Last week, Seven Seas Entertainment announced four new titles for release later in 2022 and early 2023. The full details on these titles can be found below!
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari by Onigunsou
When spirits cross over into the human world, they can possess old objects and gain a physical form: a tsukumogami. Tsukumogami can be gentle, violent, or somewhere in-between, so the Saenome clan peacefully helps send them back to the spirit world to avoid destruction.
Kunato Hyouma is a member of the clan, but is…less than peaceful, since he holds a grudge from when a tsukumogami robbed him of something important. Afraid that Hyouma’s brash anger in dealing with these spirits will lead to supernatural catastrophes, Hyouma’s grandfather sends him to live in Kyoto with Nagatsuki Botan, an unusual young woman who actually lives with tsukumogami like family! Can Hyouma learn to control his emotions when dealing with tsukumogami, or is his own spirit doomed to be possessed with rage forever?
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari 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.
Night of the Living Cat by Hawkman and Mecha-Roots
In the near future, a unique disease has swept across the planet: a virus that transforms humans into cats! And the horde is expanding, since if these adorable kitties snuggle with a human, the human is transformed into yet another cat. A small group of cat-loving survivors is trying to escape the madness, but how can you defend yourself against a threat you just want to cuddle and pet?! This wild new take on a post-apocalyptic survival tale will make you roll over and purr with delight!
Night of the Living Cat Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in September 2022 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
Let’s Buy the Land and Cultivate It in a Different World by Rokujuuyon Okazawa, Jun Sasameyuki, and Yuichi Murakami
Norio, a corporate drone in modern Japan, is summoned to a fantasy world to fight evil! But it turns out that the magical ability he got doesn’t work?! Thankfully, he has a plan B. Ask for a plot of land to cultivate a farm! To his surprise, that supposedly useless magic ability turbo charges his tools, allowing him to craft with wood like a master and plant vast fields of crops. After fishing up a mermaid wife, charming a lich, and tempting a young dragon over to his side with home cooking, there’s nothing our hero can’t do!
Let’s Buy the Land and Cultivate It in a Different World (Manga) 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.
Anti-Romance by Shoko Hidaka
Suou and Ryou have been friends since childhood. The hairstylist and writer have lived together for six years now and, though they definitely aren’t dating, their close relationship is hard to define. Will they ever move beyond the nebulous territory of “more than friends” or will they keep living in a stalemate forever? Seven Seas’ print version of Volume 1 will be a Special Edition with an extra art gallery of color pages, originally released as a separate booklet in Japan!
The digital Anti-Romance Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in September 2022 for $9.99 USA. The series will be available in digital formats in single volume editions.
The print Anti-Romance Vol 1: Special Edition will be released for the first time in North America in September 2022 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN. The series will be available in print in single volume editions.
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