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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2016. Fall 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 Fall 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)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Animatsu (United Kingdom)


Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom)


MVM Entertainment

Manga and Novel Licenses

J-Novel Club


Kodansha Comics (North America)


Vertical Comics (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


Yen Press (North America)


Sources:

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SnowDec 23, 2016 12:13 PM
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Wells that disappointing
No good anime
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DoctorSexy said:
Wells that disappointing
No good anime


Given that the period covered by this thread technically hasn't started yet, the only things that will be on this thread are things that are airing in Autumn, which for the most part haven't started yet.

In other words, the chance that there would be something on here that you know and like is, basically, nil.
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Sep 30, 2016 7:42 AM
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DoctorSexy said:
Wells that disappointing
No good anime


Q4 hasn't even begun yet. Give it some time. There's bound to be quite a few license announcements during the next three months.
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Vertical license the Kubikiri Cycle (aka Zaregoto)

https://twitter.com/vertical_ed/status/782579992748232704
kuuderes_shadowOct 2, 2016 7:27 AM
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Oct 2, 2016 7:24 AM
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Best announcement of the year!

Oct 2, 2016 10:18 PM
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VIZ Media has licensed Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, Golden Kamuy, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Vampire Knight: Memories manga

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2016-10-10/viz-media-previews-2017-publishing-acquisitions-at-new-york-comic-con/.107474
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Kodansha Comics USA adds:
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken, Fairy Tail: Rhodonite, Koi to Uso, Kigurumi Guardians, Frau Faust, Ohayou, Ibarahime, Harumatsu Bokura, Aho Girl, Houseki no Kuni

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-10-06/kodansha-comics-adds-frau-faust-fairy-tail-rhodonite-kigurumi-defense-squad-aho-girl-hoseki-no-kuni-more-manga/.107331
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Good thing there's a list like this that is easy to find and read.

Looking forward to Vampire Knight memories, Love and Lies and Waiting for Spring!

I've been seeing amazing titles from Kodansha since yesterday.
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It was mentioned in a few places before but this is the first official online confirmation directly from the publisher.

Yen Press have licensed:
SPICE AND WOLF, Volume 18: Spring Log

and

SPICE AND WOLF NEW THEORY: Parchment and Wolf

both scheduled for release in 2017.

http://yenpress.com/2016/10/yen-press-llc-announces-new-acquisitions-at-new-york-comic-con-2016/ (warning: source contains ending spoilers for the original series.)
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More Spice & Wolf!? There are no words to describe my happiness.
Oct 20, 2016 1:10 PM
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Anime Limited license Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

https://twitter.com/AllTheAnime/status/791698199656407041
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Anime Limited have licensed Mob Psycho 100:
https://twitter.com/AllTheAnime/status/791939836286382080

March Comes in Like a Lion:
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/791993369069285376

Kiss Him Not Me:
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/791959707044810756

and Assassination Classroom s2:
https://twitter.com/ukanime/status/791943489239912448
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J-Novel Club add Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash and I Saved Too Many Girls And Caused The Apocalypse for digital release

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-10-28/j-novel-club-licenses-grimgar-of-fantasy-and-ash-i-saved-too-many-girls-and-caused-the-apocalypse-light-novels/.108223


EDIT: Seven Seas add Akashic Records Of The Bastard Magical Instructor manga

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-10-28/seven-seas-licenses-akashic-records-of-the-bastard-magical-instructor-manga/.108243
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Yen Press have licensed:
No Game No Life, Desu!:
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/792116674522652672

Your Name. (novel and manga) and Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound:
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/792117480458162176

Dungeon Meshi:
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/792120003097157636

The final Kingdom Hearts II manga:
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/792124026802020352
kuuderes_shadowOct 28, 2016 8:16 PM
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Manga UK have licensed:
Boruto the Movie (was this announced before? not sure)
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Animatsu have licensed:
Kinmoza
Hello! Kinmoza
Beyond the Boundary Movie 1
Beyond the Boundary Movie 2
Flying Witch
Gatchaman Crowds Insight
A Certain Magical Index II
A Certain Scientific Railgun II

(source: me. Also http://uk-anime.net/newsitem/Manga_Animatsu_MCM_London_Comic_Con_October_2016_license_round-up.html)

MVM have licensed:
Invaders of the Rokujouma!?
Girls und Panzer der Film
(source: http://uk-anime.net/newsitem/MVM_Entertainment_MCM_London_Comic_Con_October_2016_license_round-up.html)

Anime Ltd have licensed:
Evangelion 1.11 (previously released by Manga UK)
Princess Arete
Joker Game
Ace Attorney
Sword Art Online - Ordinal Scale

(source: me. Also http://uk-anime.net/newsitem/Anime_Limited_MCM_London_Comic_Con_October_2016_license_round-up_-_Day_2.html)
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Oct 30, 2016 9:39 AM

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Anime limited have licensed:
- Tenchi GXP (courtesy of Funimation Entertainment)
- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (courtesy of Crunchyroll)
- Silver Spoon
- Rokka: Brave of the Six Flowers (courtesy of Crunchyroll)
- Dagashi Kashi (courtesy of Funimation)


http://uk-anime.net/newsitem/Anime_Limited_MCM_London_Comic_Con_October_2016_license_round-up_-_Day_3.html
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Incidentally, if you're including J-Novel Club you should probably include their first batch of licenses on 14th October:

Occultic;Nine
My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World
Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker
My Little Sister Can Read Kanji

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-10-15/j-novel-club-publisher-launches-to-release-light-novels-in-english-digitally/.107695
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I know I'm looking forward to Harumatsu to Bokura but I'm delighted that Kimi no na wa. is included in that list.
Nov 5, 2016 1:22 AM

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A lot of people are going to be very happy about this set of news:

Funimation add Nichijou, Scrapped Princess and The Betrayal Knows My Name

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-11-04/funimation-adds-nichijou-scrapped-princess-the-betrayal-knows-my-name-anime/.108479
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J-Novel Club have licensed:
The Faraway Paladin
Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension

https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/101/announcements-mixed-bathing-and-the-faraway-paladin (also on the homepage but the forum is a permalink to the news whereas the homepage isn't)
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Yen Press have licensed:
Sound Euphonium (first novel)
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (manga)
Magical Girl Raising Project (light novels)

source:
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/801460047364628480
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/801464357087539200
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/801473663916769281

edit:fixed link
kuuderes_shadowNov 23, 2016 9:27 AM
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So surprised Yen Press licensed Mahoiku.

Not only the sales in japan are nothing amazing but it also seems quite outside of the kind of novel they usually license. ;O
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Atavistic said:
A lot of people are going to be very happy about this set of news:

Funimation add Nichijou, Scrapped Princess and The Betrayal Knows My Name

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-11-04/funimation-adds-nichijou-scrapped-princess-the-betrayal-knows-my-name-anime/.108479


Guess fans waited for years. Tho I already bought Nichijou DVD a few months ago, BD could be nice.
Now a few more years for Hyouka...

Rokka no Yuusha (UK) yay no more overpriced ponycanyon.
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Yen Press have licensed The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria

http://yenpress.com/2016/12/day-7-surprise-announcement/
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J-Novel Club has licensed:

Paying to Win in a VRMMO
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (doesn't meet MAL guidelines as it is the author's only work and the illustrator has only worked on one other title which is also that work's author's sole work to date)

https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/183/two-new-license-announcements
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Dec 30, 2016 11:01 AM
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