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Marvelous Entertainment Inc. (株式会社マーベラスエンターテイメント, Kabushiki-gaisha Māberasu Entāteimento?) (MMV) is a multinational corporation that produces video games. The company was founded on June 25, 1997 and is headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo. Marvelous Entertainment is most widely known for its involvement in the Harvest Moon series.


Local Operations[]

Locally Marvelous Entertainment is involved in a number of forms of entertainment, this includes the production of anime and music done by two MMV subsidiaries Artland and Delfi Sound.

Artland is an animation studio that has produced a number of popular anime series including the award-winning Mushishi and the hit shōnen Katekyō Hitman Reborn!.

Delfi Sound is a recording studio that has been involved in the production of a number of albums, radio dramas, and soundtracks since its establishment in 2005. MMV has also produced a number of live television series, movies, and musical theatre productions like the highly popular Prince of Tennis musical, Tenimyu.


World Wide Expansion[]

Rising Star Games[]

In 2004 MMV revealed plans to expand its "digital contents" business by publishing games outside of Japan and established Rising Star Games in Europe, a venture with Nintendo distributor Bergsala. MMV decided to gain a foothold on the European market first because most Japanese publishers have not really focused on it.

About a year later, Rising Star Games and Atari teamed up to start releasing games for the Nintendo DS and PSP and have since experienced great success in Europe. As of March 31 2008, Harvest Moon DS has managed to sell over 300,000 copies and ship over 500,000 copies across the continent. Rising Star Games has also released over 30 games in Europe, including Luminous Arc and Luminous Arc 2: Will.

Marvelous Entertainment USA (MMV USA)[]

In May 2005 MMV established Marvelous Entertainment USA (MMV USA), but it was not until 2007 in an interview with Yasuhiro Wada that he revealed MMV was searching for a distribution partner to launch the branch, just as it did with Rising Star Games in Europe. MMV consulted with numerous corporations for 2 years before finalizing a deal.

On May 9, 2008, MMV announced that it will be partnering up with XSEED Games to co-publish games in North America. In a follow up interview with Yasuhiro Wada, he revealed localizing MMV titles will be pivotal, but there are plans to publish titles from other companies as well. MMV has titles in development for all platforms, but there is a focus on Wii and DS and upcoming announcements will reflect that accordingly. MMV USA is being headed solely by Takeshi Inoue, plans are to expand over the next 3-5 years to 10 people.


Marvelous Entertainment Games[]

Game Boy Advance[]

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town - 04 April 2003 Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town - 12 December 2003

CIMA: The Enemy - 10 October 2005

Legend of the River King 3 & 4 - 10 October 2005 \


Nintendo DS[]

Harvest Moon DS - 03 March 2005

Space Invaders Revolution - 07 July 2005

Lunar: Dragon Song - 08 August 2005 Urusei Yatsura: Endless Summer - 10 October 2005

Bubble Bobble Revolution - 12 December 2005

Harvest Moon DS Cute - 12 December 2005

Ys Strategy - 03 March 2006

Contact - 03 March 2006

Rainbow Islands Revolution - 04 April 2006

SBK: Snowboard Kids - 04 April 2006

Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 08 August 2006

Negima!?: Chou Mahora Taisen Kattoiin, Keiyaku Shikkou Dechai masuu - 10 October 2006

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness - 02 February 2007

New Zealand Story Revolution - 02 February 2007

Luminous Arc - 02 February 2007

Negima!?: Chou Mahora Taisen Chuu - 03 March 2007

River King: Mystic Valley - 06 June 2007

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 01 January 2008

Flower, Sun and Rain: Unending Paradise - 03 March 2008

Bomberman Story DS - 03 March 2008

Bomberman Land Touch! 2 - 03 March 2008

Lux-Pain - 03 March 2008

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts - 04 April 2008

Luminous Arc 2: Will - 05 May 2008

Eco Creatures: Save the Forest - 05 May 2008

Steal Princess - 07 July 2008

LOL 02008-08 August 2008 skip EU

Dungeon Maker - 09 September 2008

Avalon Code - TBA

PostPet DS - TBA 2009


Nintendo GameCube[]

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - 09 September 2003

Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life - 08 August 2004

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - 03 March 2005

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - 11 November 2005


PlayStation 2[]

Fish Eyes 3 - 06 June 2003

Rhapsody of Zephyr - 01 January 2004

GUNSLINGER GIRL vol.1 - 04 April 2004

UFC: Sudden Impact - 04 April 2004

GUNSLINGER GIRL vol.2 - 06 June 2004

XIII - 08 August 2004

GUNSLINGER GIRL vol.3 - 08 August 2004

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - 09 September 2004

The Great Escape - 10 October 2004

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition - 11 November 2004

River King: A Wonderful Journey - 01 January 2005

Tian Xing: Swords of Destiny - 02 February 2005

Make Your Dream Home 2! Takumi - 02 February 2005

Gakkou wo Tsukurou Happy Days!! - 03 March 2005

BECK: The Game - 03 March 2005

Futakoi Alternative: Koi to Shoujo to Machinegun - 06 June 2005

Mai-HiME: Unmei no Keitouju - 06 June 2005

School Rumble Neru Musume ha Sodatsu. - 07 July 2005

Make Your Dream Home 2! Kantan Sekkei!! - 02 February 2006

Dessert Love Sweet Plus - 02 February 2006

Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ Hajimete no Natsu Monogatari - 03 March 2006 School Rumble Ni-Gakki - 07 July 2006 Cluster Edge: The Pass you Hold to the Future - 09 September 2006

Princess Princess - 10 October 2006

Ah! My Goddess! - 02 February 2007

Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Kira Kira ☆ Happy Festa! - 03 March 2007

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon - 03 March 2007

Binchō-tan - 04 April 2007

Simoun Ibara Sensō ~Fūin no Ri Mājon~ - 06 June 2007

Baroque - 08 August 2008


PlayStation 3[]

Rainy Woods - TBA


PlayStation Portable[]

AI Igo - 12 December 2004

AI Mahjong - 12 December 2004

AI Shogi - 01 January 2005

Space Invaders: Galaxy Beat - 09 September 2005 Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl - 11 November 2005

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon - 04 April 2006

Bubble Bobble Evolution - 07 July 2006

Valhalla Knights - 08 August 2006

Pilot Academy - 09 September 2006

Fish Eyes Portable - 09 September 2006

Rainbow Islands Evolution - 02 February 2007

Bomberman Land - 03 March 2008

Umihara Kawase Portable - 03 March 2008

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts - 03 March 2008

Valhalla Knights 2 - 05 May 2008

R-Type Command - 09 September 2008

Hero for 30sec - TBA 2009

Harvest Moon: Sugar Village - TBA 2009


Wii[]

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility - 06 June 2007

Mahō Sensei Negima!? Neo-Pactio Fight!! - 06 June 2007

No More Heroes - 12 December 2007

Shonen Jump: REBORN! Dream Hyper Battle - 01 January 2008

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - 03 March 2008

Bomberman Land - 03 March 2008

Super Swing Golf - 08 August 2008

Baroque - 08 August 2008

Little King's Story - TBA

Rune Factory Frontier - TBA

Oboro Muramasa Yōtōden - TBA

Arc Rise Fantasia - TBA

Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga - TBA

No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle - TBA


X-Box 360[]

Rainy Woods - TBA

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