The Japan-based "NETCATCHER NETCH" Launching Service Abroad as "AKIBA CATCHER"

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 25, 2016 — Netch Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Toshima-ku, Tokyo; CEO and Representative Director: Minoru Hirashima; hereinafter, "Netch"), the developer/operator of Japan's biggest Net Catcher "NETCATCHER NETCH (Japanese brand name)" boasting 500,000 registered members and consistent availability of over 250 kinds of Japan-made prizes, launched "AKIBA CATCHER (international brand name)", a version of the NETCATCHER NETCH service designed for users abroad, on October 20.

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AKIBA CATCHER (Graphic: Business Wire)

AKIBA CATCHER (Graphic: Business Wire)


Already in service in the Republic of China (Taiwan), the AKIBA CATCHER service is now available in ten countries and areas including Hong Kong, Korea, Thai, Singapore, Malaysia, US, Germany, France and Italy, in addition to Taiwan, all at the same time.

With "AKIBA CATCHER", players can enjoy real-time operation of the real skill-crane game in Japan via Internet. You simply sign-up for free membership registration at the game site, use your credit card to purchase dedicated play points (NP), select a prize to pursue, and then challenge the game for a win! Any prizes won are shipped directly from Japan.
Starting from the highly and globally popular anime figures and stuffed animals/characters as leading choices, the game prizes include a variety of healing characters and the classic characters appearing in the globally popular games as well as other "AKIBA CATCHER" original ones.

Cerebrating the expansion of its serviced areas, a "Once-a-week virtually free* shipment campaign" is going on.
* After the prize gets shipped on a regular cost, the play points (NP) equaling the shipment cost gets reimbursed.

How to Use:
1. Sign-up for free registration at
2. Select the prize you would like to play for from the product list.
3. Click "Reserve a Play" on the playing screen.
4. When your turn comes, click on the "Start" button (up to 4 people can reserve play for a single prize article).
5. Take aim at the prize by manipulating the horizontal and vertical buttons in order.
6. Make the prize fall off the front of the screen to win it.
7. Any item(s) won will be shipped.

* Note that inquiry services are available only in English.
* One play costs 1,100 NP, minimum.

About Netch Co., Ltd. (As of September 2016)
Corporate Name: Netch Co., Ltd.
Head Office: 7F Ichigo Higashi-ikebukuro Building, 1-35-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013, Japan
Established: September 2012
Capital: 213.8 million JPY (including capital reserve)
Employees: 46
Business: Planning, development and management of NETCATCHER NETCH.


Netch Co., Ltd.
Dai Nishimura, 81-3-5957-7650
Email Contact
FAX: 81-3-5957-7660

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