DI signs a comprehensive partnership agreement with the agency representing creator Tomohiro Yamashita, “the most famous otaku in China”

Dream Incubator (Shanghai) Inc. (DI Shanghai), the China Office for Dream Incubator Inc., has announced that it has officially signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with office339, which represents creator Tomohiro Yamashita—“the most famous otaku in China.”

Shanghai has been providing office339 and Yamashita with various forms of support for the last three years. The Yooya digital content platform,* a DI investment, has given Yamashita an outlet for his creative output ever since he started to develop a growing following. Yamashita’s hit video series One Minute Gentleman,** which debuted on Yooya in December 2014, now boasts 400 million page views a month—a level that makes it one of China’s most popular forms of subculture content.

Through the new partnership, DI Shanghai will work with office339 to help Japanese clients develop their Chinese markets by aligning strategies with the latest trends and producing unique, high-impact content.

* Yooya: URL http://www.yooya.co/ (Operating company: Entertainment Direct Asia Ltd.)
** A series of short comedies introducing elements of Japanese subculture to Chinese audiences

Reference: Yamashita’s content on Yooya (ex.)

■More about office 339 (URL:http://www.office339.com
office339, founded in 2006 by Kenta Torimoto, is a Shanghai-based art management firm that specializes in artist management, art project planning, and art project production. Over the last several years, office339 has been focusing primarily on online content production and distribution in the Chinese market.

■About Dream Incubator Inc. (URL:http://www.dreamincubator.co.jp/entop
Dream Incubator Inc. (TYO: 4310), “the business producing company”, is a strategic consulting and business development firm primarily for corporate clients and governmental institutions. DI provides both capital and professional services to next-generation companies to support their growth and expansion, while also operating their own businesses as well.


■Recent initiatives at DI Shanghai’s Media and Telecommunications (“TMT”)

November 2016 DI Invests in Chinese Cross-border E-commerce Company SUNVIP
November 2016 Japan inspection teams of China cultural chamber of commerce for the private sector visited Japan
October 2016 DI held the Japan-China Film & Drama Contents Industry Conference 2016
April 2016 DI acquires stock in Zepp, which boasts the world’s largest share of the consumer sports IoT market
January 2016 DI increased the investment in Entertainment Direct Asia Ltd., which distributes digital content in China

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For further information

Dream Incubator Inc. TEL: +81-3-5532-3200/info@dreamincubator.co.jp
Dream Incubator (Shanghai) Inc. TEL:+86-21-3887-0257