(LOS ANGELES, February 25, 2022) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the light novel and manga series Kijin Gentōshō (鬼人幻燈抄) by Motoo Nakanishi and Yu Satomi. In this time-spanning fantasy epic of humans and demons, a warrior in feudal Japan must hunt a demon through time–a tale soon to be an anime!
In the Edo era, young Jinta and his sister must flee their home, finding refuge in a mountain village. Years later, Jinta has grown into a skilled swordsman, sworn to protect the priestess of the village shrine. Charged with slaying a demon that threatens the shrine, Jinta confronts the malevolent creature in the forest, only to learn a shocking truth. The demon speaks of events one hundred and seventy years hence, when Jinta must confront the demon in the future. Thus begins an epic fantasy journey that spans multiple eras as Jinta hunts a demon through time and must come to terms with his own dark nature.
The series began publication in Japan in June, 2019. There are 9 volumes to date.
Kijin Gentosho (Light Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in December 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint.
Kijin Gentosho (Manga) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. As of July 2021, Seven Seas and all of its book imprints are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. For more information, visit sevenseasentertainment.com