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Q2 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 5/26]

by Snow
Mar 26, 3:00 PM | 28 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (April-June) of 2018. Spring 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 Spring 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

Anime Limited (United Kingdom)


Aniplex USA (United States)


Discotek Media (North America)


FUNimation (North America)


Maiden Japan (North America)


MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)


Sentai Filmworks (North America)


VIZ Media (North America)

Manga Licenses

Cross Infinite World
    [4/5] Otogi no Mori Youjo Hime (Little Princess in Fairy Forest)*


Dark Horse Comics (North America)


Kodansha Comics


One Peace Books (North America)


Sol Press


Vertical Comics (North America)
    [3/30] Ankoku Joushi (The Dark Maidens)
    [3/30] Katanagatari
    [3/30] Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)
    [3/30] Satsujinki Tantei no Netsuzou Bigaku (Serial Killer Detective)


VIZ Media (North America)


Yen Press (North America)



Sources:

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20 of 28 Comments Recent Comments

Shame Amanchu! doesn't have an NA licensor.

May 26, 3:11 PM by AhoOtoko

Anime Limited have licensed:
Amanchu!
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (license rescue - previously released by Beez Entertainment)
They also license rescued Sound! Euphonium (season 1 plus OVA plus specials), from themselves (it's complicated)

https://animeuknews.net/2018/05/mcm-london-may-2018-announcements-anime-limited-round-up-part-1/

MVM have licensed:
Higurashi: When They Cry (all 3 seasons) (yes, this was not previously available in the UK)

Universal pictures have sublicensed the following to MVM (as they seem to have pulled out of the UK market):
Bakuon
Heroic Legend of Arslan S2
Seven Mortal Sins
Starmyu seasons 1 & 2

http://www.mvm-films.com/news?ID=2057

May 26, 1:21 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Been a while since the last update.

Discotek licensed :
Devilman
Angel Cop
Bannou Bunka Neko-Musume (everything in the franchise)
Law of Ueki
Cardcaptor Sakura second movie

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-25/discotek-licenses-devilman-angel-cop-cat-girl-nuku-nuku-law-of-ueki-cardcaptor-sakura-the-sealed-card/.131700

Maiden Japan licensed:
Gunparade March
Glass no Kamen 1984

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-24/maiden-japan-licenses-gunparade-march-glass-mask-1984-anime/.131973



May 25, 5:18 PM by DatRandomDude

Dark Horse licensed the Danganronpa 2 manga: https://mobile.twitter.com/DarkHorseComics/status/989942480417296389

Apr 30, 7:48 PM by AshLucas

Discotek licences:
Sister Princess (and the sequel)
Haruka Nogizaka no Himitsu (and sequel)


https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-23/discotek-media-licenses-haruka-nogizaka-secret-sister-princess-anime/.130751

Apr 23, 5:08 PM by DatRandomDude

Apr 16, 9:52 AM by DatRandomDude

Apr 11, 11:18 AM by DatRandomDude

Anime Limited have licensed Persona 5

http://blog.alltheanime.com/persona5-announcement/

Apr 7, 11:38 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Cross Infinite World has licensed Otogi no Mori no Youjo Hime (Little Princess in Fairy Forest)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-05/cross-infinite-world-licenses-little-princess-in-fairy-forest-light-novel/.130016

Apr 5, 3:57 PM by DoubleMangekyo

Apr 3, 12:10 PM by 64BitRatchet

Soooo, Netflix has Dorei-ku The Animation but surprise, surprise : Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime.

http://www.sentaifilmworks.com/news/sentai-filmworks-dominates-the-spring-2018-simulcast-season-with-doreiku-the-animation

Apr 3, 7:12 AM by DatRandomDude

Vertical also announced Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain) on March 30.
https://twitter.com/Vertical_Comics/status/979839423843102720

Apr 2, 2:57 PM by Xesucrist0

DatRandomDude said:
Ah, shoot. Updated the thread, sorry!

Mar 31, 5:42 PM by Snow

@Snow its Yen Press who licensed the mangas posted at #9, not Viz.

Mar 31, 5:37 PM by DatRandomDude

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