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Q4 2013 Anime Licenses [Update 12/26]

by Florete
Oct 6, 2013 9:31 PM | 104 Comments
Sentai Filmworks:
Maiden Japan:
NIS America:
FUNimation:
MVM Entertainment:
Manga Entertainment:
Anime Limited:
Madman Entertainment:
  • Karneval (TV) - To be released on DVD and BD in August 2014.
  • Binbougami ga! (Good Luck Girl!) - To be released on DVD and BD in March 2014.

Discotek Media:
This post will be continuously updated as more licenses are announced.

Sources:
Sentai Filmworks: Diabolik Lovers, Golden Time, IS: Infinite Stratos 2, Kyoukai no Kanata, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - Shukuteki! Rätsel-hen, Outbreak Company, Time Bokan Oudou Fukko, Non Non Biyori, Meganebu!, Little Busters!: Refrain, Log Horizon, Fushigi no Umi no Nadia, Familiar of Zero 1

Maiden Japan: Myself ; Yourself

NIS America: Working'!!, Uchouten Kazoku, Nagi no Asukara

FUNimation: Space☆Dandy, Eureka Seven, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Hetalia: The Beautiful World, and Senran Kagura, A Certain Magical Index 2 and Movie

MVM Entertainment: IS: Infinite Stratos, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia & Btooom!, Ikkitouse: Great Guardians & Xtreme Xecutor, Night Raid & Girls und Panzer, Hakuouki, Campione! & Zero no Tsukaima, Shinsekai yori

Manga Entertainment: All via UK Anime Network, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, High School DxD, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Anime Limited: Samurai Flamenco, Patema Inverted, Space Dandy, Hal and Escaflowne

Madman: Karneval & Binbougami ga!

Discotek: DNA², Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis, Dragon Half, Fatal Fury

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Redfoxoffire said:
Tyestor said:
Redfoxoffire said:

Manman Entertainment


Madman* :P

That typo was there for so long lol.


I'm the only one who cared :(

Jan 13, 2014 9:26 AM by Tyestor

Setsuna200 said:
if funimation has already released Highschool dxd then why is manga enertainment releasing it??


Because they're releasing it in other countries. This thread is for more than just US licenses.

Dec 28, 2013 12:03 PM by Numi

Setsuna200 said:
if funimation has already released Highschool dxd then why is manga enertainment releasing it??


That's MangaUK, the UK branch of Manga Entertainment.

Dec 28, 2013 12:03 PM by kuuderes_shadow

if funimation has already released Highschool dxd then why is manga enertainment releasing it??

Dec 28, 2013 11:55 AM by Setsuna200

kuuderes_shadow said:

Do license rescues count for this thread?

Before I wouldn't post them, but since I'm doing the all-in-one topic now I'll just toss them in.

Dec 26, 2013 4:13 PM by Florete

AbZeroNow said:
In the United Kingdom, Anime Limited has licensed Vision of Escaflowne
http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-12-24/new-releases-reported-in-neo-magazines

Release is Q4 2014 on Blu-Ray and DVD.


Do license rescues count for this thread?

Anyway, new licenses that are also on that article:
Anime Limited have Hal, as expected.

MangaUK have Robotics;Notes and the Blue Exorcist film.

Dec 24, 2013 10:34 PM by kuuderes_shadow

In the United Kingdom, Anime Limited has licensed Vision of Escaflowne
http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-12-24/new-releases-reported-in-neo-magazines

Release is Q4 2014 on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Dec 24, 2013 3:00 PM by AbZeroNow

MangaUK announced in their latest podcast that they will be releasing both The Devil is a Part Timer and Highschool DxD on Blu-ray and DVD some time next year, as well as that they have licensed Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero.

Source: http://www.mangauk.com/podcast/23-mangauk-podcast-dec13-the-christmas-special.mp3 (c.84 mins in)

Dec 24, 2013 10:48 AM by kuuderes_shadow

AbZeroNow said:
Bluballz said:
Mishukax said:

''We’re going to lay to rest any speculation and announce right now that we’ve got the home video rights for A Certain Magical Index II AND A Certain Magical Index the Movie.''


OMG finally!! Does this mean they're dubbing it or just releasing it subbed?


They'll dub it since they dubbed season 1 and the first season of Railgun. However, they'll also start streaming it subbed in January. Typically Funimation dubs their home video releases.
Well damn, it's certainly Christmas time at FUNimation! I've been waiting to rewatch the second season as well as watch the movie in English. I hope the whole Raildex anime franchise thus far gets dubbed.

Dec 23, 2013 2:44 AM by gamer2710

Tyestor said:
Redfoxoffire said:

Manman Entertainment


Madman* :P

That typo was there for so long lol.

Dec 23, 2013 2:29 AM by Florete

Redfoxoffire said:

Manman Entertainment


Madman* :P

Dec 23, 2013 1:16 AM by Tyestor

Wow I kind of failed on the uptake here.

Got all the new stuff in, will get updates soon.

Dec 23, 2013 12:31 AM by Florete

MVM is in the UK & Ireland.

I wouldn't post about licenses for other countries. Even when I do find out about them before there is a post on here.

Dec 21, 2013 12:29 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
release dates for MVM licenses:

Ikki Tousen Great Guardians - DVD only, June 2nd
Girls und Panzer - currently DVD only (see below), April 14th
Hakuoki - all DVD only, season 1 February 3rd, season 2 March 3rd, season 3 April 7th, OVA May 12th

Are all now available for order from Anime-on-Line, along with the previously announced Sankarea (May 5th, DVD only) and Fate/Zero (DVD, Blu-ray and Collectors Edition, part 1 April 28th, part 2 May 26th).

Of the announcements listed on this thread, the following were already available to order:
Infinite Stratos - DVD only, February 17th
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - DVD only, February 10th
Night Raid 1931 - DVD only, March 10th
BTOOOM! - DVD only, March 17th

(Anime-on-Line is owned by MVM)

They've also revealed that they have another 3 series which will be released starting from April 2014 (source: https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/414058993066078209), and that they're going to try to get Girls und Panzer on Blu Ray (source: https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/414066725676531712)

Ok i dont get what your saying. Pretty much all of those series are already available to buy, or are these just different companies releasing the same titles?

Dec 20, 2013 4:21 PM by Bluballz

As if that wasn't enough stuff to post last time, Toei have leaked that MangaUK will be releasing Dragon Ball, starting in Summer next year.

Source: http://www.toei-animation.com/en/node/1350

Dec 20, 2013 10:03 AM by kuuderes_shadow

release dates for MVM licenses:

Ikki Tousen Great Guardians - DVD only, June 2nd
Girls und Panzer - currently DVD only (see below), April 14th
Hakuoki - all DVD only, season 1 February 3rd, season 2 March 3rd, season 3 April 7th, OVA May 12th

Are all now available for order from Anime-on-Line, along with the previously announced Sankarea (May 5th, DVD only) and Fate/Zero (DVD, Blu-ray and Collectors Edition, part 1 April 28th, part 2 May 26th).

Of the announcements listed on this thread, the following were already available to order:
Infinite Stratos - DVD only, February 17th
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - DVD only, February 10th
Night Raid 1931 - DVD only, March 10th
BTOOOM! - DVD only, March 17th

(Anime-on-Line is owned by MVM)

They've also revealed that they have another 3 series which will be released starting from April 2014 (source: https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/414058993066078209), and that they're going to try to get Girls und Panzer on Blu Ray (source: https://twitter.com/MVM_UK/status/414066725676531712)

Dec 20, 2013 9:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Bluballz said:
Sentai Filmworks licenses Zero no Tsukaima for home video release.


On DVD and Blu-Ray http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-19/sentai-filmworks-adds-the-familiar-of-zero-tv-anime

I am also happy with this news.

Dec 19, 2013 1:34 PM by AbZeroNow

Redfoxoffire said:
An explanation: Some of you may have noticed licenses haven't been posted for a long time. The news staff had decided that the excessive posting of low-profile licenses was useless and only serving to clog up news space with topics few people read or posted in. We proposed various ideas on how to handle getting the information out effectively, and after some discussion (and maybe some laziness) we came to this conclusion. For those familiar with the quarterly simulcast list, this topic will be very similar to that one. I'll add in new licenses to the first post as they come and, if necessary, make a new post about it.

Feel free to ask questions or give suggestions and this is a new idea starting now for the first time and not expected to be perfect.


Sounds like a good idea.

Dec 19, 2013 12:40 PM by Ara_

Sentai Filmworks licenses Zero no Tsukaima for home video release.

Dec 19, 2013 12:34 PM by Bluballz

Aniplex of America will stream(and has home video plans for) Nisekoi and Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-19/aniplex-usa-to-stream-world-conquest-nisekoi-anime

Dec 19, 2013 11:29 AM by AbZeroNow