Ken Sasaki Promoted to President and CEO of Viz Media

Ken Sasaki has been promoted as a president and CEO of Viz Media while the current head of the company Hidemi Fukuhara was named Vice Chairman. A “new chapter” of Viz’s digital world ‘monogatari’ has been promised for this year.

Ken Sasaki is the current Seniour Vice President and General Manager at Viz, on April 1, though, he will be the new Presidet and CEO of the company, inheriting the position after the current president, Hidemi Fukuhara, will step into the Vice Chairman position and forget about the everyday routines from the past several years.

Fukuhara-san has worked 19 years in the Merrill Lynch Japan Securities before 2004 when he joins the US-based media company. Sasaki, on the other hand, has been around since 2008. He has been described as “a driving force behind developing relationships with industry leaders for the digital distribution of anime.”

Everyone who adores what VizMedia are doing for the promotion and distribution of Japanese arts was also promised that: “Sasaki plans to unveil the next digital chapter for Viz Media this summer.” (there are already Weekly Shounen Jump Alpha, VizManga and VizAnime).


Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.

8 thoughts on “Ken Sasaki Promoted to President and CEO of Viz Media

  1. Why should we even bother with corporate shizz? It’s the big power game – no matter if it’s manga or petrol. Let them be and hope they won’t fix what’s not broken.

    1. I know what you mean… The fact that he’s worked with Merrill Lynch just makes him a great capitalist. That does not make him good for a manga/anime company. Hope he won’t be too radical, because it will affect us all in one way or another…

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