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Cubism SDK Release License

What is the SDK Release License (Publication License Agreement)?

We understand that our users need to test our Live2D SDK products to judge whether or not the SDK products would fit their content. For this reason, Live2D SDK products are available for download at no initial fee upon agreeing to the Live2D Proprietary Software License Agreement and the Live2D Open Software License Agreement. No costs are involved with the use of SDK products during the trial and development phases. In return, based on the terms of the Live2D Proprietary Software License Agreement, publishers are required to obtain an SDK Release License (Publication License Agreement) and pay the applicable fees when releasing content (a game, app, etc.) using our Live2D SDK products.
The license framework presented on this page does not apply to Expandable Applications such as avatar systems.

The plan will be determined by the profit model of the customer content
(individual titles that are released).

What is an Expandable Application?

“Expandable Application” means any work having significant expandability among services or content utilizing SDK products.
In particular, it includes the Derivative Work which uses and generates any indefinite numbers of models by adding or combining files or data (e.g. avatar), or, the Derivative Work containing multiple or other works in one title, or accessible to such works through one title (e.g. collection of relevant works or portal).
The agreement for an Expandable Application requires a different agreement from the regular SDK Release License.

Note: A separate agreement is also required for General Users and Small-Scale Enterprises.

Expandable Applications

Running Royalty PlanRunning Royalty Plan

Running Royalty Plan

This plan applies when your content (individual title) contains any in-app purchases or subscription elements.

The fees below are those after applying the special discount for displaying the Live2D logo in your app & listing your app in our Showcase page.

Size of business entity

There are 4 categories for size of the business entity determined based on annual sales. These are Large Entity, Medium Entity, Small-Scale Enterprise, and General User.

Large Entity Medium Entity
(annual sales less than 100 million yen)
Small-Scale Enterprise
(annual sales less than 10 million yen)
General User
(annual sales less than 10 million yen)
Initial fee
(per Publish Region)
¥300,000 ¥50,000 Free Free
Monthly fee (per platform) ¥100,000 ¥20,000 Free Free

Publish Regions

Live2D requires a license for each of the following 6 Publish Regions: Japan, China and Taiwan, Asia (excluding Japan, China, and Taiwan), North America, Europe, and All Others.

  • Japan
  • China and Taiwan
  • Asia
    (excluding Japan, China, and Taiwan)
  • North America
  • Europe
  • All Others

Platforms

There are 3 platforms: iOS, Android, and Web.

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

The initial fee and monthly fee are generated for each Publish Region.

  • Total amount paid for initial fee
     = Initial fee (Large Entity: 300,000 yen
    Medium Entity: 50,000 yen
    ) × Number of Publish Regions
  • Total amount paid for monthly fee
     = Monthly fee (Large Entity: 100,000 yen
    Medium Entity: 20,000 yen
    ) × Number of platforms × Number of Publish Regions
  • Note: The initial fee and monthly fee for the first month are mandatory in all cases.
  • Note: When publication is by multiple publishers in a single Publish Region, it is necessary for each publisher to conclude an agreement and pay the publication license fee. (Some exceptions may apply to direct affiliates.)
  • Note: The license fee for Medium Entities described above applies to corporations whose annual sales for the most recent fiscal year are less than 100 million yen.
    A licensee must notify Live2D Inc. within two months if its annual sales exceeded 100 million yen during a fiscal year.
    When such notification is made or when Live2D was able to prove that licensee sales exceeded 100 million yen, the licensee shall enter into a separate Live2D Publication License Agreement based on the above price table retroactive to the month in which licensee annual sales exceeded 100 million yen.

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One-time Plan One-time Plan

One-time Plan

This plan applies when your content (individual title) is sold as an upfront purchase or is completely free without any in-app purchases or subscription elements.

The fees below are those after applying the special discount for displaying the Live2D logo in your app & listing your app in our Showcase page.

Size of business entity

There are 4 categories for size of the business entity determined based on annual sales. These are Large Entity, Medium Entity, Small-Scale Enterprise, and General User.

Large Entity Medium Entity
(annual sales less than 100 million yen)
Small-Scale Enterprise
(annual sales less than 10 million yen)
General User
(annual sales less than 10 million yen)
One-time fee (per platform) ¥600,000 ¥100,000 Free Free

Publish Regions

Live2D requires a license for each of the following 6 Publish Regions: Japan, China and Taiwan, Asia (excluding Japan, China, and Taiwan), North America, Europe, and All Others.

  • Japan
  • China and Taiwan
  • Asia
    (excluding Japan, China, and Taiwan)
  • North America
  • Europe
  • All Others

Platforms

There are 3 platforms: iOS, Android, and Web.

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

The one-time fee is generated for each Publish Region.

  • Total amount paid for one-time fee
     = One-time fee (Large Entity: 600,000 yen
    Medium Entity: 100,000 yen
    ) × Number of platforms × Number of Publish Regions
  • Note: When publication is by multiple publishers in a single Publish Region, it is necessary for each publisher to conclude an agreement and pay the publication license fee. (Some exceptions may apply to direct affiliates.)
  • Note: The license fee for Medium Entities described above applies to corporations whose annual sales for the most recent fiscal year are less than 100 million yen.
    A licensee must notify Live2D Inc. within two months if its annual sales exceeded 100 million yen during a fiscal year.
    When such notification is made or when Live2D was able to prove that licensee sales exceeded 100 million yen, the licensee shall enter into a separate Live2D Publication License Agreement based on the above price table retroactive to the month in which licensee annual sales exceeded 100 million yen.

Click Here to Request a Consultation or the Agreement Procedures

Others (publication licenses other than the above)

Please contact us regarding content with a platform or mode of use that is different from those above, such as game consoles, casino machines, digital signage, event content, or embedded applications.

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Expandable Applications

The agreement for an Expandable Application requires a different agreement from the regular SDK Release License.

Note: A separate agreement is also required for General Users and Small-Scale Enterprises.

If you would like to request a Release License Agreement for an Expandable Application, please use the form at the link below. Our company will contact you after checking the form.

Request Form for Expandable Application Publication License Agreement

Click here for a list of Expandable Application agreement titles.