COMPANY

Company profile

Established 2000/6/14
Representative Nobuhiko Horie - CEO and representative Director
1979 - Joined Shueisha
1993 - Weekly Shonen Jump, editor-in-chief
1996 - Men’s Non-No, editor-in-chief
1997 - BART, editor-in-chief
2000 - Resigned from Shueisha
Capital stock ¥82,000,000
Business description Manga magazine editing, animation production, character property affairs, copyright business, online sales, etc.
Contacts TEL: 0422-24-6789 (Representative)
FAX: 0422-24-6785

Executive informations

President and representative director Nobuhiko Horie
Board members Tsukasa Hojo
Tetsuo Hara
Ryuji Tsugihara
Shuichi Mochida
Naoki Miya
Masataka Suzuki
Corporate
auditor
Miyazawa Tetsuho

Access

180-0003 Tokyo, Musashino, Kichijoji, 1-9-9 Kichijoji Zizo Building

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History[C] – Coamix; [N] – North Stars Pictures

2000/JUNE After an illustrious career as the fifth 'Weekly Shonen Jump' editor-in-chief for Shueisha, Nobuhiko Horie along with manga artists Tetsuo Hara, Tsukasa Hojo and Ryuji Tsugihara, the voice actor Akira Kamiya and the Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Tadashi Negishi decided to create a new manga/editorial company called Coamix Co., Ltd.

Befitting the artistic and creative aims for this exciting endeavor, they chose Tokyo’s “artisan neighborhood”, Kichijoji as the birthplace of Coamix Co., Ltd.
2001/MAY Publication of Weekly Comic Bunch in partnership with Shinchosha.
Serialisation of Tetsuo Hara’s 'Fist of the Blue Sky', prequel of 'Fist of the North Star' and Tsukasa Hojo’s 'Angel Heart', sequel of 'City Hunter' begins.
2002/AUG Monthly Manga magazine 'RAIJIN COMICS' is published in America. (currently suspended).
2004/JULY Establishment of North Star Pictures Inc., aiming to work on copyright management, and content business such as animation adapations.
Later to become the publisher of 'Monthly Comic Zenon.'
2005/MAR TV animation 'Angel Heart' broadcasted.
2005/JUNE Under the direction of Tetsuo Hara, a communication magazine aiming to bond parent and child is published under the name 'Bonolon the Forest Warrior'. With the cooperation of Seven Bank, the magazine is now available for free at all domestic 7-Eleven stores.
[N] Editorial and publishing management begins. [C]
2006/MAR Film 'Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior – Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love' produced and distributed. [N]
2006/JULY TV animation 'Government Crime Investigation – Agent Zaizen Jotaro' broadcasted.
2006/OCT TV animation 'Fist of the Blue Sky' produced and broadcasted. [N]
2007/FEB OVA 'Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior – Legend of Yuria' produced and released. [N]
2007/APR Film 'The Yakiniku MOVIE: Bulgogi' produced and cinematically released.
Film 'Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior – Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fight' produced and cinematically released. [N]
2007/NOV TV animation 'Bonolon – The legend of the mysterious forest' produced and broadcasted. [N]
2008/MAR OVA 'Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior – Legend of Toki' produced and released. [N]
2008/OCT Film 'Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior – ZERO: Legend of Kenshiro' produced and cinematically released. [N]
TV animation 'Legends of the Dark King – A Fist of the North Star Story' produced and broadcasted. [N]
2009/OCT TV drama series 'My Girl' broadcasted.
TV drama series 'Bōchō mania 09 - Saibanchō! Koko wa choeki 4 nen de dō suka' is broadcasted.
2009/NOV CAFE ZENON opens in Kichijoji, Musashino, Tokyo, under the pioneering concept of a "manga magazine infused space". [N]
'Weekly Mobile Bunch' released.
Updated simultaneously with the weekly magazine. [N]
2010/MAY TV drama 'Rikon dōkyo' broadcasted.
2010/AUG 'Weekly Comic Bunch' editorial business ends.
2010/OCT 'Monthly Comic ZENON' established in partnership withTakuma Shoten. [N]; Editing by 'Monthly Comic ZENON'. [C].
2010/NOV Film 'Saibanchō! Koko wa choeki 4 nen de dō suka' produced and cinematically released.
2011/NOV Establishment of Zizoya Co., Ltd., focusing on restaurant administration, production and real estate management.
2012/FEB South Korean TV drama series 'City Hunter in Seoul' is broadcasted.
2012/JULY World-wide Manga award “SILENT MANGA AUDITION®” begins.
Manga from around the world is collected and judged based on "directing" skills. [N]
Establishment of the SMAC! Editorial department. [C]
2012/OCT Free digital manga magazine 'WEB Comic ZENYON' released. [N] Edited. [C]
2012/DEC Construction of the company head quarters, “Kichijoji ZIZO Building” is completed, with offices, a restaurant, bar and cafe.
"Kichijoji Goen Zizo" stands in the entrance of the building where the annual "Zizo Bon" is held every August to pray for children's growth. It also serves as a rest haven for the local residents.
2013/APR TV animation 'DD Fist of the North Star' produced and broadcasted. [N]
TV drama series 'O toriyose ōji Īda Yoshimi' is broadcasted.
2013/JUNE Construction of the company building 'Shincho Saryo' in the former Honno-ji site, Nakagyo, Kyoto, with a memorial dedicated to Lord Nobunaga Oda is completed.
2013/JULY TV animation 'Gifū dōdō! ! Kanetsu to Keiji' produced and broadcasted. [N]
2014/MAY TV drama series 'Kuu neru futari Sumu futari' is broadcasted.
2015/JAN TV drama series 'Wakako-zake' is broadcasted.
2015/JULY TV animation 'Wakako-zake' is produced and broadcasted. [N]
2015/OCT TV animation 'DD Fist of the North Star 2' and 'Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor' is produced and broadcasted. [N]
TV drama series 'Angel Heart' is broadcasted.
2015/NOV South Korean TV drama series 'Watashi ni kanpai – Yoju no sake' is broadcasted. Based on 'Wakako-zake'.
2016/JAN TV drama series 'Wakako-zake: Season 2' is broadcasted.
2016/MAR Construction of the company building “Kichijoji Zizo Building Number 2” with offices, restaurants and parking lot is completed.
2017/JAN TV animation 'Chiruran ni bun no ichi' is produced and broadcasted. [N]
2017/APR TV drama series 'Wakako-zake: Season 3' is broadcasted.