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Q1 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 1/20]

by Snow
Jan 1, 7:11 AM | 12 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)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

VIZ Media (North America)

Manga Licenses

J-Novel Club


← Q4 2017

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Aniplex of America licensed Cells at Work.

Jan 19, 3:08 PM by 64BitRatchet

Sentai Filmworks licensed both Negima series. (Funimation lost the license for both)

Jan 18, 3:37 PM by DatRandomDude

Discotek licensed :

Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu
Konjiki no Gash Bell: 101 Banme no Mamono
Konjiki no Gash Bell!!: Attack of the Mechavulcan
Great Mazinger anime series

Jan 14, 7:19 PM by DatRandomDude

Viz Media licensed the new Captain Tsubasa for North America AND Latin America

Jan 10, 12:49 PM by DatRandomDude

Funimation also has the right to Poputepipikku (SimulDub).

This show is simply a non-exclusive for the licensor, so we are excited to license the SimulDub! :)

Jan 8, 2:40 PM by Maora

Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Dagashi Kashi 2
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Junji Ito Collection
Karakai Jouzu No Takagi-San
Toji no Miko

Aniplex of America:
Record of Grancrest War
Slow Start

Jan 2, 3:09 PM by 64BitRatchet

GKIDS licensed Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta and Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome

Jan 2, 11:24 AM by DatRandomDude

I do not even know how innocent the Mitsuboshi Colors should be, given the age of main cast and the synopsis.

Jan 1, 8:02 AM by RobertBobert