Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of the third largest toy company in the world, Bandai Co. Ltd. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Bandai America Incorporated has grown to be the master toy licensee of some of the most popular properties in children's toys and entertainment, including Power Rangers, Strawberry Shortcake, Gundam, Digimon and Hello Kitty lines, and in 2003, original product including an Activity Line and a Preschool Line, "Fundays."
Bandai America Incorporated's subsidiaries include Bandai Entertainment Inc., the premier distributor of Japanese animation home video in North America including such notable titles like "Mobile Suit Gundam" series, "Escaflowne," "Cowboy Bebop," and "The Big O"; Bandai Video Games, producer of some of the hottest video games across all "next generation" platforms for all ages; Bandai Networks, which focuses on creating new technologies that interact with existing mobile phone systems; and Bandai Creation, which distributes toys, candy and apparel.
Bandai America Incorporated United States operations are headquartered in Cypress, California. In the United States, the parent company's shares are traded over the counter in American Depository Receipt (ADR) form under the symbol BNDCY. Bandai Co., Ltd is traded on the Nikkei Exchange in Japan with a #1 ranking.
Bandai Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan is comprised of 27 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies and licensed apparel.
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