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Seven Seas Entertainment to Help Fill Those Bookshelf Gaps With New Acquisitions

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Found yourself with a spare gap on your bookshelf? If so, lucky you! But at the same time, you might need to contemplate what you plan to fill that spot with. You may just find something new over the coming months from US-based manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment, who have over the last couple of weeks announced a bevvy of new acquisition announcements. “What are these new acquisitions? When can I get them?” I hear you ask. Scroll down to find out more on each of them.


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SARAZANMAI

By: Kunihiko Ikuhara and Teruko Utsumi
Format: Light Novel
Volume 1 Release Date: 1 September 2020
Price: $13.99 USD

After accidentally breaking a statue of a mythical kappa, junior high students Kazuki, Toi, and Enta are transformed into kappa themselves as punishment by Keppi, prince of the Kappa Kingdom. Keppi has a task for the boys if they want their bodies back: work for him to hunt down zombie kappa born of twisted human desires. Even scarier, though? They’re going to have to expose their own deepest fears and desires to each other to do so!


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Cube Arts

By: Tomomi Usui
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 1 September 2020
Price: $12.99 USD

One spring break, a high school freshman is selected as a beta tester for a totally immersive VR experience: the open-world sandbox game “Cube Arts.” In a world made up of blocks where your imagination is the only limit on what you can build and explore, high school students from all over the country gather together to tame a digital frontier! But this world may be more dangerous than they realized…


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Unicorns Aren’t Horny

By: Semi Ikuta
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 10 November 2020
Price: $13.99 USD

Emuko is a twenty-something virgin by choice—in fact, she’s never really dated anyone in her entire life. Her roommate is a unicorn, a mythical creature known for its attraction to virgins. This unicorn, named Sea Urchin, adores Emuko, but sometimes Emuko wonders what she might be missing by avoiding romantic love. And does Sea Urchin love Emuko a little too much?


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We Swore to Meet in the Next Life and That’s When Things Got Weird

By: Hachiya Hato
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 15 September 2020
Price: $12.99 USD

Long ago, a princess and a knight fell in love, but couldn’t be together. They promised to meet again in the next life where they could freely love each other, but there’s a problem–they weren’t reborn in the same year! Now the princess, a 39-year-old single woman living in modern Japan, just bumped into the reincarnation of her beloved knight: a 17-year-old high school student who recognized her immediately. To her surprise, that teenage boy is determined to sweep her off her feet again, and she has no idea how to deal with that!


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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter

By: Meguru Seto, Takehana Note, and Tomoyuki Hino
Format: Light Novel AND Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 13 October 2020 / 3 November 2020
Price: $13.99 USD / $12.99 USD

Noir is the son of a minor noble with very little to his name other than a job offer–which is canceled before he can even start his first day. He does possess one rare trait, though: the magical ability to consult with a great sage, even if using the skill gives him terrible headaches! Unsure of what his future holds, he accesses the sage for advice on how to move forward and is directed to a secret dungeon filled with rare beasts and magical items. It is here that Noir will train, compiling experience and wealth, until he’s powerful enough to change his fate.


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Rainbow and Black

By: Eri Takenashi
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 10 November 2020
Price: $13.99 USD

College student Shirahoshi Kuroe feels like she’s living in black and white, and she longs for more excitement…until a small, rainbow, incredibly weird bird-thing brings color to her life. Now they live together. Is this creature just a pet, or is it more like a roommate? Penned by Eri Takenashi, a prolific Japanese artist best known for the manga (and anime) Kannagi, Kanpachi, and Take-Moon/Carnival Phantasm, this unique manga series is sure to move right into your heart.


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What the Font?! – A Manga Guide to Western Typeface

By: Kuniichi Ashiya and Masayuki Yamamoto
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 22 September 2020
Price: $13.99 USD

When the designer in a small production company suddenly disappears, Marusu is forced to take over the job of creating logos. Unfortunately, Marusu is a sales representative who doesn’t know the first thing about fonts! Luckily, Helvetica, the personification of that font, appears to guide Marusu into the world of typeface and design. This fun and educational book is the perfect way to learn about typography through the manga personification of various fonts–including Futura, Arial, Optima, and more–and shed light on the design behind the words readers absorb every day.


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ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword!

By: kiki and Kinta
Format: Light Novel
Volume 1 Release Date: 27 October 2020
Price: $13.99 USD

Flamme Apricot would’ve been content to live her entire life in her little village in peace. Unfortunately for her, a god prophesied she would be the one to defeat the Demon King–and Flamme, with her terrible stats and useless abilities, has known nothing but misery ever since. Her life hits rock bottom when the hero’s party, fed up with dragging her dead weight along, decides to sell her off into slavery to get rid of her. But a brush with death finally awakens something in Flamme–rather than ending, her story might just be getting started. And this time, instead of a traitorous party, she has a woman she loves by her side.


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Yes, No, or Maybe?

By: Michi Ichiho and Lala Takemiya
Format: Light Novel
Volume 1 Release Date: 6 October 2020
Price: $12.99 USD

In Lightning Jack and the Fairy Incident, fae detective Jack the Flash and her half-wolf partner Larry have their work cut out for them when they’re up against supernatural happenings in America! Don’t miss this thrilling manga with the characters made popular in the light novel The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn.


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Cutie and the Beast

By: Yuhi Azumi
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 6 October 2020
Price: $12.99 USD

Unlike her friends who are into pretty boys, Momoka has a crush on a giant professional wrestler named Kuga who plays a villainous heel on TV. But in real life, Kuga is a big softie, and he really appreciates her fan mail! In this lighthearted romantic comedy, a little TV crush for a very big man might just grow into something more.


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Blue Giant

By: Shinichi Ishizuka
Format: Manga
Volume 1 Release Date: 27 October 2020
Price: $19.99 USD

Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. The incredible music strikes a chord deep inside him, and he immediately decides to dedicate himself to the saxophone. He has no skills, no formal training, and no idea what he’s up against, but his obsession drives him to play that instrument day after day. Will passion be enough to become the player of his dreams? This award-winning manga from Shinichi Ishizuka, compiled into five omnibus volumes for its English debut, is a pitch-perfect drama about the power of music.


Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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