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7SEEDS Manga Gets Anime on Netflix

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Yumi Tamura's post-apocalyptic series ended in May 2017

Retailer Rakuten's listing for the January 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine features a cover image that reveals that Yumi Tamura's 7SEEDS manga is inspiring an anime adaptation by Netflix. The magazine will ship on Wednesday.

Tamura launched the series in 2001 in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic magazine, before eventually moving it to Monthly Flowers. The series ended in the magazine in May 2017. The original manga's 35th and final volume shipped in August 2017, and a limited edition included a drama CD.

The original series centers on Natsu, who suddenly wakes up one day to find herself in the middle of the ocean. She's with six other strangers, and none of them remember how they got into their current situation. They end up stranded on an island, where a "guide" explains to them that they are part of a government project to cryogenically preserve groups of people to ensure humanity's survival after scientists predicted the destruction of the world. Natsu's group finds that they are in Japan after a catastrophe, and must learn how to survive in their new post-apocalyptic reality.

The series was nominated in the Comic category for the 49th Seiun Awards this past April. The manga also ranked on the top 20 list of manga for female readers in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook last December. The manga won the Shōjo Category of the 52nd Annual Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2007. Shogakukan published the 7SEEDS Official Fanbook: Edge of Emotions fanbook in 2011.

Tamura launched the 7SEEDS Gaiden spinoff manga in August 2017 and ended it in October 2017. Shogakukan released a compiled book volume in January.

Tamura launched the Mystery to Iu Nakare manga in the magazine in November 2017. Shogakukan published the third compiled book volume on October 10. Tamura published a one-shot manga with the same title in 2016, and Shogakukan's Zōkan Flowers republished the 78-page one shot in 2017 to commemorate the series.

Tamura's 27-volume Basara manga ran in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic from 1990-1998. Viz Media published the manga in English in 2003-2008. The manga inspired the 13-episode Legend of Basara television anime series in 1998.

Viz Media also published Tamura's two-volume Chicago manga in 2002-2003, and her one-volume Wild Com manga in 2004.

Tamura's Tomoe ga Yuku! manga inspired an OVA series in 1991-1992.

Source: Rakuten Books website

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