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Q1 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/19]

by Snow
Jan 1, 6:16 AM | 56 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2016. Winter 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 2016 can be found here.

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 (North America)

Discotek (North America)

FUNimation (North America)

Maiden Japan (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)

Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)

Manga Licenses


Titan Comics

Vertical Comics (North America)

Viz Media (North America)

Seven Seas (North America)

Dark Horse Comics (United Kingdom)


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>Dennou Coil
This is BIG news! So excited to see this is finally getting dubbed!

May 26, 1:14 PM by Battlechili

Snow said:

Seven Seas (North America)

Didn't see the news until I read the recent chapter. What a nice choice they made. Such a cute yuri manga needs an English release.

Depending on the release date and how the story goes on I will probably buy it. :)

May 10, 3:45 PM by RiukixD

Recent acquisition as well as Spring 2016 titles have now been added to the Q2 license thread, which can be found here:
Thanks once again @sevenPocky, @danieltortoisee, @kuuderes_shadow, @Maxew555, and @AnimeFan500 for contributing to the thread!

Mar 31, 12:28 PM by Snow

Sekai Project has licensed Sakura Spirit upcoming manga

Mar 26, 1:26 PM by sevenPocky

Pony Canyon USA has licensed Kuromukuro, Mayoiga
* announced at its Anime Boston panel

Mar 25, 4:02 PM by sevenPocky

Yen Press have licensed:
Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends - digital release
Little Witch's Necklace - digital release only
Aoharu x Machinegun - print release (currently being released on digital format only)
Today's Cerberus - print release (currently being released on digital format only)
Rose Guns Days Season 2 - print release
Oriko Magica Sadness Prayer - Print release
Scum's Wish - print release
Touhyou Game - print release
Kiniro Mosaic - print release


Mar 25, 11:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Aniplex of America has licensed for blu-ray release:
- Nisekoi:
- Working!!!
- Plastic Memories
* announced at its Anime Boston panel

Mar 25, 10:31 AM by sevenPocky

Sentai Filmworks has licensed:
- Cobra The Animation
- Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season
* announced at its Anime Boston panel

Mar 25, 9:17 AM by sevenPocky

Mar 24, 12:40 PM by AnimeFan500

Psycho Pass Inspector Shinya Kogami manga licensed by Dark Horse

Mar 18, 3:28 PM by sevenPocky

Either I guess we will get some announcements in Sakura Con

Mar 1, 1:04 AM by harkan