CORPORATE INFORMATION

Vision and Mission of Hashilus

Hashilus aims to provide a Fresh, Impressive Experience through VR to rejuvenate the minds and bodies and discover a new potential of a community and its people. In order to make this possible, Hahsilus produces a VR Content that provides an “Experience that immerses the whole body” by combining hardware that involve bodily sensations. Additionally, Hashilus in one of the earliest companies to produce custom-made VR attractions, and has a successful record of permanent installation in Japan. By utilizing these data and insights, we also produce VR that goes beyond the frame of entertainemnt and benefits the community.

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Company Profile

Business Description
  • Production, merchandise, rental of VR attraction for events and facilities
  • Production of contents (software) dedicated to VR headsets such as: HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go/Gear VR, Windows Mixed Reality, etc.
  • Design and production of VR hardware device
  • Development of VR hardware and software for academic
  • VR/MR development in general
Representative
Managing Director Akihiro Ando
Number of employees
approximately 30
Constitution
December 8th, 2015
Capital
94,532,889 yen
Related Organization
Location-based VR Association Inc.
Main Client
  • Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Sony Music Solutions Inc.
  • Adores,Inc.
  • Recruit Technologies Co.,Ltd.
  • Futaba Tosho Co., Ltd.
  • Dentsu INC.
  • more

Access

Development Studio/Showroom “Hashilus Fort”
1-20-5, Tabata-Shinmachi, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 114-0012
Development Studio “Hashilus Lab TWISE”
Twise Tabata #201, 2-8-8, Tabata-Shinmachi, Tokyo, 114-0012
Headquarters
2-15-8, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0027

Awards

  • Awarded at CEDEC AWARDS 2018 Game Design section
  • Awarded Grand prize at Nikkei Trendy December 2018 “Startups that will change the world”

Managing Director Profile

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Managing Director
Akihiro Ando

Born: December 24th, 1977
Former Japanese Classical Magician (Stage name: Kotaro FUjiyama)
VR Producer

2001
  • Graduated Chiba University, Faculty of Letters
  • Started studying under a Japanese classical magic virtuoso Shintaro Fujiyama
  • Performed at Los Angeles “Magic Castle”
  • Performed at stages such as “The Real Stage Art Experience (本物の舞台芸術体験事業)” at Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • Selected as a Best Magician by “Japan Professional Magician Association” as a Japanese Classical Magician for 5 years in a row
2012
  • Started Producing VR attractions
2015
  • Won 1st place at the World OMOSIROI Award
  • Won a first award at 1st Superhuman Sports Hackathon
  • Established Hashilus Co., Inc., appointed as a Managing Director
2017
  • Established Location-based VR Association, appointed as a Representative Director

Past Lectures

2015

September
  • The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan “Designing a VR Attraction”
  • Wearable Tech Expo “Designing a VR Attraction”
  • The Virtual Reality Society of Japan “Next World of Virtual Reality”
November
  • The Intitute of Image Information and Television Engineers “High Presence Display Forum 2015”
December
  • NicoNico Gakkai “Tezuma × NicoNico × VR = IMPACT”

2016

June
  • Dentsu Kansai “Dentsu Kansai VR Seminar & Viewing experience”
  • Tokyo VR Startups “VR CARAVAN & VR SHOWROOM”
October
  • Japan VR Fest “Attraction VR in BtoBtoC”
November
  • Dentsu “What Dentsu can do to offer business solutions using VR”
  • The Intitute of Image Information and Television Engineers “High Presence Display Forum 2016”
December
  • Innovation Field 2016 “Session 1 VR/AR”

2017

January
  • Hacosco Exhibition 2017 “Potential of VR from business operator’s perspective”
February
  • Tokyo Demo Fest “Designing VR that involves whole bodily sensation”
July
  • Japan VR Fest “Production and Discovery in Location-based VR”
  • MoguraVR “Seminar to Investigate the Current State of VR ~VR Arcade~”
October
  • Japan VR Summit “Could the Japanese VR Arcade be Successful Overseas?”
  • Japan Content Showcase 2017 “How to Create ‘Roughly Real’”
December
  • Hakuhodo “Foresight of the Location-based VR”
  • MoguraVR “Reviewing the VR industry of 2017! ~VR/AR/MR Industry Reflection Night~”

2018

April
  • Location-based VR Association “Location-based VR Operation Seminar”
August
  • CEDEC 2018 “Hashilus’ view of future VR”
September
  • Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society “The Cutting Edge VR 2020”
December
  • Themepark EXPO “The future of VR taking Industry Trends and Technology Prospects into an account”

Corporate History

2014

July
  • Installed “Hashilus” at Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch
September
  • Exhibited “Hashilus” at The Virtual Reality Society of Japan Event
October
  • Exhibited “Hashilus” at Display Innovation 2014
Deember
  • Installed “Wildlife Ride” at Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch
  • Displayed “Hashilus” at Japan Riding Association Arima memorial event
  • Hashilus won Grand Prix at VR Award Japan 2014
  • Exhibited “Hashilus” and “Urban Coaster” at Disscovery Lab ISHIKAWA 2014

2015

April
  • Exhibited “Hashilus”, “Urban Coaster Hard Mode” and “Wildlife Ride” at Unite 2015 Tokyo
  • Exhibited “Hashilus” and “Urban Coaster Hard Mode” at Niconico Chokaigi 2015
May
  • Installed “Hashilus” at Japan Racing Association Tokyo Yushun (magazine) event
July
  • Exhibited “Virtual RICITY Ride” at YAMAHA TRICITY event
December
  • Established Hashilus Co., Ltd.
  • “Urban Coaster Hard Mode” ranked as 3rd place and awarded Unity Prize at VR Award Japan 2015

2016

January
  • Selected for the first incubation team of Tokyo XR Startups
March
  • Supervised content “Future Amusement Park” by Recruit Technologies, and exhibited “Hashilus”, “Urban Coaster Hard Mode”, “Four Seasons World Heritage Drive” and “Zamami Rocket Jump”
April
  • Installed “Tokyo Bullet Flight” and “Swing Coaster” at Sunshine 60 Observatory “SKY CIRCUS”
  • Exhibited “Hashilus”, “Urban Coaster” and “Four Seasons World Heritage Drive” at Niconico Chokaigi 2016
May
  • “SKY CIRCUS” nominated for VR Creative Award 2016
  • Installed “Thorougbred the Ride” at Japan Racing Association Yushun event
June
  • Constituted Hashilus Co., Ltd. VR Showroom
  • Exhibited “VR CARAVAN” at Bellesalle Akihabara
October
  • Installed “Hashilus” and “Urban Coaster” at VR CENTER IEON Lake Town
  • Contributed to METI-led investigation “infrastructure development for data-driven society in Japan 2016” through a verification experiment using “Omni Jump”
  • Installed “Urban Coaster at Panasonic Vietnam
  • Exhibited “Hashilus Race”, Urban Coaster”, “Wildlife Ride” and “Tsuribashi Kouka” at Botsunyusai VR Festival Sapporo NoMaps
  • Exhibited “Tsuribashi Kouka” and “Omnijump” at Digital Contents EXPO 2016
December
  • Installed “Salomon Carpet” at Adores Shibuya VR PARK TOKYO

2017

March
  • Exhibited “GOLDRUSH VR” at SXSW 2017 Austin, Texas
  • Installed “Hashilus VR DRive System” at Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Exhibited “DIETOON” at NIPPON TV Creative Technology Lab
June
  • Exhibited “CLOCK WALK” at Advanced Content Technology EXPO 2017
July
  • Installed “Hashilus”, “GOLD RUSH VR” and “Tsuribashi Kouka” at VR ZONE Hongdae (YESH Company, Korea)
  • Location-based VR Association initiated, led by Akihiro Ando (HASHILUS)
August
  • Exhibited “Our Aquarium” at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Kids Day
  • Installed “Urban Coaster” at Reoma World Marugame-shi, Kagawa prefecture
  • Displayed “GOLDRUSH VR” at Orbi OSaka
  • Displayed “Urban Coaster” at Trick Art Pia Nikko
  • Displayed “Our Aquarium” at Suma Aqualife Park Kobe
September
  • Exhibited “GOLDRUSH VR” at Tokyo Game Show 2017
  • Installed “Black Knight and White Demon VR” at Adores Shibuya VR PARK TOKYO
November
  • Installed “Virtual Life” and “Virtual Party” at VREX Shibuya Miyamasu-zaka
  • Exhibited transportable VR attraction “VR CARAVAN” , “GOLDRUSH VR” and “Happy Osharé Time” at Digital Contents Expo 2017
December
  • Established “HASHILUS Indies” label
  • Installed “Urban Coaster” at Prime Tree Akaike Nisshin-shi, Aichi Prefecture
  • Installed “GOLDRUSH VR” at Adores Ikebukuro VR PARK TOKYO
  • Installed “Happy Osharé Time” at Adores Shibuya VR PARK TOKYO
  • Installed “Hashilus” at VR ZONE CUBE Western Dome (YESH Company, Korea)
  • Provided “Four Seasons World Heritages Drive” as a software content to exhibit Denso Corporation “VR-CAR”

2018

January
  • Installed “Hashilus Race” (changed product name from “Hashilus”) and “Urban Coaster” at all branches of VR ZONE by YESH Company, Korea
February
  • Installed “Urban Coaster” at Odai mozo Wonder City Nagoya, Aichi
March
  • Exhibited “Captain Tsubasa Burning Skriker” at SXSW 2018 Austin, Texas
  • Installed “Virtual Party” at VREX Shinjuku
June
  • Opened a development studio/VR showroom “HASHILUS Fort”
  • ANnounced the development of multiplayer VR amusement park “ALTLAND”
  • Exhibited at Virtual Lab Sendai
  • Won the award for excellence at CEDEC AWARDS 2018 Game Design category
July
  • Installed “GOLDRUSH VR” at VR PARK IEON Mall Fukuoka branch
August
  • Renewed the corporate logo
September
  • Installed “Virtual Life”, “Virtual Party” and “Happy Osharé Time Quartet” at VREX Hatchobori, Hiroshima
  • Exhibited “ALTLAND”, “Toyalaket”, “Hashilus Race” and “Urban Coaster” at Tokyo Game Show 2018
October
  • Formed a business alliance with Sexto Sentido Labs of Spain
November
  • Exhibited “Hashilus Race” at Setagaya-ku event
  • Exhibited teh latest version of “Hashilus Race”, “Urban Coaster” and “Toyalaket” at Leisure Industry EXPO
  • Docomo Open House 2018にて「GOLDRUSH VR」出展
December
  • Installed “Urban Kickway” at all branches of VREX