New Light Novel Licenses from Seven Seas

Light Novel licensing announcements from Seven Seas July 1-3 2020

Over the past three days, Seven Seas has been having a “No Panel, No Problem” event on their Twitter account. Over the course of the event, they announced they had licensed the following light novels.

Muscles Are Better Than Magic! Volume 1 Cover

Muscles Are Better Than Magic!

Story by DORANEKO, with illustrations by Relucy

For ten years, Yuri has lived alone in the forest, training his muscles day and night to hone his body into the ultimate fighting machine. But when the beautiful elf Filia stumbles upon his home, she begs him to help her escape the forest. There’s just one problem: Yuri’s never left the woods, and besides, this odd couple can’t seem to agree on anything. It’s the beginning of a wacky journey through strange lands and stranger adventures!

Seven Seas also licensed the manga of this title.

Volume 1 of the light novel will be released in print in January 2021


Failure Frame- I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Volume 1 Japanese Cover

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells

Story by Kaoru Shinozaki, with illustrations by KWKM

Touka Mimori and his classmates are abruptly catapulted into a fantasy world, summoned by the resident goddess to serve as heroes. The good news? Most of the students display amazing skills upon arrival! The bad? Mimori is the worst of the lot, bottoming out at a measly E-rank. Incensed, the goddess tosses him into a dungeon to die–but it turns out that Mimori’s skills aren’t so much worthless as they are abnormal. Abnormally powerful, perhaps!

Seven Seas has also licensed the manga.

Volume 1 of the light novel will be released in print in March 2021


Berserk of Gluttony Volume 1 Japanese Cover

Berserk of Gluttony

Written by Isshiki Ichika, with illustrations by fame.

Fate Barbatos has never tasted real power. Born with the magical skill Gluttony, he constantly hungers in a way that can’t be satiated, and has been shunned and looked down upon his entire life. One day, while working as a gatekeeper for a noble family and fighting a trespassing thief, he discovers Gluttony’s true power: when he kills someone, he devours their skills and feeds his gnawing hunger at last. In that grisly realization, Fate is awakened to his true potential. How many lives will he feed on to satisfy this hunger, and is the world ready for the frightening warrior he’ll become?

Seven Seas has also licensed the manga.

Volume 1 of the light novel is set to release in January 2021.


Ride Your Wave Japanese Cover

Ride Your Wave

Written by Masaaki Yuasa, with illustrations by Mika Toyoda

New college student Hinako, who moved to a small seaside town to surf and have fun, finds herself falling in love with firefighter Minato after he saves her from a fire. Their young romance comes to an abrupt end when Minato drowns…but in her grief, Hinako discovers that singing a song they used to perform as a duet summons Minato into the nearest body of water–be it a puddle, glass, or bathtub. Will Hinako be able to reach Minato again? Originally released as an anime movie by visionary director Masaaki Yuasa–which ran in North American theaters in early 2020–these books are the perfect companions to the film, coming to English-language Blu-ray on August 4 from Shout! Factory.

Seven Seas has licensed both the light novel and the manga adaptation.

The light novel is set to release in February 2021.


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