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Sep 30, 2016 2:11 AM
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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)


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Wells that disappointing
No good anime
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Shoujo,Yaoi,Josei, reverse harem shows/fans are cancer to the anime community
FEMINISM IS CANCER!!!!
 
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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.
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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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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Modified by kuuderes_shadow, Oct 2, 2016 7:27 AM
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

There is no such thing as shit taste. Only idiots who think everyone should have the same taste as they do.
 
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Oct 2, 2016 7:24 AM
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Best announcement of the year!
 
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Oct 14, 2016 10:07 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
MyAnimeList News | MAL interviews JAM Project | MAL interviews fhána | Anime & Manga Licenses | Summer 2017 Simulcast List
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Oct 14, 2016 10:22 PM
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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
MyAnimeList News | MAL interviews JAM Project | MAL interviews fhána | Anime & Manga Licenses | Summer 2017 Simulcast List
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Oct 14, 2016 10:54 PM
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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.)
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*.
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Oct 17, 2016 6:31 PM

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More Spice & Wolf!? There are no words to describe my happiness.
 
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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)
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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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
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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I know I'm looking forward to Harumatsu to Bokura but I'm delighted that Kimi no na wa. is included in that list.
 
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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)
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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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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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
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*.
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Thanks to everyone who contributed in this thread and throughout 2016!