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& artists to the world directly from Japan

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Octas LLC

Octas LLC is led by Vince Shortino.
Founder & longtime CEO of Crunchyroll Japan, Vince is a 15 year veteran of the Japanese Anime industry and is fluent in Japanese. A resident of Japan, today Vince splits his time between Tokyo and San Francisco, developing business for Japanese artists & their IP.

Vincent Shortino
CEO of Octas
Former founder and CEO of Crunchyroll Japan
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Current projects

We go above and beyond for our artists and
their respective IP to ensure continued brand success. 
Gloomy Bear by Mori Chack

Continued brand management success & distribution within North America and Europe.

Achieved 100K Instagram followers, top 20 IP in Spencers as well as brand presence within top brick and mortar locations.

Mimi & Neko, Minto Inc.

New IP partnership with Minto Japan.

Brand management bringing Japanese character IP to the world.

Over 200 Million Mimi & Neko Emoticon/stickers downloaded globally.

Big brand presence in South Korea.



Hybrid Web3 and Web2 Global IP from Japan.

Original mecha designed by Legendary GunPLA Designer 'OkaPro'


Contemporary art Anime IP and original production with Japanese artist MITSUME.

Yurie Sekiya

A very well known illustrator known for big glittering eyes. Pero Pero Sparkle has been a staple within Japanese Kawaii culture. Sekiya mainly draws animals and girls in analog and digital; and have been very active within the art space, designing characters, and goods/apparel design. Her unique art style is well known and have high visibility across digital and social platforms.

Past Anime Productions We Love


Porter Robinson

EDM Music Artist

Global collaboration with EDM artist Porter Robinson. At 72 Million Views, 'Shelter' is one of the most watched Anime music videos of all time. 


Sigur rós

Icelandic post-rock band

Directed by Yutaka Yamamoto
Music by Sigur Rós / Hoppípolla.Global collaboration for regional charity programs in Japan affected by the 3.11 earthquake.

'Psychedelic Afternoon'

David Byrne

Scottish-American singer songwriter

Directed by UrumaDelvi with Music by David Byrne.Global collaboration for regional charity programs in Japan affected by the 3.11 earthquake.

Ongoing Project

Osamu Tezuka's Unico re-imagined!
featuring prints by Akira Himekawa, Junko Mizuno, Peach Momoko,
Tomm Moore, Kamome Shirahama, & more!
Check it out on Kickstarter!

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