Kawaii Slime Company’s $40 Million Deal Could Be Its Biggest Ever
When Kawaii Slime Co., the company behind the kawaii-themed kawasaki slime, was set to announce its acquisition of a controlling stake in the KKSU-owned SlimeStream, the company quickly turned down the deal.
That led to an uproar in the slime community, and the two sides began a bitter war over the future of the slime.
But a deal that would have given the slime company control of KKU’s entire slate of games is closer to a done deal, with the deal reportedly close.
KKUS will be the new owner of SlimeStream and the new parent company of the company, Kawaii, will continue to be the company’s main business partner, said a person familiar with the situation.
The new company, which will include KKUs gaming division, is likely to be a mix of the two.
The KKUA deal, which was announced in October and took about three months to finalize, was part of a larger plan to bring more gaming companies to the South Asian region and the creation of a gaming business incubator.
The company said in a statement on Friday that it was pleased to be able to add the KMU and KKX franchises to its portfolio.
“As we look ahead to 2018, we are focused on the future and are looking forward to sharing our unique gaming and entertainment experiences with our KU students, faculty and staff,” the company said.
Kawaii will continue as the parent company, with KKSu continuing to be involved in the business and keeping its existing games on its platform.
The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.
The other companies involved in KKUSA include KKA, KKA2, KKI, KKI2, and KKA3.
KKA is the main gaming franchise of the KKA series, which began in the mid-2000s and is a popular series of games based on the manga and anime by writer and artist Yutaka Ueda.
Kawai, the developer of KKA 2, will keep the main title of the game, KA.
K, the franchise’s signature.
Kawi, the studio behind KKA 3, will retain KKA titles, but KKA and KKI will no longer be part of the series.