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Q1 2020 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/15]

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In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (January-March) of 2020. Winter 2020 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 2020 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

FUNimation (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Discotek Media (North America)


Manga Licenses

Ablaze Publishing (North America)


futekiya
    [2/17] Boku dake no Gaishou-san (My Own Personal Direct Sales Agent)* [Light Novel]
    [2/17] Hatsukoi Signal: Sou x Akira Story (First Love Signal: Sou x Akira Story)* [Light Novel]
    [2/17] Incubus no Aigan Dorei (The Incubus' Pet Slave)* [Light Novel]
    [2/17] Niizuma Deka (Officer Newlywed)* [Light Novel]
    [2/17] Youko Joushi no Ijiwaru Konkon* (My Boss is a Yapping, Mean-Spirited Fox Spirit) [Light Novel]


J-Novel Club (North America)


Kaiten Books (North America)


Kodansha Comics (North America)


Manga Planet


One Peace (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


Tokyopop (North America)


VIZ Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)


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Yen Press licenses Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken: Mamono no Kuni no Arukikata
https://twitter.com/yenpress/status/1214277350667501568

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Discotek licensed :
Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie
Nils no Fushigi na Tabi
Tenshi no 3P!
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-01-24/discotek-licenses-fujiko-mine-lie-the-wonderful-adventures-of-nils-anime/.155752
 
 
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Seems like Funimation is hinting at Paranoia Agent getting licensed by them.

https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/1223365339859210240?s=19
 
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Likely, but we'll have to wait for an official announcement from them.

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Snow said:
Likely, but we'll have to wait for an official announcement from them.


It is now confirmed.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-03/funimation-exclusively-streams-satoshi-kon-paranoia-agent-anime/.156071
 
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Seven Seas licensed ''Hajimete, Kanojo to.'' and ''Ruri-iro no Yume''

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-14/seven-seas-adds-the-conditions-of-paradise-our-first-time-the-conditions-of-paradise-azure-dream-yuri-manga/.156490

Viz licensed :
Sasuke Shinden
Chainsaw Man
Tonikaku Kawaii
Yuukoku no Moriarty
Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki
Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution
Ningyo Series
Kushami
Jigokusei Remina

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-14/viz-licenses-remina-moriarty-the-patriot-fly-me-to-the-moon-more-manga/.156474
 
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Sentai Filmworks licensed Try Knights lmao.

https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/a/news/sentai-scores-try-knights
 
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Seven Seas licensed 4 more manga and LN:

- Raise wo Chikatte Tensei Shitara Taihen na Koto ni Natta
- Ore Dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon ~Kossori Kitaete Sekai Saikyō (both manga and LN)
- Niji to Kuro
- Tonari no Helvetica Manga de Wakaru О̄bun Font no Sekai

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-20/seven-seas-licenses-we-swore-to-meet-in-the-next-life-and-that-when-things-got-weird-rainbow-and-black-manga/.156673



https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-20/sentai-filmworks-licenses-try-knights-rugby-anime/.156676
 
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New batch of Seven Seas license :

- Pujo to Yajū: JK ga Akyuyaku Wrestler ni Koi Shita Hanashi
- Blue Giant
- Omae Gotoki ga Maо̄ ni Kateru to Omou na to Yūsha Party wo Tsuihо̄ Sareta no de, О̄to de Kimama ni Kurashitai
- Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-21/seven-seas-licenses-cutie-and-the-beast-blue-giant-manga-yes-no-or-maybe-light-novels/.156722
 
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Yen Press licensed a few stuff:

Kotonoha no Niwa (Novel)
Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits (light novel)
Last Round Arthurs (Manga)
Majo Raba Majo Reba (Manga)
Yoshinozuikara
ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka P.S.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Edition

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-06/yen-press-licenses-5-manga-2-novels-for-august-release/.157231
 
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Kodansha Comics licensed 8 manga digitally:

Kakushigoto
Orient
Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai
Gal to Kyouryuu
Oshi ga Watashi de Watashi ga Oshi de
Yubisaki to Renren
Jijō! Heibon Mazoku no Eiyū Life: B-kyú Mazoku nanoni Cheat Dungeon o Tsukutte Shimatta Kekka
Dolly Kill Kill

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-08/kodansha-comics-licenses-kakushigoto-my-roomie-is-a-dino-orient-5-other-manga-for-digital-release/.157273
 
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Discotek licensed :

Konosuba Season 1
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-13/discotek-licenses-konosuba-poco-udon-world-she-and-her-cat-everything-flows-anime/.157450

 
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we got another new manga licensor in the ring.

Kaiten Books licensed :

Hitoribotchi no Isekai Kouryaku
Mukasete! Ryugasakisan

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-15/new-u.s-manga-publisher-kaiten-books-announces-license-of-loner-life-in-another-world-shed-that-skin-ryugasaki-san-manga/.157513
 
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It'll be added to the Q2 thread, thanks.

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