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Toon Boom to be Distributed in Japan by HeARTBIT

Toon Boom Animation signs of a distribution agreement with HeARTBIT Digital Creation for the distribution and localization of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony in Japan.

MONTREAL, Quebec -- Two-time Emmy award recipient Toon Boom Animation announced the signing of a distribution agreement with HeARTBIT Digital Creation, one of Japan’s leading animation players, officializing the distribution of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony in Japan and their localization for the Japanese market.

During the provincial trade mission led by The Honorable Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Joan Vogelesang, Toon Boom’s president and chief executive officer signed the distribution agreement with Hitoshi Kumagai, HeARBIT’s chief executive officer.

“I am proud that our trade delegation to Japan is made up of representatives from companies and organizations at the forefront of their respective sectors such as Toon Boom. Their creativity and innovation in the field of animation technology illustrates just how Québec and Japan share a strong spirit for innovation,” said Minister Jean-François Lisée.  “It is a great honor to bring our relationship with Toon Boom to the next level. To that end, we have increased our presence at the upcoming Japan Anime Fair to showcase Toon Boom technology to the local community,” stated Mr. Hitoshi Kumagai, chief executive officer of HeARTBIT Digital Creation.

“We are confident Harmony and Storyboard Pro will be well-received by the Japanese animation industry, knowing its latest version entirely fits the unique Japanese production methodology. HeARTBIT is the ideal partner to undertake this venture and we look forward to great success with them,” said Joan Vogelesang, president and chief executive officer of Toon Boom.

Source: Toon Boom Animation

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