Banpresto Co., Ltd.(JP)(CN) was a video game publisher and toy manufacturer. It was partially owned by Bandai and eventually turned into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. The company published video games until Bandai Namco Games took over its video game operations.


Banpresto's predecessors were Hoei Sangyo Co., Ltd.(JP) (April 1977-April 1982) and Coreland Technology Co., Ltd.(JP) (April 1982-February 1989). When Bandai acquired a stake in Coreland in 1989, it was renamed Banpresto. Banpresto became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings on February 23, 2006.

The last video game Banpresto published was Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land; Banpresto would be fully integrated into Bandai Namco Games shortly after.[1] Banpresto's game development subsidiary, Banpresoft, would merge with BEC to form B.B. Studio in 2011. Banpresto itself would eventually merge into Bandai Spirits eight years later.



  1. "バンプレストのゲーム事業を統合 バンダイナムコがグループ再編"
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