Toho, Japan’s largest movie company, announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending February 2021 on April 13. Sales fell sharply due to a series of self-restraint from entertainment in the spread of new coronavirus infections. Consolidated sales are 191.948 billion yen (down 27%).
However, operating income is 22,447 million yen (down 57.5%), ordinary income is 24,195 million yen (down 56.1%), and net income is 14,688 million yen (down 59.9%), maintaining high levels. .. The theater and movie performances were hit hard by turning into the red, but the real estate business and the video business showed their management strength.
Among the video businesses, the animation production business was strong. In addition to investing in the production of “Jujutsu Kaisen,” which is attracting attention as a post “Kimetsu no Yaiba,” “My Hero Academia,” which also invests in production, is also performing well. During the period, there was distribution income from the production investment work.
During the period of animation production alone, sales were 12,870 million yen, up 26% from the previous year. Sales in the animation production business reached a record high, well exceeding 10,282 million yen in FY02 / 18. It is more than five times as much as 2,375 million yen six years ago when Toho began to announce the animation production business independently. This does not include distribution revenue or box office revenue for anime movies. Considering that, Toho’s animation production business has been doing well in recent years.
In addition to animation production, sales of the entire video business including video packaging, publishing / products, ODS, and live-action production were 30,114 million yen (down 8.5%), and operating income was 4,973 million yen (down 25.1%). It became. Packages with hits such as “Weathering with You” and “Stage” Touken Ranbu “Iden Oboro no Shishi” performed well, but sales of ODS, which had few screening titles, dropped significantly.
In addition, the movie business as a whole, which includes the movie sales business, the movie entertainment business, and the video business, has sales of 116,197 million yen (down 32.8%) and an operating income of 10,351 million yen (down 69.5% ). .. The record-breaking blockbuster “Theatrical Version” Kimetsu no Yaiba “Infinite Train Edition” drove performance in both movie distribution and box office, but overall sales and profits declined.
On the other hand, in the theater business, sales declined one after another due to cancellations, postponements, and scale reductions. Sales were 7,948 million yen (down 54.7%) and an operating deficit of 1,066 million yen.
In the real estate business, sales and profits decreased slightly, with net sales of 65,124 million yen (down 3.8%) and operating income of 17,062 million yen (down 8.6%). Revenues have declined due to rent exemptions due to shortened business hours and temporary closures, and rent reductions for tenants.
In FY02 / 22, the impact of the new Corona continues. However, “Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version” which has already become a big hit, new works of “Detective Conan theatrical version” which was not released in the previous term, and “Godzilla” which has become the biggest hit in North America since the new Crown There is “VS Kong”. In addition, there are many topical works such as “Dragon and Belle Princess”, “Theatrical Version Jujutsu Kaisen 0”, and “Shin Ultraman”. The situation remains volatile, but expectations are high for a strong lineup.
Source – Toho & Animation Business Journal Via Animenewsnetwork