LEVEL-5 Inc. (株式会社レベルファイブ Kabushiki-gaisha Reberu Faibu) is an independent developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, Japan. It was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino[1], who is still the CEO and president of the company. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 International America, an American branch was founded[2].

LEVEL-5 has established many relationships with other companies, like Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Square Enix and Nintendo.[3]

The company is mostly known for the Professor Layton, Dark Cloud, Ni No Kuni, and various other video game series. It was not until the release of Professor Layton and the Curious Village that the company published their own games.

LEVEL-5 also created various animated TV series, like Inazuma Eleven (GO), Danball Senki and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE.

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  1. ^ Company history -
  2. ^ Company history: 2010 - LEVEL-5 International America
  3. ^ Company outline -
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