This week, Seven Seas Entertainment is doing a multi-day licensing event, and the publisher’s first wave of announcements is dedicated to their new Airship imprint. The publisher has announced their acquisition of The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe, Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship!, Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (light novel and manga), Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter, Monster Musume – Monster Girls on the Job!, The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary (light novel and manga), and HELLO WORLD (light novel and manga). Seven Seas has provided further details below:

Seven Seas Transports Readers with License of THE HAUNTED BOOKSTORE – GATEWAY TO A PARALLEL UNIVERSE Light Novel Series (Airship Imprint)
(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment, through its Airship light novel imprint, is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the novel series The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe by Shinobumaru, an atmospheric fantasy series for bibliophiles and fans of Japanese ghost stories!
Ever since she was three years old, Kaori has lived in a bookstore where the boundaries between the mortal realm and the spirit realm are blurred. Her adoptive father, who lives with her in this magical space, is a spirit himself. One day, Kaori comes across a bleeding young man who has stumbled into the spirit realm just as she did when she was a small child. Though the young man is an exorcist who has vowed revenge against all spirits, Kaori decides to embrace kindness and help him find his way back home. This supernatural book series focuses on a different adventure in each volume and features stunning wraparound cover illustrations by Munashichi.
Seven Seas will publish the series The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1, The Spirit Daughter and the Exorcist Son, will be released in print in October 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Seven Seas Licenses REBORN AS A SPACE MERCENARY: I WOKE UP PILOTING THE STRONGEST STARSHIP! Light Novel Series (Airship Imprint)

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment, through its Airship light novel imprint, is excited to announce the license acquisition of the light novel series Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship! by Lute and Tetsuhiro Nabeshima, a sci-fi isekai adventure full of ray guns and girls!Sato Takahiro was an ordinary office worker and hobbyist gamer until the day he woke up on a spaceship–one that strangely resembled a craft from a favorite space-shooter game. With a decked-out ship, a crew full of babes, and a fantastic universe to explore, he’s going to make the most of his good luck and create the life he’s always dreamed of!

Seven Seas will publish the series Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship! (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 July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

Seven Seas Gets Cracking with License of REINCARNATED AS A DRAGON HATCHLING Light Novel and Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of both the light novel series and the manga adaptation of Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling by Nekoko, NAJI Yanagida, and RIO, a fantasy isekai adventure about a man who truly has to restart life from the beginning!In a world full of dangerous monsters, our unnamed protagonist finds himself reborn at the very bottom of the food chain as an immobile, powerless egg. Even just hatching will require leveling up by fighting monsters–the same monsters who’d love to eat him as a snack. But with the help of the mysterious voice in his head, he’s determined to grow into the most powerful creature in the world!

Seven Seas will publish the series Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (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 July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

Seven Seas will publish the series Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in September 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

More Accomplished than Ever: Seven Seas Licenses ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE DUKE’S DAUGHTER Light Novel Series (Airship Imprint)

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment, through its Airship light novel imprint, is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the light novel series Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter by Reia and Hazuki Futaba, the original shoujo/josei isekai story that inspired the popular manga–also published by Seven Seas!Iris Almeria, the daughter of a powerful duke, is arrested and forced to her knees in front of her fiancée. Her betrothed, Prince Edward, is rejecting her for another woman! As Iris’s life flashes before her eyes, she suddenly realizes she knows exactly what is coming next–because she has been reincarnated into her favorite otome game as its villainess. Quick thinking saves her from exile, but Iris can’t rest yet. If she wants to survive this world that sees her as wicked, she’ll have to change the world itself.

Seven Seas will publish the series Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

Seven Seas Works its Tail Off with License of MONSTER MUSUME – MONSTER GIRLS ON THE JOB! Light Novel Series (Airship Imprint)

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment, through its Airship light novel imprint, is excited to announce the license acquisition of the light novel series Monster Musume – Monster Girls on the Job! by Yoshino Origuchi and OKAYADO, a new spin-off novel from the bestselling Monster Musume manga series!

When twenty-something Kurusu Kimihito became an involuntary “volunteer” in the government homestay program for monster girls, his world was turned upside down. A lamia named Miia was sent to live with him, and it’s Kimihito’s job to make sure the sexy snake girl integrates into everyday life. In this novel spin-off, a new program hopes to give monster girls experience in the working world–leading to sexy uniforms, on-the-job shenanigans, and all-new hilarity! Written by Yoshino Origuchi, the author of the Monster Girl Doctor light novels (which were recently turned into an anime), and illustrated by series creator OKAYADO, this series features everyone’s favorite monster girls in a novel adventure!

Seven Seas will publish the series Monster Musume – Monster Girls on the Job! (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in August 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

 
Go for Broke with Seven Seas License of THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF A BROKE MERCENARY Light Novel and Manga Series

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of both the light novel series and the manga adaptation of The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary by Mine, Peroshi, and Area Ikemiya, a gritty swords and sorcery tale of a veteran mercenary who must start anew after he loses his old company.When seasoned mercenary Loren is the sole survivor of a disastrous battle that destroys the rest of his company, he must find a new way to survive in the world. With no friends or connections, he has no hope of joining an adventuring party–until enigmatic priestess Lapis offers to partner up with him. But there’s more to Lapis than meets the eye, and Loren soon finds himself bound to a fate stranger than he imagined.

Seven Seas will publish the series The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary (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 July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

Seven Seas will publish the series The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in August 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

No Time like the Present: Seven Seas Licenses HELLO WORLD Light Novel and Manga

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of both the light novel and the manga version of HELLO WORLD by Mado Nozaki, Yoshihiro Sono, and Manatsu Suzuki, an atmospheric high school love story with a science fiction plot full of twists and turns.Naomi, a shy teenage bookworm, is visited by his future self and tasked with fixing his biggest regret–his classmate and soon-to-be-girlfriend Ruri is going to die from an accident soon after they begin dating. But his chance to alter the future soon turns out to be far more complicated, as the very world the teens live in isn’t quite what it seems. Also released as a critically acclaimed anime feature film in 2019, this intriguing sci-fi romance is a tale for the ages.

Seven Seas will publish HELLO WORLD (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition. The book will be released in print in July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship light novel imprint.

Seven Seas will publish HELLO WORLD: The Manga for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single omnibus edition. The book will be released in print in August 2021 for $18.99 USA / $22.99 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!