There are more manga and light novels coming from Seven Seas! The company just revealed that Spriggan, Lazy Dungeon Master, blanc, Cats and Sugar Bowls and Kijin Gentōshō have been licensed, and gave descriptions for each.
Here is the description for Spriggan, which will begin coming out in August:
“In the waning years of the Cold War era, national governments and paramilitary forces are in a race to uncover the relics of an ancient alien civilization that once ruled the Earth. The alien technology holds seemingly miraculous powers, but in the wrong hands, this power could spell disaster. Only the ARCAM Corporation’s elite special operatives, the SPRIGGAN, have what it takes to stand up against an international rogue’s gallery of power-hungry cyborgs and gunmen who covet ultimate power. Brash and fearless Ominae Yu, a teenage SPRIGGAN equipped with ARCAM’s strongest power armor, will do whatever it takes to keep the past’s forbidden legacy buried away!”
Lazy Dungeon Master will come out in September, and received this description:
“Masuda Keima just wants to sleep. Too bad for him, he’s been pulled from sweet dreams and comfy sheets into a fantasy dungeon in another world! Not only is he charged with protecting it, but failure to do so will cost him his life. His only guide is the personification of the Dungeon Core, Rokuko–but she’s a moron who can’t even figure out how to drive away a group of bandits. If Keima ever wants to get some quality shut-eye again, he’ll have to take over running this dungeon himself!”
Then blanc will come out in November, and this description was given:
“Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of blanc, the continuation of the Classmates Boys’ Love manga series by Asumiko Nakamura. Follow the lives of Hikaru and Rihito several years after they graduate from high school in this newest installment of the modern BL classic!
Rocker Hikaru and studious Rihito met and fell in love when they were high school classmates. Now, three years after graduation, Hikaru is still in their hometown trying to get his music career going while Rihito is studying in Kyoto. The two are desperate to make their long-distance relationship work, but can young love overcome adult hardships? Originally released as two volumes in Japan, now fans can own both volumes of blanc and the special bonus content known in Japan as blanc #0: Rings, all combined into a single omnibus edition in English.”
Cats and Sugar Bowls will be out in September, and it’s described this way:
“Want a little spice with your sugar? Cats and Sugar Bowls serves up nine bite-sized tales about love between women. Rena and Sanae are like a pair of naughty kitties who act far more innocent than they really are. Touka, while looking for a lover willing to indulge her more extreme BDSM fantasies, runs into her boss at a bondage club. All these delights and more await!”
They’re coming out with both the light novel and manga versions of Kijin Gentōshō this winter, and gave this description:
“In the Edo era, young Jinta and his sister must flee their home, finding refuge in a mountain village. Years later, Jinta has grown into a skilled swordsman, sworn to protect the priestess of the village shrine. Charged with slaying a demon that threatens the shrine, Jinta confronts the malevolent creature in the forest, only to learn a shocking truth. The demon speaks of events one hundred and seventy years hence, when Jinta must confront the demon in the future. Thus begins an epic fantasy journey that spans multiple eras as Jinta hunts a demon through time and must come to terms with his own dark nature.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.