TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--We, Wedge Holdings co.,ltd. (JASDAQ: 2388) (Tokyo, JAPAN,/ Mr.Tatsuya Konoshita, Representative managing director and CEO), are pleased to announce that we signed a sales license agreement with Tezuka Productions co.,ltd., a company who manages a copyright of TEZUKA OSAMU who is one of most famous Japanese cartoonists. This agreement allows us to acquire the right to publish his work as E-books in Burmese.
We will proceed publishing of the work of TEZUKA OSAMU with a cooperation of Bagan Innovation Technology co.,ltd (BIT) in Myanmar which is owned by Group Lease PCL, our subsidiary in Thailand and its group.
As the first step, we will publish the first edition of “TEZUKA OSAMU Magazine weekly” around October 2017, after translation into Burmese and editing with BIT.
BIT currently has over 5.5 million of their IT Platform users in Myanmar, including over 0.7 million of their E-book users. Besides, they aim to expand throughout Asia together with us and its subsidiaries.
We really feel privileged to engage in the great work of TEZUKA OSAMU, who is a Japanese cartoon legend, and it is good luck for us to publish the translated version in Southeast Asia.
We have continuously expanded our contents business by holding an event such as trial session of trading card game, signing of exclusive promotion agreement with Mr. Erdenebayar who is a Mongolian cartoonist, or organizing “Illustrator Contest Asia”.
In addition, our good experience since established in editing of comic or game, and planning and organizing of product event, becomes our core competence. With this signing agreement with Tezuka production as one step, we aim to boost an entertainment field by making Asian users feel thrills and spills with digital, and become a bridge between contents holders and users.