News Seven Seas Adds Magical Girl Site, Species Domain, Plum Crazy, Dreamin' Sun Manga
posted on 2016-07-02 00:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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North American manga licensor Seven Seas Entertainment announced at Anime Expo on Friday that it has licensed the following manga: Kentarō Satō's Magical Girl Site, Shunsuke Noro's Species Domain, Natsumi Hoshino's Plum Crazy! Tales of A Tiger-Striped Cat, and Ichigo Takano's Dreamin' Sun. The company also announced it will release Muya Agami, [email protected], and Yanagi's The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku light novel.
The Magical Girl Site (Mahō Shōjo Site) horror manga is from the creator of the Magical Girl Apocalypse series, which Seven Seas is also releasing. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Magical Girl Site in February 2017. Magical Girl Site runs in Akita Shoten's Champion Tap! magazine, and Akita Shoten published the manga's fifth compiled volume on April 8 in Japan.
Noro's Species Domain manga centers on people who are born with features from different creatures (such as dwarves, elves, harpies, and dragons), but they don't have the powers associated with these features. The manga tells the story of how these people deal with others' expectations of them. The series runs in Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine, and Akita Shoten published the manga's fourth compied volume in Japan on April 8.
Hoshino's Plum Crazy! Tales of A Tiger-Striped Cat (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san) manga centers on a cat named Plum who lives with her family and is happy until an obnoxious white kitten joins the household. Seven Seas will release the manga's first volume in July 2017. The series runs in Shonengahosha's Nekopanchi magazine, and Shonengahosha published the manga's 14th compiled volume on April 11.
Takano's (Orange) 10-volume Dreamin' Sun (Yume Miru Taiyō) manga centers on female high school student Shimana, whose mother has passed away and whose father has remarried and had a son with his new wife. Not knowing where she belongs, Shimana runs away and runs into a kimono-clad man in a park. He offers Shimana a place to live, but she must abide by three conditions in order to live there. Seven Seas will debut the series in May 2017. The manga ran in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine, and now Futabasha has the license to the series in Japan and is rereleasing the series in compiled volumes.
The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku (Hatsune Miku no Shōshitsu) is a one-shot light novel that is based on one of the most popular series of songs from Hatsune Miku. Ichijinsha released the novel in Japan in July 2012.
Seven Seas also revealed more information about its partnership with Ninja Division to form the tabletop game company Shinobi 7. The Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game will be available this fall, and the Tokyo Ghoul deck-building game will be out in the first half of 2016. The company said regarding the planned Strike Witches miniature-based board game that the characters in the game will fight giant ships. The game will be a typical battle game but will be strategic with objectives, and will feature collectible figures. Players can play as squads of their favorite Strike Witches to battle aliens. The company said it would like to provide pre-painted versions of the figurines. Seven Seas also added that its Spice and Wolf economy-based board game will be a European-style board game.
Update: Magical Girl Site is not a direct spinoff of Satō's earlier Magical Girl Apocalypse manga. Thanks, JB Sanchez and Solscan
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