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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (April-June) of 2018. Spring 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 Spring 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

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Aniplex USA (United States)


Discotek Media (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


Maiden Japan (North America)


MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


VIZ Media (North America)

Manga Licenses

Cross Infinite World
    [4/5] Otogi no Mori Youjo Hime (Little Princess in Fairy Forest)*


Dark Horse Comics (North America)


Kodansha Comics


One Peace Books (North America)


Sol Press


Vertical Comics (North America)
    [3/30] Ankoku Joushi (The Dark Maidens)
    [3/30] Katanagatari
    [3/30] Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)
    [3/30] Satsujinki Tantei no Netsuzou Bigaku (Serial Killer Detective)


VIZ Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)



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Funimation licensed Tokyo Ghoul;re, Steins;Gate 0, High School DxD Hero, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamaato 2202, Kakuriyo - Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Space Battleship Tiramisu, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Golden Kamuy, Dances With the Dragons, and My Hero Academia season 3. https://www.funimation.com/blog/2018/03/23/spring-2018-best-season-ever/
Mar 29, 2018 9:02 AM
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Sentai Filmworks licensed Cutie Honey Universe

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-29/sentai-filmworks-licenses-cutie-honey-universe-anime/.129682
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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online is licensed by Aniplex of America, has been since the US website went live weeks ago.

http://gungale-onlineusa.com/
Mar 30, 2018 11:41 AM
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Funimation licensed the code geass recap movie trilogy

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-30/funimation-acquires-code-geass-recap-film-trilogy/.129745

Viz Media also licensed :

Anime: K: Seven Stories movie series

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-30/viz-media-licenses-k-seven-stories-film-series/.129743

Manga:
Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!
Ao Haru Ride
Radiant
Grancrest Senki
Abara
Ran and the Gray World

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-30/viz-licenses-dragon-ball-yamcha-spinoff-ao-haru-ride-radiant-manga-more/.129742
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Funimation licensed the Assassination classroom movie and Garo: Divine Flames movie

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-30/funimation-licenses-assassination-classroom-garo-divine-flame-films/.129744
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I already mentioned it, but you forgot to add that Funimation licensed Tokyo Ghoul:re.
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@Snow its Yen Press who licensed the mangas posted at #9, not Viz.
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DatRandomDude said:
Ah, shoot. Updated the thread, sorry!

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Vertical also announced Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain) on March 30.
https://twitter.com/Vertical_Comics/status/979839423843102720
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Soooo, Netflix has Dorei-ku The Animation but surprise, surprise : Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime.

http://www.sentaifilmworks.com/news/sentai-filmworks-dominates-the-spring-2018-simulcast-season-with-doreiku-the-animation
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Dark Horse Comics licensed Eromanga Sensei's manga

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-04/dark-horse-comics-to-release-eromanga-sensei-manga/.129941
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Anime Limited have licensed Persona 5

http://blog.alltheanime.com/persona5-announcement/
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Sol Press have licensed:
Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World
Battle Divas

http://solpress.co/blog/97/new-website-new-titles
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One Peace Books licensed :
Hinamatsuri
Hidamari ga Kikoeru: Limit
Yari no Yuusha no Yarinaoshi (LN)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-10/one-peace-books-licenses-hinamatsuri-i-hear-the-sunspot-limit-manga-reprise-of-the-spear-hero-novels/.130167
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Sentai Filmworks licensed Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-16/sentai-filmworks-license-love-chunibyo-and-other-delusions-take-on-me-film/.130448
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Dark Horse licensed Mob Psycho 100 manga

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-23/dark-horse-licenses-mob-psycho-100-manga/.130745
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Discotek licences:
Sister Princess (and the sequel)
Haruka Nogizaka no Himitsu (and sequel)


https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-23/discotek-media-licenses-haruka-nogizaka-secret-sister-princess-anime/.130751
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Been a while since the last update.

Discotek licensed :
Devilman
Angel Cop
Bannou Bunka Neko-Musume (everything in the franchise)
Law of Ueki
Cardcaptor Sakura second movie

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-25/discotek-licenses-devilman-angel-cop-cat-girl-nuku-nuku-law-of-ueki-cardcaptor-sakura-the-sealed-card/.131700

Maiden Japan licensed:
Gunparade March
Glass no Kamen 1984

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-24/maiden-japan-licenses-gunparade-march-glass-mask-1984-anime/.131973



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Anime Limited have licensed:
Amanchu!
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (license rescue - previously released by Beez Entertainment)
They also license rescued Sound! Euphonium (season 1 plus OVA plus specials), from themselves (it's complicated)

https://animeuknews.net/2018/05/mcm-london-may-2018-announcements-anime-limited-round-up-part-1/

MVM have licensed:
Higurashi: When They Cry (all 3 seasons) (yes, this was not previously available in the UK)

Universal pictures have sublicensed the following to MVM (as they seem to have pulled out of the UK market):
Bakuon
Heroic Legend of Arslan S2
Seven Mortal Sins
Starmyu seasons 1 & 2

http://www.mvm-films.com/news?ID=2057
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Shame Amanchu! doesn't have an NA licensor.

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