4K Media Renamed to Konami Cross Media NY

April 1, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Konami, Other Stuff | 4 Comments

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Konami Digital Entertainment announced today that 4K Media, its New York subsidiary responsible for the licensing and management of the Yu-Gi-Oh! property outside Asia, has been renamed to Konami Cross Media NY as of March 31, 2019. The name change reflects the company’s expanded business endeavors with other Konami-owned properties, like Bomberman, Contra, and Frogger.

4K Media Inc. was originally known as 4K Acquisition Corporation and was founded in mid-2012 by Konami. As its name implies, the sole purpose of 4K Acquisition was to buy 4Kids Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! business, which 4Kids sought to sell following its court victory over Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Japanese licensors in a contract dispute. After completing the sale, Konami renamed 4K Acquisition to 4K Media later that same year.

(News from Konami)

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  1. “Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announces that it’s group company based in New York, 4K Media Inc. has been renamed to Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. as of March 31st, 2019.”

    It’s pretty embarrassing when Konami doesn’t know when to use “its” instead of “it’s.”

    I know this isn’t a terribly significant development and I’m sure the staff will mostly be the same, including staff from the 4Kids days. But with the name change, it does seem like 4Kids’ legacy is drifting further and further into oblivion.

    Thanks for keeping up on this stuff, as always. Love the blog!

  2. Since it’s a Japanese company, I’m sure people are more lenient of its English errors. I am, at least. ;P Thanks for reading!

  3. So does it mean Konami is taking over 4k Media inc if 4k media has change name

  4. 4K Media has always been a Konami company. That hasn’t changed. The name change is simply because the company has outgrown its old name. The company has expanded and evolved and now its name is finally catching up.


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