Seven Seas Entertainment is back again with a new set of manga license acquisitions this week, starting with the acquisition of Berserk of Gluttony by Isshiki Ichika, fame, and Daisuke Takino, a dark fantasy light novel and manga series in which a frail young man’s terrifying magic could lead him to ultimate power.
Berserk of Gluttony
Fate Graphite 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 will publish the series Berserk of Gluttony (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in January 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.
Seven Seas will publish the series Berserk of Gluttony (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in February 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
Ride Your Wave
Seven Seas also acquired the license of both the novel version and manga spin-off of Ride Your Wave by Masaaki Yuasa, Mika Toyoda, Reiko Yoshida, and Machi Kiachi, books from the acclaimed anime film about summer love and grief touched by a hint of magic.
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 will publish Ride Your Wave (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in a single volume edition. The book will be released in February 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN. Seven Seas will also publish Ride Your Wave (Manga) for the first time in North America in a single volume edition. The book will be released in May 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
The next acquisition this week is Reiwa Hanamaru Gakuen by Kotobuki, an ultra-cute, bro-tastic high school comedy manga.
The hunks at Hanamaru Academy are putting the boot (and booty!) to expectations. Instead of wearing drab blazers, these studs are obsessed with the length of their skirts and the size of their chests as they try to navigate high school. This high-energy comedy takes being cute and being cut to a whole new level!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Reiwa Hanamaru Gakuen for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in April 2021
for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
The Demon Girl Next Door
Finally, Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of The Demon Girl Next Door by Izumo Ito, one of the top-requested series in the Seven Seas reader surveys. This hilarious manga about a weak demon girl and her powerful magical girl rival inspired the anime now available from Sentai Filmworks!
Yoshida Yuko was living a perfectly normal (if poverty-stricken) life, but at the age of fifteen, she suddenly sprouts demon horns and a tail! Her mother explains that she’s actually a demon named Shadow Mistress Yuko, once sealed away and cursed so that her family would remain poor for generations. Now Yuko can break that very curse if she defeats Chiyoda Momo, a magical girl who goes to her school…but Momo is stronger than she is, knows how to manage magical powers, and is so freaking nice that she’s actually helping Yuko out of scrapes. Yuko’s too weak and uncoordinated to straight-up kill Momo, even if she wanted to, but she can’t just be buddies with this generous magical girl, either–she has to break the curse on her family somehow. What’s a demon girl to do?
Seven Seas will publish the manga series The Demon Girl Next Door for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in January 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.
Source: Press Release
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