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Licenses (A-F)


.hack//G.U. Trilogy - Funimation
License rescue from Bandai Entertainment.

License announced, but no release details have been made. [ source: ANN
.hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet - Funimation
License rescue from Bandai Entertainment.

License announced, but no release details have been made. [ source: ANN
.hack//Liminality (OVA) - Bandai
This OVA series is included with the PS2 games, which have all been released in the US.
.hack//Quantum - Funimation
DVD/BD Release in 2012. [ source: ANN
.hack//Roots - Funimation
License rescue from Bandai Entertainment.

License announced, but no release details have been made. [ source: ANN
.hack//SIGN - Funimation
License rescue from Bandai Entertainment.

License announced, but no release details have been made. [ source: ANN
009-1 - ADV Films
The January 2007 issue of Anime Insider magazine reports ADV Films have acquired the license. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
11eyes - Section 23
Section 23 will release the complete subbed DVD set on January 11, 2011.
The license also includes the OVA. [ source: ANN
2x2 = Shinobuden (aka Ninja Nonsense) - Rightstuf
License announced at Anime Expo 2005. [ source: ANN
5cm Per Second (aka 5 Centimeters per Second) - ADV Films
ADV Films will release "5cm Per Second: A Chain of Short Stories About Their Distance" theatrically and then on DVD in December 2007 [ source: ICv2
A Certain Scientific Railgun S (aka Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S) - Funimation
Funimation has acquired the streaming rights and will begin streaming the series on its website on April 14th, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. [ source: ANN
A Channel - Sentai Filmworks
Release Details forthcoming [ source: ANN
Accel World - Viz
License discovered after first episode streams on Hulu April 6. Viz later confirms the license and will stream the series on Hulu as it airs in Japan. [ source: ANN
Acchi Kocchi (aka Place to Place) - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available digitally and released on subtitled home video later in 2013. [ source: ANN
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (aka Hagure Yuusha no Estetica) - Funimation
Funimation will start simulcasting the series on its website on July 6, 2012. [ source: ANN
Ah My Buddha (aka Amaenaideyo!!) - Rightstuf
License rescue from Media Blasters.

Rightstuf will release both seasons in one 26 episode DVD set under their Lucky Penny Entertainment label (no date has been finalized as of yet). [ source: ANN
Ah! My Goddess (TV) - Media Blasters
License announced at Katsucon 2005. [ source: Envirosphere
Ah! My Goddess (second season) - ADV Films
License announced during an interview with Mike Bailiff, ADV's Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. Previously it had been incorrectly associated with Media Blasters (at Anime Boston 2006), but in November 2006 this was denied by one of their representatives. [ source: ANN
Ai no Kusabi (2012) OVA - Media Blasters
MB will release the series through its AnimeWorks label in December, 2012. [ source: ANN
Ai Yori Aoshi (License Rescue) - Funimation
Originally licensed by Pioneer/Geneon. [ source: ANN
Ai Yori Aoshi - Enishi - Geneon
License announced on last DVD of the first season. First DVD out July 6, 2004.
Aika R-16 - Bandai
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. Bandai Entertainment have licensed both the original Agent Aika as well as the Aika R-16 OVA [ source: ANN, AoD
Air ((TV and Movie)) - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Matsuri 2007. DVD release in August 2007, movie late 2007. [ source: ANN
Air Gear - ADV Films
License announced at Oni-con 2006 and confirmed by David Williams according to AoD. [ source: AoD
Airmaster - Toei
Geneon Entertainment announced an agreement with leading Japanese anime producer Toei Animation to distribute the company's animation programs on DVD in the U.S. and Canada. This is one of their first titles together. [ source: ANN
Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (aka AkaSaka) - Section 23
Section 23 will release the complete subbed DVD set on March 8, 2011 which will also include the OVA. [ source: ANN
AKB0048 - Sentai Filmworks
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the second series (AKB0048 the next stage), and Sentai Filmworks will release the complete series on other, select digital outlets and home video later in 2013. [ source: ANN
Aki Sora: Yume no Naka OVA - Media Blasters
MB plans to release the series on its Kitty Medial label, with more information about the release to come. [ source: ANN
Akikan! - Sentai Filmworks
Release details forthcoming. [ source: ANN
Allison and Lillia - Section 23
The first subbed DVD set has a release date of May 17, 2011. [ source: ANN
AM Driver (aka Get Ride! AMDriver) - Illumitoon
Release date for first DVDs announced, 6th Feb 2007 [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Amagami SS - Sentai Filmworks
The series will most likely be released sub-only in September 2011 (but that could change). [ source: ANN
Amagami SS+ - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai plans to release the series digitally first and then on sub-only DVD next year. [ source: ANN
Amazing Nuts! - Discotek
Discotek will release this video anthology on sub-titled DVD on April 29, 2014. [ source: ANN
Amnesia - Sentai Filmworks
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on other, select digital outlets and home video later in 2013. [ source: ANN
Angel Beats! - Sentai Filmworks
License announced through press release. Will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Will also be dubbed in English. [ source: AoD Forum
Angel Tales (aka Angel's Tail; aka Tenshi no Shippo) - Bandai
License announced at Fanime 2003.
Angels Feather (OVA) - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. [ source: AoD
Ano Natsu de Matteru - Sentai Filmworks
Will be released on DVD later in 2012. [ source: ANN
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (aka Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) - NIS America
NIS will release the complete series July 3, 2012 on DVD/BD sub-only in a slipcase which will include a 38-page full-color hardcover art book. [ source: ANN
Another - Sentai Filmworks
To be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2012 [ source: ANN
Antique Bakery - Rightstuf
License announced at AnimeExpo 2009. [ source: ANN
Aoi Hana (aka Sweet Blue Flowers) - Rightstuf
Right Stuff will release this under their new "Lucky Penny" label for "high-quality and budget-friendly editions" of anime (no release date was given). [ source: ANN
Appleseed (2004 Movie) - Geneon
License announced through press release. [ source: PR Newswire
Appleseed XIII - Funimation
The license includes the broadcast, home entertainment, and streaming rights, but no details of the release was made at the announcement. [ source: ANN
Aquarian Age - ADV Films
License announced at A-Kon 2003.
Aquarion (aka Sousei no Aquarion) - Funimation
License announced through Funimation website. First volume planned Fall 2007. [ source: Funimation Site
Aquarion EVOL - Funimation
The license only includes the streaming rights for the time being.
UPDATE: Funimation announced the home entertainment rights during its Otakon 2012 panel. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
Arakawa Under the Bridge - NIS America
NISA will release the series on DVD and BD in July, 2011. [ source: ANN
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge - NIS America
The 12 episode sequel will be released sub-only on 2 BD and DVD discs on February 7, 2012. There also will be a premium edition with a hardcover art book with collectible slip case, cast and staff commentaries, and other bonuses included. [ source: ANN
Area 88 TV - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Aria - Rightstuf
License announced through their company website. Indications are that the license includes all existing Aria anime series, Aria the Animation, Aria the Natural, Aria the OVA ~Arietta~ and Aria the Origination. [ source: Rightstuf, ANN
Armitage III (License Rescue) - Funimation
Originally licensed by Geneon. [ source: ANN
Asagiri no Miko (aka Shrine of the Morning Mist) - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: EnviroSphere
Asobi ni Iku yo! (aka Cat Planet Cuties) - Funimation
License announced with the DVD/BD set shipping in 2012. [ source: ANN
Astro Boy (2003 remake) - WB Kids / Cartoon Network
Will air on WB Kids in 2003 or 2004 season.
Atashin'chi - Funimation
License "announced" by sending a Cease & Desist letter to AnimeSuki.
Attack on Titan (aka Shingeki no Kyojin) - Funimation
Funimation has begun streaming episode one to its Elite Video subscribers. No other information is available at this time. [ source: ANN, Funimation
Avenger - Bandai
License announced at Otakon 2004. [ source: ANN
Ayakashi ~ Samurai Horror Tales (aka Ayakashi ~ Japanese Classic Horror) - Geneon
License announced through the Geneon website, listed as a March 2007 release. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, Geneon
Ayakashi Ayashi (aka Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi) - Bandai
License announced at Otakon 2007. [ source: ANN
Azumanga Daioh (TV and Movie) - ADV Films
License for TV series announced at Anime Boston 2003. License for Movie announced at Anime Expo 2003. Being release on DVD at time of writing. [ source: AnimeOnDVD (TV), AnimeOnDVD (Movie)
B Gata H Kei (aka Yamada's First Time) - Funimation
License announced with the DVD/BD set shipping in 2012. [ source: ANN
Baccano! - Funimation
License announced through their company website. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Baka to Test to Shokanju (aka Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts) - Funimation
License announced through press release. Available as legal stream and download-to-own from Funimation.com (as well as DVD and/or BD in the future presumably). [ source: AoD Forum
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuuâ Ni! (aka Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2) - Funimation
License announced with Funimation streaming the series starting 2011/07/07 and then releasing the DVD/BD set in 2012. [ source: ANN
Bakemonogatari (aka Ghostory) - Aniplex of America
Release details to be determined. [ source: ANN
Baki the Grappler (season 1 and 2; aka Grappler Baki) - Funimation
See the "whois" record of bakithegrappler.com. License confirmed at Otakon 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Bakuman (Seasons 1 & 2) - Media Blasters
Media Blasters will release the anime on DVD using their AnimeWorks label starting in November, 2011 (and will include a dub).

UPDATE 2011-06-29:Media Blasters has also confirmed that they have licensed the upcoming second season. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
BALDR FORCE EXE Resolution - Funimation
License announced at Otakon 2007. Release planned for 2008 [ source: AoD
Ballad of a Shinigami - BOST Digital Entertainment
License announced through article on Anime News Network article and company website. [ source: ANN, BOST site
Bamboo Blade - Funimation
License announced at Katsucon 2009. Series to be released as two half-season boxsets beginning in late 2009 [ source: Funimation, ANN
Basilisk - Funimation
Announced at the Project A-Kon 2005. Rumours already pointed to Funimation ealier because of the domain registration for basilisk.tv. [ source: envirosphere
Bast of Lemon - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2003. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Battle Girls: Time Paradox (aka Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox) - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be released with an English dub on both DVD and Blu-Ray, but no date was given. [ source: ANN
Beat BtX (aka B'tX, B'tX Neo) - Illumitoon
Release date for first DVDs announced, 23rd Jan 2007. The license includes the 25 episode B'tX and the 14 episode B'tX Neo series. Illumitoon will treat it as a 39 episode series. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, ICv2
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Funimation
License announced at Anime Boston 2006. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Beet the Vandel Buster - Illumitoon
New Anime company, Illumitoon, announces its first license. Includes both Beet the Vandel Buster and Beet the Vandel Buster: Excellion TV series. [ source: AnimeNation, ICv2
Berserk Film Trilogy - Viz
The Trilogy consists of:
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King
Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey
Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent

Viz plans to release the first movie in Fall 2012. [ source: ANN
Best Student Council (aka Gokujou Seitokai) - ADV Films
Release date expected to be early 2007 [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Beyond the Boundary (aka Kyokai no Kanata) - Sentai Filmworks
The anime will be released on select digital outlets with a home video release in 2014.

Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll
Big Windup! (aka Ookiku Furikabutte) - Funimation
License announced through their company website. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Binbougami ga! - Funimation
Funimation will start simulcasting the series on its website on July 4, 2012. [ source: ANN
Birth - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2003. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Black Blood Brothers - Funimation
License announced at Anime Central 2007. First DVD release sometime early 2008. [ source: ANN, Funimation
Black Cat - Funimation
License initially "announced" by sending a Cease & Desist letter to a large anime fansub torrent site in December 2005, later officially confirmed at A-Kon 2006.
Black Lagoon - Geneon
Geneon USA is listed in the credits.
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail OVA - Funimation
Licensed for a 2011 release. [ source: ANN
Blade of the Immortal (aka Mugen no Juunin) - Media Blasters
Confirmed by Media Blasters CEO. The first DVD was listed on Amazon with a 29 September 2009 release date. [ source: ANN
Blade of the Phantom Mask (aka Shin Angyo Onshi) - ADV Films
ADV made the announcement at Otakon 2006. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, ANN
Blame - Media Blasters
There was no real announcement yet (that we know of), but the license has been reported by John Sirabella of Media Blasters on the AnimeOnDVD forums. EnviroSphere also lists the title as licensed. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, EnviroSphere
Blast of Tempest (aka Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster) - Aniplex of America
Licensed announced, but no home video details given. Blast of Tempest is currently being streamed by Crunchyroll. [ source: ANN
BlazBlue Alter Memory - Funimation
Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan (no home video details have been made). [ source: ANN
Bleach - Viz
Reported on AnimeNewsNetwork that Viz have announced the television, home video and merchandising rights [ source: ANN, AoD
Blood C: The Lask Dark Movie - Funimation
The license includes broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights. No release date has been made yet. [ source: ANN
Blood Lad - Viz
Viz will stream the series on Neon Alley with plans to release the series (and OVAs) on DVD/BD in 2014. [ source: ANN
Blood+ - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
License announced through C21Media website article. While it is possible Sony is merely a middleman in this case, the article clearly mentions DVD distribution is going to be handled by them. [ source: C21Media.net
Blue Dragon - Viz
License announced through press release. Viz acquired the master license including broadcasting, home video and game merchandising rights for the USA, Europe and Australia. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Blue Drop - Sentai Filmworks
Complete series due in November, 2009 [ source: ANN
Blue Exorcist (aka Ao no Exorcist) - Aniplex of America
Licensed announced with the first of four DVD sets shipping in October, 2011 (no details on if it will be dub/sub or sub only). [ source: ANN
Blue Submarine No. 6 - Discotek
License rescue from Bandai Entertainment.
The four episode OVA will be released later in 2013 on DVD (remastered) and Blu-Ray using Bandai's original English dub with the Japanese audio track with English subtitles.


UPDATE 2013-7-16: The release date will be September 14. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo - TV: Cartoon Network
In Cartoon Network [ source: Turner Press Release
Boku no Sexual Harrassment - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2003. Warning: this is a yaoi title. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT - Funimation
Funimation will start streaming the series on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. EST with the first two episodes starting on January 22, 2013. [ source: ANN
Boogie Pop and Others feature - Rightstuf
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Bottle Fairy - Geneon
License announced at Anime Boston 2005. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Boys Be - Rightstuf
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Boys over Flowers (aka Hana Yori Dango) - Viz
They already had the manga, but apparently also had the anime. Being release on DVD at time of writing.
Brave 10 - NIS America
Home media release details TBA. [ source: ANN
Broken Blade (aka Break Blade) - Sentai Filmworks
License includes streaming of all six movies on the Anime Network starting in October, 2011 with eventual DVD/BD release in 2012. [ source: ANN
Btooom! - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available "soon" digitally, with a home video release in 2013. [ source: ANN
Buddy Complex - Funimation
Funimation will stream the series on Mondays at 10 pm EST. [ source: ANN
Bunny Drop (aka Usagi Drop) - NIS America
The series will be released on August 7, 2012 in a premium BD/DVD combo edition with a hardcover artbook and four bonus episodes. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll
Burn Up Scramble - Geneon
License announced at Anime Central 2004. [ source: ANN
Burst Angel (aka Bakuretsu Tenshi) - Funimation
See the "whois" record of burstangel.com. License confirmed at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Buso Renkin (aka Busou Renkin) - Viz
License announced at the 2007 New York Anime Festival. First 13 episodes will be released on 29th April 2008 in a box-set. [ source: ANN
Busou Shinki - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available "soon" digitally, with a home video release in 2013. [ source: ANN
Buzzer Beater (2005 and 2007) - Nippon Television
Nippon Television will offer English subbed episodes of both the 2005 and 2007 series of Buzzer Beater via Joost (VOD internet site) starting December 2008. [ source: AnimeNews
C (for CONTROL) - Funimation
Funimation will simulcast the series on their website beginning April 21st at 12:45 p.m. EDT. [ source: ANN
C3 - Cube x Cursed x Curious - Funimation
Streaming in partnership with Niconico [ source: ANN
Campione! Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kami Koroshi no Maou - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks will release the series digitally (while Crunchyroll streams the series as it airs) and will have a home video release in 2013. [ source: ANN
Canaan - Sentai Filmworks
The complete series will have a dub and be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 26, 2010. [ source: ANN
Captain Harlock TV (1978) - Discotek
The series will be released as a complete series, sub-only DVD box set. [ source: ANN
Captain Harlock: Outside Legend Endless Odyssey - Geneon
License announced at San Diego Comic Con 2003. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie - Discotek
License rescue from Geneon Entertainment.

Discotek will release the movie on DVD/BD in 2014. [ source: ANN
Case Closed (aka Detective Conan) - Funimation
License announced at Anime Expo 2003. At Otakon 2003 they announced they have all of it. Name change due to trademark issues in the US, alternate name approved by Japanese licensor.
Casshern Sins - Funimation
Announced at 2009 Otacon panel. [ source: ANN article
Cat Shit One - IDA Entertainment
The Japanese production company will release the DVD/BD in Japan (with an English dub from a "Hollywood staff") in early December, 2010.

Update 2010-10-26:; US DVD/BD release set for December, 2010 with streaming on Youtube in November. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
Champion Joe ((Movie); aka Ashita no Joe) - Tai Seng
License announced through various anime news websites. [ source: ANN
Chaos;HEAd - Funimation
Licensed announced with series shipping in 2011. [ source: ANN
Chrome Shelled Regios - Funimation
Licensed announced with series shipping in late 2010. [ source: ANN
Chronicles of the Going Home Club (aka Kitakubu Katsudo Kiroku) - NIS America
License announced with home video details to come later.

Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and now the series is on Hulu. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll, Hulu
Chrono Crusade (aka Chrno Crusade) - ADV Films
License announced by press release and already hinted at in Newtype USA. Apparently using Chrono in the name caused trademark issues in Japan, but not in US, so title used in US is actually intended title. [ source: ADV Films
Chunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren (aka Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-) - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks announced that it will release the series through 'select digital outlets' with a home video release to follow.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available "soon" digitally, with a home video release in 2013. [ source: ANN
Clannad ~After Story~ - Sentai Filmworks
First DVD set to be released in October, 2009 (sub only). [ source: ANN
CLANNAD the Movie - Sentai Filmworks
The dubbed and subbed DVD will be released in March, 2011. [ source: ANN
Clannad TV - ADV Films
License announced through press release. First DVD (of six) release due 21st April 2009. [ source: ICv2, ANN
Claymore - Funimation
License announced on their company website. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Cluster Edge - Sentai Filmworks
The license includes both the TV series and the three episode OVA and will be released sub-only with extras (no date given as yet). [ source: ANN
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Bandai
License announced at Otakon 2007. Bandai Entertainment is planning an American broadcast in 2008. License for the second season, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, confirmed at Anime Boston 2008. [ source: ANN
Code: Breaker - Funimation
Part of Funimation's Fall 2012 simulcast streaming lineup. No home video release has been determined as of yet. [ source: ANN, Funimation
Colorful (Movie) - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai plans to release the film digitally and on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc early in 2013. [ source: ANN
Comic Party Revolution - ADV Films
License announced at Metrocon 2006. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Coppelion - Viz
Viz will start streaming the series on its vizanime.com website and Hulu starting October 2, 2013 (no home video details have been made). [ source: ANN
Corrector Yui - Viz
License announced through DVD solicitation to retalers. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Count of Monte Cristo (aka Gankutsuou) - Funimation
Announced by Geneon in April 2005 via trailer on the Appleseed DVD and comfirmed in a post on the AoD Forum. 28th December 2008 Funimation have now obtained the license. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Coyote Ragtime Show - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006. [ source: ANN, AoD
Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth (aka Ikoku Meiro no Croisee) - Sentai Filmworks
License announced through press release. Home video release in 2012. [ source: ANN
Cross Game - Viz
Announced in an ad in the Shoujo Beat newsletter. Viz plans to start streaming the anime later this month with details coming later this week (2010-05-10). [ source: ANN
Crystal Blaze (aka Glass Maiden) - Section 23
Released in conjunction with the new label called Maiden Japan, the series will be sub-title only and will include DVD and digital versions (but no details on when the release will happen have been made yet). [ source: ANN
Cutey Honey - Discotek
The series will be released in a 25 episode box set in 2013. [ source: ANN
Cuticle Detective Inaba (aka Cuticle Tantei Inaba) - Sentai Filmworks
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on other, select digital outlets and home video later in 2013. [ source: ANN
Cutie Honey - Live Action - Bandai
License for the movie announced at Anime Expo 2006. Due for release in 2007. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Cyber Formula GPX (TV) - Bandai
License announced at A-Kon 2003. Will be released subtitled only and in one complete box.
Cyber Team in Akihibara - ADV Films
License announced at Otakon 2003. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
D-Frag! - Funimation
Funimation will stream the series as it airs starting January 6, 2014 (no home video release details have been made). [ source: ANN
D.Gray-man - Funimation
License announced through their company website. The license only covers the first season, episodes 1 to 51. [ source: Funimation, ANN, AnimeOnDVD
D.N.Angel - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2003.

Update 2011-05-02:Discotek Media acquires the license. No other details are available at the moment. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, ANN
Daily Life of High School Boys (aka Danshi Kokosei no Nichijo) - NIS America
License announced, but details of the release will be revealed on NIS America's website. [ source: ANN
Dallos - Discotek
Discotek will release the first OVA series ever made on DVD in 2014. [ source: ANN
Dan Doh! - Bandai
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Dance in the Vampire Bund - Funimation
License announced through press release. Available as legal stream and download-to-own from Funimation.com (as well as DVD and/or BD in the future presumably). [ source: AoD Forum
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (aka Hikari to Mizu no Daphne) - Geneon
License announced at Licensing International 2004. DVD release mid 2005.
Darker than Black - Funimation
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. DVD release due 2008. [ source: AoD
Darker than Black II - Funimation
Licensed for a 2011 release. [ source: ANN
Date A Live - Funimation
Funimation has acquired the streaming rights and will begin streaming the series on its website on April 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. [ source: ANN
Dead Leaves - Manga Entertainment
Financed by Manga Entertainment, therefore considered licensed by them.
Deadman Wonderland - Funimation
License announced with details of a release as of yet. [ source: ANN
Dear Boys - Bandai
License announced at A-Kon 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
DearS - Discotek
License rescue from Geneon Entertainment.

Discotek will release the complete series on DVD on May 27, 2014. [ source: ANN
Death Note - Viz
Viz Media is going to be providing Death Note through Download to Own (DTO) and Download to Rent (DTR) while the show is still airing in Japan. [ source: AoD, Viz Press Release
Death Note - Live Action Movies - Viz
License announced through press release. Various Viz subsidiaries already own various other parts of the Death Note franchise, including the manga and anime. [ source: ANN
Demon Lord Dante (aka Mao Dante) - Geneon
License announced at Las Vegas Comic Con 2003.
Demon Prince Enma (aka Kikoushi Enma) - Bandai
Release date expected to be Spring 2007. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Desert Punk (aka Sunabozu) - Funimation
License announced at Anime Boston 2005. To be called Desert Punk for the US release. [ source: ANN, AnimeOnDVD
Detroit Metal City - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available on select digital outlets "soon" with a sub-only DVD set to follow later in 2012. [ source: ANN
Devil May Cry - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. [ source: ANN
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai will release the series digitally with the home video release later in 2013.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll
Devilman - Discotek
Discotek will release the complete 39-episode series on DVD in 2014. [ source: ANN
Di Gi Charat - Sentai Filmworks
License rescue from Synch Point.

The series will be released on DVD in October, 2013. [ source: ANN
Diabolik Lovers - Sentai Filmworks
The anime will be released on select digital outlets with a home video release in 2014.

Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. [ source: ANN
Diamond Dust Drops (aka On to the North) - ADV Films
Announced by Matt Greenfield at Oni-Con 2004. [ source: ANN
Digi Charat Nyo - Bandai
License announced at Anime Boston 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Digimon: Data Squad (aka Digimon Savers) - Toon Disney
License announced through article on ICv2. Will air on Toon Disney in Fall 2007. [ source: ICv2 site
Dirty Pair TV - Rightstuf
The license also includes two specials, and the first of two DVD collections is slated for a late Fall 2010 release. [ source: ANN
Disgaea (License Rescue) - Geneon
License confirmed by news article on the official website.
UPDATE 2010-09-01 License rescue by Funimation with DVD set shipping in early 2011. [ source: Disgaea Official Website, NIS America, ANN (rescue)
Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicle - ADV Films
There was no real announcement yet (that we know of), but license has been confirmed by David Williams of ADV Films on the AnimeOnDVD forums. EnviroSphere also mentions a license confirmation in their Otakon 2004 report. [ source: AnimeOnDVD, EnviroSphere
Doki Doki School Hours (aka Sensei no Ojikan) - Geneon
License announced at Anime Boston 2005. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Dokkoider (aka Dokkoida) - Geneon
License announced at Anime Boston 2004. DVD release Summer/Fall 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Dokuro-chan (aka Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan) - Media Blasters
License announced through forum post by John Sirebella of Media Blasters on the AnimeOnDVD forum. While the post was somewhat vague, AnimeSuki presumes both OVA series have been licensed. [ source: AoD Forum
Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera - NIS America
Licensed announced with no plans on the release (they hope to have it by next year). [ source: ANN
Doujin Work - Media Blasters
License announced through DVD solicitation. First of three DVDs to be released in January 2009. [ source: AoD, ANN
Dragon Ball Kai - Funimation
License announced during Navarre (Funimation parent company) earnings conference call, later confirmed to Anime News Network and on the Funimation Blog. [ source: Funimation Blog, ANN
Dragon Drive - Bandai
License announced at Fanime 2003. DVD release Spring/Summer 2004.
Dragonaut -the Resonance- - Funimation
License announced at Katsucon 2009. Release due late 2009, most likely as two half-season boxsets. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Dream Eater Merry (aka Yumekui Merry) - Sentai Filmworks
At this time, Sentai Filmworks has not published any plans for the release of the anime. [ source: ANN
Durarara!! - Aniplex of America
AoA is planning a dub (with casting starting soon and announced at Otakon 2010) with a planned release in January, 2011. [ source: ANN
E's Otherwise - ADV Films
License announced at A-Kon 2004. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Early Reins - Media Blasters
License announced by DVD solicitation via press release. [ source: ANN
Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebi Sugawa Koukou Tenmonbu - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai's license includes the home video and streaming rights (Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs), but no release dates have been determined as of yet. [ source: ANN
Eden of the East (aka Higashi no Eden) - Funimation
Announced at 2009 Otacon panel. [ source: ANN article
Eden of the East (Movies) - Funimation
License announced at Anime Boston 2010. [ source: AoD Forum
ef - a tale of melodies - Sentai Filmworks
Licensed announced without details of the release. [ source: ANN
ef - a tale of memories - Sentai Filmworks
Licensed announced without details of the release. [ source: ANN
Eiken - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. [ source: envirosphere
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki OVA - Sentai Filmworks
The license includes both a complete digital and home video release (the home video release will be later in 2012). [ source: ANN
El Cazador de la Bruja - Funimation
License announced through press release. To be released as two half-season boxsets beginning in late 2009. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Elfin Lied - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Expo 2004. Includes both the TV series and OVA. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Embracing Love (aka Haru wo Daiteita) - Central Park Media
License announced at New York Comic Con 2006.
Engaged to the Unidentified (aka Mikakunin de Shinkōkei) - Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks announced that it will release the series through 'select digital outlets' with a home video release to follow.

Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs beginning January 8, 2014. [ source: ANN, Crunchyroll
Erementar Gerad - Geneon
ADV Films had announced the license at Anime Expo 2004, but during the MIP TV Trade Show in April 2005 Geneon Entertainment claimed they have the license for this series. [ source: ANN
Ergo Proxy - Geneon
License announced in April at the MIP TV trade show and confirmed at Anime Expo 2005. [ source: ANN
Eureka Seven - Funimation
License Rescue from Bandai Entertainment.

Funimation plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD but no details have been made as of yet. [ source: ANN
Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean - Funimation
Funimation acquired the home video and streaming rights and will begin streaming the series on its website starting Thursday, May 3rd 2012.
At Anime Expo 2012, Funimation announced the broadcast, home entertainment, and theatrical rights. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows (aka Kōkyō Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai) - Bandai
Will be released in 300-400 theaters on September 24, 2009 [ source: ANN
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone - Funimation
License announced through their company website. [ source: Funimation, ANN
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance - Funimation
Theatrical release planned, release in 2011 [ source: ANN, Mania
eX-Driver (Movie) - Geneon
License announced at Sakura Con 2004.
eX-Driver - Danger Zone - Geneon
Announced at Anime Expo 2004 as part of the eX-Driver Movie DVD release in October. [ source: ANN
Eyeshield 21 - Sentai Filmworks
License announced through press release. First DVD set out in May 2010. [ source: AoD Forum
F-Zero - 4Kids
License announced through press release. [ source: Press Release
Fafner (aka Dead Aggressor) - Geneon
Licensed by Geneon, first DVD set to be released in July 2005. [ source: ANN
Fairy Tail - Funimation
Funimation will release the first 48 episodes on DVD/BD (with an English dub) sometime in the latter part of 2011. [ source: ANN
Familiar of Zero - Sentai Filmworks
License rescue from Geneon Entertainment.

Sentai will stream the series first and then release it later on bilingual Blu-ray and DVD. No dates have been made for either. [ source: ANN
Fantastic Children (aka Shin Megami Tensei) - Bandai
License announce at Otakon 2004. [ source: ANN
Fate/Stay Night - Sentai Filmworks
License rescue from Geneon/Funimation. The first collection will be released in January, 2013 on Blu-ray disc. [ source: ANN
Fate/Stay Night - Unlimited Blade Works Movie - Sentai Filmworks
The film will be released digitally and on DVD/BD later in 2012, though whether it will be sub-only or dubbed hasn't been revealed yet. [ source: ANN
Fight Ippatsu! Juuden chan!! - Media Blasters
Licensed announced, but no details were made available. [ source: ANN
Fighting Spirit (aka Hajime no Ippo) - Geneon
License announced at Las Vegas Comic Con 2003. DVD release Summer/Fall 2004.
Figure 17 - Media Blasters
Being released on DVD at time of writing. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Final Fantasy Unlimited - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Boston 2003. Nearly completely out on DVD at time of writing. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children - Square-Enix USA
Release date for Japanese DVD is September 14, 2005; North American DVD September 15, 2005 [ source: RPGamer
Final Fantasy VII: Last Order - Sony Pictures
It has been pointed out that Last Order is part of the Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. [ source: DVD Empire
First Squad - The Moment of Truth - Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay will distribute the film in Region 1, no date of release has been revealed yet. [ source: Anime On DVD
Five Star Stories - ADV Films
Announced by Matt Greenfield at Oni-Con 2004. [ source: ANN
Flag - Bandai
Bandai announced the license at New York Comic Con 2007. [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Flame of Recca - Viz
Licensed by Viz.
Flower and Stick - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. [ source: AoD
Fractale - Funimation
Funimation plans on simulcasting the anime starting on January 13, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. EST.
Update 2011/04/02: Funimation has acquired the DVD/BD license and will release the series in 2012. [ source: ANN, ANN (2)
Freedom - Bandai Visual USA
License announced as part of a distribution agreement between Geneon and Bandai Visual. [ source: MarketWire
Freezing - Funimation
Funimation has acquired the rights to start simulcasting this series from January 24, 2011.
Update 2011/04/02: Funimation has acquired the DVD/BD license and will release the series in 2012. [ source: Funimation Blog, ANN
Freezing Vibration (aka Freezing Season 2) - Funimation
Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan (no home video details have been made). [ source: ANN
From the New World (aka Shin Sekai Yori) - Sentai Filmworks
The series will be available "soon" digitally, with a home video release in 2013.
Crunchyroll is streaming the show as it airs. [ source: ANN
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid - Funimation
Reported on AnimeOnDVD. Release date for first volume will be 3rd October 2006 (which will include the OVA). [ source: AnimeOnDVD
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu - ADV Films
License announced at Anime Central 2004. [ source: ANN
Full Moon (aka Full Moon o Sagashite) - Viz
According to AoD Viz has acquired the anime license for this title. Volume 1 will be released June 2006. [ source: AoD
Fullmetal Alchemist (aka Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) - Funimation
License announced at E3 2004. Scheduled to air on Cartoon Network in October, 2004. [ source: IGN
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (aka Fullmetal Alchemist 2) - Funimation
License announced through Japanese website "animeanime.jp". Available on Funimation's website as free streaming video. [ source: ANN
Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress (aka Fuse Teppo Musume no Torimonocho) - NIS America
This anime film will be released on May 6, 2014 in a premium Blu-Ray sub-only set that includes an illustrated hardcover art book. [ source: ANN
Fuyu no Semi (aka Winter Cicada) - Media Blasters
License announced at Anime Expo 2007. [ source: AoD
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