Bandai is a Japanese toy company and a former video game company, founded on July 5, 1950 by Naoharu Yamashina in Taitō, Tokyo. It is the largest producer of toys in Japan, and third in the world after Mattel and Hasbro. Also, it is a Tokusatsu and Anime producer for some company divisions.
In 2005, Bandai merged with Namco to become Bandai Namco Holdings. In 2006, Namco and Bandai's videogame operations merged into Bandai Namco Games Inc. (later known as Bandai Namco Entertainment). It was still in use on the official website, toy box packagings, and in-screen credits in audiovisual materials.