Reported today on Anime News Network that Crunchyroll and Viz Media Europe have announced that companies have signed an agreement that Crunchyroll would become the Major Investor. The Hitotsubashi Group consists of Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd will also retain a minority stake in Viz Media Europe.
Viz Media Europe comprised of Viz Europe, AV Visionen, Anime Versand, and VIZ Media Switzerland. Viz Media Europe and Viz Media Switzerland are the content suppliers for TV providers and video-on-demand platforms for Europe, The Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. Also, the group handles Theatrical Distribution of Anime in Europe, Retail in the EMEA Region; Manga publishing (including Kazé Manga) in French and German-speaking Europe, home video releases and Video Streaming.
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