Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce twelve brand-new licenses, first revealed at Anime Expo 2022, covering a broad range of genres across various imprints and labels.
Raven of the Inner Palace (Light Novel)
by Kouko Shirakawa and Ayuko
A tale of dark magic and court intrigue in a setting inspired by historical China—anime soon! Volume 1 will be released in February 2023 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 for novels.
Uki is an imperial concubine who has never been called to the emperor’s bedchambers, and maintains a singularly unique life within the harem chambers. Seen by some as having the appearance of an old woman, and some others as a young lady, she is knowne to use mysterious magic that helps with everything from finding lost items to inflicting curses. When a circumstance makes the emperor call on her, their meeting will change history.
The Invisible Man and His Soon-to-Be Wife
A sweet and supernatural manga love story inside a detective agency! Volume 1 will be released in February 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions.
Yakou, a gentle human woman, works at a detective agency. The owner of the office, Mr. Tounome, is a smart and kind “invisible man”. The Invisible Man’s abilities are perfect for detective work, but Yakou, who is blind, can mysteriously figure out where Tounome is, even if he has disappeared. Two people who “can’t see” are attracted to each other because of their personalities…? Surrounded by unique co-workers such as the unsociable human man, Kikira, and the sisterly beastman, Jarasi, they’re working hard and relaxing today.
Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl (Manga)
by Skyfarm, Joji Manabe, and Nekosuke Okuma
A sexy fantasy manga series about a lowly adventurer building a new party, starting with the taming of a powerful babe! Volume 1 will be released in March 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions as part of Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship imprint (sexy books for men).
Rint, a “tamer” with a low-grade job title, arrives in the royal capital with his partner, the beast demon Kyurke, to make a name for himself. What awaited them on their way to the adventurer’s guild was an encounter with Bilena, an S-class female adventurer. Even though they’ve never met before, Bilena asks Rint to join her party, and what does he do? An adventure story about making a deal with an extraordinary female adventurer and a saint just barely within the bounds of the law!
Source: Micro Magazine
Why Don’t You Eat Me, My Dear Wolf?
by Ao Koishikawa
Little Red Riding Hood with a Boys’ Love twist! An edgy, beautifully illustrated manga for Mature audiences. The book will be released in March 2023 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition as part of the new Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles)
A human child, Tarou, is abandoned in the forest as a sacrifice for the wolfman, Ul, who lives in the depths of the nearby forest. Disappointed by the tiny and stringy sacrifice, Ul feeds him tasty meals, makes him clean clothes, and protects him from harm until he’s fit to eat. Tarou wants nothing more than his dear Ul to devour him as intended when he finally grows up, but many seasons go by in this forest with just the two of them.
I’m in Love with the Villainess Spin-Off: She’s so Cheeky for a Commoner (Light Novel)
by Inori and Hanagata
A retelling of the hit yuri series—from the villainess’ point of view! Volume 1 will be released in February 2023 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 for novels.
The Eccentric Doctor of the Moon Flower Kingdom
by Tohru Himuka
A beautifully illustrated shojo manga tale of medicine, royal intrigue, and romance in a setting inspired by historical China! Volume 1 will be released in March 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions.
Whether it be for illness or injury, the doctor’s medicinal bath was the glory of the Moon Flower Kingdom. During the Crown Prince’s Keiun’s regional inspection, right in front of Keiun’s eyes, a shocking “suture surgery” was successfully completed by a young girl named Koyou! A conspiracy flying around, suspicious beliefs, and deep rooted traditions… Together with reassuring friends, Medical Doctor Koyou, and Crown Prince Keiun will confront various challenges and deal with their country’s national disaster!
The Villainess and the Demon Knight (Manga)
by Nekoda and Seikan
A Mature-rated bodice-ripper of an isekai romance manga! Volume 1 will be released in March 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ new Steamship imprint (sexy romance for women).
The Marquis’ daughter, Cecilia, had suddenly realised the fact that she had reincarnated into an Otome game as the villainous daughter! However, it was already too late for her to avoid condemnation. After breaking off her marriage engagement, she was framed by the heroine and had fallen, forcing her to become a prostitute. Her first customer was the heroine’s childhood friend, the Deputy Leader of the Imperial Guards, Lucas Herbst, who was so strong that he could even be considered a cheater in life. Frightened, Cecilia was embraced relentlessly only to awake in the residence of the Duke of Herbst the next morning. Moreover, a mark of the vow was engraved on her lower abdomen, marking her as Lucas’s fiancéeー?!
Classroom of the Elite: Horikita (Manga)
by Syougo Kinugasa and Sakagaki
An alternate universe spin-off for the popular light novel, manga, and anime series starring the fan-favorite character Suzune Horikita! Volume 1 will be released in July 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
To Every You I’ve Loved Before (Light Novel)
To Me, The One Who Loved You (Light Novel)
by Yomoji Otono
A heart-tugging story of young love across parallel worlds: two complementary novels released together, soon to be adapted into a pair of anime films (also released together)! The books will be released on the same day in June 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN each, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint for novels.
Koyomi Takasaki, a boy who lives with his mother after his parents divorce. He attempts to make friends in his new college prep school, but his social awkwardness combined with an atmosphere of focusing on studies means he is unsuccessful. One day, his classmate Kazune Takigawa approaches him, and tells him that she is actually from World Line 85, where she and Koyomi are lovers.
A boy who lives with his father after his parents divorce. He meets a girl named Shiori Satou at his father’s research lab, and they begin a relationship that is slowly blossoming into love. But everything changes when their parents decide to marry each other, and they decide to move to a parallel world where they are not stepsiblings.
Marmalade Boy: Collector’s Edition
by Wataru Yoshizumi
Newly translated omnibus editions of the shojo manga classic that inspired the beloved anime! Collector’s Edition 1 will be released in February 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in large-trim omnibus editions.
Miki Koishikawa thought she had a typical life with typical parents, until one day her mother and father announced they are getting a divorce – but not just any divorce. They’re splitting up in order to switch spouses with another couple they’d met in Hawaii! To assist with the transition Miki and her parents must now live with the other couple and their son Yuu. Miki and Yuu’s relationship gets off to a rough start, but they learn to open up to each other and become friends over time. However, their situation becomes more complicated when the two begin to develop feelings for one another as well as deal with other people in their lives, including Miki’s former crush, Ginta Suou; and Yuu’s former girlfriend, Arimi Suzuki…
Do Not Say Mystery (Omnibus)
by Yumi TAMURA
A quirky and award-winning crime-solving manga from the powerhouse shojo creator of Basara and 7SEEDS! Do Not Say Mystery (Omnibus) Vol. 1-2 will be released in May 2023 for $24.99 USA / $32.99 CAN, available in large-trim omnibus editions.
Follows mystery-solving college student Totonou Kunou. At the beginning of the story, the police bring him in for questioning on suspicion of the murder of his classmate.
About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is an award-winning publisher that specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to English language audiences alongside the hottest hand-picked books from around the globe, as well as producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. All of Seven Seas’ book imprints are distributed throughout the world by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. For more information, visit sevenseasentertainment.com