Laizen Entertainment was founded by Shin Koyamada and Nia Lyte in 2009, starting with the publication of their first American-style comic book, "The Dreamhoppers," which was distributed through independent comic book stores across the United States. Since then, Laizen has developed and produced original comic book titles for numerous clients, leveraging its experienced production team based in various countries.

Laizen also specializes in creating digital stickers featuring original characters for companies in diverse industries, successfully publishing them on the LINE app, one of the world's largest mobile platforms. Additionally, the company has developed various mobile video games based on their comic books and digital stickers, collaborating with an international development team.

Beyond creative and production services, Laizen designs and produces merchandising toys based on their content, partnering with leading merchandising companies in the United States and Japan and manufacturing in China.


Shin Koyamada

Co-Founder and CEO, Laizen Entertainment

Shin Koyamada, the CEO of Laizen Entertainment, first gained global recognition 25 years ago with his co-starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster "The Last Samurai" and as the star of Disney's "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior." For over two decades, he has been producing a wide range of media content, including movies, shows, comics, and video games in the United States, Japan, Europe and Africa.

Koyamada has held numerous leadership roles in the entertainment industry, serving as CEO of Shinca Entertainment, International President of ChimeTV, and CEO of N LITE Japan. He has also provided senior advisory services to multiple startups and Fortune Global 100 companies.

In addition to his business endeavors, Koyamada is known for his global philanthropic efforts. He leads the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), Guardian Girls International (GGI), StarAngel International (SAI), and Anime Week International (AWI) as their Board Chair or CEO, making significant contributions to international communities.

Nia Lyte

Co-Founder and President, Laizen Entertainment

Nia Lyte, originally from Colombia, is the co-founder and President of Laizen Entertainment. She is a successful entrepreneur, author, producer, and TEDx Speaker. After graduating from college in the United States, she launched her own cosmetic company. In her mid-20s, she founded Shinca Entertainment in Hollywood, which produced her own talk show for Hispanic audiences in the USA.

As a producer, Lyte has developed and produced numerous films, shows, comics, digital stickers, and other entertainment content in the United States and South America. She is also the author of "The Power of Inner Beauty," available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Additionally, Lyte serves on the boards of several international NGOs.