It’s another week and with it more licensing announcements from Seven Seas Entertainment. This week, the publisher announced three new titles from across their various imprints, including the boys love manhwa, No Love Zone!
There are a lot of great reads coming our way in the future, so let’s take a gander at what Seven Seas has planned for 2024!
Riku Can’t Be a Goddess
By Kumi Tamaru
Through Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint, the publisher announced the license acquisition of the novel Riku Can’t Be a Goddess by Kumi Tamaru. From an award-winning author comes this collection of four emotionally gripping stories about high schoolers’ acceptance of themselves and each other.
High school student Ichika has a secret. She’s letting Riku, her childhood friend and secret crush, explore his interest in cross-dressing by acting as his personal dress-up doll–that is, until an unexpected kiss upends this happy arrangement, sending Ichika fleeing in a panic. But they’re not the only ones finding themselves and putting their hearts through the wringer in the process. These four coming-of-age tales follow teenagers as they find–and confront–their true selves.
Riku Can’t Be a Goddess (Light Novel) will be released for the first time in the English language in July 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the book available in a single large-trim edition as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. An ebook edition will also be available (early) on digital platforms.
My Sister Took My Fiance and Now I’m Being Courted by a Beastly Prince
By Yu Sakurai, Kiduki Hoshikawa, and Ren Hidou
A shojo/josei fantasy romance about a scorned noblewoman and a lion of a prince!
Cordelia, daughter of a Countess, can’t seem to get married–mostly because her little sister Priscilla keeps stealing the hearts of her suitors. Ready to resign herself to a spinster fate, Cordelia is surprised when a handsome man suddenly wants to court her: and he’s a prince, no less! Prince Leonhardt, who possesses the power of a legendary lion, is a heavily admired man but has his own quirks, such as pursuing Cordelia because he was drawn to her…scent. How cat-like is this man, really?! A fun (and slightly furry) fantasy romance!
My Sister Took My Fiance and Now I’m Being Courted by a Beastly Prince (Manga) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in April 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in single large-trim editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.
No Zone Love
Boys Love Manhwa (Webtoon)
Seven Seas is making sure BL lovers are getting their fill with the announcement of the manhwa webtoon series No Love Zone by Danbi. This full-color Boys’ Love comic is coming to English print for the first time: a Mature-rated rom-com about a friendly office worker and his handsome but tyrannical boss!
It’s been about a year since Lee Eun-gyeom started working at his office job. He’s outgoing and gets along well with his co-workers, but his success with romantic relationships is less than stellar…especially since he tends to fall hard and fast based on looks alone. History seems poised to repeat itself with his handsome new boss, Han Jihyuk: the man is exactly Lee Eun-gyeom’s type, but his personality is a total turn-off as he works Lee Eun-gyeom to the bone. The more aggravated Lee Eun-gyeom feels, the more he can’t get Han Jihyuk off his mind. Could this heated attraction be mutual?
No Love Zone Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in print in the English language in April 2024 for $21.99 USA / $28.99 CAN, with the series available in single large-trim editions of approximately 300 pages each as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.
Source: Press Release