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Seven Seas Wonderful Wednesday License Announcement Recap (May 1st - May 15th)

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Seven Seas is back again in the month of May with a set of brand new license announcements with their Wonderful Wednesday License Announcement Event. Today we're recapping a total of total of fifteen brand new licenses that have been announced for the month of may. Let's take a closer look at what they showcased!


May 1st, 2024 License Announcements


Seven Seas Entertainment announced through its Siren imprint for audiobooks, the launch of three audiobooks from award-winning author Yoru Sumino.


Seven Seas licensed I want to eat your pancreas audiobook

Narrated by Paul Dateh, known for his role as Wakana Gojo in the English dub of My Dress-Up Darling.


Synopsis: A high school boy finds the diary of his classmate—only to discover that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together in this deeply moving, first-person story that traces their developing relationship in Sakura’s final months of life. This novel was also adapted into a bestselling manga and an animated film.


I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Audiobook) will be released for the first time in the English language on July 18th, 2024.


Seven Seas licenses I had that same dream again audio book

Narrated by Phoebe Strole, known for her roles in GLOW and Glee and for voicing Lola in the video game Bully.


Synopsis: An unhappy girl who engages in self-harm, a woman ostracized by society, and an old woman looking to live out her twilight years in peace—what could three such different people have in common? That’s what grade schooler Koyanagi Nanoka is trying to find out. Assigned by her teacher to define what “happiness” means to her, Nanoka sets out to get to know these three strangers—and through them, perhaps, come to know herself too. This novel was also adapted into an Eisner-nominated manga.


I Had That Same Dream Again (Audiobook) will be released for the first time in the English language on May 30, 2024.


Seven Seas licensed At Night, I become a monster audio book

Narrated by Michael Crouch, the award-winning audiobook narrator also known for his roles in Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!.


Synopsis: Every night, Adachi transforms into a nightmarish creature—and every morning, he reverts to human form. When he encounters his ostracized classmate Yano Satsuki in his monstrous state, the two develop a peculiar bond. But daylight brings its own form of terrors. Which is worse, the monsters at night or the cruel realities of the classroom by day?


At Night, I Become a Monster (Audiobook) will be released for the first time in the English language on June 20, 2024.


Seven Seas licensed Until I met my husband audiobook

Seven Seas Entertainment announced through its Siren imprint for audiobooks, the launch of an audiobook for Until I Meet My Husband (Memoir) by Ryousuke Nanasaki.


Narrated by Paul Dateh–known for his role as Wakana Gojo in the English dub of My Dress-Up Darling—this memoir follows gay activist Ryousuke Nanasaki on the road to his historic marriage.


Synopsis: Ryousuke Nanasaki married his husband in 2016 in the first religiously recognized same-sex wedding in Japanese history. This collection of essays follows Ryousuke’s search for love on the journey to his extraordinary marriage. From unrequited junior high crushes to awkward dating sites to finally finding a community, Ryousuke’s heartfelt reflections on his coming-of-age as a young gay man in Hokkaido will touch readers all over the world. This memoir was also adapted into a bestselling manga.


Until I Meet My Husband (Memoir) (Audiobook) will be released for the first time in the English language on June 6, 2024.


Seven Seas licensed I'm in love with the villainess she's so cheeky for a commoner audio book

Seven Seas Entertainment announced through its Siren imprint for audiobooks, the launch of the audiobook series for I’m in Love with the Villainess: She’s so Cheeky for a Commoner by Inori and Hanagata.


Narrated by Courtney Shaw—known for narrating the original I’m in Love with the Villainess audiobooks as well as voice acting in Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy and Fena: Pirate Princess—this spin-off of the hit series tells the story from Claire’s point of view.


Synopsis: Claire François has it all: beauty, brains, and the blood of nobility. As the daughter of a high-ranking noble, she takes her status and the according responsibilities with utmost seriousness—even as the king threatens to undermine his realm’s stability with his visions of “meritocracy.” Claire is nevertheless prepared to take this societal change in stride, until one of the new commoner students at her elite academy, Rae Taylor, turns her life upside down. Everything about Rae confounds Claire, from her behavior to her intellect to her bizarre fixation on Claire herself. Little does she realize just how much Rae will change her world, and how much she’ll change Rae in turn.


I’m in Love with the Villainess: She’s so Cheeky for a Commoner (Audiobook) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language on June 13, 2024.


Seven Seas announced they licensed Loyal Soldier, lustful beast audio book

Seven Seas Entertainment announced, through its Siren imprint for audiobooks, the launch of an audiobook for Loyal Soldier, Lustful Beast by Sumire Saiga and Saya Shirosaki.


Narrated by Stella Dorro, this steamy romance tale is filled with danger, desperation, and plenty of desire.


Synopsis: Noblewoman Giselle’s world is turned upside down when she’s summoned to serve as the king’s prized concubine. Her heart already belongs to her manservant, Wallace, a soldier who worships the ground she walks on. Just as Giselle accepts that their blissful days are numbered, Wallace steals into her room in the palace with a desperate, hungry gaze. Spending the night with him is tantamount to treason…but their love is not one so easily denied.


Loyal Soldier, Lustful Beast (Audiobook) will be released for the first time in the English language on July 4, 2024.


May 8th, 2024 License Announcements


Seven Seas licensed 100 ghost stories that will lead to my death

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the manga series 100 Ghost Stories That Will Lead to My Death by Anji Matono.


Synopsis: One day, an elementary school child named Yuuma tries to jump out of his classroom window. His classmate Hina stops him and, in a bid to stall for time, asks him, “Do you know the round of a hundred ghost stories?” Hina tells Yuuma about a ritual where, if you tell a hundred ghost stories, you’ll see ghosts afterward. Learning this gives Yuuma a new lease on life. Chapter by chapter, he shares ghost stories with the reader, slowly but surely inching his way toward one hundred…


100 Ghost Stories That Will Lead to My Death Vol. 1 will be released in December 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in single-volume editions.


Seven Seas announced they licensed The Second Alpha

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the Boys’ Love manga The Second Alpha by Yofune Shibue.


Synopsis: When alpha Morita Souichi prepared for his first day at a brand-new job, he never expected to discover his destined mate! After a literal run-in with his coworker, Matsumoto Takashi, Morita instantly knows that the other man is not only an omega but the person he is meant to be with. There’s only one problem: the ring on Matsumoto’s finger. Yet suddenly, Matsumoto goes into heat, and Morita’s alpha instincts take over. As they lay entwined together, he hears Matsumoto’s tearful apology to someone named “Haruma.” Is this alpha-omega pair destined for failure?


The Second Alpha will be printed for the first time in the English language in November 2024 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN, with the book available in a single large-trim edition as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles). An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.


Seven Seas announced they licensed A tale of the secret saint ZERO light novel

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition, through its Airship light novel imprint, of the light novel series A Tale of the Secret Saint ZERO (Light Novel) by Touya and chibi.


Synopsis: It’s three hundred years before Fia and her friends’ adventures in Náv, and Princess Serafina, the blind second princess of the land, lives hidden away in the forest. With only the forest spirits and her cousin, the young knight captain Sirius Ulysses, to keep her company, Serafina leads a peaceful life. But one day, an incident causes mysterious powers to awaken within her, and Serafina takes her first steps on the path that will ultimately lead her to becoming the one and only Great Saint!


A Tale of the Secret Saint ZERO (Light Novel) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in December 2024 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 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.


Seven Seas announced they licensed The Hungry Succubus Wants to Consume Him

Seven Seas Entertainment announced, through its Ghost Ship imprint aimed at older male readers, the license acquisition of the manga series The Hungry Succubus Wants to Consume Him by Tabireco.


Synopsis: Kururi is a super-elite succubus looking to devour her one-thousandth man, but it can’t be just any old shmuck! She wants to harvest the energy of a primo virgin. That should be easy, right? After all, no man’s ever been able to refuse her charms…until she meets Jien, an ascetic monk in training. He proves immune to her potent aphrodisiac, forcing her to whip out every sexy trick in the book (and even invent some new ones). It’s a battle of wills as their worlds collide!


The Hungry Succubus Wants to Consume Him Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in August 2024 for $15.99 USA / $19.99 CAN, with the series available in single-volume editions as part of Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.


Seven Seas licensed My Kitten is a Picky Eater

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series My Kitten is a Picky Eater by Migiri Miki.


Synopsis: A kitten, on the verge of death, lies in the snow, only to be rescued by a kind young man, Mano Taiyo. Nursing the ailing kitten back to health, Taiyo names his new charge “Yuki.” As a first time pet owner, however, Taiyo struggles with Yuki’s very particular palate. This picky kitty refuses to go anywhere near store-bought cat food! There’s only one option left: while he’s never cooked a single meal in his life, Taiyo resolves to make a meal worthy of his adorable new feline friend!


My Kitten is a Picky Eater Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in November 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.


May 15th, 2024 License Announcements


Seven Seas announced they licensed The Barbarian's Bride

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series The Barbarian’s Bride by Noriaki Kotoba.


Synopsis: Serafina de Lavillant, the strongest female knight in the West, was sent to subjugate the barbaric tribes of the East. But when her mission fails spectacularly, she’s captured alive and imprisoned. Humiliated and dreading what horrific torture she’ll endure, she asks to be put to death. To her surprise, rather than tearing her limb from limb, the tribe leader asks for her hand…in marriage! Will Serafina face a cruel and abusive arranged marriage? Or will she discover that these tribes aren’t as barbaric as she was led to believe?


The Barbarian’s Bride Vol. 1 will be printed for the first time in the English language in October 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in single-volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.


Seven Seas announced they licensed My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case FIles

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the manga series My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files by Natsumi Ito.


Synopsis: Hoshino Mitsuko is a determined and hard-working woman living in the 1930s, where career women are a rarity and looked down upon. Despite rampant sexism and pressure to “stay home,” she’s determined to prove herself as a successful detective no matter what. One day, she’s approached by the handsome waiter Yoshida Saku, who presents Mitsuko with her very first solo case. Together, the two work closely to solve the mystery, and Mitsuko finds Saku quite capable—but very curious—and takes him on as her new assistant. Can this duo tackle cases and the turbulent atmosphere of the Showa era?


My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files Vol. 1 will be printed for the first time in the English language in October 2024 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in single-volume editions.


Seven Seas announced they licensed Tiger and Dragon

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the manga series Tiger and Dragon by Mizuki Hoshino


Synopsis: When Konomi was five years old, her best friend and neighbor Kagetora moved away. After ten years with no communication, Konomi decides it’s time to finally move on from her childhood crush. Luckily, with her other childhood friend Tatsuomi waiting in the wings, it looks like romance is right around the corner. That is, until Kagetora suddenly reappears, and Konomi’s love life is thrown into chaos!


Tiger and Dragon Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in October 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.


Seven Seas announced they licensed Nakamura-san, the uninvited gyaru

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the manga series Nakamura-san, the Uninvited Gyaru by Sachiko Orihara


Synopsis: Akiyama and Nakamura-san are polar opposites. As an easily flustered otaku, Akiyama can’t even imagine a world where an outgoing, flashy gal like Nakamura wants anything to do with him. But after she saves his life, she demands something unbelievable—to live with him! Proud, bold, and unafraid to show off her body, Nakamura is the perfect image of a gyaru. Except, the moment she’s apart from Akiyama, she becomes a flustered, blushing mess. Discover what sweetness lies beneath the surface in this odd couple rom-com!


Nakamura-san, the Uninvited Gyaru Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in the English language in October 2024 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, with the series available in single-volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.


Seven Seas announced they licensed The New Recruit

Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of the full-color Boys’ Love webtoon/manhwa The New Recruit by MOSCARETO and Zec, for a release in English-language print for the first time.


Synopsis: Seunghyun spent his 20s following his crush through college and grad school, only to wind up totally single and with no idea where to go in his career. When he manages to land an internship at a competitive marketing company, he’s ready for a fresh start without worrying over unrequited love. Except he’s put under the handsome workaholic Kim Jongchan, whose hot and cold attitude leaves Seunghyun flustered. And worse yet, his crush from school works in the same company too! Will Seunghyun survive his first job and a potential first relationship?


The New Recruit (Comic) Vol. 1 will be released in October 2024 for $21.99 USA / $28.99 CAN, with the series available in full-color, large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label.

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