Seven Seas Entertainment’s Workers Form a Union

The workers of manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced that they have formed a union called the United Workers of Seven Seas (UW7S). The union is working closely with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The group seeks to negotiate better working conditions for Seven Seas employees and freelancers.

The publisher has grown from 10 employees in 2018 to over 40 staff members in 2022. The union’s new Twitter account and website state that Seven Seas’ workers are “overworked, underpaid, and do not receive benefits typical of the publishing industry.” The group is “demanding equitable pay, healthcare and PTO, reasonable workloads, fair deadlines, and a well-organized digital office.”

Source: ANN

Seven Seas Entertainment Launches New Boys’ Love and Girls’ Love Labels With Six Licenses

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced two all-new labels: Seven Seas BL and Seven Seas GL. After years of publishing bestselling content in both the BL/Boys’ Love genre (about men loving men) and the GL/Girls’ Love/yuri genre (about women loving women), Seven Seas offers these two new labels to help readers easily discover the content they crave in an ever-expanding manga marketplace.

Books in the Seven Seas BL and GL labels will include manga, light novels, and beyond, rated anywhere from Teen through Mature. The labels will launch with six new licenses: The Titan’s Bride (BL), Entangled with You: The Garden of 100 Grasses (BL), I’m Kinda Chubby and I’m Your Hero (BL), Asumi-chan is Interested in Lesbian Brothels! (GL), and the light novels and manga for There’s No Freaking Way I’ll be Your Lover! Unless… (GL).

The Titan’s Bride by ITKZ

In this Mature-rated Boys’ Love fantasy isekai that inspired an anime, there’s nothing small about the love between a human and a titan prince. Mizuki Kouichi is about to take his final exams and graduate from high school when he suddenly finds himself transported to a fantasy world–specifically, to a kingdom of titans. The country’s beautiful denizens are almost twice the size of Kouichi, who was a tall basketball star back home. To his surprise, one of the giants, Prince Caius, claims Kouichi as his bride. Due to a dire prophecy, the prince’s upcoming nuptials cannot be with anyone of his world, so he’s happy to take Kouichi as his “wife.” What starts as big trouble for Kouichi turns into a grand romantic adventure when he finds out that Caius truly has a lot of love to give. Seven Seas’ special print release of this Mature-rated favorite will feature the completely uncensored original art not available in other editions.

The Titan’s Bride Volume 1 will be released in print for the first time in North America in October 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in single large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Boys’ Love label.

Entangled with You: The Garden of 100 Grasses by Aki Aoi

A beautiful and self-contained Boys’ Love fairy tale set in the deep, dark woods. Once upon a time, Marcel’s sister fell in the forest while gathering herbs. Her injuries were grave and Marcel was at a loss for what to do, until a fearsome horned man appeared, offering help–in exchange for a promise. Now, 10 years later, Marcel returns to the woods, steeling himself for death. Instead, he finds something quite different: a gentle soul, friendship… and perhaps something more.

Entangled with You: The Garden of 100 Grasses manga will be released for the first time in North America in December 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available as a single large-trim edition in print and on digital platforms as part of the Seven Seas Boys’ Love label.

I’m Kinda Chubby and I’m Your Hero by Nore

Lights, camera, Boys’ Love. Honjiro is a rookie actor trying his best to land a breakout role, but he fears that his weight stands in the way of his dreams. One day, he’s surprised by fan mail full of sweets. The package came from Konnosuke, a local pastry chef–Honjiro’s first major fan. As Konnosuke supports Honjiro’s work and gives him new confidence to face the stage, will their relationship grow beyond just aspiring star and fanboy?

I’m Kinda Chubby and I’m Your Hero Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available as single large-trim editions in print and on digital platforms as part of the Seven Seas Boys’ Love label.

Asumi-chan is Interested in Lesbian Brothels! by Kuro Itsuki

A Mature-rated, sweet and sexy yuri rom-com about self-discovery and the search for lost love. Sweet but awkward college student Asumi never got over her childhood crush on her old friend Mai. She’s mortified by the memory of their first kiss, which couldn’t have gone worse. When she discovers that Mai may be working at a nearby brothel, she sees her chance for redemption. There’s only one catch: none of the girls on the brothel’s website use their real names. Goaded along by a more experienced friend, Asumi begins a journey of exploring her sexuality, trying new fetishes, and getting comfortable in her own skin as she sleeps with the brothel’s women one at a time in her search for Mai. Is it possible Mai is searching for her out there, too? And when they finally reunite, will Asumi be experienced and confident this time?

Asumi-chan is Interested in Lesbian Brothels! Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in November 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available as single large-trim editions in print and on digital platforms as part of the Seven Seas Girls’ Love label.

There’s No Freaking Way I’ll be Your Lover! Unless… (Light Novel) and (Manga) by Teren Mikami, Eku Takeshima, and Musshu

A high school yuri comedy about fake dating, real dating, competitive dating–and one very overwhelmed girl who’s accidentally doing all three at once. Renako Amaori is leaving her awkward and lonely junior high school life behind, determined to become a normal girl with normal friends in high school. Glamorous, confident Mai Ouzuka is Renako’s total opposite: wealthy, outgoing, and a literal fashion model. Against the odds, the two girls form an immediate connection. Renako thinks she may have found the best friend of her dreams… until Mai’s romantic confession sends her into a tailspin. Renako wants to prove to Mai that being BFFs is better than being girlfriends, but Mai is dead set on convincing Renako that they’re destined to be lovers. Let the love games begin.

There’s No Freaking Way I’ll be Your Lover! Unless… (Light Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in May 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available as single large-trim editions in print and (early) on digital platforms as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint (Girls’ Love label).

There’s No Freaking Way I’ll be Your Lover! Unless… (Manga) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in April 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions as part of the Seven Seas Girls’ Love label.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Polar Bear Café: Collector’s Edition Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Polar Bear Café: Collector’s Edition manga series by Aloha Higa, the charming slice-of-life manga about a café run by a polar bear that inspired the beloved anime.

Polar Bear has a penchant for puns and runs a serene café frequented by humans and animals alike. Regulars include a panda who has a part-time job being a panda at the local zoo, his keeper (who has a crush on the café’s waitress), and a pretentious penguin. Join the colorful clientele through the seasons in this comforting and humorous manga about daily specials, romantic complications, and quirky workplaces, a tale that inspired a 50-episode anime adaptation. This four-volume edition of the complete manga series–in English for the first time–will include bonus color content.

Polar Bear Café: Collector’s Edition Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $16.99 USA / $20.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the My Secret Affection Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the My Secret Affection manga series by Fumi Mikami. In this sweet, unforgettable shojo manga, space made the world gay. What happens when a girl likes a boy in this new reality?

It’s been 30 years since meteorites from space turned everyone on the Earth gay. In a world where heterosexuality no longer exists, Takanashi Kazusa falls for her childhood friend Ayumu–a boy. Though she’s doing everything she can to act normal whenever they hang out, her love for Ayumu is growing stronger by the day. How much longer can she hide her secret feelings?

My Secret Affection Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten manga series by Riddle Kamimura. An adorable kitty is saved from a life on the streets by a menacing former gangster… who has a secret soft side.

One cold and rainy winter’s day, a tiny kitten named Sabu is abandoned on the side of the road. When Sabu is rescued by Jin, a retired yakuza boss, the poor kitten fears things have gone from bad to worse–and that this would-be savior has murder on his mind. Yet beneath Jin’s scarred hands and scary face lies a sweet man who loves pampering kitties with baths, bottle-feedings, and whatever else his tiny companion needs. Be sure to get your paws on this hilariously adorable tale about an unlikely pet pair.

Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in November 2022 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Party Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to an Infinite Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Party Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to an Infinite Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge manga series by Shisui Meikyou, Takashi Ohmae, and tef. In this fantasy tale, a weak human adventurer is determined to turn the tables on his traitorous party members–with the help of a special skill and sexy new allies.

A kid named Light is the only human member of the adventuring party Legion of Races, but humans are by far the weakest race in his world. When his comrades abandon him to the lowest levels of a dungeon, Light resorts to the gift of Infinite Gacha to create a harem of Lvl 9999 allies. With his powerful and beautiful new friends by his side, can Light escape the dungeon and exact vengeance upon the Legion of Races… and the entire world?

Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Party Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to an Infinite Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in December 2022 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Fafnir the Recluse Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Fafnir the Recluse manga series by coolkyousinnjya and Nobuyoshizamurai. The otaku dragon from the original hit manga series (which inspired the anime and multiple spin-offs) stars in a manga of his own.

Fafnir is a dark, brooding curse dragon from the same world as Tohru, Kanna, and their friends. He’s also an otaku who’s as obsessed with games, merch, and doujinshi as he is with gold, jewels, and destroying all humans. This latest spin-off from the popular Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid series follows Fafnir’s daily life in a shared apartment with Kobayashi’s otaku coworker Takiya, where Fafnir tries to get along with humans and dragons—or just avoid them.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Fafnir the Recluse Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home manga series by Utakata. This charming, full-color story about a devoted family man began as a popular webcomic.

His colleagues at work see him as handsome, cool, and distant… but the moment he’s back home, this frosty-looking salaryman shows his true colors as a doting father and husband. Playing silly games with his young daughter, showering kisses on his beloved wife–what a gap between his appearance and behavior. This sweet, full-color manga about a wholesome family is sure to warm your heart.

Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in February 2023 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim color editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses The Knight Blooms Behind Castle Walls Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced it has acquired the license for The Knight Blooms Behind Castle Walls manga series by Masanari Yuduka. In this beautifully illustrated slice-of-life fantasy, a young girl sets out to become a valiant knight by first serving as a squire.

Rosa dreams of taking up arms and protecting the people as a courageous knight. But in order to achieve this, she must first become a squire, and those duties around the castle are much less glorious. One moment she’s caring for horses in the stable, the next she’s chopping a huge pile of firewood or battling a mountain of laundry–and, of course, she must also be ever-ready to assist the knight she serves. Though her tasks in this role may seem mundane, all are important steps on her journey to becoming a knight worthy of legend. Rosa will face every challenge with the heart of a hero.

The Knight Blooms Behind Castle Walls Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the No Longer Human… In Another World Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the No Longer Human… In Another World manga series by Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu, a dark comedy starring a famous historical writer who would honestly rather die than live out an isekai fantasy.

An adventure in another world with cute girls by your side and video game-like powers–sounds like an anime fan’s dream, right? Not so for melancholic author Osamu Dazai, who would quite literally prefer to drop dead. Video games haven’t even been invented yet when he gets yanked into another world in 1948. Really, all the fantastical adventure he keeps running into is just getting in the way of his poetic dream of finding the perfect place to die. But no matter how much he risks his hide, everything seems to keep turning out okay. Follow a miserable hero like no other in this cheerfully bleak isekai comedy.

No Longer Human… In Another World Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in October 2022 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment