Seven Seas Entertainment Announces New Manga & Light Novel Titles

American based book localisation studio and publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have this week announced a slew of new Manga and Light Novel titles for English speaking regions, with titles including  Love on the Other Side, The Invincible Shovel and My Senpai is Annoying being confirmed for a western release in the near future.

A breakdown of the titles announced are as follows:

Manga:

  • Love Me for What I Am: Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. This touching manga explores gender, gender presentation, and sexuality from many different angles, including the ways people are pushed to conform in a world that doesn’t understand them…until the world begins to learn, one person at a time.
  • Love on the Other Side: Love comes in many forms. A magnificent bird comforts a struggling girl; a vampire waltzes with a young lady at night; a blind girl lives with a “monster” when there is more than meets the eye. This six-story manga collection by masterful manga creator Nagabe explores fascinating relationships that refuse to be confined–perfect for fans of Nagabe’s bestselling works The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún and The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms.
  • Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care: A young woman feels intimidated by the world of makeup, but she’s in luck–a glam friend is willing to walk her through it. Join these two women as they explore the fundamentals of makeup, which will help you develop your own signature style! The perfect how-to book for fans of makeup tutorials online.
  • My Senpai is Annoying: Igarashi is a hardworking young office lady. Takeda, the senpai above her at work, annoys her constantly–and yet she finds herself growing closer to him. Every day is filled with comic mishaps and romantic moments as Igarashi tries to balance work, life, and love. This full-color manga–which started its life as a webcomic–is sure to charm audiences of workplace comedies like Aggretsuko and The Office!
  • Rebo and Mabu: Reo and Mabu, supernatural cops and agents of a certain empire, are surprised to find a baby lying on a plate in the street! They take her in as they search for her parents, but their bizarre lives keep leading them in wild directions. Strangely, this baby–whom they name Sara–seems to have supernatural powers as well…and these two men are starting to love her as if she were their own.
  • Sazan & Comet Girl: Sazan, a young man from Earth, works on other planets and has seen his share of galactic oddities. But when he meets Mina, a red-headed girl who zooms into his life on a space scooter, he knows he’s run into someone special. Mina contains shocking power within her body–a power coveted by space pirates who hope to steal it from her. Mina zooms out of Sazan’s life almost as quickly as she arrived, but Sazan is determined to find her again…no matter how far he has to chase her across the galaxy. This spectacular full-color manga–an homage to energetic space operas of years past–is entirely contained in this 500-page omnibus. Nominated for the Manga Taisho Award in Japan!
  • The Legend of Dororo: During Japan’s tumultuous Sengoku period, one man sells his son to a pack of devils in exchange for the power to rule. Forty-eight devils take forty-eight pieces of young Hyakkimaru, and the boy is left for dead. But through the assistance of a sage and a series of inventive prosthetics, Hyakkimaru survives. Together with the young thief Dororo, the now-grown Hyakkimaru embarks upon a quest to slay all the demons and retrieve the stolen pieces of his body. Recently adapted into a stunning 2019 anime, this classic story from Osamu Tezuka–the father of modern manga–is now reimagined in this gorgeous new adaptation by Satoshi Shiki, the artist of the manga Attack on Titan: Before the Fall.

Light Novel:

  • Penguindrum: Twins Kanba and Shoma live with their terminally ill little sister, Himari. One day, they visit the aquarium, a place full of warm memories for Himari, but she suddenly falls ill—and dies! At that very moment, a voice cries out, “Survival Tactic!” and Himari, wearing a penguin hat, comes back to life…?! After licensing the PENGUINDRUM manga series earlier this year, Seven Seas is excited to bring the fans another iteration of this intriguing series.
  • The Invincible Shovel: Alan is the strongest miner in the world, able to reduce mountains to rubble with simply a swing of his trusty shovel. But when Princess Letitia begs him to escort her on a quest to save her kingdom from an invading demon force, he agrees to leave his solitary mountain abode and venture forth, on one condition: she must help him find a successor to train. In this hilarious fantasy tale for fans of RPGs, evil doesn’t stand a chance against the mighty power of the shovel!

Further information about each of these titles can be found on the official Seven Seas Entertainment website. The titles listed above have been confirmed for North American release but, as with other books published by Seven Seas Entertainment, we can also expect them to be released within the UK at the same time – if not shortly after – the North American release.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock 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, PS4 or Xbox One.

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