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BEC Co., Ltd. (株式会社ベック), AKA Bandai Entertainment Company, was a game development subsidiary of Bandai established in December 1990 as a joint venture between Bandai and Human, with much of the early staff coming from either Human or Human Creative School. It primarily provided game development and CG production services for Bandai and Bandai Group companies such as Yutaka and Banpresto. It also managed much of Bandai's outsource development, and even published a handful of titles itself under the Interbec brand.

After Human's bankruptcy, BEC became a fully-owned subsidiary of Bandai. The company ceased to exist in April 2011 when it was merged into Banpresoft to form the new company B.B.STUDIO. BEC was headed by Eisaku Maniwa (間庭英作) from March 1999 until March 2010, then by Toshihiro Nada (灘俊宏) until the Banpresoft merger in 2011.

In later years, the development staff was divided up into a number of distinct teams within the company, each named after the team leader and with a particular specialty:

  • Tokushima-gumi (徳島組), AKA Team White Dingo. Headed by Masahiko Tokushima (徳島雅彦), previously an artist at A-Wave.
  • Namikawa-gumi (浪川組). The largest team, which generally had two projects running concurrently at any time. Headed by Shinji Namikawa (浪川真治).
  • Kanbe-gumi (神戸組). Made up mostly of former F2 staff, specialized in mobile and handheld games. Headed by Akiyoshi Kanbe.
  • Shibamura-gumi (芝村組), AKA Team Pinguino Verde. Headed by Yuri Shibamura (芝村裕吏), previously a planner at Alfa System.
  • Yokota-gumi (横田組), AKA Team Akaneko. Specialized in multiplayer titles. Headed by Nobuyoshi Yokota (横田延良).

Dreamcast[edit]

  • Gundam Battle Online (JP Publisher: Bandai)
2D Graphics: Highwaystar; Scenario Support: Studio Orphee; Music: SuperSweep
  • Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
Some Programming: Studio Cliche; Scenario: Studio Orphee
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Ported by Giant Seven?

DS[edit]

  • Deltora Quest: 7-tsu no Houseki (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]
Developer: Audio
  • Destiny Links (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Digimon Story / Digimon World DS (JP Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games)
Some Graphics: Winds, Open Sesame; Sound: T-FORCE
  • Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Story: Moonlight / Digimon World: Dusk (JP Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Digimon Story: Sunburst / Digimon World: Dawn (JP Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Goku Densetsu / Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu / Dragon Ball Z: Goku Densetsu (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai; US/AU Publisher: Atari) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Emblem of Gundam (co-developed with MiCROViSiON) (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]
  • Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou / Retro Game Challenge (sound) (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: XSEED Games)
Developer: indieszero
  • Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Odoru Daisousasen The Game: Sensuikan ni Sennyuu Seyo! (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Puchi Eva: Evangelion @ Game (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]

Game Boy[edit]

  • Dragon Ball Z: Gokuu Gekitouden (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Mint
  • Dragon Ball Z: Gokuu Hishouden (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound (except music composition): Mint
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato (JP Publisher: Interbec)
  • Ultraman (JP Publisher: Interbec)
  • Ultraman Ball (JP Publisher: Interbec)
Sound: Mint

Game Boy Advance[edit]

  • Legendz: Sign of Necrom (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
Some Graphics: Winds, Open Sesame; Library Production: Light-Breeze
  • Legendz: Yomigaeru Shiren no Shima (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
Some Graphics: Winds, Open Sesame; Library Production: Light-Breeze; Debugging: Pole To Win

GameCube[edit]

  • Digimon World X / Digimon World 4 (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]
  • One Piece: Treasure Battle! (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]
  • Shaman King: Soul Fight (JP Publisher: Bandai)

Mega CD/Sega CD[edit]

  • Arslān Senki: The Heroic Legend of Arslān (JP Publisher: Sega)
Game Sound: Cube; CG Support: Layup

Nintendo 64[edit]

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (JP Publisher: Bandai)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD[edit]

  • Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Gokuu Densetsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato (JP Publisher: Human)
Some Graphics: Layup

PlayStation[edit]

  • Cowboy Bebop (production?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: ?; Production Support: Astrovision
  • Devilman (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Some Programming: Cepia
  • Digimon World (JP/US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
Some Graphics: tri-Ace; CG Movies: Tom Create; International Version Additional Development: Flying Tiger Development
  • Digimon World 2 (JP/US Publisher: Bandai)
Some Graphics: Studio Peacock, Cepia, Design Office Mecaman
  • Digimon World 3: Aratanaru Bouken no Tobira / Digimon World 3 / Digimon World 2003 (JP/US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon World: Digital Card Arena / Digimon: Digital Card Battle (JP/US Publisher: Bandai)
CG Movies: P Softhouse, Tom Create
  • Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Fishing Freaks: BassRise / BassRise (JP/US Publisher: Bandai)
  • Fishing Freaks: BassRise Plus (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Gegege no Kitarou (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Hoshi de Hakken!! Tamagotchi (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Jitsumei Jikkyou Keiba Dream Classic (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Dream Japan
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
Some Programming: Hand Made Games, Highwaystar, Thunder Stone Japan; Some Graphics: Sign Projects
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu: Kouryaku Shireisho (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Version 2.0 (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Z-Gundam (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Saraba Space Battleship Yamato: Ai no Senshi-tachi (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System
  • SD Gundam Eiyuuden: Daikessen!! Kishi vs Musha (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Space Battleship Yamato: Eiyuu no Kiseki (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System
  • Space Battleship Yamato: Harukanaru Hoshi Iscandar (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System; ?: Vingt et un Systems
  • Tail Concerto (production, some programming) (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Atlus)
Developer: CyberConnect; Animation Production: Astrovision
  • Tenkuu no Escaflowne (JP Publisher: Bandai)

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Digimon World X / Digimon World 4 (JP/US Publisher: Bandai; EU Publisher: Atari) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • Eureka Seven: New Vision / Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision (JP Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Eureka Seven: TR1: New Wave / Eureka Seven Vol. 1: The New Wave (JP Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Evangelion: Jo (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]
  • Gundam True Odyssey: Ushinawareta G no Densetsu / MS Saga: A New Dawn (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Jitsumei Jikkyou Keiba Dream Classic 2001 Autumn (production?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Dream Japan
  • Jitsumei Jikkyou Keiba Dream Classic 2001 Spring (production?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Dream Japan
  • Jitsumei Jikkyou Keiba Dream Classic 2002 (production?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Dream Japan
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou: Axis no Kyoui V (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou: Zeon Dokuritsu Sensouden (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou: Zeon Dokuritsu Sensouden: Kouryaku Shireisho (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam / Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C. (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Meguriai Uchuu / Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Soul Eater: Battle Resonance (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]
  • Super Robot Taisen: Scramble Commander (co-developed with NK System?) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Super Robot Taisen: Scramble Commander the 2nd (co-developed with NK System?) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Ankoku Seidan Teikoku no Gyakushuu (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Iscandar e no Tsuioku (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Nijuu Ginga no Houkai (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: NK System
  • Zeonic Front: Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 / Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front (JP/US Publisher: Bandai)

PlayStation 3[edit]

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battlefield Record U.C. 0081 (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight / Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai; US Publisher: Namco Bandai Games) [Namikawa-gumi]
Some Sound: Office Without; Sound Design: Soundelux

PlayStation Portable[edit]

  • Evangelion: Jo (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]
  • Gundam Assault Survive (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Gundam Battle Chronicle (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Studio Artdink
  • Gundam Battle Royale (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Studio Artdink
  • Gundam Battle Tactics (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Studio Artdink
  • Gundam Battle Universe (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Studio Artdink
  • Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist: Senaka o Takuseshimono / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai)
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou: Axis no Kyoui (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Ghiren no Yabou: Axis no Kyoui V (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Namikawa-gumi]
  • Shinseiki Evangelion 2: Tsukurareshi Sekai: Another Cases (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Shibamura-gumi]
  • Soul Eater: Battle Resonance (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]

Saturn[edit]

  • Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu / Dragon Ball Z: The Legend (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Sidestory I: Senritsu no Blue (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Sidestory II: Senritsu no Blue (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Sidestory III: Senritsu no Blue (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • Slam Dunk: I Love Basketball (JP Publisher: Bandai)

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Gegege no Kitarou: Fukkatsu! Tenma Daiou (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • SD Gundam GX (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • SD Gundam X (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
  • Slayers (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Ultra Seven (JP Publisher: Bandai)

Wii[edit]

  • Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daiundoukai (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: MS Sensen 0079 (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Tokushima-gumi]
  • SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • SD Gundam: Scad Hammers (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Yokota-gumi]

WonderSwan[edit]

  • Mobile Suit Gundam MSVS (CG data & modeling) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: SIMS

WonderSwan Color[edit]

  • Dokodemo Hamster 3: Odekake Saffron (JP Publisher: Interbec)
  • Naruto: Konoha Ninpouchou (JP Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]
  • SD Gundam Eiyuuden: Kishi Densetsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • SD Gundam Eiyuuden: Musha Densetsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)

Xbox[edit]

  • Digimon World X / Digimon World 4 (JP/US Publisher: Bandai) [Kanbe-gumi]

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