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King Records (Japan)
Parent company Kodansha 1931-present
Tokyo Broadcasting System 2005-present
Founded 1931
Status Active
Distributing label Sony Music Japan
Genre J-pop, Kayōkyoku, Enka, Anime music, Visual kei
Country of origin Japan
Location Bunkyō, Tokyo
Official Website King Records Japan homepage
Japanese King Record's "The Tennessee Waltz" (1952) sung by Chiemi Eri

King Records Company, Ltd. (キングレコード株式会社 Kingu Rekōdo Kabushiki gaisha ?) is a Japanese record company, founded in 1931 as a division of Japanese publisher Kodansha. It became and began operating as an independent entity in the 1950s, but remains part of the publisher's Otowa Group. Now one of Japan's largest record companies not to be owned by a multinational entity, it is headquartered in Tokyo.

Its Starchild label, managed by animation producer Toshimichi Otsuki, specialises in animation music and film. King Records also distributes the Up-Front Works-owned and operated labels Piccolo Town and Rice Music, and also released video games for the PC-88, Famicom, and MSX2 computers. From September 1987 to December 2008, it distributed music through BMG Japan. In January 2009, distribution switched to Sony Music Japan.

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