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KAISEI-SHA was founded in 1936, and specializes in the publication of children's books in all fields, including picture books, fiction and non-fiction.

About 3,000 titles are currently available, including some 1,200 translations.
More than 100 new titles are published annually, and at present foreign editions of our books exceed 1,000 titles.

These are translated into 40 languages and about 1,500,000 copies have been published to date.
Building on the achievements of the past seventy years, and with the support of a large readership,
Kaisei-sha will continue to strive to produce quality publications.

History of Kaisei-sha

1936

Established in Tokyo

1940s-50s

Concentrated on publication of children’s books,
and began to publish literary and biographical anthologies

1965

Began to publish original picture books on a large scale

1973

Participated at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the first time

1976

Nontan Let’s Play” series first published (30 million copies sold to date)

1988

Play Books for Babies” series first published (10 million copies sold to date)

1996

Guardian” series first published (1 million copies sold to date)

1998

We Are Friends” series first published (1.3 million copies sold to date)

2006

The Gift of Helen the Fox Cub” motion picture released

2007

Guardian of the Spirit” animated series first aired