1983 August AE Planning founded with 8 million yen capital. Based at 1-6-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, its mission is to market visual software packages.
The company becomes a marketing agent for visual software packages planned and created by BANDAI Co., Ltd.
November Company begins releasing video cassettes (VCs)
December Head Office moves to 5-11-38 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
World's first original video animation (OVA), "DALLOS" released on VC.
1984 June Head Office moves to 5-16-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
October First laser disc (LD) released.
1985 May Head Office moves to 10-3, Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
1988 March Kansai Office (now Osaka Branch) opened in Kita-ku, Osaka.
July Japan’s first sell-through video cassette (low-price product for retail sale only) released.
1989 March Name changed to Bandai Visual Sales Co., Ltd.
Nagoya Branch opened in Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
  August Started sale of "Memorial Box."
1990 March Head Office moves to 1-26-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
1991 August Name changed to Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Head Office moves to 2-4-11, Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
1992 October Bandai Visual takes over operations of Bandai Media Department with the aim of centralizing planning, creation, and marketing of visual operations in the Bandai Group.
1994 March Head Office moves to 1-3-5 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
1996 August "Ghost in the Shell" (directed by Mamoru Oshii) reaches the top of the US Billboard Video Chart.
2001 November Bandai Visual shares listed on the JASDAQ. Capital at 2,182,500,000 yen.
2002 March Number of DVD products exceeds 1,000 items.
July Bandai Visual moves into the DVD rental market.
2003 January Acquired the stock of EMOTION MUSIC CO,.LTD.
September Started broadband distribution of visual content through Bandai Channel Co., Ltd.
  December Shares listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd Section.
2004 March Cumulative shipments of the "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed" DVD and videocassette exceed 1.3 million units.
September Head Office moves to Shiodome Sumitomo Bldg. 16F 1-9-2, Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
2005 January Establishes U.S.subsidiary,BANDAI VISUAL USA INC.,in California,USA
2006 February Shaees listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section
May Acquired the stock of Lantis Co.,Ltd. and turned it into subsidiary.
 
 
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