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Q3 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/22]

by Kineta
Jun 30, 2018 3:51 AM | 13 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the third quarter (July-September) of 2018. Summer 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 Summer 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)

Kuma Holdings (North America)

Maiden Japan (North America)

Nozomi Entertainment (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

VIZ Media (North America)

Manga Licenses

Cross Infinite World
    [5/23] Dawn of the Mapmaker*
    [6/27] Hinekure Shishou to Itsuwari no Koibito (The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover)*


Dark Horse Comics (North America)

Denpa Books (North America)

J-Novel Club

Kodansha Comics

Maiden Japan (North America)

Media Do International

Seven Seas (North America)


Tokyopop (North America)

VIZ Media (North America)

Yen Press


← Q2 2018

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Sep 28, 2018 4:47 PM by Snow

Sorry, that's on me since I'm more or less in charge of these threads. I never got around to update the thread for various reasons, but it should be updated now. Please let me know if there was something I missed. Again, super sorry for not updating the thread. Thanks to everyone for adding titles to the thread, it really makes it easier.

@DatRandomDude - Those will go in to the Fall 2018 Simulcast / Q4 Licenses which should be up tomorrow.

Sep 27, 2018 11:02 PM by Snow

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime manga ihas been licensed by Viz Media

Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. and Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai has been licensed by Aniplex USA

Sep 22, 2018 11:59 AM by DatRandomDude

Please @sevenPocky ... or someone else, someone needs to update the thread.

Sep 20, 2018 7:11 PM by DatRandomDude

Some licenses from Seven Seas Entertainment:


Oya ga Urusai node Kouhai to Gisou Kekkon shitemita. (I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up)
Genjuu Chousain (Mythical Beast Investigator)
Mushoku Tensei - Roxy datte Honki desu (Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious)


Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu (Skeleton Knight in Another World) (manga)
Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu (Skeleton Knight in Another World) (light novel)
Eve x Eve by Nagashiro Rouge (not on MAL)


Kagakuteki ni Sonzai shiuru Creature Musume no Kansatsu Nisshi (Creature Girls: A Field Journal in Another World)
Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta... (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) (manga)
Kakukaku Shikajika (Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey)



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Sep 20, 2018 1:46 PM by -renn-

Denpa licensed the manga Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan

also, again, that would be great if a mod would finally update the thread.

Sep 3, 2018 2:26 PM by DatRandomDude

Some J-Novel Club licenses from 4th August at Otakuthon missing from the thread:

Echo (not on MAL)
All Routes Lead to Doom! My Next Life as a Villainess
Apparently it's My Fault that my Husband's Head Turned into that of a Beast (Danna-sama no Atama ga Kemono nano wa Doumo Watashi no Seirashii) (not on MAL)

Plus they will be giving a physical release to How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

Source: (and in the linked livestream)

Aug 16, 2018 12:21 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Viz Media licensed Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

Would be great if someone could update the thread too.

Aug 16, 2018 11:46 AM by DatRandomDude

A new manga publisher called Denpa entered the ring.

Here's their first licenses :
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Boku wa Mari no Naka
Kani ni Sasowarete
Tetsudou Shoujo
Futurelog (Renge Murata artbook)

Also 2 manga from FAKKU will be transfered to this one:

Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji
Koi no Choujikuuhou

Aug 13, 2018 1:13 PM by DatRandomDude

Discotek licensed :
Giant Robo The Animation: Chikyū ga Seishisuru Hi
Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo
Kimagure Orange Road
Galaxy Express 999
Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin Eien no Mermaid
Area 88 OVAs
Uchuu Senshi Baldios
Psychoarmor Govarian
Voltes V
Rokushi Gattai GodMars

Aug 12, 2018 6:21 PM by DatRandomDude

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