All the Titles Fit to License, 2013 Edition

We are posting this list a little early in the hopes it can be helpful to people making year end lists and the such. We’ve included all anime, manga, artbooks, light novels, and successful crowdfunding projects for the U.S. on our list. We’ll update the list as the month goes on in case companies have some holiday surprises in store.

There were nearly 200 anime licensed or rescued in 2013, pretty incredible. And almost half of those were from Sentai Filmworks. Big light novel pick-ups were some of the surprises this year as well as AnimeSols dedication to bringing us classic anime. As for manga, we got over 150 titles this year! And Seven Seas wins the prize for licensing the most manga based on Alice in Wonderland.

As always, let us know if we missed anything.

Successful Crowdfunding Projects




Light Novels


5 thoughts on “All the Titles Fit to License, 2013 Edition

  1. Tsunayoshi Sawada says:

    Arent you missing Seraph of the End and Shokugeki no Soma from Viz Media (which were announced for print release for next year).

    Also I think stuff that is at least in digital portions should be included (so One Punch Man, World Trigger) from the Viz Shonen Jump. and the Kodansha mangas on the Crunchyroll platform.

    • reversethieves says:

      Thanks, I added a bunch of VIZ titles. I was confused and didn’t realize you could go back to buy old issues of the weekly magazine.

      CR manga isn’t included because you can’t own it. That is also why we’ve not included the tons of simulcast only shows. But perhaps for next time I will make that a category.

      ~ kate

  2. omo says:

    I just want to raise the issue about kickstarter funded projects… I know you guys are just listing successfully “goal reached” projects, but to be fair a project isn’t successful until it is delivered, and some projects don’t even deliver “new” things such as the BGC kickstarter. Just a caveat is all.

      • omo says:

        You are right about “delivery” of it, but even just look at Fantagraphic’s kickstarter (an established company, so it goes to your point) as an example, does it even belong to this list? Isn’t it just a marketing thing for existing products?

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