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Q3 2014 Anime Licenses [Update 9/28]

by Dunois
Jul 4, 2014 1:51 PM | 50 Comments
Sentai Filmworks (North America):

Funimation (North America):

NIS America (North America):

Right Stuf Inc./Nozomi Entertainment/Lucky Penny Entertainment:

Hanabee Entertainment (Australia):

Manga Entertainment (UK):

Madman Entertainment (Australia):

Siren Visual (Australia):

Section23 Films (North America): *Website is currently down*
  • Jewel BEM Hunter Lime - To be released November 2014; Anime was formerly licensed by Media Blasters (2001) and Sentai Filmworks (2008)

Discotek Media (North America):

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Australia):

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


Sentai Filmworks: Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika the Coffin Princess), Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen (Argevollen), Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride), Akame ga Kill!, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyouma?!), Rail Wars!, Sabagebu! (Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-), Glasslip, Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy), Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita. (I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.), Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Blade Dance of the Elementalers), Bakumatsu Rock (Samurai Jam - Bakumatsu Rock), Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun), Momo Kyun Sword, Queen's Blade: Utsukushiki Toushitachi (Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors), Reideen, Oda Nobuna no Yabou (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna), Love Stage!!, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

Funimation: Barakamon, Sengoku Basara: Judge End, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus (Black Butler: Book of Circus), Psycho-Pass 2, Psycho-Pass Movie, Tokyo ESP, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009), The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, Nyoro-n Churuya-san, Lucky☆Star, Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation, Strike Witches Movie, Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu

NIS America: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W (Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Second Season)

Right Stuf Inc/Nozomi Entertainment/Lucky Penny Entertainment: Suteki Tantei Labyrinth (Fantastic Detective Labyrinth), Uchuu Kaizoku Mito no Daibouken (Space Pirate Mito), Uchuu Kaizoku Mito no Daibouken: Futari no Joou-sama (Space Pirate Mito 2), Yakitate!! Japan, Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san., Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z

Manga Entertainment: Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods), Binbougami ga! (Good Luck Girl!), Ben-To

Hanabee Entertainment: Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator), Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (Watamote), Monogatari Series: Second Season, Rail Wars!, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! (Fate Kaleid Season 2), Aldnoah.Zero, Suisei no Gargantia, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya

Madman Entertainment: Hellsing Ultimate (Hellsing Ultimate Volumes IX & X), Senran Kagura (Senran Kagura Ninja Flash), One Piece Film Z, Giovanni no Shima (Giovanni's Island)

Siren Visual: Nagi no Asukara (Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea), Chihayafuru 2, Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (Nadia: Secret of Blue Water), RahXephon

Section23 Films: Jewel BEM Hunter Lime

Discotek Media: Comic Party, Lupin III: Napoleon no Jisho wo Ubae (Lupin III: Napoleon's Dictionary), Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Gaiden, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Kikoutei Densetsu, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Message, Bokurano

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Australia): Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S (A Certain Scientific Railgun S) - Listing for Part 1, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S (A Certain Scientific Railgun S) - Listing for Part 1

20 of 50 Comments Recent Comments

Oct 1, 2014 6:14 PM by Suzune-chan

xHoneythief said:
Can a listing on the classification board's website qualify as a source? A Certain Scientific Railgun S has been listed with Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia as the applicant (they licensed Index and the first season of Railgun). They barely advertise their anime releases, so it's difficult to find a source with an announcement directly from them.

It does. They've licensed stuff for Australia in the past (as you've mentioned yourself). They're just not as visible as the more mainstream outfits. Heck I couldn't even find a website for them. In fact, someone asked them for the URL to their website on their Facebook page.

Also, not sure about this one -

Should we add SAO Extra Edition to the list? To the best of my knowledge, nobody's licensed it yet. (Note that it's a special)


Edit: The next quarter's license thread is up (here) but this thread will remain unlocked until October 1 to accommodate last minute news.

Sep 27, 2014 5:35 PM by Dunois

New distributor for you American folks, and 2 titles coming: Denki-Gai no Honya-san and Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru

Sep 25, 2014 10:28 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Siren Visual has licensed Nadia: Secret of Blue Water.

"This will be a complete series release (sans movie, sorry) over 8 DVD's. Blu-ray is still a possibility, but we won't know for sure until
next year. In stores January 2015!"

They also acquired RahXephon.

"We'll be releasing the complete series comprising of 7 DVD's. In stores January 2015."

Sep 22, 2014 8:35 PM by old_acc

Siren Visual has licensed Chihayafuru 2.

Sep 18, 2014 3:53 AM by old_acc

Interesting how they gonna translate Barakamon, since it has a lot of japanese only stuff.

Sep 14, 2014 4:11 AM by VirtueHunter

^ Yay for Love Stage <333333

Sep 12, 2014 9:47 PM by AnimeFan500

Sep 12, 2014 5:56 PM by old_acc

I see Lucky Star on FUNimation's list... is it finally getting a re-release??

Sep 5, 2014 9:30 PM by Caleb_Marvell

^ Bokurano, awesome!

Rather late, but a company called Mandala Films released Holy Knight in Australia last month. From some Googling, it looks like it was licensed in May.

Hanabee has a movie announcement to make soon.
Edit: It's Short Peace.

Sep 4, 2014 11:51 PM by old_acc

Sep 4, 2014 10:26 PM by Stark700

Yakitate!! Japan is finally coming stateside?
I guess I should start saving now.

Sep 1, 2014 5:34 AM by ErwinJA

Funimation is getting Haruhi? O_o Okay, then.

Anyway, can't wait to see Serei in dub(hopefully). xD

Aug 31, 2014 11:06 PM by HakuryuNoKou

Thank you Sentai for licensing Oda Nobuna no Yabou !!!!! Waited for this for a long time.

Hope Sentai licenses anime on my wish list : 0

Aug 18, 2014 1:07 PM by AnimeFan500

Aug 18, 2014 12:17 PM by Stark700

Im looking forward too some of these, of course I will have to play the waiting game for them to be dubbed. ahhhhhh

Aug 17, 2014 5:31 PM by E77

Aug 17, 2014 3:07 PM by -ShadowClaw-

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