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Seven Seas Licenses Dungeon Builder, Our Dining Room, Reincarnated as a Sword Manga

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Magic User light novels, Penguindrum manga also licensed

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed the Dungeon Builder: The Demon King's Labyrinth is a Modern City! manga, the Our Dining Room manga, the Reincarnated as a Sword manga, the Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard light novel series, and the Penguindrum manga.

Seven Seas will release Rui Tsukiyo and Hideaki Yoshikawa's Dungeon Builder: The Demon King's Labyrinth is a Modern City! (Maō-sama no Machizukuri ~Saikyō no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi~) in print and digitally, and the first volume will debut on January 7, 2020. The company describes the series:

In a world where demon lords build dungeons and devour human emotions, one rookie demon lord, Procel, has a new idea. Procel seeks to build a revolutionary new dungeon where humans and monsters can coexist. But first, Procel must defeat the Wind Demon Lord. Based on the light novel series in Japan, this sexy fantasy tale has built something truly special!

Tsukiyo launched the original novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in June 2016, and the seventh compiled book volume shipped on February 14. Yoshikawa launched the manga adaptation on Overlap's Comic Gardo website in March 2018, and the second compiled book volume will ship on May 25. Tsukiyo launched the related Maō-sama no Machizukuri ~Mahō to Kagaku to Mamono ga Tsukuru Risō no Machi~ novel series in August 2018 and ended it on April 5.

Seven Seas will release Mita Ori's Our Dining Room (Bokura no Shokutaku) manga in print and digitally on December 3. The company describes the story:

Eating around other people is a struggle for salaryman Yutaka, despite his talent for cooking. All that changes when he meets Minoru and Tane—two brothers, many years apart in age—who ask him to teach them how to make his delicious food! Yutaka soon finds himself having a change of heart as he looks forward to the meals they share together.

The series debuted in Gentosha's Rutile magazine in 2016, and its single compiled book volume shipped in January 2017.

Seven Seas will release Yuu Tanaka and Tomoo Maruyama's Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) manga in print and digitally beginning with volume 1 on December 17. The company describes the series:

Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword saves a young beastgirl from a life of slavery. Fran, the cat-eared girl, becomes his wielder, and wants only to grow stronger, while the sword wants to know why he is here. Together, the strange duo's journey has only just begun! This manga adaptation of the hit light novel series features charming artwork by manga artist Tomowo Maruyama, and is sure to be enjoyed by existing fans of the franchise as well as all-new readers who are ready for a sharp fantasy tale.

Tanaka launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in October 2015, and Gentosha began publishing the series with illustrations by Llo in April 2017. The seventh volume shipped on March 29. Maruyama launched the manga adaptation on Gentosha's Denshi Birz website in December 2016, and the fifth volume shipped on March 22.

Seven Seas has also licensed the original novels. The first volume launched digitally on May 2, and the volume will ship in print on August 6.

Seven Seas will release Mikawa Sōhei and Ryota-H's Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level (Magic User: TRPG de Sodateta Mahō Tsukai wa Isekai demo Saikyō Datta.) light novel series in print and digitally beginning with volume 1 on January 7, 2020. The company describes the series:

A man in his forties, who was once a tabletop RPG fanatic, has settled into the ordinary job (and life) of a salaryman. All of that changes when he's tossed into a parallel world by a mysterious entity and finds himself in the form of Gio Margils--his max-level wizard character from the classic tabletop RPG Dungeons & Brave! Can he successfully rise to the role of a hero when he's living as his wizard PC? Don't miss this light novel adventure for gaming fans both new and old!

Sōhei began serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in January 2016, and Gentosha began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Ryota-H in March 2017, and it shipped the third volume last October.

Seven Seas will release Isuzu Shibata's manga adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara's Penguindrum anime in print and digitally beginning with volume 1 on December 3. The company describes the manga:

When high school girl Himari Takakura escapes the clutches of death thanks to a quirky spirit inhabiting a penguin hat, she gets a new lease on life—but there's a catch. In order for her to stay alive, her twin brothers (with the help of three penguins) must track down a strange object called the PENGUINDRUM and in doing so, delve into the mysteries of their very existence. This supernatural drama is based on the anime by acclaimed director Kunihiko Ikuhara, best known for his work on Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and the currently airing anime Sarazanmai.

Isuzu launched the manga in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine, and ended it in January 2017. Gentosha published five compiled book volumes for the manga.

The original anime from director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yurikuma Arashi, several Sailor Moon television series) aired in 2011. Otome Yōkai Zakuro manga creator Lily Hoshino handled the original character designs for the 24-episode television series.

Sentai Filmworks released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.

Sources: Press releases, Seven Seas Entertainment's website


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