Turner Character Tuzki Takes on Japan

After conquering much of Asia, the TurnOut Ventures (a subsidiary of Turner) bunny character Tuzki is heading to Japan with a new licensing agent.

Tact Communications has been appointed to handle licensing for the brand in Japan and will manage all Tuzki consumer product, premium and promotional licensing in the country.

Known for his wacky emoticons on messaging apps and social networks, Tuzki’s first animation short, “Love Assassin,” premiered on YouTube in February.

The brand is targeted to adults ages 18 to 16 and will make its debut appearance in Japan at Licensing Japan this week.