Seven Seas Entertainment has ended their multi-day licensing event with a massive 12 title acquisition. The publisher has licensed Seaside Stranger, Great Pretender, The Invincible Shovel (Manga), Mars Red, Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World, My Wife Has No Emotion, Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Manga), The Dangers in My Heart, Bloom Into You Anthology,Pompo: The Cinéphile, Kageki Shojo!!, andLupin III (Lupin the 3rd): Greatest Heists – The Classic Manga Collection. Seven Seas has provided further details below:

Seven Seas Takes the Plunge with License of SEASIDE STRANGER: UMIBE NO ÉTRANGER Boys’ Love Manga

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga Seaside Stranger by Kanna Kii, also known as Umibe no Étranger: a love story between an openly gay novelist and a young man coping with grief that was recently turned into an anime film!Shun has been living in Okinawa with his grandmother ever since a disastrous coming out to his parents. One day he meets Mio, a high school student who recently lost his parents and who now spends his days sitting by the sea. The two of them are just starting to bond when Mio reveals that he’s heading for the mainland. Three years later, an adult Mio returns to Okinawa…and he’s come to find Shun and reveal what’s in his heart.

Seven Seas will publish the manga Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Étranger in North America in print and on digital platforms. The book will be released in July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Gets Real with License of GREAT PRETENDER Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of Great Pretender by Ryouta Furusawa, Hiro Kaburagi, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and Daichi Marui—the manga adaptation of the hit Netflix anime, featuring a team of international con artists trying to make it big in America!Edamura Makoto may be young, but he’s already one of Japan’s best conmen. However, he meets his match when he gets tangled up with Laurent Thierry, a French con artist with big plans. Soon, Makoto is in LA, working (begrudgingly) with Laurent to swindle a big-time movie producer/drug dealer. Laurent’s plan is a good one, but can Makoto trust him?

Seven Seas will begin publishing the Great Pretender manga in North America in print and on digital platforms in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Digs Deeper with License of THE INVINCIBLE SHOVEL Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of The Invincible Shovel (Manga) series by Yasohachi Tsuchise and Renji Fukuhara, the manga adaptation of the hilarious fantasy light novels also published by Seven Seas!The strongest miner in the world, Alan, can reduce mountains to rubble with a swing of his trusty shovel—a legendary tool that grants him immortal life and can blast through the strongest of foes. When this legendary miner teams up with a runaway princess to track down cursed jewels and save her kingdom from an invading demon force, evil doesn’t stand a chance. A hilarious fantasy tale for fans of RPGs, with adventure…in spades!

Seven Seas will publish the series The Invincible Shovel (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Sinks its Teeth into License of MARS RED Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Mars Red by Bunou Fujisawa and Kemuri Karakara, the historical vampire thriller that’s soon to be an anime!It’s the early 20th century and Aoi is a young newspaper reporter investigating a series of grisly murders. When she gets too close to the culprit, she discovers that there is a secret team of vampires working for the military…and that one of the vampires is her supposedly dead friend! This team, known as Code Zero, is the government’s best hope at stopping violence caused by other vampires. What on earth has Aoi stepped into?

Seven Seas will publish the manga series Mars Red for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Newly Noble: Seven Seas Licenses CHRONICLES OF AN ARISTOCRAT REBORN IN ANOTHER WORLD Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World by Yashu and nini, a story about a modern man who finds himself reincarnated as a young nobleman with powerful magic!After dying in the act of stopping a crime in modern Japan, our hero is reincarnated as Cain von Silford, third son of a noble family in a world of swords and sorcery. In his new life, all children receive a blessing from the gods…but Cain is unexpectedly blessed with an absolutely enormous, over-the-top cornucopia of magical powers. If his dream of traveling the world as a free spirit is to come true, he can’t reveal too much of his potential to the wrong people. A light-hearted, escapist adventure in another world begins!

Seven Seas will publish the manga series Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in August 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Shows Robots Some Love with License of MY WIFE HAS NO EMOTION Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series My Wife Has No Emotion by Jiro Sugiura, a bittersweet love story between a lonely salaryman and his household robot.Takuma is a single guy who does nothing but go to work and come home. Too tired to do chores, he decides to get a robot to cook and keep house. “Mina-chan” is such a good housekeeper, Takuma jokes that she should become his wife. Mina takes Takuma’s joke seriously, and slowly the two start doing more things together, like having a picnic outside. As time goes by, Takuma starts to fall for Mina, but can a human and a robot ever have an equal, loving relationship?

Seven Seas will publish the manga series My Wife Has No Emotion for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in August 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Restarts the Game with License of TRAPPED IN A DATING SIM: THE WORLD OF OTOME GAMES IS TOUGH FOR MOBS Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the series Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Manga) by Yomu Mishima and Jun Shiosato, the manga adaptation of the hilarious light novels also published by Seven Seas!Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?

Seven Seas will publish the series Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Goes Edgelord with License of THE DANGERS IN MY HEART Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series The Dangers in My Heart by Norio Sakurai. Quirky courtship awaits in this comedy nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award!Ichikawa Kyotaro, a boy barely clinging to the bottom rung of his school’s social ladder, secretly believes he’s the tortured lead in some psychological thriller. He spends his days dreaming up ways to disrupt his classmates’ peaceful lives and pining after Anna Yamada, the class idol. But Kyotaro’s not nearly the troubled teen he pretends to be…and it turns out Anna’s a bit odd herself!

Seven Seas will publish the manga series The Dangers in My Heart for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Blossoms with License of BLOOM INTO YOU ANTHOLOGY Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the Bloom Into You Anthology manga series, based on the hit manga, light novel, and anime series by Nakatani Nio. Experience the world of this beloved yuri romance through the perspectives of other creators!Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself, has her shoujo romance finally begun? Explore this tale like never before in this collection of all-new short manga by various creators!

Seven Seas will publish the manga series Bloom Into You Anthology for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in September 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Shines on Screen with License of POMPO: THE CINÉPHILE Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Pompo: The Cinéphile by Shogo Sugitani. Film set chaos, creative slumps, and nervous amateur actors—this is a story about making films that’s soon to be an animated film itself!Gene Fini, a production assistant and film fanatic in the movie capital Nyallywood, has been working on popcorn films with the baby-faced movie producer Joelle Davidovich “Pompo” Pomponette. One day, Gene finds a script written by Pompo and is blown away. When he says it deserves to be made, Pompo challenges him to do it himself—and now Gene is officially directing his first feature film! The hours are long and the challenges are endless, but Gene’s passion for movies will fuel him through the gauntlet of making his own. This critically acclaimed manga about film-making that started on the online platform pixiv is now an anime feature film itself!

Seven Seas will publish the manga series Pompo: The Cinéphile for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Shoots for Stardom with License of KAGEKI SHOJO!! Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Kageki Shojo!! by Kumiko Saiki, the ongoing tale that began with the omnibus release of Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises. Follow the drama on and off the stage with the girls at the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts—and don’t miss the upcoming anime adaptation!Watanabe Sarasa has a dream: she wants to play the role of Oscar as part of the Kouka Acting Troupe, an all-female acting troupe similar to Takarazuka Revue. But before she can do that, she has to attend two years at the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. As Sarasa practices singing, dancing, and acting, she grows closer to the other girls in her year, including her roommate, the stoic former J-idol Ai. But though Sarasa is great at making friends, her outspoken nature and grand ambitions earn her lots of enemies as well. Can Sarasa keep her upbeat attitude and achieve her dream of stardom?

Seven Seas will publish the manga series Kageki Shojo!! for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

Seven Seas Pulls It Off with License of LUPIN III (LUPIN THE 3RD): GREATEST HEISTS – THE CLASSIC MANGA COLLECTION

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is proud to announce the license acquisition of Lupin III (Lupin the 3rd): Greatest Heists – The Classic Manga Collection by Monkey Punch, a hardcover compilation of some of the finest Lupin III manga ever published.Master thief Arsène Lupin III, the charming grandson of Arsène Lupin, has been stealing treasures and hearts since Monkey Punch’s original manga series in the 1960s. The capers and adventures of Lupin III—along with his trusted sidekicks and hot-in-pursuit rivals—have turned him into one of the most beloved manga characters of all time. Lupin III’s exploits have been immortalized through decades of multimedia incarnations, including Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film directorial debut, The Castle of Cagliostro, and the stunning 2019 CG animated film Lupin III: The First, newly available in English from GKids.

This special collection of Monkey Punch’s original manga, published in Japan as a tribute to his legacy after his passing in 2019, includes some of the greatest Lupin III manga tales pulled from years of this influential work. Seven Seas will be releasing this one-of-a-kind tome as a beautiful large-trim hardcover for Lupin III’s English-speaking fans.

Seven Seas will publish Lupin III (Lupin the 3rd): Greatest Heists – The Classic Manga Collection for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim hardcover. The book will be released in November 2021 for $23.99 USA / $30.99 CAN.


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

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is an analyst residing in Minnesota. While his professional interests have led him on the path to the business world, he has always had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!