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Q2 2017 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/24]

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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 2017. Spring 2017 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 2017 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

Discotek Media (North America)


Maiden Japan (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)

Manga Licenses

Bookwalker Global


J-Novel Club


Seven Seas (North America)


Vertical Comics (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)

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Sentai Filmworks got :
Tamako Love Story
Takanashi Rikka Kai: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie
Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen and Mirai-hen

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-31/sentai-filmworks-licenses-tamako-market-chunibyo-beyond-the-boundary-anime-films/.114217
 
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Viz Media add Children of the Whales, SP Baby and Juni Taisen: Zodiac Warriors

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-31/viz-licenses-children-of-the-whales-sp-baby-juni-taisen/.114163
 
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>NISIOISIN novel
>Hardcover
>October
 
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Seven Seas have licensed the manga adaptation of Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai.

Based on the cover it would appear to be this one: https://myanimelist.net/manga/92590/Taimadou_Gakuen_35_Shiken_Shoutai

https://twitter.com/gomanga/status/849791177436090369
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
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Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
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Anime Limited add Anonymous Noise

http://blog.alltheanime.com/anime-limited-licenses-the-series-anonymous-noise/

Also, I probably should have said so a while ago, but those Viz Media licenses are manga licenses rather than anime ones
 
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Funimation will license only 3 shows for spring? Why? Or will they announce later?
 
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Yaoi-Senpai said:
Funimation will license only 3 shows for spring? Why? Or will they announce later?
Funimation often decided later how many shows they would license for home video, based on streaming numbers. They only need to announce their simuldubs early now as Crunchyroll streams the subbed versions. Depending on the contract, home video licensing may be announced right away or closer to when it comes out.
 
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hpulley said:
Yaoi-Senpai said:
Funimation will license only 3 shows for spring? Why? Or will they announce later?
Funimation often decided later how many shows they would license for home video, based on streaming numbers. They only need to announce their simuldubs early now as Crunchyroll streams the subbed versions. Depending on the contract, home video licensing may be announced right away or closer to when it comes out.


Oh, that's understandable. Thanks for the info.
 
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Funimation add Hyouka

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-14/funimation-licenses-hyouka-anime/.114786

Yen Press adds Saga of Tanya the Evil (light novel and manga), Acca 13, One Week Friends, A Polar Bear in Love, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Sword Art Online Caliber, Kaijuu no Shiiku Iin, Youkai Gakkou no Sensei Hajimemashita!, Tatoe Hai ni Natte mo, Val x Love, As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Graineliers, Yurucamp Δ, Satsuriku no Tenshi, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ke and Kumo Desu ga, Nani ga?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-15/yen-press-licenses-saga-of-tanya-the-evil-acca-13-one-week-friends-a-polar-bear-in-love-more/.114879
 
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Atavistic said:
Funimation add Hyouka

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-14/funimation-licenses-hyouka-anime/.114786

Yen Press adds Saga of Tanya the Evil (light novel and manga), Acca 13, One Week Friends, A Polar Bear in Love, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Sword Art Online Caliber, Kaijuu no Shiiku Iin, Youkai Gakkou no Sensei Hajimemashita!, Tatoe Hai ni Natte mo, Val x Love, As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Graineliers, Yurucamp Δ, Satsuriku no Tenshi, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ke and Kumo Desu ga, Nani ga?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-15/yen-press-licenses-saga-of-tanya-the-evil-acca-13-one-week-friends-a-polar-bear-in-love-more/.114879

Small correction here, if we go by title of what is licensed, then this shouldn't be named saga of tanya the evil, as this is the subtitle for the anime and only the anime. Novel and Manga are both called Youjo Senki and only that.
 
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Zefyris said:
Atavistic said:
Funimation add Hyouka

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-14/funimation-licenses-hyouka-anime/.114786

Yen Press adds Saga of Tanya the Evil (light novel and manga), Acca 13, One Week Friends, A Polar Bear in Love, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Sword Art Online Caliber, Kaijuu no Shiiku Iin, Youkai Gakkou no Sensei Hajimemashita!, Tatoe Hai ni Natte mo, Val x Love, As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Graineliers, Yurucamp Δ, Satsuriku no Tenshi, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ke and Kumo Desu ga, Nani ga?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-15/yen-press-licenses-saga-of-tanya-the-evil-acca-13-one-week-friends-a-polar-bear-in-love-more/.114879

Small correction here, if we go by title of what is licensed, then this shouldn't be named saga of tanya the evil, as this is the subtitle for the anime and only the anime. Novel and Manga are both called Youjo Senki and only that.


Or "The Saga of Evil Tanya" if you go by the title YP gave it in their panel.

The rest of the names Atavistic gave seem to be half the Japanese title and half the English title given by YP.
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
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Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
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@snow - you've linked both of those two series to the same MAL page.
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yay Sentai has so many shows this season 😍😍😍😍
 
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Bookwalker Global have announced a release of Tatakau Panya to Automaton Waitress, which they intend to name The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress. Volume 1 will be released in June and be a bookwalker exclusive for the first 6 months.

https://global.bookwalker.jp/info-news_20170421/
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Hyouka AND Tamako Market!?
Finally two of my favorite kyoani shows get the licensing that they deserve! :')
Heck, I'm so happy I think that I'll actually give their dubs a chance just to be nice.
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Discotek Media add Marmalade Boy, Nutcracker Fantasy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986 TV anime series), A Journey Through Fairyland (Yousei Florence) and the Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective TV anime series

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-06/discotek-licenses-marmalade-boy-sanrio-nutcracker-fantasy/.115778
 
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Seven Seas has licensed: Mamama, Mononoke Sharing, DNA Doesn't Tell Us, Crisis Girls, Sorry for My Familiar, and High-Rise Invasion. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-12/seven-seas-entertainment-licenses-okayado-mamama-coolkyoushinja-mononoke-sharing-more-manga/.116050
 
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Couple of light novel licenses over the last few weeks that aren't in the thread yet:

Vertical licensed https://myanimelist.net/manga/83145/Shigatsu_wa_Kimi_no_Uso__6-nin_no_Études, which they seem to have titled "Your Lie in April", so as to confuse people.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/05/22/vertical-announces-plans-for-nekomonogatari-and-more

Yen Press licensed Re:Zero Ex

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-16/yen-press-licenses-re-zero-ex-spinoff-novels/.116190
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Just to say - I linked the wrong source in that last post. This has now been fixed.
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It seems that Vertical also licensed the Vol.2 of Zaregoto, Strangulation. It's already in Amazon preorder.
They didn't say something official though.
 
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Best licensing of 2017 folks.

Maiden Japan just licensed the Hinako OVA series ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

(Sleeping with Hinako, Training with Hinako and Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-15/maiden-japan-licenses-hinako-ova-series/.117535
 
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Yen Press has digitally licensed GESELLSCHAFT BLUME & IM: The Great Priest Imhotep!
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Thread continues here. Thanks to everyone who have contributed to the Q2 thread!