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Q4 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/7]

by Snow
Sep 28, 4:43 PM | 21 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2018. Fall 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 Fall 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)

GKIDS (North America)

Manga UK (United Kingdom)

MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

Manga Licenses

Denpa Books (North America)

J-Novel Club

Kodansha Comics (North America)

Seven Seas (North America)

Sol Press (North America)

Vertical Comics (North America)
    [10/5] Hoshi no Koe (Voices of a Distant Star) [Novel]
    [10/5] Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Don't Mess with Me, Nagatoro)
    [10/5] Kin no Hitsuji (The Golden Sheep)
    [11/17] Sherlock Holmes tai Itou Hirobumi

Viz Media (North America)

Yen Press (North America)


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One from Yen Press:

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!)

Source: here

Dec 7, 11:58 AM by Ren-chan

Some licenses from J-Novel Club (all manga)

Uchi no Apaato no Yōsei-san (A Very Fairy Apartment) (not in db)
Seirei Gensouki (Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles)
Infinite Dendrogram
Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Dai 1-bu - Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii! (Ascendance of a Bookworm)

Source: here

Nov 21, 10:57 PM by Ren-chan

Finally some great literature, :D
I'm glad that somebody finally licensed Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen, since I've been eagerly waiting for somebody to license it for a really long time now, the light novel especially, however its nice to see that we got the manga too.
I'm really looking forward to getting them, both the LN and manga.

Also it seems like the first volume of the Light novel will be releasing on the 21st of May in 2019,(source:
while I don't see on their site info about the manga it seems like Yen Press said that the manga will be a 3-in-1 omnibus(source: Yen Press panel livestream).

I also made a discord server for those interested in this series:

Nov 19, 5:59 PM by -0-William-0-

@Ren-chan - They should be, but I don't moderate the database so it's best to ask a Manga DB mod. We usually have a lot of titles in the queue waiting to be approved, so their respective entries could just be pending approval.

Nov 18, 2:22 PM by Snow


Seven Seas:

Isekai Shokudou (Restaurant to Another World) (light novel)

Source: here




Meiken Keru-chan by Moha Arimura (Good Dog, Cerberus!) (manga not in database)
Tenju no Kuni (Blissful Land)
Akazukin no Ookami Deshi (Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice)
Wani Danshaku (Crocodile Baron)
Cardcaptor Sakura (Kodansha is going to release it in a collector's edition)
Tales of Berseria
Fate/Grand Order: Mortalis:Stella

Also, Princess Jellyfish is getting a box set.


Sherlock Holmes tai Itou Hirobumi (Novel not in database) (Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan)

Source: here

Yen Press:

Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou sugiru (The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious)
Shinsou Mahou Shoujo Howling Moon (God Shining Moonlight Howling Moon)
Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki) (light novel)
Otome Kaijuu Caraméliser (Kaiju Girl Caramelizer)
Yurigurashi (Yuri Life) (manga not in db)
Bakemono to Kedamono (Monster & The Beast) (manga not in db)
Megami no Yuusha wo Taosu Gesu na Houhou (The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero)
Isekai Goumon-hime (Torture Princess) (light novel)
Isekai Goumon-hime (Torture Princess) (manga)
Last Round Arthurs: Kuzu Arthur to Gedō Merlin (Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin) by Tarou Hitsuji (light novel not in database)
Little Miss P by Ken Koyama (manga not in db)
Killing Me
Ano Musume to Me ga Au Tabi Watashi wa Shakaijin Yuri Anthology (Whenever Our Eyes Meet: A Women's Love Anthology) (manga)
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki) (light novel)

Source: here

Btw, some of those that were not in the DB are web manga, but they were published in a print book by Kadokawa, such as this Yurigurashi one, so does that make them eligible for inclusion in the db?

Nov 16, 2:21 PM by Ren-chan

Some licenses from Sol Press

Rougo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-manmai no Kinka wo Tamemasu (Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement) (light novel)
Rougo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-manmai no Kinka wo Tamemasu (Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement) (manga)
Renai Harem Game Shuuryou no Oshirase ga Kuru Koro ni (Harem Royale ~When the Game Ends~)

Source: here

Nov 9, 4:20 PM by Ren-chan

Oh how I wonder if their dub will sound as awkward as the one they did for Haikyuu.

Nov 9, 8:54 AM by Stripes

Sentai Filmworks licensed Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Run with the Wind).


Nov 8, 8:22 PM by Xnovazero


Though the release date between volume 1 and volume 2 is ridiculous.

Nov 6, 6:36 PM by Stripes

Given these don't seem to have been posted yet,

MVM have licensed:
Cells at Work
Record of Grancrest Wars
Scum's Wish
Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel (all three movies)

The other series listed in the below sources are in previous threads


Nov 3, 2:41 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Anime Limited have licensed:
Magic Knight Rayearth (both first and second seasons)
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Persona 5 the Daybreakers (the source below says the main TV series as well but this was already announced previously)
Welcome to the Ballroom
Megalo Box


Oct 28, 12:36 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Sol Press has licensed VRMMO Gakuen de Tanoshii Makaizou no Susume: Saijaku Job de Saikyou Damage Dashitemita
(Redefining the Meta at VRMMO Academy) and Why Shouldn't a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?! by Nuko Nekomata and Teffish (There is no page on MAL)

Source from their Twitter
VRMMO Academy
Demon Lord

Oct 28, 5:55 AM by Sairinni

Anime Limited have licensed:
Sword Art Online Alicization
Calamity of a Zombie Girl

They will also be releasing the following series which were previously scheduled to be released by Funimation but never actually were:
Chaos Dragon
Dagashi Kashi
Divine Gate
Shomin Sample (blu-ray only)

They have also license rescued:
Cyber City Oedo 808 (previously released by Manga Entertainment)
Jin-roh (previously released by Studio Canal)
and will be giving blu-ray releases to both for the first time for the UK market

I was at the panel

Oct 26, 1:04 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Sam from J-Novel Club announced that they will release If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord and The Magic in This Other World Is Too Far Behind novels in print.


Volumes 1,2 from both series will be released on April 2, 2019.

Oct 15, 3:38 AM by Sairinni

Updated the post, thanks @Ren-chan.

Looks like Kodansha Comics is also releasing print versions of 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru and Edens Zero, which are currently available digitally by the same publisher.

Oct 9, 6:41 PM by Snow

Vertical and Kodansha Licenses


Toshokan no Daimajutsushi (Magus of the Library)
Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (O Maidens in Your Savage Season)


Kin no Hitsuji (The Golden Sheep)
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Don’t Mess with Me, Nagatoro)

Oct 9, 4:08 PM by Ren-chan

Thanks @lorraxne, added it!

Oct 5, 2:27 AM by Snow

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