IMAGICA GROUP

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IMAGICA GROUP Inc.
IMAGICA GROUP

Type Holding company
Status Active
Lead by Fumio Nagase, Nobuo Fuse
Founded April 1, 2002
Head-
quarters
1-3-2 Uchisaiwai, Chiyoda
Tokyo, Japan 100-0011
Also known as
  • IMAGICA Inc. (2002-2006)
  • IMAGICA Holdings Inc. (2006)
  • IMAGICA ROBOT Holdings Inc. (2006-2018)
Subsidiary companies
  • IMAGICA Lab. (est. 1935)
  • OLM (est. 1990)
  • OLM Digital (est. 1997)
  • ROBOT (est. 1986)
  • etc.
Website https://www.imagicagroup.co.jp/
This page is for the IMAGICA GROUP and all of its relevant subsidiaries from both past and present. "Far East Laboratory", "IMAGICA", "IMAGICA Lab.", "OLM", and "ROBOT" all redirect here.

IMAGICA GROUP Inc. (株式会社IMAGICA GROUP,   Kabushiki Gaisha Imajika Gurūpu) is a Japanese conglomerate headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, which was established in its current incarnation in 2002.

The group comprises numerous companies, several of which have been involved in tokusatsu productions spanning back as far as the 1950s. Chief among these is the post-production company IMAGICA Lab. Inc. (株式会社IMAGICA Lab.,   Kabushiki Gaisha Imajika Rabo) which was founded in 1932 and has been known under various names; it served as the processing facility for a number of tokusatsu films between the 1950s and 80s as Far East Laboratory (株式会社東洋現像所,   Kabushiki Gaisha Tōyō Genzōsho),[note 1] many being produced by Toho. Its name was changed to simply IMAGICA Inc. (株式会社IMAGICA,   Kabushiki Gaisha Imajika) in 1986, with this incarnation of the company serving as an executive producer on the 1989 film Gunhed as well as providing post-production for three entries in Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Series in the 1990s.

Other subsidiaries of the IMAGICA GROUP include the production company OLM, Inc. (株式会社オー・エル・エム,   Kabushiki Gaisha Ō Eru Emu), which produced the 2021 film The Great Yokai War: Guardians; its own subsidiary OLM Digital, Inc. (株式会社オー・エル・エム・デジタル,   Kabushiki Gaisha Ō Eru Emu Dejitaru), which created CGI for 2005's The Great Yokai War; and ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. (株式会社ロボット,   Kabushiki Gaisha Robotto), which is set to produce an upcoming Blockbuster Monster Movie for Toho.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Post-production[edit | edit source]

Far East Laboratory[edit | edit source]

IMAGICA Inc.[edit | edit source]

OLM Digital, Inc.[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • Gunhed (1989) - Executive producer [IMAGICA Inc.]
  • Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007) - Executive producers [IMAGICA Holdings, ROBOT] / producer [ROBOT]
  • The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021) - Executive producer [OLM, Inc.] / producer [OLM, Inc.]
  • Ghostbook (2022) - Executive producer [ROBOT] / producer [ROBOT]
  • Blockbuster Monster Movie (TBA) - Producer [ROBOT]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Also known by various other translations including Toyo Laboratory, Toyo Development, Far Eastern Laboratory, and Far East Laboratories.

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