Seven Seas Takes the Plunge with License of Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Étranger Boys' Love Manga

(LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga Seaside Stranger by Kanna Kii, also known as Umibe no Étranger: a love story between an openly gay novelist and a young man coping with grief that was recently turned into an anime film!

Shun has been living in Okinawa with his grandmother ever since a disastrous coming out to his parents. One day he meets Mio, a high school student who recently lost his parents and who now spends his days sitting by the sea. The two of them are just starting to bond when Mio reveals that he's heading for the mainland. Three years later, an adult Mio returns to Okinawa...and he's come to find Shun and reveal what's in his heart.

Seven Seas will publish the manga Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Étranger in North America in print and on digital platforms. The book will be released in July 2021 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. As of July 2021, Seven Seas and all of its book imprints are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. For more information, visit

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