|Parent company||Kadokawa Future Publishing|
|Founded||November 10, 1945|
April 1, 2003 (Kadokawa Holdings subsidiary)
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Headquarters location||Fujimi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Shinichiro Inoue (President & CEO)|
|Publication types||books, magazines, manga, video games|
|No. of employees||160|
Kadokawa Shoten (?), formerly the Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. (, Kabushiki gaisha Kadokawa Shoten), is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing based in Tokyo, Japan. It became an internal division of Kadokawa Corporation on October 1, 2013. Kadokawa publishes manga, light novels, manga anthology magazines such as Monthly Asuka and Monthly Sh?nen Ace, and entertainment magazines such as Newtype. Since its founding, Kadokawa has expanded into the multimedia sector, namely in video games (as Kadokawa Games) and in live-action and animated films (as Kadokawa Pictures).
Kadokawa Shoten was established on November 10, 1945 by Genyoshi Kadokawa. The company's first publication imprint, Kadokawa Bunko, was published in 1949. The company went public on April 2, 1954. In 1975, Haruki Kadokawa became the president of Kadokawa Shoten, following Genyoshi Kadokawa's death. On April 1, 2003, Kadokawa Shoten was renamed to Kadokawa Holdings, transferring the existing publishing businesses to Kadokawa Shoten. On July 1, 2006, the parent company was renamed to Kadokawa Group Holdings and in January 2007, Kadokawa Group Holdings inherited the management and integration businesses within Kadokawa Shoten. The magazine businesses was transferred to the Kadokawa Magazine Group. The video game divisions of Kadokawa Shoten, ASCII Media Works and Enterbrain were merged into Kadokawa Games. Kadokawa Shoten ceased being a kabushiki gaisha on October 1, 2013 when it was merged with eight other companies to become a brand company of Kadokawa Corporation.
Female focused light novel imprint.
An erotic light novel imprint that's aimed at women.
The fantasy novel imprint which both children and adults can enjoy.
Boys Love focused imprint.