Starting with Weekly The Television, The company launched various informational magazines successively. By the success of Tokyo Walker, KADOKAWA became acknowledged as the leading company in the field.
Kamata Koshinkyoku by Kohei Tsuka, and Jidaiya no Nyoubou by Tomomi Matsumura, win the Naoki Prize. The magazine Weekly The Television is launched.
Shinpen Kokka Taikan [A General Survey of National Anthems: New Edition](5 volumes; 10 books total) is published. The magazine Comptiq is launched. The movies Harmagedon: Genma Taisen, GIRL of Time, Story of the Detective, and The Legend of Eight Samurai are released.
The Fourth Protocol (2 volumes) is published, recording best-seller sales of 600,000 copies. Weekly The Television expands its publication to 15 local versions.
The animation information magazine Newtype and the girls' comic magazine ASUKA is launched.
Document Showa (9 volumes), the publication of a major TV program by NHK, is released.
Toretate no Tanka desu [Freshly Picked Tankas] is published, implementing a new return policy, which attracts interest in the publishing industry. The magazines Video Data and CD Data are launched.
The Kadokawa Hongo building is completed. The "Fujimi Fantasia Bunko" and "Kadokawa Sneaker Paperback" labels are launched.
The “Kadokawa Bunko” paperback label celebrates its 40th anniversary. The "100 Kadokawa Bunko Paperback Masterpieces" and the "Big Special" book fairs are launched.
The magazine Tokyo Walker is launched. Kadokawa Nihon Chimei Daijiten [The Kadokawa Geographical Dictionary of Japan] series is completed. A new distribution center is completed in Miyoshi-cho, Saitama prefecture. The movie Ten to Chi To [Heaven and Earth], commemorating the 15th anniversary of Kadokawa Pictures, is released.
Furusato Daisaijiki [Seasonal Hometown Poems] (8 volumes) begins to be published.
The "Kadokawa Ruby Paperback" label is launched.
Associated companies, such as THE TELEVISION and the KADOKAWA MEDIA OFFICE, are merged.
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa becomes president.