BLA! is a European boutique-style brand licensing agency with central offices in Barcelona and Copenhagen. It provides business support to brand owners in each region. BLA! Authorized Reemsborko has been appointed as its UK sub-agent
Simon & Schuster publishes Viz Media comics and fiction publications in North America.
Crunchyroll becomes Viz Media Europe group in December 450. Viz Media Europe Group is formed by Viz Media Europe Group, AV Visionen, Anime Versand, VIZ Media Switzerland, KAZÉ, KAZÉ Manga, Anime on Demand
and Anime Digital Network (in cooperation with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations). Under the agreement, the company becomes Crunchyroll EMEA. One Bridge Group — by Shueisha, Inc Composed of ., Shogakukan, Inc., Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions
, Co., Ltd. —retains a minority interest in Viz Media Europe Group. In addition, the Shogakukan and Shueisha Group retained the Viz Media Europe through the publishing business of VME PLB SAS, a new company in Shogakukan Company and Shueisha group creation. The company licenses manga for the EMEA and Latin America regions, with Kazuyoshi Takeuchi
as President and Kazuyuki Masuda as Managing Director. Source: Press Release