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Q1 2014 Anime Licenses [Update 3/30]

by Florete
Jan 2, 2014 8:14 PM | 98 Comments
Sentai Filmworks (North America):
NIS America (North America):
VIZ Media (North America):
  • Seirei no Moribito (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) (License rescue) - Airing on Neon Alley starting January 17 and later to be released on blu-ray and DVD.

MVM Entertainment (UK):
Manga Entertainment UK:
Anime Limited:
Diskotek Media (North America):
Right Stuf (North America):
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia):
Madman Entertainment (Australia):
GKids (North America):
Funimation (North America):
  • Ben-To - To be released on home video in Summer 2014

Aniplex of America (U.S.A.):
This post will be continuously updated as more licenses are announced.

Sources:
Sentai Filmworks: Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Engaged to the Unidentified, Magical Warfare, Super Sonico The Animation, Wizard Barristers, Sakura Trick, Nobunaga the Fool, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Maoyu - Archenemy & Hero), Short Peace Opening (Short Peace), Buki yo Saraba (Short Piece), Gambo (Short Peace), Hi no Youjin (Short Peace), Tsukumo (Short Peace), Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?), Haikyuu!, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior), Isshuukan Friends. (One Week Friends),

NIS America: Chronicles of the Going Home Club, The Pilot's Love Song, Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

VIZ Media: Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit

MVM Entertainment: Accel World, We Without Wings, Chrome Shelled Regios, Toradora!

Manga UK: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, One Piece (2000), One Piece: Nejimaki Jima no Daibouken (One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure), One Piece: Chinjuujima no Chopper Oukoku (One Piece: Chopper Kingdom of Strange Animal Island), One Piece: Dead End no Bouken (One Piece: Dead End), One Piece: Norowareta Seiken (One Piece: The Curse of the Sacred Sword), One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima (One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island), One Piece: Karakurijou no Mecha Kyohei (One Piece: Karakuri Castle's Mecha Giant Soldier), One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi (One Piece The Movie: Episode of Arabasta - The Desert Princess and the Pirates), One Piece: Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura (One Piece Movie 9, One Piece: Episode of Chopper Plus - Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Sakura), One Piece: Strong World, Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission, Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border: Less Project, Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain, Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers,

Anime Limited: Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou (Mai-Mai Miracle), Kill la Kill, Space☆Dandy 2nd Season,

Diskotek Media: Lupin III: The Hemingway Paper Mystery, DearS, Tenjou Tenge, School Days, School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan

Right Stuf: Amaenaide yo!! (Ah! My Buddha), Amaenaide yo!! Katsu!! (Ah! My Buddha Katsu)

Hanabee Entertainment : Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou (Campione!), Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero), Shinsekai Yori, Medaka Box, Nekomonogatari: Kuro

Madman Entertainment: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, Nobunagun, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou, Fantasista Doll, Robotics;Notes

Gkids: Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya)

Funimation: Ben-To

Aniplex of America: Servant x Service, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School), Mushishi Zoku Shou (Mushi-shi Zoku Shou), Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (Nanana's Buried Treasure), Mekakucity Actors (Mekaku City Actors)

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Q2 Anime licences 2014 thread can be found here http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1136599.
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Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM by rodac

kuuderes_shadow said:
They also announced that it will be simulcast on Wakanim in the summer, which I believe makes it the first Summer simulcast license announcement lol. Not worth putting up a thread for that yet of course, though.

Oh and by the way Manga UK have had the license to the original Ghost in the Shell for years (decades, even), albeit only on DVD.


It will be the first entry then. It's almost April and time for the next quarters' threads.

Ah. I had thought otherwise and it made me wonder why all it received was a single line. Fixed.

And thank you all for your submissions. : )

Mar 27, 2014 7:40 AM by Dunois

Roloko said:
^ This gives me hope that Sentai will get other sports anime like Kuroko no Basket.
I think Kuroko not getting licensed may be tied to those threats against the author. Now that the guy's been caught, it could happen. But still, sports anime just don't sell, so most distributors aren't willing to take the risk. Kuroko does have a significantly large fanbase in the west, though.

Mar 26, 2014 2:43 PM by MirrorMouse

Roloko said:
^ This gives me hope that Sentai will get other sports anime like Kuroko no Basket.


100% Agrees. I want them to add Diamond no Ace too!!!

Mar 26, 2014 12:58 PM by AnimeFan500

^ This gives me hope that Sentai will get other sports anime like Kuroko no Basket.

Mar 26, 2014 12:09 PM by Roloko

Anime Limited have the license to Space Dandy season 2 in the UK. Further details will be made available at a later date:
http://www.alltheanime.com/space-dandy-s2/

They also announced that it will be simulcast on Wakanim in the summer, which I believe makes it the first Summer simulcast license announcement lol. Not worth putting up a thread for that yet of course, though.

Oh and by the way Manga UK have had the license to the original Ghost in the Shell for years (decades, even), albeit only on DVD.

Mar 25, 2014 5:16 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Updated. I'm sorry I took so long.

Mar 24, 2014 4:06 PM by Dunois

Manga UK has announced at their panel at the Birmingham MCM Exp that they have licensed the first 10 One Piece films, as well as Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
One Piece: Strong World (the 10th film) will be the first to get released, on June 30th on DVD and Blu-Ray.

source: http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/MCM_Birmingham_Comic_Con_2014_news_round-up.html

Mar 22, 2014 7:48 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Funimation licenses Ben-to for home video for summer release with a dub which will stream starting in May.
http://www.funimation.com/blog/2014/03/20/ben-to-english-dubbed-episodes-available-may-27th/

Mar 20, 2014 11:37 AM by hpulley

the_trainman said:
Hahalollawl said:

Ehhhh? What is this "From the New World" you speak of? Are you referring to Shinsekai Yori? =P


What's so strange to use licensed titles in licensed anime thread? Jeez...


Did I say it was so strange? And did you see the "=P"? Did you think I was seriously criticizing him or something? Maybe you should lighten up...

Anyways, maybe Campione will make some extra money from the license in Australia, I thought it sold decently in Japan right? As far as harems like that go, I thought it was pretty enjoyable.

Mar 19, 2014 11:10 PM by Hahalollawl

Sentai has licensed Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?) for a digital and home video release.

Mar 19, 2014 4:41 PM by Dunois

kuuderes_shadow said:
One that did slip through was their licensing Arcana Famiglia (source). No release details yet, or actual announcement direct from MVM themselves.


Thank you for clearing that up kuuderes_shadow. I've fixed the error.

As for Arcana Famiglia, I think it's prudent to wait for confirmation from MVM.

Mar 13, 2014 11:06 AM by Dunois

Hahalollawl said:

Ehhhh? What is this "From the New World" you speak of? Are you referring to Shinsekai Yori? =P


What's so strange to use licensed titles in licensed anime thread? Jeez...

Mar 13, 2014 3:12 AM by the_trainman

Hahalollawl said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Dunois said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Yet another announcement came whilst I was busy doing something else...

...but anyway...

MVM Entertainment license ToraDora for UK release by the end of this year. This includes a release on Blu-Ray.

Source: http://www.mvm-films.com/news?ID=2024

Incidentally, I believe this is the first time ever that a series licensed in the US by NISA has been announced for release in the UK.


Updated. I also noticed that I had missed the Girls und Panzer Blu Ray license.


Girls und Panzer was already licensed (although not yet released). It's a similar case with From the New World, Campione, Familiar of Zero and Accel World which also had blu-rays announced over the last few days - although Accel World was announced in January so does belong on this thread.


Ehhhh? What is this "From the New World" you speak of? Are you referring to Shinsekai Yori? =P

So was SSY already licensed in Australia or something?


I use the titles that the licensor has used for the series. Note also the use of "Familiar of Zero" rather than "Zero no Tsukaima".

And I don't follow Australian licenses, sorry.

Mar 13, 2014 2:26 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Dunois said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Yet another announcement came whilst I was busy doing something else...

...but anyway...

MVM Entertainment license ToraDora for UK release by the end of this year. This includes a release on Blu-Ray.

Source: http://www.mvm-films.com/news?ID=2024

Incidentally, I believe this is the first time ever that a series licensed in the US by NISA has been announced for release in the UK.


Updated. I also noticed that I had missed the Girls und Panzer Blu Ray license.


Girls und Panzer was already licensed (although not yet released). It's a similar case with From the New World, Campione, Familiar of Zero and Accel World which also had blu-rays announced over the last few days - although Accel World was announced in January so does belong on this thread.


Ehhhh? What is this "From the New World" you speak of? Are you referring to Shinsekai Yori? =P

So was SSY already licensed in Australia or something?

Mar 13, 2014 1:06 AM by Hahalollawl

Dunois said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Yet another announcement came whilst I was busy doing something else...

...but anyway...

MVM Entertainment license ToraDora for UK release by the end of this year. This includes a release on Blu-Ray.

Source: http://www.mvm-films.com/news?ID=2024

Incidentally, I believe this is the first time ever that a series licensed in the US by NISA has been announced for release in the UK.


Updated. I also noticed that I had missed the Girls und Panzer Blu Ray license.


Girls und Panzer was already licensed (although not yet released). It's a similar case with From the New World, Campione, Familiar of Zero and Accel World which also had blu-rays announced over the last few days - although Accel World was announced in January so does belong on this thread.

One that did slip through was their licensing Arcana Famiglia (source). No release details yet, or actual announcement direct from MVM themselves.

Mar 13, 2014 12:50 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Nobunaga, Nobunagun, and Hoozuki is getting licensed. Where's Strike the Blood, here I am planning on buying it as my first BD. (Of course I'm buying it for the uncensored version) sigh* T_T

Mar 12, 2014 11:35 PM by R4vel

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