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VIZ Media Hires Former Netflix Licensing Chief Laurie Takaragawa

VIZ Media announced it’s made a major addition to its licensing team, hiring Laura Takaragawa, the Head of Consumer Licensing at Netflix, as its new VP of Consumer Products Licensing & Promotions. Viz says the… . . . read more

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M&A & Partnerships

This week in mergers, aquisitions, and partnerships:

Crunchyroll is now the majority investor in VIZ Media Europe Group, consolidating its hold over the European anime market, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises launches a new 5-year touring show with Kilburn…


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Business

Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships and Something New

Keep track of the latest business moves to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Iconix, VF Corp., Zodiac Media, RoyaltyZone, The Buffalo Works, SCCS and more…


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The Next Big Thing?

Full Licensee Roster to Back N.A. Launch of Japanese Anime Hit

Yo-Kai Watch, the hottest kids’ property in Japan over the past 18 months, will land in North America on Oct. 5, when cable’s Disney XD will begin showing the animated half-hour five days a week. The TV premiere marks the beginning of a licensing campaign that will see a legion of mischievous Yo-kai spirits unleashed across videogames, comic books, toys, T-shirts, bedding and bean bag chairs over the course of the next year…

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