All the Titles Fit to License, 2017 Edition

There were more than twice the amount of manga licensed compared to anime this year. A whopping 240+ manga licenses were announced! That is surprising since the amount of titles picked up in 2016 had dropped from 2015 and were hovering closer to the low-100s. Even more shocking was that more than 70 of the 2017 titles were licensed by Seven Seas alone.

Anime licenses were hovering around 100 which is a little lower than last year. The big takeaway from this year was how little Funimation licensed with a mere 12 titles. Just 4 Aniplex licenses and none from Pony Canyon as well. Light novel licenses were about the same. And crowdfunding campaigns continued to increase but more on the creation side rather than the licensing side.

As a reminder, this list does not include streaming-only anime and manga. And as always, let us know if we missed anything.



Funded Crowdfunding Projects

Artbooks/Supplemental Material

Novels/Light Novels


One thought on “All the Titles Fit to License, 2017 Edition

  1. kpossibles says:

    All I gotta say is damn, good job for linking all of these titles! Hopefully more digital manga releases will continue with more simulpubs from Yen Press, Kodansha, and Viz!

    Seven Seas is one of the best publishers out there in grabbing great series… they’ve gained a loyal fanbase as a smaller publisher! Maybe a small publisher will pop up in 2018 after some employees leave one of the big 3 manga publishers in the US to license smaller titles? That would be the dream even though it’s probably not financially feasible…

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