Epic Records Japan

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Epic Records Japan
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Founded 1978
2001 (re-establishment)
Founder Shigeo Maruyama
Genre Various, mainly J-pop, formerly Video games
Country of origin Japan
Official website http://www.epic-jp.net/

Epic/Sony Records is a Japanese record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Its founder was Shigeo Maruyama.

Between 1978 and 1988 the label operated as a wholly owned subsidiary: Epic/Sony Inc. (株式会社EPIC・ソニー) was established in August 1978[1] and was folded back into CBS/Sony Group in March 1988.[2]

Notable music artists for this company have included Motoharu Sano, Tetsuya Komuro, and Kimiko Itoh.

In 2001, it was re-established as Epic Records Japan Inc. (株式会社エピックレコードジャパン, Kabushiki Gaisha Epikku Rekoodo Japan).

Games published

During the late 1980s and early 1990s they also published video games for Nintendo consoles.

Record Labels


  • Antinos
  • Dohb Discs
  • So What? Records


  • Kowalski
  • mf Records (joint venture with Motoharu Sano)
  • Mint Age

Current Artists


  1. ^ History. Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Accessed October 3, 2010
  2. ^ CBS/Sony to Take Over 4 Subsidiaries. Jiji Press Ticker Service, February 12, 1988
  3. ^ Aicom at gdri
  4. ^ "Tashiro Masashi no Princess ga Ippai Release Information for NES - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.
  5. ^ a b Sting at gdri
  6. ^ "Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure Release Information for Game Boy - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.
  7. ^ "Utopia: The Creation of a Nation for Super Nintendo - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.
  8. ^ "Equinox Release Information for Super Nintendo - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.
  9. ^ "Skyblazer Release Information for Super Nintendo - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.

External links

  • Official Web Site
  • Epic/Sony at discogs.org
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