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Q1 2017 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/9]

by Snow
Dec 29, 2016 11:22 AM | 25 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-March) of 2017. 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 2017 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

Discotek (North America)

FUNimation (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)

MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)

Manga and Novel Licenses

Shogakukan Asia

J-Novel Club (North America)

One Peace Books (North America)

Seven Seas (North America)

Vertical Comics (North America)

Yen Press (North America)
    [2/27] Hirune Hime (Napping Princess)


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The thread continues here. Thank you all for contributing to the thread!

@Maxunwell: I have been told that it's a leak and will therefore wait before adding it to the Q2 thread.

Mar 31, 2017 4:42 PM by Snow

The licensing of Spring 2017s animes begin.

Fukumenkei Noise got licensed by Sentai Filmworks

Mar 15, 2017 1:29 PM by DatRandomDude

Dunno if digital licensing counts but eh

Kodansha USA licensed and will release digitally (for now) Hoozuki No Reitetsu, Museum, Shoukoku no Altair and Blame! Academy and So On

Mar 15, 2017 5:37 AM by DatRandomDude

Yen Press have licensed Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me!

This is the manga adaptation of

The manga in question does not appear to be in the database yet.


Feb 28, 2017 12:24 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Vertical licensed Arakawa under the bridge, imperfect shoujo and shinkai's voices of a distant star manga

Feb 21, 2017 11:23 AM by DatRandomDude

Anime Limited add Tokyo Ghoul Jack and Tokyo Ghoul Pinto OVAs

Feb 17, 2017 7:19 AM by Atavistic

Anime Limited add Martian Successor Nadesico (both the series and the film)

Feb 1, 2017 10:16 PM by Atavistic

Vertical Comics has licensed Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko | Source

Jan 28, 2017 5:53 AM by removed-user

Discotek Media has licensed Babel Nisei (1992) | Source

Jan 13, 2017 11:04 PM by removed-user

Also, Seven Seas has licensed Spirit Circle | Source

Jan 13, 2017 9:24 PM by removed-user

Seven Seas licensed:

Cutie Honey a Go Go! | Source
Dragon Half | Source
Lodoss-tou Senki (Record of Lodoss War) | Source
Nemurimehime (Sleeping Beauty) | Source

Jan 13, 2017 2:40 PM by RedPark

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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