Established in 1989, AnimEigo, Inc. is not only one of the first companies to release Anime in the United States and Canada, but also one of the first companies to release significant numbers of high-quality Japanese live-action films. Over their more than 20 year history, they have consistently broadened the market for Japanese films by finding audiences for entire new genres of films. Renowned for the quality of their translations, subtitles, and dubbing, they have released many classic anime titles, including “Bubblegum Crisis”, “Urusei Yatsura”, “Kimagure Orange Road”, and “Oh My Goddess!”. AnimEigo's live action films include such genres such as Samurai Cinema, Art films, Action, WWII from Japan's perspective, Ninkyo (Yakuza films), Comedy, and more. Titles they have released include include Shogun Assassin, Lone Wolf and Cub, Zatoichi, Lady Snowblood, Sleepy Eyes of Death, the Palm d'Or winning The Ballad of Narayama, Japan's Longest Day, and the Guinness World record holder for longest movies series starring the same actor, Tora-san.