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Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm

Hey ladies and gentlemen, LZ here with another thread suggestion about something a bit different this time. Rather than talking about certain movies that came from Toho over the decades, I would like to discuss the business side of the company.
It's been common recently for major companies to have mergers and acquisitions. Toho hasn't done much in the way of buying out other media companies, AFAIK. Anyone know anything more? What companies do you think might make good ones for Toho to buy? Which ones could have synergy with the venerable studio?

I am not sure if all of of you would be interested in talking about business-related stuff on these forums, but I just thought I'd give it a shot.
I think if they want to take making Video games seriously, they could perhaps buy out Konami, based on how Warner Bros bought Midway back in 2009. Toho and Konami even some history together, collaborating to bring us the Chouseishin franchise (Gransazers) in the early-mid 2000's. As for animation, I am guessing they will buy out Studio Pierrot based on their exceptionally long history practically since the animation studio's conception.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby eabaker » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:35 pm

Toho is a relatively small business - focused pretty much entirely on film production and distribution - compared to the major corporations which are engaging in these buy-outs. For instance, while we think of Warner Bros as a production/distribution entity, that part of the company is just one division of WarnerMedia, which in turn is owned by AT&T. I can't imagine that Toho has the kind of capital required to buy out a company like Konami.

In fact, a quick Google search suggests that Konami is worth a lot more than Toho. If anything, I might expect a buy-out to go the other direction.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby tyrantgoji » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:46 pm

Kadokawa, cause we need Gamera's comeback darnit!
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:46 pm

Be great if they could buy Kadowaka.

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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Breakdown » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:07 pm

If in a hypothetical situation where Toho had the money to buy-out another company, and if they where interested in reaping the boons that would result, I'd say Kadokawa. A Godzilla vs Gamera movie, if handeled right, could rake in money beyond their wildest dreams on top of reviving Gamera for spinoffs.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Terasawa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:18 pm

I'm pretty sure Kadokawa is a much bigger corporation than Toho.

There are very few members here, maybe none, that can answer this question with any kind of legitimacy. The real question should be "What companies would you like to see Toho buy out if it were possible?"
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:25 am

Toho should buy me out. Please, Toho, I want money.
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Postby tyrantgoji » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:41 am

Dr. Professor wrote:Toho should buy me out. Please, Toho, I want money.


"Godzilla vs Dr. Professor! the film that's happening cause one guy wanted to get bought out and we didn't know what to do with him. coming this October!"
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Postby Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 am

tyrantgoji wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:Toho should buy me out. Please, Toho, I want money.


"Godzilla vs Dr. Professor! the film that's happening cause one guy wanted to get bought out and we didn't know what to do with him. coming this October!"

Man, that film would skreeonking suck but it would be the best thing to ever happen to me.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:57 pm

eabaker wrote:In fact, a quick Google search suggests that Konami is worth a lot more than Toho. If anything, I might expect a buy-out to go the other direction.


If Toho did buy them out, it would be like a goldfish swallowing a shark. It has happened in the past, but not literally.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Terasawa » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:15 pm

What’s stopping Toho from buying Disney?
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Postby MaxRebo320 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Chaiyo WILL buy Toho. Try and stop them.
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:30 pm

Terasawa wrote:What’s stopping Toho from buying Disney?

I really hope that was sarcasm...

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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:56 pm

We should monopolize the entire Japanese film industry so I can get me Godzilla Vs Gamera film.

Whatever happened to simple company joint projects?

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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:We should monopolize the entire Japanese film industry so I can get me Godzilla Vs Gamera film.

Whatever happened to simple company joint projects?

I think this is saracasm. But yeah, the idea that people want massive monopolies just so they can get specific crossovers is horrible and stagnates creativity.

Admittedly, Toho already pretty much monopolizes the Japanese film industry anyways/
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby Malchik » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm

We should be happy Toho remains in business let alone attempt any failed corporate buyouts. They make more money distributing and producing poop for Fuji television than making movies at this point. Also, why would you want an incompetent company like Toho own IPs that they will inevitable screw up or do nothing with.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:01 pm

Malchik wrote:We should be happy Toho remains in business let alone attempt any failed corporate buyouts. They make more money distributing and producing poop for Fuji television than making movies at this point. Also, why would you want an incompetent company like Toho own IPs that they will inevitable screw up or do nothing with.

I mean there’s more to them, such as the movie theater chain, but yeah.

I sometimes can’t help but think that really the Godzilla series, and franchise in general, is more of a passion project that will perpetually continue. While yeah, there’s major hits like Shin, there’s been enough critical and commercial flops that have kept the series going. I’m convinced that Toho, given the passing of time, will always continue to make new Godzilla products.
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Re: Should Toho buy anyone out?

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 am

Terasawa wrote:I'm pretty sure Kadokawa is a much bigger corporation than Toho.

There are very few members here, maybe none, that can answer this question with any kind of legitimacy. The real question should be "What companies would you like to see Toho buy out if it were possible?"


That makes me wonder who could Kadokawa could buy out. But let’s not get off-topic for now.
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