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Q1 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/24]

by Snow
Jan 1, 7:11 AM | 43 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2018. Winter 2018 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 2018 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

Aniplex USA (United States)


Discotek Media (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


GKIDS (North America)


Maiden Japan (North America)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


Manga Licenses

J-Novel Club


Kodansha Comics (North America)


One Peace Books (North America)


Seven Seas (North America)


Tokyopop


VIZ Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)
    [2/2] Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)


Sources:


← Q4 2017

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Discotek licensed 3 new anime :

Star Ocean EX
Tokyo Underground
Kumo no You ni Kaze no You ni

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-23/discotek-licenses-star-ocean-ex-tokyo-underground-like-the-clouds-like-the-wind-anime/.129429

Mar 23, 11:01 PM by DatRandomDude

J-Novel Club has licensed Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! (The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!).

https://twitter.com/jnovelclub/status/974707102487756800

Mar 16, 12:32 PM by DoubleMangekyo

Mar 15, 4:00 PM by DatRandomDude

Whoops, missed that! Thanks @DatRandomDude

Mar 11, 11:44 AM by sevenPocky

@sevenPocky you didnt totally updated it, you forgot the discotek licenses i posted at #31

Mar 11, 11:39 AM by DatRandomDude

Eromanga Sensei has been listed by Dark Horse Manga
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/592677/eromanga-sensei-volume-1-by-tsukasa-fushimi/9781506709840/?platform=hootsuite

Thread will be updated when this has been confirmed by them.

Mar 5, 6:53 AM by sevenPocky

Discotek licensed :

Uchuu Senshi Baldios (Movie)
Ayakashi
Fair, then Partly Piggy movie

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-28/discotek-licenses-baldios-ayakashi-fair-then-partly-piggy-anime/.128391

Feb 28, 7:14 PM by DatRandomDude

Kodensha USA licensed these manga (at first they will be released digitally)

Shokuryō Jinrui: Starving Anonymous
Liar x Liar
Perfect World

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-27/kodansha-usa-licenses-starving-anonymous-perfect-world-liar-x-liar-manga-digitally/.128342

Feb 27, 3:17 PM by DatRandomDude

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni has been listed on Amazon by Vertical Comics
https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Rains-Various/dp/1947194348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518993000&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+rains

Thread will be updated when this has been confirmed by them.

Feb 18, 2:37 PM by sevenPocky

@DatRandomDude Will update the thread. As for Mirai no Mirai, we have published an article about it here. Thanks!

Feb 17, 8:05 PM by sevenPocky

I guess Funimation licensed Re:Zero, they announced today at their Katsucon panel that there's going to be a dub and they will be releasing the blu-rays this Summer.
https://twitter.com/pennstateanime/status/964988986711269377

Aniplex USA licensed Persona 5 The Animation.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-16/aniplex-usa-licenses-persona-5-anime/.127859

GKIDS licensed Mamoru Hosoda's upcoming movie Mirai no Mirai
https://twitter.com/GKIDSfilms/status/964552463104688128

Feb 17, 5:34 PM by DatRandomDude

J-Novel Club has licensed Isekai ni Tensei Shitan dakedo Ore, Tensai tte Kanchigai Saretenai?

https://twitter.com/jnovelclub/status/964332188320722944

Feb 15, 10:58 PM by sevenPocky