43 Top Japanese Online Games Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Online Games companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Online Games industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Japanese Online Games Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Playco

Playco

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Playco is a developer of instant-play games across a variety of platforms.

Akatsuki

Akatsuki

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Akatsuki is an IT company that offers mobile social game and live experience services.

Akatsuki

Mynet Inc.

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Mynet offers community games to the Japanese and Asian markets.

Akatsuki

GameWith

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GameWith is an online game information community that provides its users with hints and tips for smartphone games.

Akatsuki

Aiming

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Aiming Inc provides assistance with the planning, production, and development of online games.

Akatsuki

Phyzios

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Phyzios is a startup software company.

Akatsuki

Access Bright Japan

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Access Bright Japan publishes and operates smartphone games in China.

Akatsuki

Mugenup

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Mugenup is a Japanese provider of digital entertainment production services for the game and media industries.

Akatsuki

Nandemo Draft (Nandora)

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Nandora provides online daily and weekly fantasy sports contests in Japan.

Akatsuki

CharacterBank

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CharacterBank offers game development and production services using VR technology.

Akatsuki

The Pokemon Company

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Pokémon Company (株式会社ポケモン) is responsible for the licensing and marketing of the Pokémon franchise and other ancillary businesses.

Akatsuki

TAMA Corporation

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TAMA Corporation is a develop and operate online games company.

Akatsuki

Dendama

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Dendama is a software company that develops Kendama for its users to play over the internet in real time.

Akatsuki

DELiGHTWORKS

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Delightworks is a game planning, development, and management company.

Akatsuki

PLAY HEART

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Play Heart is an engaged in game production, 2D and 3D design, and web content development.

Akatsuki

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

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Bandai Namco Entertainment is a Japanese multinational video game developer of mobile content and solution business.

Akatsuki

Cygames

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Cygames engages in animation creation services and mobile game applications development.

Akatsuki

PONOS

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PONOS is a mobile app developer company and developed apps like Ballistik War

Akatsuki

Altplus

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Altplus primarily engages in the social game business.

Akatsuki

Aeria

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Aeria is a Japanese company that engages in the provision of online gaming and information technology services.

Akatsuki

NextNinja

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NextNinja is a game development studio based in Tokyo, Japan.

Akatsuki

Gamedo

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GameDo is a small game development company located in Sapporo that specializes in developing small to medium-sized games.

Akatsuki

Claytechworks

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Claytechworks is a company that “creates and provides creatives that shake emotions.”

Akatsuki

DokiDoki Groove Works

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DokiDoki Groove Works is not only in games and entertainment, but also in the Web services and IoT fields.

Akatsuki

Arithmetic

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Arithmetic engages in internet-based advertising business.

Akatsuki

Neilo

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Neilo is a multi-platform consumer, arcade, and smartphone game developer.

Akatsuki

Asobism

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Asobism is a company that plans, develops, and operates entertainment such as consumer games, social games, smartphone apps.

Akatsuki

Dera Game

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Dera Game plans, develops, and operates smartphone games.

Akatsuki

Kadokawa Games

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Kadokawa Games is an international online games publisher that specializes in creating high-quality and innovative games.

Akatsuki

Nippon Ichi Software

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Nippon Ichi Software is a video game developer and publisher.

Akatsuki

FURYU

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FURYU is a smart phone game production company.

Akatsuki

Hinka

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Hinka is a tech startup that offers an online game that allows players around the world to control real claw machines in their warehouses.

Akatsuki

Wonder Corporation

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Wonder Corporation is a retail firm operating retail stores & franchise business selling entertainment products (game software, DVD & CD).

Akatsuki

HIKARI Lab

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HIKARI Lab is a 3DRPG game app development company.

Akatsuki

JCG

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JCG offers e-sports tournament planning and operation.

Akatsuki

historia

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Planning and management of events .

Akatsuki

Beeworks

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Beeworks focuses on publishing services, advertising and sales promotion, web production, and game development.

Akatsuki

Meteorise

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Meteorise is an internet company that offers games and software development services.

Akatsuki

AlfaSystem

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AlfaSystem offers development and planning of game software.

Akatsuki

Thousand Games

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Game planning, development and management

Akatsuki

SUCCESS

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SUCCESS develops and operates a wide range of games for home use, browsers, and smartphone apps.

Akatsuki

Opus

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Opus promoting the system engineering business of in-house creators and engineers in response to system development.

Akatsuki

Morikatron

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Morikatron is an AI game company.

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