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VIZ Media Europe names new president

Paris-based VIZ Media Europe (VME) is looking to grow the European presence for VIZ's animation and manga properties with the help of new president Hyoe Narita.
November 23, 2011

Paris-based VIZ Media Europe (VME) is looking to grow the European presence for VIZ’s animation and manga properties with the help of new president Hyoe Narita.

After spending nine years in Japan working in the publishing industry for Shogakukan, and the last nine years as executive vice president at VIZ Media in San Francisco, Narita will take over from outgoing VME president, John Easum, who will step down at the end of November to pursue new initiatives in Tokyo providing services to the manga and anime industries.

As president, Narita will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations in Europe with help from Cedric Littardi, managing director of Kazé, and Nicolas Weber Krebs, managing director of VIZ Media Switzerland.

VME handles the distribution, licensing and promotion of Japanese manga and animation properties for consumers of all ages.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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