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What You Need to Know:
- Seven Seas Entertainment has been busy once again and landed themselves a huge load of acquisitions of great stories that will have you on the edge of your seats.
- Check out the huge list below and get ready for some epic storytelling!
Seven Seas Licenses Full-Color Webcomic AMONGST US (Girls’ Love) for Bookstores
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce, through its team-up with webcomic publisher Hiveworks Comics, the license acquisition of the full-color graphic novel Amongst Us by Shilin Huang. This fun LGBT+ tale borne from the popular and long-running fantasy webcomic Carciphona can be read and enjoyed independently, and will be distributed in a new trade paperback edition to bookstores and other retailers around the world!
Veloce loves Blackbird. Blackbird loves Veloce. These two young women may have strange chemistry and seemingly nothing in common, but somehow, their offbeat relationship works. Join them for a dance through the city they call home as they satisfy Blackbird’s sweet tooth and indulge Veloce in her attempts to understand fashion. In an alternate universe, this sorceress and assassin share a very different reality...but in this one, they’re a modern couple who have built a life together—and they intend to enjoy it.
Amongst Us - Book 1: Soulmates will be released worldwide in July 2023 for $17.99 USA / $21.99 CAN, available in a large-trim trade paperback edition with an exclusive new cover. An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.
Seven Seas Licenses Full-Color A STEPMOTHER'S MÄRCHEN Manhwa Webtoon for Print Release
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manhwa webtoon series A Stepmother’s Märchen by Spice&kitty and ORKA, a full-color fantasy comic of romance, drama, and second chances. Also known in English as The Fantasie of a Stepmother on the Tapas Media digital platform, this is the story of a beleaguered young noblewoman raising her stepchildren on her own...until she dies and wakes up in the past with the chance to remake her life!
The marchioness Shuri Von Neuschwanstein is no stranger to hardship: her husband dies when she’s still a teenager, leaving her to manage his lands and raise his semi-grown children herself. Her stepchildren never warm up to her, and other nobles disparage her behind her back. Years later, however, it seems her efforts have finally paid off: her eldest stepson is to be married and take over the estate, freeing her of many responsibilities. But shortly after learning the cruel truth that she’s not invited to his wedding, she dies and wakes up on the day of her husband’s funeral seven years earlier! If Shuri is to live these seven difficult years all over again, she’s going to do things differently. Can she write her own fairy tale ending this time around?
A Stepmother's Märchen Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in print in North America in August 2023 for $19.99 USA / $26.99 CAN, with the series available in single large-trim paperback editions.
Seven Seas Licenses Full-Color WHO MADE ME A PRINCESS Manhwa Webtoon for Print Release
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manhwa webtoon series Who Made Me a Princess by Plutus and Spoon. In this full-color fantasy comic, a modern woman is reincarnated as the doomed princess in a romance novel—and reaches out to grab a new future with both baby fists!
The story of Athanasia, forsaken princess of the Obelian Empire, ends with her execution at the hands of her own father—or does it? Her tragic tale is the plot of the novel The Lovely Princess. But now, a modern woman who read the book has just woken up as baby Athanasia herself, filled with her own memories and knowledge of the story she’s stuck in! Determined to survive her doomed fate, infant Athanasia embarks on this new life with a plan: avoid attention and hoard valuables to fund her escape. When her plan goes awry, she suddenly needs to charm her way into the good graces of her father, the beautiful tyrant emperor, so he doesn’t kill her again!
Who Made Me a Princess Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in print in North America in March 2023 for $19.99 USA / $26.99 CAN, with the series available in single large-trim paperback editions.
Seven Seas Licenses WHAT HE WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE IN FATE SAYS Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series What He Who Doesn’t Believe in Fate Says by Omu the Rice. In this romance with a supernatural edge, a guy who can see the fated ties between soulmates falls for a woman who’s destined to be with someone else...or is she? The “red string of fate” that appears throughout this black-and-white manga will be spot-printed in vivid color!
Kosuke has an unusual ability: he can see the red string of fate that connects soulmates. Much to his misfortune, he falls in love with Yuka, whose string of fate clearly doesn’t lead back to him. He hides his feelings for her, until the day when a fortune teller says to Yuka that her destined lover is nearby–and she thinks it’s Kosuke! If this is Kosuke’s chance to pursue the woman he loves, will he have to fight destiny to be with her?
What He Who Doesn’t Believe in Fate Says Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in June 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
Seven Seas Licenses THE SKULL DRAGON’S PRECIOUS DAUGHTER Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the license acquisition of the manga series The Skull Dragon’s Precious Daughter by Ichi Yukishiro, a wholesome fantasy tale about family bonds that transcend species!
In a faraway land lies a forest where all manner of beings dispose of their trash. One day, a young girl named Eve is abandoned along with the usual debris, but she is soon found by an aging dragon who decides to take her in and raise her. Under the dragon’s watchful eye, Eve grows up happy and healthy, but her peaceful life is interrupted by impending tragedy. Yet in the face of this heartbreaking farewell, Eve makes a surprising next move. A perfect “found family” story for fantasy lovers!
The Skull Dragon’s Precious Daughter Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in print in North America in March 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in single volume paperback editions.
Seven Seas Licenses DELINQUENT DADDY AND TENDER TEACHER Boys’ Love Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Delinquent Daddy and Tender Teacher by Tama Mizuki, a heartwarming Boys’ Love romance between a single dad who used to be a “bad boy” and the gentle teacher who takes care of his kid!
In high school, studious Hitsuji had a secret crush on one of his guy friends–a friendly delinquent named Hatoyama–but never confessed. Years later, Hitsuji is a slightly anxious but responsible adult who found his calling as an elementary school teacher. One of his young students is upset with a sloppy and nonconformist dad–who turns out to be Hatoyama! When Hitsuji learns that Hatoyama is struggling to raise his son as a single parent, Hitsuji helps him out, first as a teacher and then as a friend who can teach Hatoyama how to clean his home and cook actual vegetables. As the men grow closer, some of Hitsuji’s anxieties begin to melt around the welcoming (and grateful) Hatoyama. What will become of the feelings Hitsuji used to harbor for his first love?
Delinquent Daddy and Tender Teacher Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in August 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles).
Seven Seas Licenses LUPIN III (LUPIN THE 3RD): THICK AS THIEVES - THE CLASSIC MANGA COLLECTION Hardcover
Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of Lupin III (Lupin the 3rd): Thick as Thieves - The Classic Manga Collection by Monkey Punch, the second hardcover (after Greatest Heists) featuring the world’s greatest thief in some of his best capers!
Monkey Punch’s immortal creations are among the most beloved characters of all time, from master thief Lupin III to his trusted sidekicks and tenacious rivals. Seven Seas is proud to present the follow-up to last year’s hit Greatest Heists with this second “best of” release. Thick as Thieves is another curated collection of some of Monkey Punch’s best stories and chapters of Lupin III from throughout the classic manga’s history, featuring all-new translations in a beautiful oversized hardcover. Let this iconic manga steal your heart all over again!
Lupin III (Lupin the 3rd): Thick as Thieves - The Classic Manga Collection will be released for the first time in North America in July 2023 for $24.99 USA / $32.99 CAN, available in a large-trim hardcover edition. An ebook edition will also be released on digital platforms.
Seven Seas Licenses THE KNIGHT CAPTAIN IS THE NEW PRINCESS-TO-BE Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the license acquisition of the manga series The Knight Captain is the New Princess-to-Be by Yasuko Yamaru. In this shojo rom-com tale, a dashing royal bodyguard pretends to be engaged to her childhood friend, the prince...but is their fake betrothal really just an act to him?
Christina, a.k.a. “Lady Chris,” was born into a noble family and treated more or less like a boy growing up. Now a young woman, she’s not only captain of the imperial guards–she personally protects Prince Leonardo, who has been a dear friend since childhood. When Leo’s father, the king, demands that Leo find a suitable girl to marry, he says that he’s already found one: Chris! Chris is shocked, but figures that Leo doesn’t really love her like that; it’s probably just some ploy to keep his father happy. She decides to play along, but as the charade goes on, she starts to wonder if maybe her princely pal does see her as more than a friend.
The Knight Captain is the New Princess-to-Be Vol. 1 (original black and white edition) will be released for the first time in print in North America in August 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in single volume editions. An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.
Seven Seas Licenses LIFE WITH AN ORDINARY GUY WHO REINCARNATED INTO A TOTAL FANTASY KNOCKOUT Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout by Yu Tsurusaki and Shin Ikezawa. In this comedic isekai tale, gender-bending hijinks ensue when two best buds wind up in a fantasy world together–which inspired the 2022 anime!
Tachibana Hinata and Jinguji Tsukasa are two young men who have been friends since childhood. After a disaster of a singles mixer, they’re sent flying into another world by a mysterious being–and now Tachibana is a beautiful blonde girl! When Jinguji angrily demands that they be returned home and go back to normal, they get cursed, and the only way out is for them to go on a quest and defeat the demon king. But...now the two friends can’t stop thinking about how hot the other is. Will they save the world before their lifelong bromance becomes a romance?
Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in September 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
Seven Seas Licenses CAT ON THE HERO’S LAP Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted fur sure to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Cat on the Hero’s Lap by Kosuke Iijima and Shiori. In this hilarious fantasy adventure tale, will the hero triumph against the evil Demon Lord, or face defeat...because he can’t fight with a cat on his lap?!
The hero Ledo and his companions have a mission: defeat the Demon Lord once and for all. Aina is a formidable fighter, taking down foes with only her fists and feet; Grace the wizard harnesses powerful magic to blast away enemies in their path. Meanwhile, Ledo faces an unexpected challenge in their quest: a big, fluffy cat has taken a liking to him, following the party wherever they go...and jumping into Ledo’s lap whenever it’s free, even in the heat of battle! Everyone knows you can’t just dump a cat off your lap in good conscience. If Ledo pushes this sweet kitty away while it’s happily making biscuits, will he be any better than the monsters he’s trying to fight? A swords and sorcery story for fans of cats and comedy!
Cat on the Hero’s Lap Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in November 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions.
Seven Seas Licenses SOARA AND THE HOUSE OF MONSTERS Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Soara and the House of Monsters by Hidenori Yamaji. In this delightful and intricately illustrated fantasy tale, a girl who was raised to fight monsters starts building cozy homes for them instead.
Soara is a young orphan girl who was raised by knights and trained to battle the monsters that constantly attacked their kingdom. But by the time Soara is ready to join the fight herself, peace has been declared and her blade is no longer needed. Searching for a new home and a new purpose, Soara stumbles across Krik the dwarf, leader of the Monster Architects. Suddenly, instead of fighting monsters, Soara finds herself working with Krik to build comfortable homes for them! In the process, will she discover a new home and family for herself?
Soara and the House of Monsters Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in October 2023 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN, with the series available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions.
Seven Seas Licenses HOMUNCULUS Manga Series (Omnibus Format)
Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Homunculus by Hideo Yamamoto. From the creator of Ichi the Killer and Voyeur, this hit supernatural horror tale inspired the live-action film on Netflix–and will be available in English for the first time in oversized omnibus editions!
Nakoshi Susumu, age 34, is living out of his car. Between spending his days with the homeless and his nights in his vehicle, he has little to his name–but not so little that he’ll agree to be the subject of a scientific experiment. An unnerving medical student is stalking him and offering to pay Nakoshi a significant sum to test trepanation: the ability to draw out a sixth sense by drilling into the skull. Nakoshi refuses. When Nakoshi’s beloved car is towed, though, he finally agrees to cash and the operating table. At first, the experiment seems to bear no fruit, and Nakoshi’s life is unchanged. That is, until Nakoshi realizes his vision has warped in his left eye...showing him the twisted homunculus inside every human.
Homunculus (Omnibus) Vol. 1-2 will be released for the first time in North America in June 2023 for $27.99 USA / $35.99 CAN, with the entire series available in five large-trim omnibus paperbacks.
Seven Seas Licenses REMNANTS OF FILTH: YUWU and CASE FILE COMPENDIUM: BING AN BEN Chinese Danmei Novels by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of two more popular danmei/Boys’ Love novel series from China: Remnants of Filth: Yuwu and Case File Compendium: Bing An Ben by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou. These highly requested titles from the author of the hit danmei novel series The Husky and His White Cat Shizun: Erha He Ta De Bai Mao Shizun will be officially available in English for the first time!
The Seven Seas English-language editions of these Mature-rated novels will feature the uncensored text in deluxe paperbacks with exclusive new covers and interior illustrations.
Remnants of Filth: Yuwu
A historical fantasy epic set in the universe of The Husky and His White Cat Shizun! Two war generals were once close...until dark circumstances ripped them apart. What secrets will surface when they finally reunite?
The empire of Chonghua once produced two young generals who rose to prominence fighting side by side. Mo Xi, reserved in nature, was known for his commanding air and ruthless temperament. His best friend and comrade, Gu Mang, was the complete opposite: as charming as he was clever, he was beloved by his soldiers and the people. That is, until Gu Mang shocked the empire by turning traitor to serve an enemy nation.
Years later, a feral Gu Mang has returned, his mind broken. The public demands his death, and no one is assumed more hungry for vengeance against him than Mo Xi. But when Mo Xi stays his hand, the question must be asked—what is the true relationship between the pair? And what past secrets hide beneath Mo Xi’s icy exterior and Gu Mang’s tortured psyche? The Seven Seas English-language edition will include exclusive, all-new covers and interior illustrations from artist St, who also illustrates The Husky and His White Cat Shizun.
Case File Compendium: Bing An Ben
In this modern tale with a sci-fi edge, an elite young man with a dark side develops a deep, aggressive relationship with his former doctor.
From the outside, He Yu seems to have everything going for him: he’s handsome, rich, and smart. But beneath his perfect facade, he’s hiding a dark secret–one that makes him a slumbering threat to the people around him. After spending years abroad, he enrolls in film school to pursue the girl of his dreams, Xie Xue...but that forces him to deal with her overprotective older brother, the man He Yu hoped he’d never see again.
Xie Qingcheng, an icy man of subdued emotion, was once He Yu’s doctor, and is the only person who knows He Yu’s terrible secret. He Yu swears not to let his past with this man get in the way of his feelings for Xie Xue, but he soon finds himself drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and violence that involves both of the Xie siblings. As a sprawling conspiracy sucks in He Yu, he must confront his own grudges and face new truths–including his own feelings for Xie Qingcheng, which warp into a fixation much darker than what he feels for the man’s sister.
Remnants of Filth: Yuwu (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in April 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, with the series available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Case File Compendium: Bing An Ben (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in August 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, with the series available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Source: Official Press Release