Manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment is keeping us fed with their amazing lineup of licensing announcements! This week the publisher came through with six title announcements across their various imprints—so there is definitely something for everyone!
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!
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The Summer Hikaru Died is a psychological horror seinen manga series by Mokumokuren and published in English by Yen Press. Two boys lived in a village: Yoshiki and Hikaru. The two did everything together…until the day Hikaru was encompassed by a mysterious light. That was when everything changed—Hikaru most of all. Yoshiki still wishes from the bottom of his heart to always stay by his side…but is there even a Hikaru left to be with?
It has Hikaru’s face. It has Hikaru’s voice. It even has Hikaru’s memories. But whatever came down from the mountains six months ago isn’t Yoshiki’s best friend. Whatever it is, it’s dangerous. Carrying on at school and hanging out as if nothing has changed―as if Hikaru isn’t gone―would be crazy…but when it looks so very like Hikaru…and acts so very like Hikaru…
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- Genre: Horror | Drama | Mystery
- Author: Mokumokuren
- Publisher: Yen Press
- Price: $15.00 USD
- Length: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
Based on the popular mobile game from Aniplex and Disney, this manga adaptation gives fans of the game a new way to experience the wonder and magic of the Twisted Wonderland series! Stranded in the world of Twisted Wonderland, Yu must brave a magical school filled with ghosts, monsters, and uncooperative students!
Yu is whisked away to Night Raven College, an arcane academy in the world of Twisted Wonderland. Stranded until he can find a way home, Yu is allowed to stay on campus despite having no magic of his own. But when his new friends land him in trouble with the headmage, his future at the school looks bleak. Now Yu’s fate hinges on bringing together a pair of argumentative first-years and a fire-breathing monster cat…
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- Genre: Fantasy | Adventure
- Original Concept: Yana Toboso | Storyboards: Wakana Hazuki | Art: Sumire Kowono
- Publisher: VIZ Media
- Price: $12.99 USD
- Length: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
BL fans rejoice!! Seven Seas Entertainment is licensing another BL webcomic series!! Today, Seven Seas announced the license acquisition of the webtoon series ENNEAD by Mojito, the full-color Boys’ Love comic/manhwa hit inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology!
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Depraved souls trapped by their own desires, Kou Yoneda’s Twittering Birds Never Fly offers a unique look at the relationship between a masochistic yakuza boss and his stoic bodyguard. In a world where dark deals and violence reign, can they find solace in each other or is their relationship just another twisted liaison between two lonely men?
Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there’s something about Doumeki that he can’t resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.
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- Genre: Yakuza | Boys Love | Drama
- Author: Kou Yoneda
- Publisher: June Manga
- Price: $14.95 USD (Physical) | $7.95 (Digital)
- Length: 7 volumes (Ongoing)
Unohana’s “Inu to Kaketsuki,” Volume 8 of Kei Ichikawa’s “Blue Sky Complex,” and seven new BL titles to be released under Manga Planet’s BL (futekiya) category!
Manga Planet is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the following BL titles* from Tokyomangasha:
Inu to Kaketsuki by Unohana
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Retired boxer Shouji Kazuya has long given up dreams of winning championship titles. He’s now a coach and all his hopes are pinned on his protege, the upcoming pugilist Gaku. But the relationship between the two is not simply that of coach and student… “It’s just that when I see the normally expressionless kid making a face like this, I can’t help but get excited.”
Otome Fam rejoice, Seven Seas Entertainment is licensing the manga series Obey Me! The Comic by Subaru Nitou and NTT Solmare. Based on the hit otome mobile game with an anime, this fantasy comedy about seven devil boys will be available in English-language print for the first time from Seven Seas!
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Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga Training Mister Sakurada by Kaya Azuma. This Mature-rated Boys’ Love rom-com about a businessman and his new coworker takes “corporate power play” to a whole new level!
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Grandmaster of the Demonic Cultivation The Comic is the manhua adaptation of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu’s popular historical fantasy danmei novel series. Often referred to as MDZS by the fandom, the series is a HIT in China (and abroad), spawning a popular animated series as well as a live-action series, The Untamed (which is not as widely loved). The story follows the story of two powerful men who find each other through life and death—and has zombies… I wasn’t expecting the zombies.
Feared and hated for his sinister abilities, Wei Wuxian–the grandmaster of demonic cultivation–was driven to his death when the most powerful clans united to destroy him.
Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reborn. Summoned by a young man who sacrificed his soul in a forbidden ritual, Wei Wuxian is now bound to seek vengeance on the stranger’s behalf or risk the destruction of his own soul. But when an evil entity emerges, a familiar face from Wei Wuxian’s past suddenly appears amidst the chaos–a powerful cultivator who will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.
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- Genre: Historical | Manhua | Fantasy
- Author: Mo Xiang Tong Xiu | Art by: Lou Di Cheng Qiu
- Publisher: Seven Seas
- Price: $19.99 USD
- Length: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga Love, a Kitten, and a Salty Dog by Nenko Nen. In this sweet, self-contained, and Mature-rated Boys’ Love tale, a veterinarian and a college guy fall for each other thanks to an adorable stray cat!
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