SuBLime Licenses Seven Days Boys-Love Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Viz Media's SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga announced on Monday that it has licensed Venio Tachibana and Rihito Takarai's Seven Days: Monday-Thursday and Seven Days: Friday-Sunday manga. The imprint will release both manga in one volume in print and digitally in December.
The original story follows Yuzuru, a disillusioned senior who asks the school's most infamous student, Tōji, out as a half-hearted joke. The rumor goes that Tōji will earnestly date the first person to ask him out at the beginning of the week. But Tōji takes him seriously, and Yuzuru goes along with it, expecting it to be like the rest – a relationship begun on a Monday, and abruptly ended by the following Sunday. What he doesn't expect is the romantic feelings that start to emerge.
Tachibana launched the series with Takarai's art in Taiyō Tosho's Craft magazine in 2007. Taiyō Tosho released the first compiled book volume, Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, in 2007, followed by the second and final volume, Seven Days: Friday-Sunday, in 2009. The manga placed 5th in 2010's Kono BL ga Yabai (This BL is Dangerous) rankings and also has a drama CD adaptation. Digital Manga Inc. (Digital Manga Publishing) previously released both manga volumes in English.
Two live-action film adaptations of the manga debuted in 2015.
Source: SuBLime's Twitter account