ASCII Corporation

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ASCII Corporation[lower-alpha 1] was a Japanese publishing company based in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It became a subsidiary of Kadokawa Group Holdings in 2004, and merged with another Kadokawa subsidiary MediaWorks on April 1, 2008, becoming ASCII Media Works.[1][2] The company published Monthly ASCII as the main publication. ASCII is best known for creating the Derby Stallion video game series, the MSX computer, and the RPG Maker line of programming software.

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ASCII Corporation
Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Asukī
IndustryVideo game
FoundedMay 24, 1977; 45 years ago (1977-05-24)
DefunctMarch 31, 2008 (2008-03-31)
FateMerged with MediaWorks
SuccessorASCII Media Works
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
  • Kiyoshi Takano
  • Tatsuo Sato
Revenue¥433 million (2006)
Number of employees
197 (2006)
  • Astro Arts
  • Soft Wing
Footnotes / references
"Company Profile" (in Japanese). ASCII Corporation. 2006. Archived from the original on February 17, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2020.