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Q4 2017 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/23]

by Snow
Sep 29, 2017 11:59 AM | 37 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2017. Fall 2017 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 Fall 2017 can be found here. Digital releases are noted with an asterisk (*).

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

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Aniplex USA (North America)


Discotek Media (North America)


GKIDS (North America)


MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Manga Licenses

Fantagraphics Books (North America)


J-Novel Club


Kodansha Comics (North America)


Media Do International (MD-i) (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


SuBLime (North America)


Vertical Comics (North America)


Viz Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)


Sources:

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Dec 28, 2017 11:14 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Kodansha Comics USA to release Moekare wa Orange-iro
https://kodanshacomics.com/volume/boyfriend-orange-1/

Dec 23, 2017 5:03 AM by sevenPocky

DoubleMangekyo said:
PiRhoManiac said:
Seeing as Seven Seas is licensing novels for physical release that J-Manga Club licensed first for digital release, are they using the same translations for the physical copies or are they doing their own? I ask because the first two volumes of Clockwork Planet are out digitally but the physical books won't be out until next year.

*J-Novel

Pretty sure it's the same, just printed. No reason for it not to be.
That's what I meant, yeah. Forgot which was which.

That helps, then, since I'd rather have the digital copies anyway and I wasn't sure if there would be any differences if I waited or not.

Nov 22, 2017 9:47 AM by PiRhoManiac

PiRhoManiac said:
Seeing as Seven Seas is licensing novels for physical release that J-Manga Club licensed first for digital release, are they using the same translations for the physical copies or are they doing their own? I ask because the first two volumes of Clockwork Planet are out digitally but the physical books won't be out until next year.

*J-Novel

Pretty sure it's the same, just printed. No reason for it not to be.

Nov 22, 2017 9:02 AM by DoubleMangekyo

Seeing as Seven Seas is licensing novels for physical release that J-Manga Club licensed first for digital release, are they using the same translations for the physical copies or are they doing their own? I ask because the first two volumes of Clockwork Planet are out digitally but the physical books won't be out until next year.

Nov 22, 2017 12:12 AM by PiRhoManiac

DatRandomDude said:
You missed a lot of stuff to add in the list @Snow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Oops, thought I added everything before you edit. Thanks for the heads-up!

Nov 19, 2017 8:40 AM by Snow

You missed a lot of stuff to add in the list @Snow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Nov 19, 2017 8:37 AM by DatRandomDude

Sukasuka being licensed is cool. Peoples who wanted to know more about the questions left unanswered by the anime will now be able to, and peoples wanting to support that beautiful novel series will be able as well, without having to order novels in a language they don't understand.

Good job Yen press.

Yen press licensed a ton of new stuff :

Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale
The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments
Tsuno no Gakuen
Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Shibuya Goldfish
Defeating the Demon Lord's a Cinch (If You Have a Ringer)
Star Wars: Lost Stars
Fruits Basket Another
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
Little Witch Academia

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/yen-press-adds-new-sword-art-online-worldend-little-witch-academia-fruits-basket-star-wars-titles/.124212

EDIT :
GKIDS has licensed Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/yuasa-4c-mind-game-film-to-stream-on-vrv-select-play-in-n-american-theaters/.124217

Nov 19, 2017 8:06 AM by Zefyris

Kodansha USA licensed 6 manga digitally :

Shikkoku no Ten
Kūtei Dragons
Living no Matsunaga-san
Ōji-sama ni wa Doku ga aru.
Koi Wazurai no Ellie
Futsutsuka Mono no Ani Desu ga

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/kodansha-usa-reveals-6-more-digital-manga-licenses/.124224

Nov 18, 2017 9:53 PM by DatRandomDude

Yen press licensed a ton of new stuff :

Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale
The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments
Tsuno no Gakuen
Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Shibuya Goldfish
Defeating the Demon Lord's a Cinch (If You Have a Ringer)
Star Wars: Lost Stars
Fruits Basket Another
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
Little Witch Academia

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/yen-press-adds-new-sword-art-online-worldend-little-witch-academia-fruits-basket-star-wars-titles/.124212

EDIT :
GKIDS has licensed Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/yuasa-4c-mind-game-film-to-stream-on-vrv-select-play-in-n-american-theaters/.124217

Nov 18, 2017 10:26 AM by DatRandomDude

Kodansha USA licensed GOLOSSEUM

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-18/kodansha-usa-licenses-yasushi-baba-golosseum-manga/.124197

@_Spectacled_ im pretty sure its physical or they would've said its digitally.

Nov 18, 2017 8:49 AM by DatRandomDude



Does anyone know wether it's going to be a physical release or a digital one?

Nov 18, 2017 4:41 AM by _Spectacled_

Nov 17, 2017 2:14 PM by DoubleMangekyo

Seven Seas has licensed Wonderland and Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Space Battleship Yamato: The Classic Collection).
They will also be doing the print versions of J-Novel Club's Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom).

https://twitter.com/gomanga/status/930527057687261184
https://twitter.com/gomanga/status/930557376008159233
https://twitter.com/gomanga/status/930542391030886400

Nov 14, 2017 2:17 PM by DoubleMangekyo

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