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CRUNCHYROLL PARTNERSHIP WITH VIZ MEDIA

8 Sep - 2019

Anime household names Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Europe Group to join forces

The Crunchyroll partnership with VIZ Media for EMEA network of production, licensing and distribution.

Crunchyroll, a subsidiary of Otter Media (a WarnerMedia company) serving anime fans in more than 200 countries and territories, and VIZ Media Europe Group, one of Europe’s established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation, have announced the signing of an agreement to bring together Crunchyroll’s global platform with VIZ Media Europe Group’s EMEA-wide network of partners, distributors, and licensees.

Through this strategic relationship, Crunchyroll will become the majority investor in VIZ Media Europe Group, with The Hitotsubashi Group (Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd.) retaining a minority stake in the company.

Closing of the transaction will occur once closing conditions have been satisfied, including the receipt of required antitrust clearances.


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