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Seven Seas Licenses Virtual Gender-Bender Manga Not Lives

posted on by Egan Loo
Wataru Karasuma's ongoing Dengeki Daioh title to debut next March

North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it acquired the rights to Wataru Karasuma's "virtual gender-bender" manga series Not Lives. The company will release the first volume with color inserts on March 29, 2016 for US$12.99.

Seven Seas describes the story:

High school student Mikami has always been an eccentric oddball who doesn't quite fit in. He doesn't mind though, as he has other passions that consume him. Little do his classmates know, Mikami moonlights as a game designer extraordinaire. His current mission is simple: create the ultimate romance game!

But when Mikami tries to play a strange game that mysteriously appears among his research material, things take a bizarre turn as he's suddenly thrust into a survival game and transformed into a girl! And complicating things even further, if Mikami loses inside the game, it's not only his female avatar that's on the line, but his very own life! Will Mikami survive this new adventure, or is he too excited to care?

Karasuma launched the series in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in 2011, and Kadokawa's ASCII Media Works published the seventh compiled book volume in January.

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