Dictatorial Grimoire Manga Listed by Seven Seas' Distributor

posted on by Karen Ressler

Online retailer Amazon and publisher Macmillan are both listing that Seven Seas Entertainment will release Ayumi Kanou's Dictatorial Grimoire: Cinderella manga starting in September. Macmillian lists that the first 176-page volume will include color inserts and will retail for US$13.99 (CAD$15.99). Seven Seas declined to comment regarding the listings.

Dictatorial Grimoire (Dokusai Grimoire) is a three-volume manga series that re-imagines classic characters from Grimm's Fairy Tales, with a focus on Cinderella, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood. The hero, Grimm Otogi, is the half-Japanese descendent of The Brothers Grimm who learns that his ancestors made a deal with mystical beings called Märchen Demons, who have now returned to take Otogi's life as part of the bargain. A male Cinderella becomes Otogi's guide as he tries to stop the demons. Media Factory published the final volume in Japan last September.

Author and artist Ayumi Kanou also created a Tales of the Abyss manga adaptation, Tales of the Abyss: Jade's Secret Memories. The series was licensed by Bandai Entertainment, but the release was cancelled when Bandai Entertainment stopped releasing new manga titles last year.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.

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