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Manga and anime powerhouse Viz Media appoints new VP of consumer products

The anime and manga powerhouse, Viz Media, has appointed the former Netflix Consumer Products director, Laura Takaragawa to the role of vice president consumer products, a newly created position for the business as it looks to increase its presence in the licensing and merchandising space. The new role will see …

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And the West will follow: Life and licensing for Crunchyroll at the forefront of the anime explosion

Leading the charge of an estimated $20bn anime market is a rather pretty place to be sitting at the best of times, but with this value only expected to grow as the popularity of the Japanese art form continues to sweep across audiences to the West, it’s undoubtedly a large …

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Crunchyroll becomes major investor in Viz Media Europe in new global agreement

Crunchyroll has become a major investor in Viz Media Europe Group, one of Europe’s best-established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation. It follows the signing of an agreement to bring together Crunchyroll (itself a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company) and its global platform with Viz Media’s wide network …

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Another Dimension: VIZ Media’s Brad Woods talks the firm’s move into games publishing

As one of the top purveyors of anime, manga and licensed video games products, VIZ Media is a unique position to leverage their expertise in a new venture: games publishing. We sat down with Brad Woods, chief marketing officer at the firm to find out more about this new development.

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