokawa Dwango Gakuen.

  • 2018.4

    Launched "Virtual Cast," a VR live communication service.

  • 2016.4

    Launched "N Prep School", an interactive learning app that enables students to take extra-curricular activities online.

  • 2016.12

    Started to provide "#Compass – Sento Setsuri Kaiseki System –," a game project in collaboration between Niconico and NHN PlayArt Corp.

  • 2016.4

    Opened "N High School" run by Kadokawa Dwango Gakuen.

  • 2015.10

    Hosted the first "The Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival" in cooperation with Toshima-ku, Tokyo.

  • 2015.7

    Kadokawa and Dwango starts business in the education sector.

  • 2015.1

    Hosted the first "Tokaigi 2015" at Makuhari Messe.

  • 2014.12

    Opened "Dwango Preschool", a preschool facility inside Dwango's head office.

  • 2014.12

    Hosted the first "Niconico Kunikaigi – Japan Internet Culture Festival –" in Singapore.

  • 2014.10

    Relocated "Niconico Honsha" from Harajuku to Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

  • 2014.10

    Established "Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory".

  • 2014.5

    Concluded a business integration agreement with KADOKAWA CORPORATION.

  • 2014.1

    Launched "Nicobox", a music app specialized in playing audio from Niconico Douga.

  • 2013.7

    Relocated the head office to Kabukiza Tower (4-12-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).

  • 2012.7

    Hosted the first "Niconico Machikaigi".

  • 2012.4

    Hosted the first "Niconico Choparty".

  • 2012.4

    Hosted the first "Niconico Chokaigi" at Makuhari Messe.

  • 2011.3

    Opened "Niconico Honsha" in Harajuku, Tokyo.

  • 2010.10

    A comprehensive business alliance was formed with KADOKAWA GROUP HOLDINGS, Inc. regarding distribution of e-books and various contents.

  • 2009.4

    Released "Niconico Douga" app.

  • 2007.6

    Started "Niconico Premium Membership", a monthly subscription.

  • 2007.5

    Launched "Niconico Douga" for mobile phone.

  • 2006.12

    Launched "Niconico Douga".

  • 2005.7

    Hosted the first "Animelo Summer Live", Japan's largest anime song festival, at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium.

  • 2004.9

    The Company shifted the market to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • 2003.7

    The Company got listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.

  • 2001.6

    Launched a ringtone site "16 Melo-Mix (Current: dwango.jp)".

  • 1999.11

    Launched a game content site "Dwango Kamone".

  • 1997.8

    The Company was established to plan, develop, operate, support and provide consultations on systems for network games.


DWANGO Co., Ltd.

KABUKIZA TOWER, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-0061
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