What You Need to Know:
- Seven Seas Entertainment announced before the holiday weekend that they have acquire several new titles for us to enjoy!
- Make sure to scroll below to find out what titles they are and how you can get them!
- Heaven Official’s Blessing (Tian Guan Ci Fu) Vol. 1 debuted at #8
- Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi) Vol. 1 debuted at #9
- The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong) Vol. 1 debuted at #14
Award-Winning Robo Sapiens Manga Available Now
Seven Seas is happy to announce that Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow (Omnibus), the award-winning, speculative fiction manga by Toranosuke Shimada, is now available in print and on digital platforms.
“Shimada’s contemplative manga, his English-language debut, winds through a thoughtfully developed world where humanoid robots are commonplace… Shimada upends the notion that survival of androids over humanity must essentially be dystopian, depicting a future where human traits of love and care endure, even if humanity does not.” --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Story & Art by: Toranosuke Shimada
Release Date: 2021/12/07
Trim: 5.875 x 8.25in
Page Count: 304
Enter a futuristic world where artificial intelligence is thriving—and human culture is dying. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots becoming the newest form of humanity?
MISS KOBAYASHI’S DRAGON MAID IN FULL COLOR: CHROMATIC EDITION Manga
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in Full Color: Chromatic Edition by coolkyousinnjya. Enjoy some of the best manga chapters that inspired an anime, video game, and manga spin-offs in this new full-color edition!
Miss Kobayashi is an overworked office lady whose life is turned upside-down when Tohru, a magical dragon from another world, lands in her life. Now, select stories from the incredibly popular manga series Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid have been recreated in full color and gathered into one best-of volume!
Seven Seas will publish the manga Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in Full Color: Chromatic Edition 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 August 2022 for $16.99 USA / $20.99 CAN.
A CHINESE FANTASY: THE DRAGON KING’S DAUGHTER Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the license acquisition of the manga A Chinese Fantasy: The Dragon King’s Daughter by Yen Samejima, the first entry in a collection of Chinese folktales vividly adapted into manga!
Even dragons fall in love! This beautiful retelling of Chinese folktales highlights the relationships between humans and non-humans. Whether fantastical, like the love story of the Dragon King’s daughter, or intense, like the connection between beast and hunter, this collection of five stories builds on traditional lore and storytelling. Future volumes in the series will explore more Chinese-inspired tales about foxes, tigers, and beyond!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series A Chinese Fantasy for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. The first book, A Chinese Fantasy: The Dragon King’s Daughter, will be released in September 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.
FREE LIFE FANTASY ONLINE: IMMORTAL PRINCESS Light Novel and Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the light novel and manga series Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess by Akisuzu Nenohi, Sherry, and Ao Sonohara. Lose yourself in a new world of ghoulish adventure in this fantasy gaming tale!
Tsukishiro Kotone doesn’t consider herself much of a gamer. That is, until she’s introduced to the virtual reality game “Free Life Fantasy Online,” also known as FLFO, by her game-savvy sister. In FLFO, Kotone decides to become a Zombie, one of the game’s inhuman races--a race that’s said to be quite difficult to master, even for experienced players. Why not, right? When Kotone embarks on her first quest in the darkness of the catacombs, controlling a fascinating undead body, little does she know that this game is about to become a huge part of her real life. Join the virtual adventure in this gaming tale about an online world like no other!
Seven Seas will publish the series Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess (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 August 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint.
Seven Seas will publish the series Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in September 2022 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.
Nagabe’s MONOTONE BLUE Boys’ Love Manga
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga Monotone Blue by Nagabe. The critically acclaimed creator of The Girl From the Other Side and The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms returns with this gorgeous Boys’ Love tale about animal boys falling in love!
Hachi the cat finds most things monotonous, but at the top of his list is high school and all that comes with it. But when Aoi the lizard--a quiet, high-achieving transfer student--arrives, Hachi catches a glimpse of a brighter, more colorful life. If Hachi can help Aoi open up, unlocking new feelings in the process, maybe his life won’t be so bland, after all.
Seven Seas will publish the manga Monotone Blue 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 August 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.
THUNDERBOLT FANTASY Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Thunderbolt Fantasy by Gen Urobuchi and Yui Sakuma. Don’t miss this official manga adaptation for the international wuxia television phenomenon--a co-production between an award-winning Japanese writer and the foremost practitioners of Taiwanese puppetry!
In an ancient kingdom, a vicious warlord is on the hunt for a magic sword. Dan Fei has spent her whole life guarding the coveted Sword of Divine Retribution--legends say its power is great enough to smite demons and shake the heavens. The master of the evil Xuan Gui Zong sect will stop at nothing to possess it, and dispatches his warriors to steal the holy blade. Fleeing their pursuit, Dan Fei must rely on the unexpected help of two unusual strangers, who are powerful swordsmen themselves. Like a thunderbolt from the blue sky, a thrilling wuxia fantasy saga begins!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Thunderbolt Fantasy for the first time in North America in its entirety in two deluxe, oversized omnibus editions, in print and on digital platforms. The Volume 1-2 omnibus will be released in October 2022 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN.
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (MXTX) Becomes Triple New York Times Best Selling Author in One Week with Seven Seas Debut of Danmei Novels
Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the English-language debuts of three Chinese fantasy novel series by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu all made the New York Times Best Sellers list for Paperback Trade Fiction on their first week of release.
Originally published in Chinese by author Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (also known as MXTX), these historical fantasy novels in the danmei genre (romanticized love between men) have inspired multiple blockbuster adaptations, including the live-action series The Untamed (inspired by Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation) and the animated series Scumbag System, Founder of Diabolism, and Heaven Official’s Blessing. The adaptations have amassed billions of views around the world.
All three books debuted in stores around the world on December 14, 2021.
“This was the biggest debut in Seven Seas history. Due to the huge demand for the series, our first print run totaled half a million copies. As a company, we’re dedicated to bringing treasure from all over the world to the English-language market. We’re absolutely thrilled that we can offer these treasured books in beautiful new editions to existing fans and new readers alike!”
Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis.
About Heaven Official’s Blessing:
Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedicated study and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise may also fall, and fall he does–cast from the heavens and banished to the world below. Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time, angering most of the gods in the process. To repay his debts, he is sent to the Mortal Realm to hunt down violent ghosts and troublemaking spirits who prey on the living. Along his travels, he meets the fascinating and brilliant San Lang, a young man with whom he feels an instant connection. Yet San Lang is clearly more than he appears... What mysteries lie behind that carefree smile?
About Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation:
Wei Wuxian was once one of the most outstanding men of his generation, a talented and clever young cultivator who harnessed martial arts, knowledge, and spirituality into powerful abilities. But when the horrors of war led him to seek a new power through demonic cultivation, the world’s respect for his skills turned to fear, and his eventual death was celebrated throughout the land. Years later, he awakens in the body of an aggrieved young man who sacrifices his soul so that Wei Wuxian can exact revenge on his behalf. Though granted a second life, Wei Wuxian is not free from his first, nor the mysteries that appear before him now. Yet this time, he’ll face it all with the righteous and esteemed Lan Wangji at his side, another powerful cultivator whose unwavering dedication and shared memories of their past will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.
About The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System:
Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist—in a trashy web novel series! At least, that’s what Shen Yuan, online alias “Peerless Cucumber,” believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a combination of rage and a poor meal choice leads to his death, Shen Yuan finds himself reborn into the world of the web novel, in the body of Shen Qingqiu—the beautiful but cruel teacher to a young Luo Binghe. Although as Shen Qingqiu, he now has incredible power and abilities as a cultivator, he’s destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist, so this new Shen Qingqiu has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power. That’s the only way he’ll escape the awful fate of a true scum villain!
Source: Official Press Release