CJ ENM, Studio Dragon & Naver Webtoon’s Line Digital Frontier To Launch Studio Dragon Japan

of korea CJ ENM and its production subsidiary studio dragonwith Navare Affiliated Company of Webtoon line digital frontier are partnering on a Japan-based joint venture under the provisional name studio dragon japan, The new production studio will be set up in the first half of this year, with an investment of Won 30 billion ($23 million) by the three entities.

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Studio Dragon Japan’s stated goal is to become a market-leading production company by delivering premium content based on the expertise of CJ ENM and Studio Dragon combined with premium original IP from Line Digital Frontier. The new company will cover all phases of material production, from development and investment to production and distribution.

Studio Dragon is Asia’s largest scripted television studio with over 183 global premium IPs, and produces approximately 30 series each year, distributed through various platforms. The studio is known for such popular series as: Crash landing on you, Hotel del Luna And Home Sweet Home, Line Digital Frontier is an affiliate company of Naver Webtoon and the top webcomic platform in the Japanese digital market operating webcomic service Line Manga.

CJ ENM, Studio Dragon and LINE Digital Frontier will strive to create a synergy to deliver premium content in a short span of time.

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The venture is part of Korean media giant CJ ENM’s strategy to expand its multi-studio structure internationally. Studio Dragon Japan will mark the company’s fourth production studio with Studio Dragon, Endeavor Content and the recently announced CJ ENM Studios, Along with Studio Dragon Japan, CJ ENM now has production studios in Korea, the US and Japan.

Kang Cheolgu, Japan Drama Business Executive Officer at CJ ENM, said, “Based on CJ ENM and Studio Dragon’s global network and presence, Studio Dragon Japan will serve as the bridge between the top content producers in Korea and Japan, and as a The gateway for these top IPs to enter the global market. Studio Dragon Japan will produce targeted premium content for global channels including the streaming platform.

Kim Sinbe, Head of Line Manga, said, “With the establishment of this joint venture, we have achieved an IP value chain that can bring to life Webtoon for video content in Japan. We aim to deliver high quality dramas aimed at the global market.” Through Webtoon, we will promote the excellence of IP and strengthen our position as a pioneer in the entertainment industry.

CJ ENM and Naver previously entered into a partnership in October 2020 and have since produced Home Sweet Home And Yumi’s cells Based on the subsequent IP.