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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2016. Winter anime which were licensed before the quarter began will also be carried over for convenience. Please note that the anime licenses are for home video release; simulcast acquisitions for Spring 2016 can be found here.

This post will be continuously updated as more licenses are announced. If you have a license that we are missing, please feel free to post it in this thread.

Anime Licenses

Aniplex USA (North America)


Discotek (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


Media Blasters (North America)


Pony Canyon USA (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Animatsu (United Kingdom)


Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom)


MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)


Manga Licenses

Crunchyroll


Digital Manga


Kodansha Comics (North America)


Sekai Project (North America)
    [3/25] Sakura Spirit: The Manga


Seven Seas (North America)


Udon Entertainment (North America)


Vertical Comics (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)


Dark Horse Comics (United Kingdom)
    [4/7] Mikubon (Hatsune Miku: Mikubon)


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Mar 31, 2016 12:21 PM
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Nice, this thread is up. Hmm, I heard Funimation spend quite a budget to license Boku no Hero Academia's streaming, video, and merchandising rights.
Mar 31, 2016 12:45 PM
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Hopefully Funimation releases BDs in NA fast :D
Mar 31, 2016 1:02 PM
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Stark700 said:
Nice, this thread is up. Hmm, I heard Funimation spend quite a budget to license Boku no Hero Academia's streaming, video, and merchandising rights.


So that means they won't be licensing any anime this Spring then?
Still waiting if they licensed the series I guessed ahead of time
Mar 31, 2016 2:42 PM
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Nice, thank's for news !
Mar 31, 2016 5:00 PM
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oh great i just ordered kuzu no honkai the other day, i wish i would have waited a little because i would have saved more money because of shipping but oh well.
Mar 31, 2016 6:30 PM
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Yes! Finally! Ballroom e Youkoso is amazing.
Mar 31, 2016 7:44 PM
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AnimeFan500 said:
Stark700 said:
Nice, this thread is up. Hmm, I heard Funimation spend quite a budget to license Boku no Hero Academia's streaming, video, and merchandising rights.


So that means they won't be licensing any anime this Spring then?
Still waiting if they licensed the series I guessed ahead of time


Funimation definitely has more Spring titles they just haven't announced them. They had their podcast yesterday and all people could get from them is "they will be announced soon" and "licensing is complicated". So just a little more patience and hopefully we'll get our line-up especially since there are quite a few animes that haven't been grabbed this season still.
Mar 31, 2016 7:45 PM
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The one i am mostly waiting for is Boku no Hero Academia.

GIVE ME HYPE
Yikes.
Mar 31, 2016 9:19 PM

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Sarahtoga104 said:
AnimeFan500 said:


So that means they won't be licensing any anime this Spring then?
Still waiting if they licensed the series I guessed ahead of time


Funimation definitely has more Spring titles they just haven't announced them. They had their podcast yesterday and all people could get from them is "they will be announced soon" and "licensing is complicated". So just a little more patience and hopefully we'll get our line-up especially since there are quite a few animes that haven't been grabbed this season still.


I see. Thanks for this
Mar 31, 2016 9:20 PM

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So NISA isn't licensing Working! anymore?
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YES!!!!! THANK YOU Media Blasters (North America)
Okusama ga Seitokaichou!

cant wait for the dub
Apr 1, 2016 4:33 AM

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Looking forward to Ballroom e Youkoso.
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Ballroom e Youkoso!!! /throws money at Kodansha.
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Aoharu x Machine Gun <3 I loved the anime, but the scans are only in Chinese so this is welcome. I rarely buy manga, but I'll pick this title up
"What has two arms, two legs, and is alive? Not your favorite character lol! xD"
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Anime Limited add Empire Of Corpses and Harmony

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-27/anime-limited-acquires-empire-of-corpses-and-harmony/.101521

EDIT: Anime Limited also add Lucky Star

http://blog.alltheanime.com/anime-limited-lucky-star/
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I can finally read Gekkan Shoujo soon ^o^
damn that Mikubon manga is tempting though
May 4, 2016 2:56 PM

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Kodansha Comics USA has licensed Sayonara Watashi no Cramer
http://kodanshacomics.com/2016/05/05/naoshi-arakawa-cramer/
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You can now link Chiisana Majo no Kubiwa.
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@GreyHeron: Updated, thanks!
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You can now link Goblin Slayer! (manga).
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@GreyHeron: Thank you! Updated now.
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Yen Press has licensed the KonoSuba light novels and manga and Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody!

https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/733707705865605120
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/733705200268103681
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May 20, 2016 12:36 PM
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@kuuderes_shadow I LOVE YOU YEN PRESS
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Vertical has licensed Flying Witch:
https://twitter.com/Vertical_Comics/status/734468220074229760
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MVM have licensed:
Log Horizon s2

They'll also be releasing Chobits and Serial Experiments Lain on blu-ray, which has only had a DVD release (from MVM) in the UK in the past, and have relicensed Tenchi OVAs (I think they're referring to this: http://myanimelist.net/anime/539/Tenchi_Muyou_Ryououki)

(They also announced various release dates for previously announced series.

More announcements to come tomorrow.

(source for Log Horizon: https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/736216264159469568. Other things can be found on their twitter account.)
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Universal Pictures have licensed:
Berserk (2016)
Drifters
for UK release.

(source: http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/Universal_Pictures_to_release_Berserk_2016_and_Drifters_on_UK_home_video.html)
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Kinda surprised that Drifters has already been licensed in the UK considering that we still don't know when it's getting released.
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MVM have licensed:
11 eyes
Girls Beyond Youth
Norn 9
Nurse Witch Komugi R
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Skip Beat

Also reconfirmed several already announced titles.

Source:
https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/736547919235559425 (11eyes, girls beyond youth)
https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/736548801012469761 (skip beat)
https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/736548359503151108 (the others)
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Manga UK/Animatsu have licensed:
Soul Eater Not (apparently Manga UK)*
Trinity Seven (apparently Animatsu)*
Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions: Heart Throb (Animatsu)
Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals (Manga UK)
HaNaYaMaTa (Animatsu)
Punchline! (Animatsu)
Haven't you heard? I'm Sakamoto (Animatsu)
Digimon series 1 and 2 (Manga UK)

Source: https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736559175703105536
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736559740357087233
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736560089188978689
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736560633966125056
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736561580129800192
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736562045202649088
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736562855953240064
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736563073696288768 and https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/736563180210683904

*the "apparently" is because both were licensed as part of the same license agreement. Which means that one being animatsu and the other manga is a bit odd, even with the two being basically different labels under the same company nowadays.

Plus a blu-ray version of Death Note was announced, which they already have the license to.
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Re:Zero has been licensed already? Excellent news, definitely makes up for the rest of the announcements which don't really feature too much of any interest for me.

MVM have also licensed GATE and Monster Musume, btw.
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danieltortoisee said:

MVM have also licensed GATE and Monster Musume, btw.


They were announced at MCM last October.
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May 28, 2016 1:12 PM
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Sentai Filmworks licensed Origiri back in early April. Source here: http://www.sentaifilmworks.com/news/sentai-filmworks-licenses-onigiri
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Thank you. The list has been updated.
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