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Seven Seas Licenses The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru, Love Me For What I Am Manga

posted on by Alex Mateo

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Satoshi Shiki's The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru (Dororo to Hyakkimaru-den) remake manga of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga, Kata Konayama's Love Me For What I Am, and Ikumi Rotta's Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care makeup tutorial manga.

Seven Seas will release the first volume of The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru digitally and in print in North America on June 9. The company describes the manga:

During Japan's tumultuous Sengoku period, one man sells his son to a pack of devils in exchange for the power to rule. Forty-eight devils take forty-eight pieces of young Hyakkimaru, and the boy is left for dead. But through the assistance of a sage and a series of inventive prosthetics, Hyakkimaru survives. Together with the young thief Dororo, the now-grown Hyakkimaru embarks upon a quest to slay all the demons and retrieve the stolen pieces of his body. Recently adapted into a stunning 2019 anime, this classic story from Osamu Tezuka–the father of modern manga–is now reimagined in this gorgeous new adaptation by Satoshi Shiki, the artist of the manga Attack on Titan: Before the Fall.

Shiki's manga launched in Akita Shoten's Monthly Champion RED magazine in October 2018. The second compiled book volume shipped on September 20. Tezuka's 1967 supernatural history manga inspired a new television anime adaptation that premiered in January.

Seven Seas will release the first volume of Konayama's Love Me For What I Am (Fukakai na Boku no Subete o) manga digitally and in print on June 9. The company describes the manga:

Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family's café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn't identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. This touching manga explores gender, gender presentation, and sexuality from many different angles, including the ways people are pushed to conform in a world that doesn't understand them...until the world begins to learn, one person at a time.

Konayama launched the manga in GOT Corporation's COMIC MeDu manga website in June 2018, and GOT Corporation published the manga's second compiled book volume on July 31.

Seven Seas will release the Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care (Makeup wa Tada no Mahō Jyanai no Beginners) makeup tutorial manga on May 26.

The company describes the manga guide:

A young woman feels intimidated by the world of makeup, but she's in luck–a glam friend is willing to walk her through it. Join these two women as they explore the fundamentals of makeup, which will help you develop your own signature style! The perfect how-to book for fans of makeup tutorials online.

The tutorial manga shipped in Japan in March.

Sources: Seven Seas Entertainment's Twitter account, Press releases

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