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What is SDK Release (Publication) License?

We understand that our users need to test our Live2D SDK products (Live2D Cubism SDK or  Live2D Euclid SDK ) to judge whether or not the SDKs would fit their contents. Therefore, Live2D SDK products are available for download at no initial cost upon agreeing to Live2D Proprietary Software License Agreement and Live2D Open Software License Agreement. In return, Publishers are required to obtain a license (Publication License Agreement) and pay applicable fees when releasing a content using our Live2D SDK products.

* indie* users are exempted from Publication License Agreement.  All business* users must obtain a Publication License.
* “indie” means an individual or an entity with the annual gross revenue under ten million (10,000,000) JPY for the most recent fiscal year.
* “business” means all other entities that do not fall under the “indie” category mentioned above.
* The license framework presented in this page does not apply to Extendable Applications such as avatar system. To develop or publish an Extendable Application, a special license agreement is required (Business users only).

License Plans and Flow

License plan is determined by the revenue model of your content.

* Publication License Agreement must be entered into before releasing contents.

License fee : Running Royalty Plan

This plan applies when your title/content contains any in-app purchase or subscription element.
Fees below are after the Live2D logo display discount is applied.

  Large Entity Medium Entity
(Revenue < JPY 100M)
Small Business
(Revenue < JPY 10M)
Individual User
(Indies / Students / Education)
Initial fee
(per title)
JPY 300,000 JPY 50,000 Free Free
Monthly royalty
(title + per platform)
JPY 100,000 JPY 20,000 Free Free

* Initial fee and royalty for the first month are mandatory in any case.
* License is needed for each of following regions:’Japan,’China’,’Asia’,’North America’,’Europe’, and’All the rest’.
* License is needed for each Publisher. (Some exception may be applied for direct affiliates)
* Platforms are ‘iOS’,’Android’, and ‘Web’. Please inquire us for details about platforms not stated here, e.g. game consoles, casiono machines, embedded applications,  events, etc.
* The fees in this table are for Publication of contents using Cubism SDK. Please inquire us about Publication License fee for Euclid SDK.
* As of April 2017, Euclid SDK  is only available for Unity with a target platform of Windows. Other platforms will be added soon.

License fee : One-time Plan

This plan applies when your title/content is sold as a upfront-purchase or completely free without any in-app purchase or subscription element.
Fees below are after the Live2D logo display discount is applied.

  Large Entity Medium Entity
(Revenue < JPY 100M)
Small Business
(Revenue < JPY 10M)
Individual User
(Indies / Students / Education)
One-time license fee
(title + per platform)
JPY 600,000 JPY 100,000 Free Free

* License is needed for each of following regions:’Japan,’China’,’Asia’,’North America’,’Europe’, and’All the rest’.
* License is needed for each Publisher. (Some exception may be applied for direct affiliates)
* Platforms are ‘iOS’,’Android’, and ‘Web’. Please inquire us for details about platforms not stated here, e.g. game consoles, casiono machines, embedded applications,  events, etc.
* The fees in this table are for Publication of contents using Cubism SDK. Please inquire us about Publication License fee for Euclid SDK.
* As of April 2017, Euclid SDK  is only available for Unity with a target platform of Windows. Other platforms will be added soon.