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Geneon Names New President and CEO

19 Apr, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf

Top anime supplier Geneon Entertainment has a new top guy.

Eiji Orii, formerly SVP and chief planning officer for Geneon, has been promoted to president and CEO.

He takes over for Yosuke Kobayashi, who will remain on the Geneon board of directors in Japan.

Orii is charged with spearheading the company's push for a greater presence in the global marketplace. He has been with Geneon since 1983.

“I have seen the industry evolve, and have helped to guide Geneon Entertainment to its current position of dominance in the changing marketplace,” Orii said. “I look forward to taking the reins and ushering in even more prosperity and success in this exciting new era of digital communication.”

Geneon's anime catalog includes Viewtiful Joe, Samurai Champloo, Paranoia Agent, Hellsing, Trigun, Law Of Ueki, Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Saiyuki Reload Gunlock, Appleseed and the critical and cult favorite Akira.

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