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Use this tag for questions about licensing, the process by means of which a Japanese product makes its way into non-Japanese markets.

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Who do you have to contact to obtain a license to stream manga?

I am curious to know who the copyright holder to a manga is: is it the mangaka, or the publisher (such as Kodansha, Shonen Jump, etc)? Who do you have to contact to obtain a license for streaming it?
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Where can I find reliable information about licensing status of manga/anime?

Often I want to buy some anime or manga, but after a long time of searching, I find out, that the manga/anime isn't translated yet. Is there a website where I can find information about whether an ...
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What does "ABJ" mean on some manga websites & apps?

On some manga websites & apps (e.g. BOOK☆WALKER Global Store), there is a symbol that looks like "ABJ" usually at the end of a page followed with The ABJ mark is a trademark indicating ...
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Who do I contact regarding rights licenses of specific manga/anime characters?

My company runs a card game in Europe, but we want to start including manga and anime characters. How would we start going about obtaining licences? We want Akira, Fist of the North Star, Ako, Tank ...
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Why are some anime and manga unlicensed?

Usually, I see that all anime and manga are licensed! But sometimes I see that some anime or manga are not licensed. Why is that so? Therefore, I am asking what is the difference between licensed and ...
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