New President in Place at VIZ Media Europe


Kazuyoshi Takeuchi has been appointed to succeed Hyoe Narita as president of VIZ Media Europe.

In this role, Takeuchi will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations in Europe. Takeuchi began working at Shodensha Publishing in 1974 and worked his way up to the role of president in 2002. Since 2015, he has been an advisor for Shodensha. Narita is leaving the position after five years as president of VIZ Media Europe and will continue to provide his services as executive advisor.

Takeuchi commented, “I’m very excited to join VIZ Media Europe Group and work alongside the Japanese manga and animation professionals in Europe. I would like to thank Hyoe Narita for his precious contribution in maintaining VIZ Media Europe’s strong leadership position. I look forward to leading the group into its next phase of success.”