Viz Promotes Alvin Lu to Executive VP of Publishing
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
North American manga publisher Viz Media announced on Monday that it promoted Alvin Lu to the position of Executive Vice President of Publishing. Lu joined the company in 2000 as Editor-in-Chief of PULP magazine, and recently he worked on Viz's original graphic novel content and digital delivery initiatives.
In the company's press release, the Viz President and CEO Ken Sasaki said, "Alvin always made sure Viz Media had the best manga titles direct from Japan, and his creative instincts are unparalleled in the industry." Lu served as Editorial Director for many Viz manga titles such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Hunter X Hunter, Rurouni Kenshin, and Baron: The Cat Returns.
Viz promoted Sasaki from Senior Vice President and General Manager to his current position on April 1. He succeeded Hidemi Fukuhara, who is serving as Vice Chairman.