Anime Boston ’18 / Sakura-con ’18 Announcements

Once again, Anime Boston and Sakura-con fell on the same weekend. Here’s quick summary of what happened at the two cons.


Aniplex of America

    • Set release dates for irregular at magic high school ~The Movie~ and Owarimonogatari Vol. 3
    • Set release date for Katsugeki / Touken Ranbu and showed trailer of the English dub
  • Announced that SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online and Persona5: The Animation TV series will stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu
  • Showed trailers for Cells at Work! (summer ’18 show) and SAO: Alicization (fall ’18 show)


  • Announced license for the Code Geass recap movie trilogy
  • Announced license for Assassination Classroom the Movie: 365 Days’ Time
  • Announced license for Garo: Divine Flame movie
  • Season 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will release on home video this Summer


  • Announced that they are looking into releasing Liz and the Blue Bird worldwide. The film is part of the Sound! Euphonium franchise
  • Showed English subbed trailer for Kase-san and Morning Glories OVA. No plans currently for an overseas release
  • Announced that Caligula and Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis will stream on Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks

  • English Dubs for MADE IN ABYSS and Armed Girl’s Machiavellism
  • Set release date for Premium Edition set of original Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime (limited to 1000 units)
  • No updates on any of their Sunrise shows

VIZ Media

  • Announced license for the K: Seven Stories film series



  • After the Rain (manga)
  • Ankoku Jōshi (novel)
  • Kabukimonogatari (novel)
  • Katanagatari (novel)
  • Satsujinki Tantei no Netsuzō Bigaku (novel)

VIZ Media

  • Abara (manga)
  • Ao Haru Ride (manga)
  • Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! (manga)
  • Radiant (manga)
  • Ran and the Gray World (manga)
  • Record of Grancrest War (manga)

Yen Press

  • Chio-chan no Tsūgakuro (manga)
  • Choujin-Kokoseitachi wa Isekai demo Yoyu de Ikinuku Youdesu! (manga)
  • Hakumei and Mikochi (manga)
  • Ishuzoku Reviewers (manga)
  • Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de ni Kai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki Desuka? (novel)