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Seven Seas Adds Vampire Bund 2, Clay Lord, Evergreen, Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary

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Dance in the Vampire Bund 2 slated for December

North American publisher Seven Seas announced on Monday that it licensed four manga series:

Dance in the Vampire Bund 2: Scarlet Order
By Nozomu Tamaki
Volume 1 in December 2014
The story is set in Tokyo in 2020, when Mina is summoned as a guest to the opening of the Olympics. However, she becomes a terrorist target there, and she becomes aware of a new threat to vampires.

Nozomu Tamaki just launched this manga sequel to Dance in the Vampire Bund in Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine last December, after delaying it since spring 2013. Tamaki ended the earlier Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer mini-series last year. Kadokawa's Media Factory imprint published the first compiled book volume of Scarlet Order in April.

Seven Seas has published Tamaki's original Dance in the Vampire Bund manga, the spinoff series Dive in the Vampire Bund, and Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer. Tamaki ended Part I of Dance in the Vampire Bund in Comic Flapper in October 2012. A television anime premiered in 2010, and Funimation released the anime in North America.

Clay Lord: Master of Golems (Tsuchi no Ō)
By Jun Suzumoto
Volume 1 in April 2015

The fantasy story follows Clay, a boy who creates golems — artificial living beings that are loyal to their masters — with earth and magic powers. Clay takes part in competitive exhibitions to improve his skills in making these beings that can be servants, laborers, guards, or even pets. Clay embarks on adventures with his handmade servant, guard, and maid (Kurogane, Shirogane, Rosé).

Suzumoto just launched the manga in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine last year, and Ichijinsha published the second compiled book volume in May.

Story by Yuyuko Takemiya
Art by Akira Kasukabe
Volume 1 in May 2015
This nostalgic school romantic comedy follows Hotaka Yoshimatsu, the president of his high school's manga club, and Niki Awaya, the swim team ace whom he adores. Hotaka spends days watching Niki from the manga club room. Then, the two come into contact during a swimming test by chance, and Hotaka gradually becomes Niki's friend and perhaps more.

The manga launched in ASCII Media Works' quarterly magazine Dengeki Daioh Genesis in 2011, although it then moved to the main Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine after Dengeki Daioh Genesis ended in 2012. Takemiya previously wrote Toradora!, and Kasukabe drew Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut - Hakanakikoku no Rion. ASCII Media Works published the third book volume of Evergreen in January.

Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary (Hitomi-sensei no Hokenshitsu)
By Shake O
Volume 1 in February 2015
The comedy centers around Hitomi, a somewhat clumsy but kind school nurse who happens to have only one big eye. She is always at the infirmary along with her assistant (whose gender is left ambiguous throughout the manga). The story follows Hitomi's daily life with the unusual middle school students (such as a long-tongue girl and a zombie girl) who visit her.

Shake O launched the manga in Tokuma Shoten's Comic Ryū magazine in 2013, and Tokuma Shoten published the first book volume in March.

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