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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)


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/
 
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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/
 
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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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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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Cross Infinite World has licensed Otogi no Mori no Youjo Hime (Little Princess in Fairy Forest)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-05/cross-infinite-world-licenses-little-princess-in-fairy-forest-light-novel/.130016

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Anime Limited have licensed Persona 5

http://blog.alltheanime.com/persona5-announcement/
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Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
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*that there is data for

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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