Longtime exec based in Japan.

Kaoru Mfaume has been named managing director of anime/Asian live-action DVD label Manga Entertainment.

Mfaume, who was most recently VP of acquisitions for Manga, has worked at the company since 1995. He also served as an artist development executive at Palm Pictures.

Mfaume is based in Japan, and reports to Ted Green, CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment in Troy, Mich. In addition to distributing Manga titles, Anchor Bay releases TV programming such as "3rd Rock From the Sun" and "Three's Company," children's titles including the Thomas & Friends and Mister Rogers franchises, and fitness titles such as "Crunch" and "For Dummies."