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Kadokawa of Japan to use Malaysia as launchpad to S-E Asia and Middle East


Consumers were attracted to the colourful Art Square Group publications on display during a Gempak Starz Penang comic tour in September 2013.

Consumers were attracted to the colourful Art Square Group publications on display during a Gempak Starz Penang comic tour in September 2013.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tokyo-listed entertainment content provider Kadokawa Corp, which owns an 80% stake in Malaysian comics and children’s book publisher Art Square Group (ASG) via its Hong Kong publishing company Kadokawa Holdings Asia Ltd (KHA), has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with InvestKL that would see both parties expand their business into the South-East Asia and the Middle East markets.

The ceremony also marked the rebranding of the acquired entity ASG, which publishes the Gempak and Comic King comic magazines, to Kadokawa Gempak Starz (KGS).

   

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