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Q1 2022 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/18]

by Snow
Dec 29, 2021 1:20 PM | 26 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2022. Winter 2022 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 2022 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

Discotek Media (North America)

Eleven Arts (North America)

Funimation (North America)

GKIDS (North America)

Sentai Filmworks (North America)

Manga Licenses

Airship (North America)



Cross Infinite World

First Second Books (North America)

Glacier Bay Books

Hanashi Media (North America)

J-Novel Club (North America)

Kodansha USA (North America)

Manga Planet

Seven Seas Entertainment (North America)
See Airship for their light novel licenses, Ghost Ship for the more mature titles, and Steamship for female-orientated series.


Square Enix Manga & Books

Star Fruit Books

Steamship (North America)

Tokyopop (North America)

Viz Media (North America)

Yen Press (North America)


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One Peace Books announced some novels and manga

Mar 27, 2022 12:31 PM by LoganMcClure21

Mar 3, 2022 1:03 AM by Snow

Sentai Filmworks acquires the ONA series Obsolete.

Manga Planet licenses a couple of cat-themed series for digital release:
Chibi Neko Donguri
Jaa Mata ne
Neko de Yokereba (full colour version)
No Nyanko No Life: Bokura no Chiiikineko Keikaku
Shinkyu Chie no Neko Mamire
(and the fourth volume of Chie Shinkyu no Nekobitashi, which they already licensed in 2020)

ShuCream have announced English localisation for some of their BL titles:
Hatsujou Playroom
Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban
Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban ;β
Sonna ni Iu Nara Daiteyaru
Under My Skin
(all titles digital with more titles to be announced later)

Feb 23, 2022 9:44 AM by Snow

Glacier Bay Books picked up something too

First Second Books picked up Shuna no Tabi

Feb 22, 2022 2:13 AM by alpha_shadow

A new publisher picked these up apparently:

Feb 21, 2022 10:49 AM by alpha_shadow

Feb 20, 2022 5:30 PM by alpha_shadow

Thanks, looks like I overlooked some tweets by Viz. They've all been added now!

Feb 20, 2022 6:46 AM by Snow

Comikey also picked these up digitally:

Feb 18, 2022 9:04 AM by alpha_shadow

Starting with Q4 2021, Seven Seas have really stepped up their game. They're actually licensing more decent or really good things, so hopefully they keep it up.

As for Viz, it feels like they're playing it way too safe, well it's good that they're putting out Dandadan in print at least.

I think you missed some of Viz's announcements, here's a full list:

Feb 17, 2022 6:42 AM by alpha_shadow

Feb 10, 2022 9:36 AM by Snow

Sentai Filmworks acquires Kenda Master Ken, Period of the Mouseman, and Sekai ga Horobiru Mae ni Kimi ni Aitai.

Seven Seas Entertainment licenses Dinosan and Imaginary. They also got Titan for their Airship imprint.

Jan 22, 2022 3:09 AM by Snow

Discotek Media licenses Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san.

Jan 19, 2022 7:27 AM by Snow

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