Entertainment Business

Since its establishment, PARCO has actively introduced new cultural offerings, producing diverse content in theater, music, and art through our Entertainment Business and contributing to enriching the lifestyles of our customers.
Furthermore, in addition to multi-media productions, such as DVD and book versions of this content, and organizing collaborations, we also offer live entertainment with real emotion and discovery.
By communicating information on trends and creating added value through our Entertainment Business, we are contributing to the further improvement of our corporate brand.

Theater

PARCO produces dramas, musicals, and dance performances at theaters around Japan. We create high-quality productions with talented creators and actors.

Performance at the PARCO theater

The Mother and her Planets and the Record of Women Rotating on their Axis
The Mother and her Planets and the Record of Women Rotating on their Axis
The final new production staged by PARCO Theater. Ryuta Horai took home the Tsuruya Nanboku Prize for Drama and Anne Suzuki won for Best Actress at the 24th Yomiuri Theater Awards.

Performance at the external theater

Musical Cabaret
Musical Cabaret
Following a 10-year hiatus, the musical masterpiece Cabaret was staged with a new all-star cast including Masami Nagasawa, Kanji Ishimaru and Teppei Koike, and directed by Suzuki Matsuo.

Music

PARCO operates CLUB QUATTRO live music venues in four locations: Shibuya, Nagoya, Umeda, and Hiroshima.
The club books up-and-coming Japanese and international artists and offers a top-quality live music experience. Additionally, Music Cafe and Dining Bar Kichijoji QUATTRO LABO,operated by CLUB QUATTRO, serves as a thriving “third space” for adults to wind down and listen to music on vinyl.

CRAZY KEN BAND 20TH ATTACK!

CRAZY KEN BAND 20TH ATTACK!
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Ken Band (CKB), a QUATTRO tour was set for Shibuya, Nagoya, Umeda, and Hiroshima.

Music Cafe & Dining Bar Kichijoji QUATTRO LABO

A scene from the 25th anniversary concert
Kichijoji QUATTRO LABO feature large handmade speakers and a collection of over 5,000 records

Film

PARCO produces, invests in, buys, and sells a wide range of highly individual domestic and international films.

PARCO-distributed film

Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea
The recipient of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan). This thoroughly human drama was released in Japan on May 13, 2017.

PARCO-funded film

Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
The live action version of the comic of the same name, which has seen sales of over 70 million copies worldwide. Cast members include Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, and Dean Fujioka. The fantasy action flick is set for release on December 1, 2017. ©2017 Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX ©2017 Fullmetal Alchemist Production Partnership

Publishing

PARCO is involved in the publication of a diverse range of content such as art books, literary fiction, guides, and books by cutting-edge Japanese and foreign artists and creators, as well as publication of materials in conjunction with events.

BACON ICE CREAM by Yoshiyuki Okuyama
BACON ICE CREAM by Yoshiyuki Okuyama
A collection of the photo productions and client work of photographer Yoshiyuki Okuyama up to the year 2015. Okuyama made his debut in 2011 as a university student winner of the Award of Excellence as part of the 34th New Cosmos of Photography awards.
Wakasugi Baachan no Syokuyou Soudanshitsu
Wakasugi Baachan no Syokuyou Soudanshitsu
Comic book depictions of the titular grandmother’s take on a variety of physical and emotional issues, with clear diet and lifestyle recommendations offered based on symptoms.

Content development

We collaborate with other departments on a wide range of entertainment-related projects, such as gallery planning and management, collaboration cafés with artists and anime characters, and exhibitions.

Collaboration Cafe

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) café
Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) café
Located in five cities across Japan (Sapporo, Ikebukuro, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka).Pictured above is the collaboration with popular movie “Your Name.” at THE GUEST café & diner.

Exhibition production

SUKITA meets BOWIE “SPEED of LIFE”
SUKITA meets BOWIE “SPEED of LIFE”
GALLERY X BY PARCO opened in December 2016 and displays a variety of content from art to animation.
Updated Jun. 26, 2017

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