Seven Seas Introduces Dance in the Vampire Bund Side Story

Oct 6th 2010
(LOS ANGELES, October 06, 2010) – Seven Seas is pleased to announce it has licensed the thrilling spin-off manga to the New York Times Best selling Dance in the Vampire Bund series. Dance in the Vampire Bund Gaiden: Dive in the Vampire Bund is a one volume side story that introduces new characters, and also contains cameo appearances by the main cast. Dive in the Vampire Bund takes place during the early half of Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 6 and explores the origins of a deadly nanovirus that is wrecking havoc in current volumes of the series.

“Dance in the Vampire Bund fans are in for a special treat,” said Senior Editor Adam Arnold. "Dive in the Vampire Bund is a fast-paced thrill ride that explores the Bund like we've never seen before. It's an absolute must-have for fans of the series."

The Dance in the Vampire Bund manga series has been adapted into a hit anime in Japan and licensed by FUNimation for North America. Volume 7 of Dance in the Vampire Bund manga hit the New York Times Manga Bestsellers List at number 7. Volume 8 just hit bookstores on September 28th, with Volume 9 set to be released December 2010.

Dance in the Vampire Bund Gaiden: Dive in the Vampire Bund (ISBN-13: 978-1-934876-38-1 / ISBN-10: 1-934876-38-0) will hit stores in April 2011.

About Dance in the Vampire Bund Gaiden: Dive in the Vampire Bund –

The Vampire Bund, a peaceful island nation of vampires off the coast of Tokyo, ruled by Princess Mina Tepes, has seen its share of conflict and turmoil. And yet there are times of relative tranquility when the Bund is a popular tourist destination during daylight hours.

When two teenage tourists, Akira Garcia Fujisaki and his best friend Masaki, intentionally ditch their tour group to find a vampire who will turn Masaki, it's Garcia who pays the price. Awakening as an unwilling creature of the night, Garcia finds himself entangled with a seedy band of terrorists looking to destroy the only known cure for vampirism—a drug that must be administered within 48 hours or the condition is irreversible. With the only remaining vials in the hands of Garcia's crazed friend Masaki, Garcia finds himself teamed up with Mina's loyal lycanthrope bodyguard, Akira Kaburagi, in a cat and mouse race against time that takes him across the entire Bund in pursuit of the one person who holds the key to his salvation.


About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. The company's current line-up includes such original manga properties as Amazing Agent Luna, Aoi House, Destiny's Hand, Hollow Fields, It Takes A Wizard and the upcoming Vampire Cheerleaders; the New York Times Bestselling vampire manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund; and Rachel Roberts' epic YA novel series Avalon: Web of Magic. Seven Seas' web site, www.gomanga.com, is a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community. Seven Seas Entertainment is partnered with Tor/Macmillan and have collaborated on several series such as Afro Samurai, Hayate X Blade, Inukami!, and the Wicked City novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi.

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