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Q3 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 8/1]

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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the third quarter (July-September) of 2018. Summer 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 Summer 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)

Kuma Holdings (North America)

Maiden Japan (North America)

Nozomi Entertainment (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

VIZ Media (North America)

Manga Licenses

Cross Infinite World
    [5/23] Dawn of the Mapmaker*
    [6/27] Hinekure Shishou to Itsuwari no Koibito (The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover)*


J-Novel Club

Kodansha Comics

Maiden Japan (North America)

Media Do International

Seven Seas (North America)


Tokyopop (North America)

VIZ Media (North America)

Yen Press


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Discotek licensed :
Giant Robo The Animation: Chikyū ga Seishisuru Hi
Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo
Kimagure Orange Road
Galaxy Express 999
Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin Eien no Mermaid
Area 88 OVAs
Uchuu Senshi Baldios
Psychoarmor Govarian
Voltes V
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A new manga publisher called Denpa entered the ring.

Here's their first licenses :
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Boku wa Mari no Naka
Kani ni Sasowarete
Tetsudou Shoujo
Futurelog (Renge Murata artbook)

Also 2 manga from FAKKU will be transfered to this one:

Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji
Koi no Choujikuuhou
Aug 16, 11:46 AM
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Viz Media licensed Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

Would be great if someone could update the thread too.
Aug 16, 12:21 PM

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Some J-Novel Club licenses from 4th August at Otakuthon missing from the thread:

Echo (not on MAL)
All Routes Lead to Doom! My Next Life as a Villainess
Apparently it's My Fault that my Husband's Head Turned into that of a Beast (Danna-sama no Atama ga Kemono nano wa Doumo Watashi no Seirashii) (not on MAL)

Plus they will be giving a physical release to How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

Source: (and in the linked livestream)
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
Monthly light novel sales ranks (from Jan 2015)
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
*that there is data for

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