|Address：||1-833, Nibancho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 102-0084 Japan|
SOON is one of the leading license agents in Japanese market. SOON has handled many foreign characters such as Marilyn Monroe of Bernard of Hollywood, Dick Tracy / Annie of Tribune Media, Lone Ranger of Golden Books, Wishbone of Lyrick Studios etc. SOON licenses characters to our clients in the category of plush, stationery, clothing, tableware, cellular phone accessory, game software and video/DVD etc. The executive of SOON has been engaged in the character merchandising business more than 30 years and other than merchandising he has expanded into other fields such as TV commercial, advertisement and promotion for sales.
Our basic policy of character business is as follows;
1. To develop and nurture the character without finishing in one time booming.
2. Target should be the first class brand name by concentrating on our excellent production power and making the most use of reliable sales channels.
3. We would like to use the means of media in versatile way in promotion with accompanying multi-media age.
4. Making the most use of feature of character which makes us feel comfortable and affectionate would surely appeal to wide range of ages from younger to the oldest.
1) We respond quickly to all information inquires and we are definitely not a bureaucratic company.
2) We specialize only in Licensing/Merchandising/TV Commercial/Sales for promotion with very professional manner.
3) We are one of the leading companies of licensing business in the Japanese market.
4) We are very experienced in Licensing/Merchandising/TV commercial with proven success and outstanding performance.
5) We are very experienced in solving infringement problems in the Japanese market.
6) Most importantly, we are very aggressive for your property.
SOON, Inc Filmography
Movie: A Penguin’s Memory – A Tale of Happiness, animation; theme sung by: Seiko Matsuda
Movie: Sakigake: Yukio Hashi’s 55th year in showbiz, starring Yukio Hashi; narrated by: Seiji Rokkaku
Music video: “Merry Christmas in Summer,” starring Keisuke Kuwata and the Southern All Starsﾞ
Music video: “Riverside Hotel,” starring Yōsui Inoue
Music video: “Ruriiro no Chikyū [Azure-colored earth],” starring Seiko Matsuda
Music video: “Akina Nakamori,” starring Akina Nakamori
DVD: George Yanagi & Rainy Wood in Concert, at the Budokan
DVD: Flying Issey, Issey Miyake fashion show
Filming: “Yukio Hashi’s 50th anniversary in show business memorial concert,” at NHK Hall
DVD: “Yukio Hashi’s 55th anniversary in show business memorial concert,” at Akasaka ACT Theater
TBS Radio “Yukio Hashi’s Earth Orchestra” 5 years of production and medium agency
Photo collection: Yukio Hashi, commemorating 55 years in show business
Japan Airlines “JALPAK Hawaii”
ANA “Okinawa campaign,” original song sung by Albert Hammond
Pilot fountain pen “Happa fumifumi,” starring Kyosen Ōhashi
Canon camera “110 ED,” starring Tamori
Sunstar “Sunstar toothpaste,” starring Chiemi Eri
Shiseido “Summer campaign in the Bahamas,” with Maari Askew (model)
Shiseido “Autumn campaign in Sapporo and Kobe” with Marjorie White (model)
Nissan “Sunny” series,” starring Ryunosuke Minegishi (actor)
Nissan ”Auster,” song by George Yanagi (singer)
Toyota “Celica Liftback”
Honda “Honda CITY,” starring Madness (U. K. rock group)
Sansui Stereo “Component Stereo,” starring Brooke Shields
Pioneer “Component Stereo,” starring Kumiko Akiyoshi; song by Wataru Takada
Pioneer “Boombox,” starring Wolfman Jack (DJ and star of American Graffiti)
Pioneer “Stereo Component [system],” character design by H. R. Giger (of Alien fame)
Suntory “Salty Dog,” song by Kiyoshiro Imawano (singer)
Suntory “Canned beer,” starring Hiroko Yakushimaru (actress)
Suntory “Beer,” song by Kenji Sawada (singer)
Suntory “Budweiser Beer,” voiced by George Tokoro; music by Lee Oskar
Suntory “Takohigh,” starring Yuko Tanaka (actress)
Suntory “Whiskey Acapulco,” starring & song by Masanori Sera
Asahi Breweries “Honnama,” starring Akira Nakao (actor)
Asahi Breweries “Honnama,” starring Goro Ibuki (actress)
Asahi Breweries “Mitsuya Cider” song by Cherish
Kirin Brewery “Kirin Lemon”
Sapporo Breweries “Red wine Polaire”
Victor “Movie gokko,” video camera, starring Momoko Kikuchi (actress)
Toshiba “Stereo component [system]” music by The Beatles (“Let it Be”)
Toshiba “Stereo component [system]” music by Queen
Panasonic “Handy boombox,” starring Masahiko Kondo (singer)
Hitachi “Room air condition Shirokuma-kun,” anime, voiced by Kobuhei Hayashiya
Meiji Seika “Curl series,” animator Norio Hikone
Morinaga “Angel Pie,” starring Miwako Fujitani (actress) Bunchin Katsura (rakugo raconteur)
Morinaga “Chocoball series”
Otsuka Foods “Bon Curry,” starring Masakazu Tamura (actor)
Tokai Pickling “Kyūchan cucumber pickles,” starring Toshikazu Fukawa, Kai Shishido (actors)
PARCO “Grand Bazaar,” starring Tom Waits (singer)
PARCO “Kimono series,” starring Shino Ikenami, Yoko Natsuki , Sayaka Tsuruta (actresses)
Seibu Department Store “Lake Biwa OPEN”
Prince Hotel “Isogo Prince Hotel OPEN”
Lotte “Green Gum,” starring Masaharu Fukuyama (singer)
Lotte “Green Gum,” starring Tsutomu Yamazaki (actor)
Sunsilk, “Shampoo” starring Shizue Abe (singer)
Kansai Electrical Safety Inspection Association “anime series,” based on art by Katsuhiro Otomo (of manga Akira)
Asahi Shimbun (Kansai) “Hedgehog in the Fog” animated by: Yuri Norstein (Russian)
Shogakukan “Shonen Jump 6 million circulation” based on art by Akira Toriyama, starring Shigeru Izumitani
Daiei “Daiei Corporation” starring Ryuichi Sakamoto (composer)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Pocari Sweat bottle,” starring Hiroshi Tachi (actor)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Pocari Sweat corporate CM,” starring Chisato Moritaka, with Sigesato Itoi
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Pocari Sweatcorporate CM,” starring Mariko Ishihara, with Sigesato Itoi
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Pocari Sweatcorporate CM,” starring Matt Biondi (U.S. swimming Olympic gold medalist)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Five Mini,” starring Kuniko Yamada (comedienne)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Sinvino,” song “Negresco Hotel” by BORO
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Java Tea,” starring Masahiro Motoki (actor)
Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Pocari Sweatcorporate CM,” footage: The Rolling Stones
Earth (pharma) “Gokiburi hoihoi” roach motel, starring Tsurube Shofukutei (rakugo ranconteur)
Kincho “Tansu ni gon” mothballs, starring Agnes Lum
Daihatsu “Pyzar,” Agnes Lum and family
Melbo Men’s Wear “Melbo,” starring David Jansen (The Fugitive)
Jōshūya fishing equipment “Oshirasu,” starring Hiroki Matsukata (actor)
Right-on “Casual wear store OPEN,” starring Naoko Iijima
JTB, Cosmo Oil, Tohoku Electric Power, Mitsui Fudosan, Mori Building, Tobu Department Store, Seiyu, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, Renown, Daihatsu, Okamura, Fuji Heavy Industries, Hokuto Bank, Miyazaki Bank, Toppan Printing, Sanyo Bussan, “Ocean’s Tale with Agnes Lum” pachinko & Yuzo Kayama aka “Wakadaisho” software production, ､Daiichi Shokai’s panchinko Ryotaro Sugi’s “Tōyama no Kin-san” software production, Heiwa “Kogarashi Monjiro” software production, Sansei “Gaki-deka” software production