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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

For contents with in-app purchase or subscription. 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)
Platform iOS
Android
Web
Initial fee per platform JPY 300,000 JPY 50,000 Free Free
Monthly royalty per platform JPY 100,000 JPY 20,000 Free Free
Revenue model of Publisher's contents In-app purchase or subscription

* Initial fee and royalty for the first month are mandatory in any case.
* 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

For free contents or upgront-purchase contents. 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)
Platform iOS
Android
Web
License fee per platform JPY 600,000 JPY 100,000 Free Free
Revenue model of Publisher's contents Free or upfront-purchase

* 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.

Prior License Plans

Plans for Publication License Agreement were changed on February 28th 2017. As some users may have been developing contents with a premise of the prior plans, we provide those who have been developing contents using Cubism SDK 2 with an option to obtain a Publication License with the prior plans until August 31st 2017.

  Applied plan
Developing with SDK2.x and using SDK 2.x on release Prior Plans
Developing with SDK2.x and using SDK 3.x on release New Plans
Release after September 2017 New Plans