Seven Seas Licenses LGBT+ Sarazanmai Novels by Kunihiko Ikuhara and Teruko Utsumi

Seven Seas Kappa-tures the Magic with License of SARAZANMAI Light Novels

(LOS ANGELES, February 19, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the Sarazanmai novel series by Kunihiko Ikuhara and Teruko Utsumi, based on the hit LGBT+ anime about friendship, secrets, and growing up!

After accidentally breaking a statue of a mythical kappa, junior high students Kazuki, Toi, and Enta are transformed into kappa themselves as punishment by Keppi, prince of the Kappa Kingdom. Keppi has a task for the boys if they want their bodies back: work for him to hunt down zombie kappa born of twisted human desires. Even scarier, though? They're going to have to expose their own deepest fears and desires to each other to do so!

This surrealist modern folktale, which was a fan-favorite anime in 2019, is now a 2-volume novel series by the original writers of the show! This is the newest addition to Seven Seas' line-up from the mind of visionary director Kunihiko Ikuhara: Seven Seas is also releasing the self-contained manga spin-off Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu (about supernatural cops Reo and Mabu raising a baby), as well as the manga and light novels for the series PENGUINDRUM.

Seven Seas will publish the novel series Sarazanmai for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on September 1, 2020 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.

About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Seven Seas is distributed by Macmillan. For more information, visit

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