(August 31, 2022) – Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of three beloved danmei/Boys’ Love novel series from China: Guardian: Zhen Hun by Priest, Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang by Priest, and Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu by Meng Xi Shi. These highly requested titles with popular multimedia adaptations will be released officially in English for the first time!

The Seven Seas English-language editions of these novels will feature the uncensored text in deluxe paperbacks with exclusive new covers and interior illustrations.

Guardian: Zhen Hun by Priest

The modern fantasy danmei/Boys’ Love trilogy about gods, ghosts, and supernatural investigations—inspired the popular live-action drama streaming in English!

Zhao Yunlan is Chief of the Special Investigations Department: a secret group of uniquely skilled individuals who investigate strange happenings in modern-day Dragon City. Although laid-back and cheeky to those who don’t know him, this tenacious and cunning man fits well into his role of the Guardian.

While investigating a mysterious death at a local university, Zhao Yunlan meets Shen Wei, a calm and cold professor who proves as intriguing as the case itself. Something about this reserved man feels strangely familiar. Zhao Yunlan can’t help but notice the intensity of the professor’s gaze, and wonders why their lives begin to intertwine—as if by fate.

Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang by Priest

The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love series set in a world like historical China that inspired multimedia adaptations—written by the blockbuster author behind live-action hits Guardian and Word of Honor!

The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern frontier, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above.

When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher…even his beloved godfather, the man he trusted most in the world, are not who they seem. As enemies of the empire circle ever closer, Chang Geng must travel to the heart of the capital—with his godfather at his side—to meet his destiny.

Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu by Meng Xi Shi

The beloved danmei/Boys’ Love wuxia series that inspired the donghua (animated series) streaming in English!

Shen Qiao is a devout Daoist priest who has spent his life honing his skills and spirit, leading his sect with martial talent, beauty beyond measure, and an earnest heart. His polar opposite, Yan Wushi, leads one of the most powerful demonic sects and is said to be unrivaled in his strength and cunning. Yan Wushi believes in the inherently selfish nature of all people—himself included—and that nobody is above committing dark deeds for their own benefit.

When a fight leaves Shen Qiao injured, blind, and with hazy memories, Yan Wushi takes in the defeated sect leader with a dark plan: test the limits of the man’s patience and faith in others to lure him onto the demonic path. Little does he know that he is about to meet the first immovable force of his life, and that two hearts can connect in unexpected ways. With the passing of a thousand autumns, who can stay eternal?

Guardian: Zhen Hun (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in May 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.

Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in February 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.

Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.

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

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!

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