Ima Japan is one of the most prestigious hard lure manufacturers throughout Japan. ima earned its reputation by creating an extremely extensive and premium product line up for both fresh and salt water. The ima brand was launched throughout Japan in April of 1998 capturing the inshore market with the release of the komomo SF-125, a super shallow runner that runs true at about 1foot below the surface. Almost immediately, Japanese anglers realized the komomo's fish catching ability and made it one of Japan's best selling lures, reaching the 500,000-unit mark since its debut. The ima brand is now marketed world wide including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and North and South America.