King Records (Japan)

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Logo descriptions by

Logo captures by
MizukiAccent48, PaulBlartfan2018

Editions by

Video captures courtesy of
Project Fate.Alicia AKS - S.C. NANA NET, PaulBlartfan2018 by PFS, Nana Mizuki's official YouTube channel, King Records itself


King Records Co., Ltd. is a Japanese record company founded in January 1931 as a division of the Japanese publisher Kodansha. It initially began operating as an independent entity in the 1950s. It later became part of the Otowa Group. Today, King Records is one of Japan's largest record companies which is owned by a multinational entity. The headquarters are in Bunkyo, Tokyo.

1st Logo (1993? -)

Logo: We see the text "KING RECORDS" with a tri-colored (red, blue, green) line on a black background.


  • A superimposed version exists.
  • Sometimes it's in full screen.
  • Sometimes it's a smaller or larger.
  • An early version has a slightly darker.
  • A scope version has been spotted, first appears on the music video version of Astrogation, the first song from the extended play single STARCAMP EP.
  • A red version has been spotted on Nana Mizuki's Apassionato music video.
  • A black and white version has been spotted.
  • One music video has a bigger King Records logo and a VCR effect.
  • The Vitalization music video had the transparent King Records logo glitching out in a circled-stylized background with red-orange lasers, then the Nana Mizuki screen shuts off.
  • A rare variant that "KING RECORDS" has been replaced with "Bellwood Records" in a Times New Roman-like font.
  • A in-credit version also exists.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon so far.

  • First appeared on the music clip version of with Nana Mizuki's Orchestral Fantasia.
  • A scope version has appeared on the music video versions of Nana Mizuki's Astrogation, BRIGHT STREAM, Forbidden Resistance, WHAT YOU WANT (first song from her 37th single WONDER QUEST EP), Destiny's Prelude, NEVER SURRENDER, and Inori Minase's Catch the Rainbow!
  • This logo is omitted on both music video versions of Nana Mizuki's Pray, SUPER☆MAN, Inori Minase's Ready Steady Go!, and most AKB48 single songs.
  • The COSMIC LOVE music video however, had the logo in Nana Mizuki's official YouTube channel.
  • This logo is currently appeared on Nana Mizuki's FIRE SCREAM music video.

Editor's Note: This logo is similar to the last Perfini logo from 1989 and SF Studios from 1930 to 1932 and 1939 to 1995.

2nd Logo (1990s?)


3rd Logo (Early 2010s-)

Logo: On a black background, we see the silvery litters "KING RECORDS" flip in and zoom out, as red, blue, and green stripes streak in and fly underneath, forming the familiar tri-colored line in their logo. The company name flashes and turns to white.

FX/SFX: The letters appearing, the streaks flying, the flash.

Music/Sounds: Several whooshes, then a synth note.

Availability: Uncommon. Can be seen at the start of some Funimation series, such as Endro! and Shimoneta: A Boring World Where The Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, among others.

Editor's Note: TBA