Over the weekend, Seven Seas announced their manga acquisition of seven manga series: "Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish", "My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story: On the Verge of Doom! ", "Cat Massage Therapy", "Restart After Coming Back Home", "Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow", and "The Case Files of Jeweler Richard" as well as fantasy light novel "Planet of the Orcs" to be released later this year and early 2022.
What You Need to Know:
- Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish by Yuu Tanaka and Hinako Inoue, a new spin-off manga series for the fantasy isekai light novels and manga!
- Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword saved a young beastgirl from a life of slavery. Fran, the cat-eared girl, has become his wielder, and wants only to grow stronger, while the sword wants to know why he is here. Follow their new adventures in this spin-off manga series!
- Seven Seas will publish the series Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in January 2022 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
- My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story: On the Verge of Doom! by Satoru Yamaguchi, nishi, and Nami Hidaka. Don’t miss this alternate universe spin-off for the beloved light novels, manga, and anime series My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- What if, when Katarina Claes was reincarnated in the dating sim from the original series, she didn’t regain the memories of her past life until she was fifteen? With less than a year to go before her destruction, Katarina must find a way to avoid all possible bad endings!
- Seven Seas will publish the series My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story: On the Verge of Doom! (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in December 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
- Cat Massage Therapy by Haru Hisakawa, a full-color manga about purrfectly professional massage therapists: fluffy cats who knead your troubles away.
- Nekoyama, worn out after another long day at the office, stops at a therapeutic massage parlor...only to discover that it’s run by a cat! Not only that, but the cat actually does the massaging?! Nekoyama is a dog lover, but as this professional “meowsseur” digs soft toe beans into his aching muscles, his heart warms and his worries melt away. This is only the beginning, as he and other world-weary workers are about to meet the other cat (and kitten!) professionals who have mastered pawfully cute techniques for reducing human stress.
- Seven Seas will publish the full-color manga series Cat Massage Therapy for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in December 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.
- Restart After Coming Back Home and its sequel Restart After Growing Hungry by cocomi, the touching Boys’ Love romance that inspired a live-action film!
- Hot-headed Kozuka Mitsuomi left his home in the country to try to lead a sophisticated life in Tokyo. Unfortunately, at age 25, he returns home in disgrace, having been fired from his job. As he tries to rediscover himself in the rural area he once called home, he meets Kumai Yamato, a man about his age who was adopted into his community while Mitsuomi was away. The sweet and even-tempered Yamato is hiding his own pain, and as the two men connect, they start a journey together.
- Seven Seas will publish the manga Restart After Coming Back Home for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition. The book will be released in November 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.
- Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow by Toranosuke Shimada. In this award-winning science fiction tale, enter a world where artificial intelligence is thriving...and human culture is dying.
- In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous “cyber-persons” with A.I. brains are part of society, interacting with humans and growing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens and their own world have begun to die out. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots the new “humans”? This speculative science fiction tale of interconnected stories was awarded the Division Grand Prize at the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival. Originally released in Japan as two volumes, get the complete manga series in English in this special omnibus edition.
- Seven Seas will publish the manga Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim omnibus. The book will be released in November 2021 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN.
- The Case Files of Jeweler Richard by Mika Akatsuki, Nanako Tsujimura, and Utako Yukihiro, one of the top-requested series through our reader surveys. This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming mystery romp is based on the popular light novel series that also inspired an anime!
- When Japanese college student Seigi Nakata rescues a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he gets more than he bargains for! The appraiser is Richard Ranashinha de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires Richard to appraise a ring left to Seigi by his grandmother...and the adventures are just beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of jewels—and those who possess them.
- Seven Seas will publish the series The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in February 2022 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
- Planet of the Orcs by Himataro Zukunashi, a high octane portal fantasy light novel set in a world at war between orcs, armed with guns, and magic-wielding humans.
- HA veteran hero, savior of many worlds, is sent to a new land where orcs and humans are at war. Besieged by the orcs’ superior technology, humanity fights back with magic in a desperate struggle for survival. But the two sides in this conflict are less black and white than they appear, and a hero who has always single-mindedly fought to “save the world” will have to step back and look at his own actions and where they have led him. This engaging prose novel about orcs versus humans and technology versus magic is perfect for fans of both traditional science fiction/fantasy novels and manga-adjacent light novels.
- Seven Seas will publish the series Planet of the Orcs (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in October 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint.
Source: Official Press Release
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