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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2018. Winter 2018 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 Winter 2018 can be found here. Digital releases are noted with an asterisk (*).

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 (United States)


Discotek Media (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


GKIDS (North America)


Maiden Japan (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Manga Licenses

J-Novel Club


Kodansha Comics (North America)


One Peace Books (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


Tokyopop


VIZ Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)
    [2/2] Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)


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I do not even know how innocent the Mitsuboshi Colors should be, given the age of main cast and the synopsis.
Jan 2, 2018 11:24 AM
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GKIDS licensed Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta and Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/gkids-acquires-lu-wall-more-masaaki-yuasa-titles-1070985
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Funimation:
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Citrus
Dagashi Kashi 2
DARLING in the FRANXX
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Junji Ito Collection
Karakai Jouzu No Takagi-San
Toji no Miko

Aniplex of America:
Record of Grancrest War
Slow Start
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Funimation also has the right to Poputepipikku (SimulDub).
https://mobile.twitter.com/FUNimation/status/948661359977385985

This show is simply a non-exclusive for the licensor, so we are excited to license the SimulDub! :)
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Viz Media licensed the new Captain Tsubasa for North America AND Latin America
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J-Novel Club have licensed [New Life+] Young Again in Another World

https://j-novel.club/c/new-life-young-again-in-another-world-vol-1-part-1
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Discotek licensed :

Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu
Konjiki no Gash Bell: 101 Banme no Mamono
Konjiki no Gash Bell!!: Attack of the Mechavulcan
Great Mazinger anime series

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-14/discotek-licenses-great-mazinger-anime-toriko-film-2-zatch-bell-films/.126408
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Sentai Filmworks licensed both Negima series. (Funimation lost the license for both)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-18/sentai-filmworks-licenses-both-negima-tv-anime/.126624
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Aniplex of America licensed Cells at Work.
http://www.aniplexusa.com/cellsatwork/
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Viz Media licensed the RWBY anthology series manga.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-23/viz-media-licenses-rwby-manga-anthology-series/.126824
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J-Novel Club license Hyakuren no Haou to Seiryaku no Valkyria.

https://j-novel.club/c/the-master-of-ragnarok-blesser-of-einherjar-volume-1-part-1
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
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Cross Infinite World licensed Mia to Kindan no Sōyaku Report light novel.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-31/cross-infinite-world-licenses-mia-and-the-forbidden-medicine-report-light-novel/.127144
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@DatRandomDude Unfortunately, it is still a web novel--it has not been physically published, thus it has no entry in the db (despite being labeled as an LN) so we can't really add it here :( Thanks for the update here, though!
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Wasn't even aware anyone was even still touching the Zatch Bell series. Odd.

Also hilarious that Funi is even touching Free! considering how much that dub bombed on all conceivable levels but I guess the box sales must've been worth the license.
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@Snow the link for Tomo-chan goes to the manga page of Wotaku instead
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@DatRandomDude Woops, that's my fault. Fixed, thanks!
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J-Novel Club has licensed Isekai ni Tensei Shitan dakedo Ore, Tensai tte Kanchigai Saretenai?

https://twitter.com/jnovelclub/status/964332188320722944
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I guess Funimation licensed Re:Zero, they announced today at their Katsucon panel that there's going to be a dub and they will be releasing the blu-rays this Summer.
https://twitter.com/pennstateanime/status/964988986711269377

Aniplex USA licensed Persona 5 The Animation.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-16/aniplex-usa-licenses-persona-5-anime/.127859

GKIDS licensed Mamoru Hosoda's upcoming movie Mirai no Mirai
https://twitter.com/GKIDSfilms/status/964552463104688128
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@DatRandomDude Will update the thread. As for Mirai no Mirai, we have published an article about it here. Thanks!
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Koi wa Ameagari no You ni has been listed on Amazon by Vertical Comics
https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Rains-Various/dp/1947194348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518993000&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+rains

Thread will be updated when this has been confirmed by them.
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Kodensha USA licensed these manga (at first they will be released digitally)

Shokuryō Jinrui: Starving Anonymous
Liar x Liar
Perfect World

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-27/kodansha-usa-licenses-starving-anonymous-perfect-world-liar-x-liar-manga-digitally/.128342
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Discotek licensed :

Uchuu Senshi Baldios (Movie)
Ayakashi
Fair, then Partly Piggy movie

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-28/discotek-licenses-baldios-ayakashi-fair-then-partly-piggy-anime/.128391
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Eromanga Sensei has been listed by Dark Horse Manga
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/592677/eromanga-sensei-volume-1-by-tsukasa-fushimi/9781506709840/?platform=hootsuite

Thread will be updated when this has been confirmed by them.
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One Peace Books has licensed The Reprise of the Shield Hero

http://www.onepeacebooks.com/OPB_FALL_2018_CATALOG?platform=hootsuite
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@sevenPocky you didnt totally updated it, you forgot the discotek licenses i posted at #31
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Whoops, missed that! Thanks @DatRandomDude
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Seven seas licensed the manga AND novel of Kimi no Suizou o Tabetai

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-15/seven-seas-licenses-i-want-to-eat-your-pancreas-novel-manga/.129046
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Discotek licensed 3 new anime :

Star Ocean EX
Tokyo Underground
Kumo no You ni Kaze no You ni

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-23/discotek-licenses-star-ocean-ex-tokyo-underground-like-the-clouds-like-the-wind-anime/.129429
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