Enterbrain (エンターブレイン), formerly Enterbrain, Inc. (株式会社エンターブレイン, Kabushiki Gaisha Entāburein), is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing founded on 30 January 1987 as ASCII Film Co., Ltd. (アスキー映画株式会社, Asukī Eiga Kabushiki-gaisha). Magazines published by Enterbrain are generally focused on video games and computer entertainment as well as video game and strategy guides. In addition, the company publishes a small selection of anime artbooks. Enterbrain is based in Tokyo, Japan, with a paid-in capital of 410 million yen. Enterbrain's current president is Hirokazu Hamamura.[1]

FoundedJanuary 30, 1987; 37 years ago (1987-01-30)
Area served
Key people
Hirokazu Hamamura
ProductsMagazines and Books
ParentKadokawa Future Publishing

Enterbrain publications

  • B's LOG: Magazine focused on female gamers.
  • TECH Win DVD: A magazine aimed specifically to PC users. It comes with two CD-ROMs worth of goodies and information.
  • Tech Gian: A CD-ROM magazine focused on adult video games.
  • Magi-Cu: A seinen visual entertainment manga magazine based on female game characters.
  • Comic Beam: Comic Beam was formerly known as ASCII Comic. It is a seinen manga magazine filled with original manga.
  • Harta (formerly Fellows![2]): A periodical seinen manga magazine consisting of original manga stories.
  • Monthly Arcadia (月刊アーカディア): a 2000 monthly magazine focused on arcade game machines. It was started by former staff of (bi)monthly arcade game magazine Gamest (ゲーメスト) from 1986 which was published by Shinseisha, Ltd. Arcadia also has game hints and advice for the latest arcade games as well as high score reports from Japanese arcades.
  • Sarabure: A horse racing magazine.
  • Famitsu Connect!On: Magazine focused on online video games.
  • Logout Tabletalk RPG Series: Tabletop role-playing games.
  • biohazard Kaitai Shinsho: a series of guides for the Resident Evil franchise.[3][4]

Enterbrain software

  • RPG Maker: a role-playing game creation tool
  • Fighter Maker: a fighting games creation tool
  • Sim RPG Maker: a tactical RPG games creation tool
  • Shooter Maker [ja]: a shoot-'em-up games creation tool
  • IG Maker: creates platformer, adventure, and shoot-'em-up games. Also supports creation of games for the Xbox 360 console.

Tabletop role-playing games


Video games


Light novels


Enterbrain releases light novels under their Famitsu Bunko imprint, which was established in 1998 and is aimed at young adult males.[5] They also publishes B's-LOG Bunko and B's-LOG Bunko Alice imprint focusing on girls and KCG Bunko focused on teens.

Enterbrain also publishes stand-alone series without any imprint such as Yōjo Senki or Overlord.[6]



Busou Chuugakusei: Basket Army (2012) – short anime and audio drama.[7][8] Busou Chuugakusei is the first venture in Enterbrain's XXolution project, a multimedia initiative that will span manga, novels, anime, illustrations, scripts, music, and other fields.[7]

See also



  1. ^ "Playstation 3: Hirokazu Hamamura analysiert" (in German). gamezone.de. 15 April 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Fellows! Manga Magazine Renamed as harta". animenewsnetwork.com. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles (Game guide) (in Japanese). Japan: Enterbrain (published 22 December 2007). 2007. ISBN 9784757739543.
  4. ^ バイオハザード解体真書 (Game guide) (in Japanese). Japan: Enterbrain (published 23 August 2002). 2003. ISBN 9784757709805.
  5. ^ "Asahi: Kadokawa Controlled 48% of Light Novel Market". Anime News Network. 21 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Yōjo Senki Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 12 April 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy's Nojima Makes Short Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ "『武装中学生』のショートアニメとオーディオドラマの配信が決定――豪華キャストも判明 - ファミ通.com". ファミ通.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.