Sony Group on Thursday unveiled a strategy to boost its anime business, aiming to make it a new cornerstone of its entertainment operations alongside games, music and movies.

The electronics and entertainment giant said at a corporate strategy briefing that it will put efforts into production and distribution of high-quality works and into support for creators, such as introducing production software to streamline workflows and developing talent.

"Anime is world-class entertainment," Chairman Kenichiro Yoshida said. "We want to contribute to it through creation."

Sony Group plans to introduce on a trial basis software to help digitalize anime production and consider establishing an organization to train foreign anime creators.

Companies in the group include Aniplex, a Tokyo-based anime studio behind the "Demon Slayer" series, and U.S. anime distributor Crunchyroll, acquired in 2021.

"Globally successful content will contribute to the Japanese anime industry," President Hiroki Totoki said.