Toei Co., Ltd. is a Japanese film, television production, and distribution corporation. Based in Tokyo, Toei owns and operates thirty-four movie theaters across Japan, a modest vertically-integrated studio system by the standards of the 1930s United States; operates studios at Tokyo and Kyoto; and is a stockholder in several television companies. It is notable for anime, live action dramas known as tokusatsu which use special visual effects, and historical dramas . Toei was a pioneer in the use of character transformation in live-action martial-arts dramas, a technique developed for the...
|Founded:||October 1, 1950|