All the Titles Fit to License, 2016 Edition

Compared to 2015, this is a much more even year for anime and manga licenses with both hovering at 130 and 120 titles. Funnily enough though this is almost exactly the same amount of anime licensed in 2015, it is manga that has dropped down quite a bit. While to us it seemed like light novel acquisitions were flying left and right, the amount of licenses is only a little higher than last year.

We’ve nearly run out of impossible licenses but there were still a few surprises like Den-noh Coil and Chihayafuru. RightStuf’s dedication to Gundam and Discotek’s dedication to Lupin III and other older releases continues to impress. We are still watching the rapid change over of Weekly Shonen Jump titles from VIZ’s Jump Start initiative.

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

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The November 2016 Line-Up

The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.

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The Speakeasy #083: Space Brothers, Animal Crossing, Girlish Number, J-Novel Club

Ongoing Investigations: Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner, Girlish Number by Diomedea, One Piece Treasure Cruise by Bandai, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (update) by Nintendo.

Song: “Bloom” by Girlish Number

Food for Thought: What are you thankful for, nerdwise?

Topics: J-Novel Club, Space Brothers x Marvel, Sword Art Online movie getting worldwide theatrical release, Dragon Ball Super finally out in English, LeSean Thomas event at Kinokuniya and Children of Ether.

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • 1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick)
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. half-and-half
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Directions
Add all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into large martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.