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Q2 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/15]

by Snow
Mar 31, 2016 12:20 PM | 76 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (Apr-Jun) 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 Spring 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)

Media Blasters (North America)

Pony Canyon USA (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

Animatsu (United Kingdom)

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)

Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom)

MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)

Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)

Manga Licenses


Digital Manga

Kodansha Comics (North America)

Sekai Project (North America)
    [3/25] Sakura Spirit: The Manga

Seven Seas (North America)

Udon Entertainment (North America)

Vertical Comics (North America)

Viz Media (North America)

Yen Press (North America)

Dark Horse Comics (United Kingdom)
    [4/7] Mikubon (Hatsune Miku: Mikubon)


Q1 2016

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Recent anime and manga acquisitions have been added to the Q3 Anime and Manga License thread.
Thanks to everyone in this thread who contributed!

Jul 1, 2016 7:00 PM by Snow

Crunchyroll licenses Sukedachi 09 & The Grim Reaper and an Argent Cavalier manga
Kabaneri, Free, Berserk, Sousei no Onmyouji, Gintama, Big Order, Yamada and 7 Witches, Phantom World anime for home video release

Jul 1, 2016 6:31 PM by removed-user

Dark Horse has licensed Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now!, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students, and H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and Other Stories

Jul 1, 2016 6:04 PM by removed-user

Seven Seas has licensed Magical Girl Site, Species Domain, Dreamin' Sun, Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat, The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku LN

Jul 1, 2016 5:22 PM by removed-user

Aniplex licenses FMA Brotherhood, Kiznaiver, Owarimonogatari, ERASED, God Eater

Jul 1, 2016 4:50 PM by removed-user

Nozomi Ent. licenses Galaxy Angel (2017), Kidou Senkan Nadesico
Rightstuf: Gundam 0080 War in Pocket, 0083 Stardust Memory, F91, Char's Counterattack, Afterglow of Zeon

Jul 1, 2016 3:49 PM by removed-user

VIZ Media has licensed:
Manga - The Water Dragon’s Bride, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Dragon Ball Super

Jul 1, 2016 2:11 PM by removed-user

Yen Press has licensed Big Order, The Isolator manga, Murcielago, Smokin' Parade, Rokka no Yuusha LN and manga.

Jul 1, 2016 1:33 PM by removed-user

New thread isn't up yet so posting here.

This had been speculated about before (as people found order links on amazon) but it's now confirmed that Funimation will be releasing the following in the UK (distributed by Anime Limited):
- Yona of the Dawn
- Gonna be the Twin-tail
- Fairy Tail (starting from part 10 - previous parts were released by Manga UK)
- Nourin
- Show by Rock
- Yurikuma Arashi
- Mikagura High School Suite
- Absolute Duo
- Barakamon
- Ninja Slayer
- Brothers Conflict
- Rainy Cocoa (both seasons)
- Damidaler vs. the penguin empire
- Blazblue: Alter Memory
- High School DxD season 3 (previous seasons were released by Manga UK)

All to be DVD/Blu-ray combopacks except Fairy Tail which is DVD only

Jul 1, 2016 4:31 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu: Owarenai Natsuyasumi has been licensed by Funimation Ent. to be bundled with the main series' BD/DVDs.

Jun 15, 2016 7:29 PM by removed-user

Animatsu add In This Corner Of The World (AKA To All The Corners Of The World)

Jun 14, 2016 1:06 AM by Atavistic

Discotek has licensed Demon Lord Dante, Jungle Emperor Leo, Black Jack The Movie, and the True Tears

Jun 12, 2016 7:40 PM by removed-user

Crunchyroll licensed Miira no Kaikata.

Jun 10, 2016 11:49 PM by RedPark

Crunchyroll licensed Piace: Watashi no Italian. Was actually announced on April 1 I can't read dates April 8, but wasn't on MAL till now.

Jun 7, 2016 7:59 AM by RedPark

Ballroom e Youkoso?
Yes, YEES!

Jun 5, 2016 1:46 PM by Ale1212

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