Seven Seas Entertainment have today confirmed their acquisition of three new manga series set to take readers into the sky, below the depths of the sea and traversing across the land with Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. All of these three titles are set to be available for purchase from early 2014, with further information provided below:
Story: Shimade Fumikane
Art by Tanaka Yuuki
Strike Witches reimagines World War II as a confrontation between allied human forces and invading aliens, pitting super-powered human girls against alien aircraft. Strike Witches combines the popular “dieselpunk” genre with moe-styled characters.
Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky Vol. 1 will be released in February 2014. Volume 2 will follow in April 2014, and further related titles in the Strike Witches franchise will be released in summer and fall.
Girls und Panzer
Story: Seisaku Iinkai
Art by Saitaniya Ryouichi
Girls und Panzer is part military tactics, part cute-girls-doing-cute-things…
In Fall, 2014, Seven Seas will launch the series prequel Girls und Panzer: Little Army.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Story & Art: Ark Performance
Arpeggio of Blue Steel is set in the near-future, where humans must wage a war of survival against a mysterious invading force whose battleships are sentient girls. Humanity’s only hope is to launch its own sentient superweapon: a girl able to transform into a deadly submarine. Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a beautiful, yet stark manga that displays humanity’s courage against overwhelming odds.
Volume 1 of Arpeggio of Blue Steel will be released in July 2014 and volume 2 will follow in October 2014.