News Release

  • Press Release
  • Mar.05, 2014

Polygon Pictures Announces HARUKAS WINDOW
An Exclusive App for ABENO HARUKAS Observatory (HARUKAS 300)!

Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce, in collaboration with Amana Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), the planning and development of HARUKAS WINDOW, an exclusive app for HARUKAS 300, the observatory of the ABENO HARUKAS skyscraper operated by Kintetsu Corporation (President: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan).It will be available for use on location as of the opening date, March 7th, 2014.

HARUKAS WINDOW is a tablet computer with 4 original apps on it, made for the purpose of increasing the enjoyment of the 300m high observatory. It can be borrowed on location and used within HARUKAS 300.

Here is an introduction to the highly unique apps from HARUKAS WINDOW.

■A View of the Past
An app that introduces the scenery that can be seen from HARUKAS 300, and the people connected with the land. Clicking on the History, Personage, and Building icons distributed on the panoramic illustration that moves in real time your actual orientation will allow you to see information and photos related to them.

■The HARUKAS Interactive Picture Book
A digital picture book app that lets you freely explore each floor of ABENO HARUKAS like flipping through a picture book, if you swipe the tablet screen starting on the 60th floor. This will help you fully experience the multifaceted urban space that is ABENO HARUKAS. You can also enjoy the exciting adventures of the navigation characters, Little Abeno and Little Haruka.

■The HARUKAS 300 Gallery in the Sky
The look of the ABENO HARUKAS skyscraper changes with the time of day and season. This app lets you see 360 degree panoramic photos of the building’s cutting-edge outer design, the art pieces from each event, and day, evening, and night-time views of the scenery seen from HARUKAS 300 no matter what time of day you’re there.

*The public release of the The Fantastical World of ABENOBEA app will be held soon.


Japan’s tallest skyscraper complex, 300m high with 60 above-ground floors and 5 below-ground floors, towering directly above Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line. Inside are the Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store, a department store boasting of Japan’s largest floor space; large-scale offices equipped with cutting-edge technology; the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, part of an internationally renowned hotel chain; the ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum, a fully-fledged urban art gallery; and much more, including the HARUKAS 300 Observatory on the top floor. This is a multifaceted urban space combining all the facilities and functions for a full urban life. The Grand Opening will be held on March 7th, 2014.

Official site: http://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/

About Polygon Pictures

Polygon Pictures comprises one of the companies under the umbrella of Amana Holdings Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 2402). Our main business focus is on providing creative, entertaining visual content services, and last year we celebrated our 30th year in business.
Since its founding in July 1983, PPI's mission has been to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy." Our production studio brings together over 300 creators from around the world, who devote their days to producing cutting-edge digital content. In addition to television series such as Transformers Prime (39th annual Daytime Emmy Award winner), Tron: Uprising (40th annual Annie Award winner), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (40th annual Daytime Emmy Award winner), PPI creates digital animation for a variety of media, including movies, games, exhibitions, and more. In 2013 we established a joint company, "Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd."To increase our production ability we are also upgrading and expanding our licensing business.

By fusing our unrivalled production know-how and technical development capacity with the internationally recognized quality of Japanese animation, PPI aims to become a leading company in the content business.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.ppi.co.jp.

Inquiries regarding this press release:
Nana Mizobe, Producer Department, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Address: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Email: marketing@ppi.co.jp