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Q3 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/27]

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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the third quarter (July-Sep) 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 Summer 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

Crunchyroll


Aniplex USA (North America)


Discotek (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


Nozomi Entertainment (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Animatsu (United Kingdom)


Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Manga Licenses

Crunchyroll


Dark Horse Comics (North America)


Kodansha Comics (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


Titan Comics (North America)


Vertical Comics (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)


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>Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for Aniplex.

Didn't FUNimation already have the rights for this show? Looks like it expired.

Wonder if they can make their subs any better with their released, but probably will be x3 the cost.

Gintama for DVD/BD Released? Sign me the fuck up.
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CRUNCHYROLL IS ENTERING IN THE RING AND THEY GONNA HAVE GINTAMA WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH
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THE SKY'S FALLING BABY
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The most surprising part is about CR on the list there. Very interesting.
 
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Crunchyroll is gonna kill Funimation at this rate, funi better start fixing their problems for their own sake.
 
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Yen Press got Rokka no Yuusha, about time honestly.
Someone grab Grimgal now. :c

Did Vertical ever announce the results of their 2017 license survey?

CR doing physical releases now too, nice. Wonder if they'll start doing manga as well.
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@Paulo27: Vertical will have their announcements tomorrow at AX :)
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Paulo27 said:
Yen Press got Rokka no Yuusha, about time honestly.
Someone grab Grimgal now. :c

Did Vertical ever announce the results of their 2017 license survey?

CR doing physical releases now too, nice. Wonder if they'll start doing manga as well.
You mean Grimgar, right? Unless I'm missing a joke here :[...
 
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Tyrel said:
Paulo27 said:
Yen Press got Rokka no Yuusha, about time honestly.
Someone grab Grimgal now. :c

Did Vertical ever announce the results of their 2017 license survey?

CR doing physical releases now too, nice. Wonder if they'll start doing manga as well.
You mean Grimgar, right? Unless I'm missing a joke here :[...
The joke is that you're a filthy secondary. :| (That's what the novel translators called it.)

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@Paulo27: Vertical will have their announcements tomorrow at AX :)
Cool, looking forward to that. Thanks.
 
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Wahoo. Dark Horse picks up more stuff... to not work on the multiple unfinished series they already have...
 
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Holy fuck, Murcielago?!?!? Murcielago!!

And here I was about to import the released volumes.

(I may still do that)

This is the greatest news. Bless Yen Press.
 
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@snow - you missed some posts from yesterday in the old thread.
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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A dub of Gintama can only crash and burn horribly, just look at how the English translation of the manga went, way too many obscure cultural references and Japanese language wordplay to ever work in a dubbed format without butchering the source material. Even in subbed format on Crunchyroll the episodes are flooded with translator's notes, so I can't imagine being able to do that with dubbing. Should've definitely just continued what Sentai was doing and skip dubbing it at all, saves way more money and effort.
 
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Crunchyroll is gonna kill Funimation at this rate, funi better start fixing their problems for their own sake.

I really fucking hope they kill FUNi, they already seem to be kicking them out of the simulcasting business... I think they've only licensed 3 shows this season and two of them are shorts. I could be wrong, though, but that's what I remember seeing.

(Fuck FUNimation tbfh.)
 
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I guess this explains why Funimation has not been having so many good titles in there line up and pretty much getting the boonies anime...Crunchyroll has practically taken over them.

Well actually Funi has not really been getting all that much good titles anymore for the last couple of years.

Crunchy has already pretty much established itslef as the tope tier streaming site in the western market and with it releasing its own dvds/nlu rays they have chance to become a big player in the market.

i wonder how sentai will be effected by this too.
 
 
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you missed some posts from yesterday in the old thread.
Sorry, I missed that >_< It has been added now :)
Added, thank you!
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I thought RnY may be a proper chocie for Yen press, but since they didn't pick it last year at the same time as Overlord, I thought they would ignore that possibility.
That's cool to see they picked it up.
 
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OH MY GOD I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ROKKA NO YUUSHA

Just 2 weeks ago I tweeted Yen Press asking for RnY to be licensed ;u;

The anime left off with a real cliffhanger, and I wanted to read the story more than anything, but not by reading it online. I wanted to support the author, so I kept praying that Yen Press would take it up.

Ah man I'm legit close to crying. BEST.WEEKEND.EVER. ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ
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And so Yen Press pick up yet another series that I just have to read. I love it guys, I really do (especially with how good Rokka was and how little we got in the anime), but can you please slow down a little? My wallet's going to die if this keeps up.
 
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Huh...is Kodansha doing Enen no Shouboutai news? The first two volumes have been available for preorder for a while now.
 
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I like Vertical's consistency with Monogatari. Hopefully they'll maintain this pace throughout the series, and possibly get to other NisiOisiN titles as well.
 
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Happy to see that Rokka no Yuusha was licensed! I really want to own that series! :D
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Crap, Aniplex got their hands on Brotherhood!!!
 
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Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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Anime Limited are apparently reevaluating whether it's worth it to release Ameiro Cocoa (apparently the total number of orders on amazon so far has been 2). Not confirmed to not be getting a release, but it may not be coming.

source: latest podcast (http://blog.alltheanime.com/podcast17/)
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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@Snow - I noticed you have Manga Entertainment listed under the manga section. Manga Entertainment do not license manga and never have. The titles in question are anime and thus belong in the anime section.
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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Thanks everyone for contributing to the Q3 license thread! New licenses will be added to the Q4 license thread.
 
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Orange Was licensed by Funimation
http://www.funimation.com/shows/orange/home