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Seven Seas Adds A Centaur's Life, Love in Hell, Monster Musume Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
3 supernatural comedy series to ship this fall

Manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced Thursday that it has added A Centaur's Life, Love in Hell, and Monster Musume to its fall line-up.

Seven Seas Entertainment plans release Kei Murayama's Centaur no Nayami (Centaur's Worries) as A Centaur's Life in November. The series is an ongoing slice-of-life comedy about a school for mythical creatures, and the fourth volume shipped in Japan on Wednesday. The company describes the series as:

Being a teenager is never easy...especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she's a centaur; but she's not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun- loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.

The company will release Reiji Suzumaru's ongoing series Love in Hell (Jigokuren - Love in the Hell) starting in October. The series' second volume shipped in Japan in September. Seven Seas describes the series as:

Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20's who got a little drunk one night and fell to his death. But that is just the beginning of Rintaro's story, as he finds himself unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life, or is he fated to be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily-clad devils with iron spiked clubs?

Seven Seas Entertainment will also begin releasing Monster Musume (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō) in October. The series, by OKAYADO, is currently running in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine, and the second volume shipped in Japan on Wednesday. Seven Seas describes the series as:

Monsters—they're real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood—not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying.

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what's a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

Managing Editor of Seven Seas Entertainment Adam Arnold said of the releases that “there's growing interest in new stories about exotic supernatural creatures that we don't typically see,” and all three series are comedies that feature mythical beings such as lamias, succubi, harpies, and centaurs. None of the three authors' have previously had works published in North America. Seven Seas Entertainment has not specified if the three series will get a regular or omnibus release.

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