Seven Seas Licenses Reincarnated Into a Game as the Hero's Friend: Running the Kingdom Behind the Scenes Light Novel and Manga Series
(March 22, 2023) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the light novel and manga series Reincarnated Into a Game as the Hero's Friend: Running the Kingdom Behind the Scenes by Yuki Suzuki, Sanshouuo, and Rampei Ashio. In this isekai fantasy, a modern man is reincarnated into a game world as a doomed background character...who can help save the world as the hero's shadow.
A modern man is reincarnated into the world of a fantasy game he knows well: as Werner, the son of a powerful noble. The thing is, Werner isn't the hero or even the villain–he's a background character likely to die during a climactic siege! Werner seeks out and befriends the hero, but he doesn't have powerful enough skills to be a hero himself. Unwilling to die as a later plot point, Werner uses his knowledge of the game and his power as a noble to aid the hero and defend against evil attacks. That's when he realizes that when he does so, he saves other people who were doomed as he was, which changes the “plot” he thought was inevitable. As the hero's close comrade who can see the future, perhaps Werner will be a savior to this place, after all!
Reincarnated Into a Game as the Hero's Friend: Running the Kingdom Behind the Scenes (light novel) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in March 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas' Airship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available (early) on digital platforms.
Reincarnated Into a Game as the Hero's Friend: Running the Kingdom Behind the Scenes (manga) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in February 2024 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in single volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.
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