Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce, through its Airship light novel imprint, the license acquisition of the light novel series The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定) by Nanako Tsujimura and Utako Yukihiro. This highly acclaimed mystery tale about a young man teaming up with a handsome jewelry appraiser inspired a popular anime–and a manga adaptation (also from Seven Seas)!
When Seigi Nakata rescued a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he got more than he bargained for! The appraiser is Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires him to appraise a family heirloom…and that is just the beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of precious stones–and those who possess them.
The series began publication in Japan in December, 2015. There are currently 11 volumes released.
The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (Light Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in September 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.