Seven Seas Entertainment Announce New Licenses for the Western Market

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Seven Seas Entertainment, a western publisher-come-distributor for English localised manga releases, have announced that they will be releasing Absolute Duo and Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea within America. Although a ‘UK Release’ has not yet been confirmed it’s expected that a UK release will follow shortly after their american release.

Absolute Duo: To avenge the death of his younger sister, Tor Kokonoe enters the prestigious Koryo Academy, a high school dedicated to training its students to wield Blaze—individualized weapons that are manifestations of one’s soul. While the future of a student is often determined by the form their weapon takes, Tor is an Irregular, whose Blaze appears as a shield instead of a melee weapon. How can Tor possibly learn to use his defensive abilities to fight effectively? That’s when the Duo system comes in, a program where students are paired up as battle mates, classmates and roommates. Tor’s is paired with a silver-haired girl from Scandinavia named Julie Sigtuna, who possesses a power the likes of which has never been seen, and shares his thirst for revenge. The first volume of Absolute Duo is expected to be released in America on the 29th August 2017

Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea: The young witch Wadanohara has just returned from a journey across the oceans, searching for a clue to mysteriously lost memories. But now that she has come home, Wadanohara must begin a new quest to ensure the safety of the ocean kingdom she hails from, along with her familiars Memoca, Dolphi and Fukami. When a mysterious figure from her past appears and demands that she leave her ocean home forever, will it be enough to stop Wadanohara from upholding a family legacy to save her world from an invading force? The first volume of Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea is expected to be available on the 4th July 2017 wtihin America

Hatsune Miku Presents: Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise: The first fan creation to receive official recognition within the Vocaloid world, Hachune Miku is the small and spirited spin-off character of the famous Hatsune Miku. Equally recognizable by her long pigtails and affiliation with leeks, Hachune Miku and her friends go on their own adventures in this full-color collection of comedic shorts.

Unmagical Girl: Pretty Angel Nirvana was everyone’s favorite magical girl, and her TV show was watched in every home. But when an office worker’s computer goes on the fritz, it brings the once fictional heroine Pretty Angel Nirvana out of the screen and into our world! Can this magical girl deal with the unmagical realities of everyday life? Find out what happens when a magical girl is asked to set aside her wand and stop fighting monsters to tackle grocery shopping and paying bills!

Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka: When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to war as the Magical Girl Special-Ops force, to defend mankind from an unholy nemesis.

Alice & Zouroku: A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as “Alice’s Dream,” which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!

The Secret Garden: Illustrated by prolific light novel artist Shiina Yuu, readers of all ages will be able to revisit the hallowed halls of the Misselthwaite Manor in a new light novel edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved The Secret Garden.

Anne of Green Gables: Follow the orphan Anne as she makes a new home on Canada’s Prince Edward Island in a fresh and vivid depiction of Anne of Green Gables by Komomo Confiserie creator Maki Minami.

The Princess and the Goblin: Enter a world of bleak castles, wretched goblins and powerful magic, in this new version of George MacDonald’s classic novel The Princess and the Goblin, now featuring playful illustrations by Japanese manga artist okama.

A Little Princess: In the heartrending hallways of Miss Minchin’s boarding school, orphan Sara Crewe weathers the storm of her new life with kindness and courage in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s well-loved A Little Princess, reinvigorated by Japanese manga and light novel artist Shiina Yuu’s gorgeous artwork.

Pollyanna: Meet the young and hopeful Pollyanna Whittier as she brings joy to a dour New England town in the cheerfully illustrated Pollyanna, reimagined by classic shojo-style illustrator Yukawa Kazuno.

Devilman G: When demons begin taking over the bodies of humans, only the strongest survive. When a practicing young witch named Miki Makimura asks her friend Akira Fudo for help with a ritual, the spell is interrupted and Akira is left on the brink of death. His body is overtaken by a powerful being named Amon. Now torn between his humanity and the demon within him, Akira uses his abilities to fight in the war between demons and humans for the future of the world itself!

The Count of Monte Cristo: Set in the time just before Napoleon’s return to power, this adventurous tale follows the trials and tribulations of Edmond Dantès. After being unjustly imprisoned on the day of his wedding, Edmond devises a plan that leads to his escape, a hoard of treasure, and a new identity: the Count of Monte Cristo. A tale of courage, vengeance, romance and betrayal!

Captain Harlock: Diemensional Voyage: When Tadashi Daiba’s father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, he becomes frustrated in the face of the Earth government’s flippant attitude. Landing himself in prison, Tadashi finds himself invited aboard the battleship Arcadia, controlled by none other than the legendary Captain Harlock. Joining his crew on their journey through space, Tadashi’s future will lead him to confront not only the Mazon, but the many other forces across the universe threatening humanity’s very existence.

Hollow Fields: Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses! Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Transplantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For her own survival, Lucy must master her lessons quickly―at the end of each week, the student with the lowest grades is sent to the old windmill for detention…and so far, no child has ever returned…

Hatsune Miku: Bad End Night: Hatsune Miku is a young woman seeking to become an actress, but just as it seems her chance has come, everything is thrown upside down when she finds herself hurled into the “world of stage” within a strange mansion. There she meets seven mysterious, and potentially dangerous, characters. Although each comes with their own secrets, they almost all have one goal in common—find the stolen script pages, or be trapped in this false world forever!

The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm!: High school student Toujo Basara’s life has taken a turn for the strange. Although hesitant about his father’s sudden decision to remarry, he can’t deny it comes with a couple perks—drop-dead gorgeous step-sisters…who also happen to be members of a demon clan! Mio Naruse is a Demon Lord and Maria Naruse her succubus servant. Chaos and passionate antics ensue as Basara gets acquainted with his new demonic siblings, trying to protect them from dangerous demon rivals and struggling to keep up with their lusty, devilish appetites.

Sleeping Beauty: High school student Yaneko loves to sleep, so much that she can barely wake up of her own accord. That is, until she is roused from her slumber by a sleep spirit known as Nerim. Yaneko must accompany the benevolent spirit on his daily work route, as he grants the gift of comfortable sleep to people (and animals!) of all ages. But just what is his true purpose and why has he chosen Yaneko to be his assistant? This could very well be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Dragon Half: A young girl named Mink has fallen for the dreamy Dick Saucer, a famous idol. There’s only one problem: Dick’s not just an idol—he’s a dragon slayer, too…and Mink is half dragon! To solve this conundrum, Mink and her friends must set out on a playful quest to destroy the Demon Lord Azetodeth and gain a potion that will make Mink completely human! Will Mink’s love finally be requited or is this doomed to be a fetch quest failure?

Cutie Honey a Go Go!: Tokyo is under seige by the terrorist organization known as Panther Claw, and the beautiful superheroine android known as Cutie Honey appears on the scene to take them on—but fails! For her own protection, Cutie Honey must join forces with government agent Natsuko Aki, and pose as student and teacher at St. Chapel Academy. But there is nowhere to hide from Panther Claw and its leader’s evil machinations!

Record of Lordross War: The Grey Witch: Parn, a reckless but passionate swordsman embarks on a quest to discover the source of a great evil overwhelming the country of Lodoss. Joining him are Deedlit, a young elf wielding powerful magic; Ghim, the tough-as-stones dwarf; Etoh, a fledgling priest; Slayn, the group’s sorcerer; and Woodchuck, their indispensable thief. Together, this iconic group will join forces to discover the truth behind a world torn apart by ancient deities and wield the power needed to defeat the Grey Witch!

Spirit Circle: Fuuta Okeya can see ghosts. Besides that—and the bandage he always keeps on his cheek—he’s a perfectly normal 14-year old boy enamoured with the new transfer student. Unfortunately, Kouko Ishigami wants little to do with him. A strange ghost that follows her, however, seems to feel quite differently. But, when Kouko sees the strange birthmark hidden beneath the bandage on Fuuta’s cheek, she has a change of heart…for the worse. Not only does she denounce him as her enemy, but she claims that the birthmark is a curse she engraved upon his face during one of their many past lives. What happened between Kouko and Fuuta, and what is the connection to the strange, fantastical dreams that Fuuta begins to experience?

All of the titles listed above will be presented in English and released within America during the year; A UK release is expected to follow shortly after; but at this time has not yet been confirmed.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

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