Offering an Educational Business Supporting the Development of Students’ Talents

Our activities include operating trade schools and providing online educational content and systems, among other activities.

VANTAN, which offers specialized schools for developing young professionals in creative fields, has opened new schools including “VANTAN CREATOR ACADEMY” which trains video distribution creators and video editors. VANTAN is also expanding its operations in the Nagoya area by opening the “VANTAN DESIGN INSTITUTE”, “VENUS ACADEMY”, “VANTAN GAME ACADEMY” and “KADOKAWA DWANGO Academy of Technology”. VANTAN focuses on training many creators in diverse fields.


DWANGO develops and provides one of the world’s most advanced online learning systems, including VR-based learning materials, online classes and other features to “N High School” and “S High School”, both internet-based correspondence high schools.
The Preparatory Association of The Nippon Foundation and DWANGO Educational Institute will provide “ZEN University” (tentative name), an online university planned to open in April 2025. DWANGO will provide “ZEN University” with an educational system utilizing the KADOKAWA Group’s knowledge and technologies.

Group companies

  • DWANGO Co., Ltd.

    DWANGO Co., Ltd.

    DWANGO develops a variety of digital content and entertainment services, taking advantage of innovative ideas and advanced technologies. Under the concept of “Inspiring people,connecting humanity with technology,” the company operates “Niconico Douga”, the social video platform, and holds events, including “Niconico Chokaigi”, events in the real world that mimic online events, and “Animelo Summer Live”, the world’s largest animation music event.
    It also engages in education. It has developed an e-learning application in cooperation with “N High School” and “S High School”, which are run by Kadokawa Dwango Educational Institute, and provides IT education Vantan (a subsidiary), an educational institution to cultivate young creators.

  • Vantan Inc.

    Vantan Inc.

    Founded in 1965. With the vision of “creating the world’s closest school to society”, Vantan fosters talented individuals who can be immediately effective in the industry through “practical education”, including classes taught by active creator instructors, long-term paid internships, and collaboration with companies (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka).
    VANTAN offers full-time specialized schools and high school in the fields of fashion, hair and makeup, beauty, graphic design, film, games, e-sports, animation, manga(comic), voice acting, patisseries, cafe operation, programming, creators in the entertainment field, and influence, as well as various continuing education programs for working adults. To date, VANTAN has sent out more than  200,000 graduates.