Dentsu Entertainment USA

Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. (DEUSA) is a leading independent production and finance company devoted to developing original animated content for broadcasters and media companies in the US and around the world.

Founded in 2010 in Santa Monica, California, DEUSA had an immediate impact on children’s animation creating original series like MONSUNO for major networks like Nickelodeon, Disney XD, Nicktoons, etc. as well as localizing hit shows such as YO-KAI WATCH, LBX, and DELTORA QUEST. Content produced by DEUSA has aired on various affiliate networks and terrestrial broadcasters in over 160 countries worldwide.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest advertising agency and leading producer of Japanese animation, Dentsu, Inc., DEUSA leverages its parent company’s longstanding relationships with Japanese intellectual property (IP) holders to identify globally recognized characters and brands to adapt into original animation programs with worldwide appeal. DEUSA works closely with the IP creators paying homage to the existing brand while expanding upon the universe in new and exciting ways that appeal to new fans and die-hards alike. Currently DEUSA is working with Capcom on a new original series based on MegaMan with a target airdate of 2017, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the franchise.

Main Staff

Tempei Shikama

CEO | Creative Director

Tempei joined DEUSA as CEO in April 2019. He started his career at Dentsu (Tokyo) and established his reputation in the digital domain. During his time at Dentsu, he worked on digital advertising for top clients in Japan as digital creative officer, and earned many international awards such as PR Week Awards Asia, SABRE Awards Asia Pacific, IRRA GWA, and Japan PR Award Grand Prix. With his specialized knowledge in digital platforms and creative expertise, his passion is to develop “new type of entertainment content” that moves global audiences in these disruptive times of content creation. Last but not least, he loves Mango …you know, like the fruit.

Marc Harrington

Executive Vice President – Global Strategy & Development

Prior to Dentsu Entertainment USA, Marc worked in licensing, merchandising and promotions with Paramount Pictures (on Star Trek & Forrest Gump); licensing and promotions with Marvel (on Spider-Man & X-Men); and with his own agency for merchandising and content exploitation for Electronic Arts (on Ultima & The Sims); Artisan (on Blair Witch & Reservoir Dogs); Pioneer/Geneon (on Tenchi Muyo & Akira); as well as with Dreamworks (on Madagascar & Over the Hedge). When not at work, Marc guides and monitors the activity of two teenagers …and tries to find time for fishing, riding motorbikes, and more cartoons.

Satoshi Fujii

Vice President – Development and Production

Satoshi is a multifaceted entertainment professional with experience in both US and Japan. He used to work as an anime producer for the US branch of Pioneer/Geneon, where he worked on international co-productions such as Hellsing, Ergo Proxy, and Paranoia Agent. Satoshi holds a degree in Film Studies from Columbia University, and before entering the animation industry, he wrote and directed promotional videos in Japan for major pharmaceutical companies. We also spent some time at Warner Bros, managing the digitally restoration process of classic films. He is an avid DYIer, and he spends most of his spare time making renovations to his house.