Seven Seas Licenses Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? & My Father is a Unicorn Manga, SCP Foundation: Iris of the Mirror World Novel

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All in print, with the latter two on digital platforms also

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Yabako Sandrovich and MAAM's body-building comedy manga Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (How much heavy dumbbells can you lift?), Monaka Suzuki's comedy manga My Father is a Unicorn (Unicorn Otōsan), and Akira and Sidu's paranormal light novel series SCP Foundation: Iris of the Mirror World (Kagami no Kuni no Iris: SCP Foundation-). All three will be available for the first time in North America in print, and Seven Seas will also offer My Father is a Unicorn and SCP Foundation: Iris of the Mirror World on digital platforms.

Seven Seas describes the Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? manga:

Sakura is a teenage girl who loves to eat, but when she notices her waistline expanding, she decides to check out the local gym. The gym is full of buff dudes...and Akemi, the student council president?! When Akemi tries to convince Sakura to take up weight training, Sakura resists--until she meets pretty-boy trainer Machio. Now, Sakura is willing to do whatever it takes to bulk up!

Seven Seas will release the first volume of the manga on November 19.

Sandrovich and MAAM, a relatively new manga artist, launched the manga on Shogakukan's web manga site Ura Sunday and on Shogakukan's Manga ONE app in 2016. Shogakukan published the sixth volume on January 18. Doga Kobo is adapting the manga into a television anime which will premiere in July.

Seven Seas describes the My Father is a Unicorn manga:

Issei Uno is still in high school when his mother remarries. His mom's new husband, Masaru, is a nice enough guy, he just happens to be a unicorn. Sometimes in the form of a talking horse, sometimes in the form of a beautiful man, Masaru is determined to run the household while his wife is away and win Issei over. For better or worse, now Issei is stuck teaching this unicorn man how to be a good dad in this idiosyncratic comedy about the magic of family.

Seven Seas will release the manga in one volume "in a large trim size" on December 17.

Suzuki launched the manga as part of the pixiv Comic website's Hug pixiv digital magazine in December 2017, and Frontier Works published the manga in one volume in November 2018.

Seven Seas describes the SCP Foundation: Iris of the Mirror World light novel series:

A young man is encountering a strange phenomenon--the same photo of a girl appears inside any book he opens. One book in the library causes him to be whisked away by the SCP Foundation, a secret organization dedicated to containing anomalous entities and phenomena. There, he learns that the girl's name is Iris--and that he's going to have to work alongside her to get them both out! The first light novel adaptation of an SCP tale, this paranormal story is sure to please both new readers and longtime fans of the online collaborative project, which has already inspired spin-off works in multiple formats and languages.

Seven Seas will release the first volume of the light novel series on January 28, 2020.

The fictional SCP Foundation is the focus of an online collaborative project which began with a post on the 4chan website's /x/ forum in 2007. Writers and creators all over the globe have since contributed stories and world-building entries in various languages. Hifumi Shobo began publishing SCP Foundation: Iris of the Mirror World with illustrations by Sidu (Kagerou Daze) in September 2018. (The title is a wordplay on the Japanese title for Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll's sequel to his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland novel.)

Akira's previous light novel series Kyōran Kazoku Nikki and [email protected] both inspired television anime. Akira also wrote or co-wrote the scenarios for the Ensemble Girls! and Ensemble Stars! smartphone game aps, and the Ensemble Stars! anime will premiere in July with scripts supervised by Akira.

Sources: Press releases

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