Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that the company has acquired the license to Wataru Karasuma’s “virtual gender-bender” manga series Not Lives. Seven Seas will release the first volume with color inserts on March 29, 2016 for US$12.99.
The story is described as:
High school student Mikami has always been an eccentric oddball who doesn’t quite fit in. He doesn’t mind though, as he has other passions that consume him. Little do his classmates know, Mikami moonlights as a game designer extraordinaire. His current mission is simple: create the ultimate romance game.
But when Mikami tries to play a strange game that mysteriously appears among his research material, things take a bizarre turn as he’s suddenly thrust into a survival game and transformed into a girl. And complicating things even further, if Mikami loses inside the game, it’s not only his female avatar that’s on the line, but his very own life. Will Mikami survive this new adventure, or is he too excited to care?
Karasuma launched Not Lives in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in 2011.