Entertainment of the Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it had licensed the Fantasy Lightning manga, the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in color: chromatic edition manga, Free Life Fantasy: Immortal Princess light novels and manga, Monotonous blue manga, and Chinese fantasy manga.
Seven seas will release Yui Sakuma‘s Fantasy Lightning manga in two omnibus volumes “deluxe and oversized”, each containing two volumes of the original Japanese version. The first omnibus volume will be shipped in October 2022. Seven seas describes the manga:
In an ancient kingdom, a vicious warchief is on the hunt for a magical sword. Dan Fei has spent his entire life guarding the coveted sword of divine retribution – legends say its power is great enough to strike down demons and shake the heavens. The master of the evil sect Xuan Gui Zong will stop at nothing to possess her and sends his warriors to steal the Sacred Blade. Fleeing their pursuit, Dan Fei must rely on the unexpected help of two unusual strangers, who are themselves powerful swordsmen. Like love at first sight from the blue sky, an exciting wuxia fantasy saga begins!
The manga adapts Nitroplus, Good smile company, and the Taiwanese company PILI’s Fantasy Lightning (Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Kōki) puppet television series. The manga launched in Kodansha‘s Morning magazine in July 2016, and ended in April 2017 with four volumes.
The series also inspired the Fantasy Lightning: Otome Genyūki parallel manga by Kairi shimotsuki (Courageous 10).
Seven seas the first volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in color: chromatic edition, the color edition of Coolkyoushinja‘s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga, in August 2022. Seven seas describes the manga:
Miss Kobayashi is an overworked office lady whose life is turned upside down when Tohru, a magical dragon from another world, lands in her life. Now select stories from the insanely popular manga series Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid have been recreated in color and brought together in a best-of volume!
Futabasha released the first color volume in Japan on July 12. Entertainment of the Seven Seas also released the original manga.
Coolkyoushinja started the course Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga in the first issue of Monthly action reviewed in May 2013.
The series inspired an animated adaptation by Kyoto animation which premiered in Japan in January 2017. Crisp aired the series when it aired in Japan, and Funimation broadcast an english dubbing. Funimation released the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in April 2020.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, the second season of the anime, premiered on July 7 and recently aired its final episode on Thursday. Crisp aired the anime as aired in Japan, and Funiamtion broadcasts in English dubbing. The anime will get a special “Volume S” on Blu-ray Disc and DVD that will include an unreleased episode titled “Nippon no Omotenashi (Expect wa Dragon Desu)” (Japanese Hospitality (My helper is a dragon)). Volume S will ship on January 19, 2022.
Seven seas will release the first volume of Akisuzu Nenohi and Sherry’s Free Life Fantasy: Immortal Princess light novels under its Airship imprint in August 2022, while the first volume of Ao Sonohara’s manga adaptation of the novels will ship in September 2022. Seven seas describes the story:
Tsukishiro Kotone doesn’t really consider herself a player. That is, until she discovered the virtual reality game “Free Life Fantasy Online”, also known as FLFO, through her game-loving sister. In FLFO, Kotone decides to become a zombie, one of the inhuman races in the game, a race said to be quite difficult to master even for experienced players. Why not, no? When Kotone sets out on her first quest into the Dark Catacombs, controlling a fascinating undead corpse, she doesn’t know that this game is about to become a major part of her real life. Join the virtual adventure in this game story about an online world like no other!
Nenohi started serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in November 2018, and it is still ongoing. Kodansha also released the first volume printed with illustrations by Sherry in November 2018, and it released the sixth volume on September 2.
Ao Sonohara launched the manga adaptation in Kodansha‘s Suyûbi no Sirius manga section on the Nico Nico Seiga website in December 2019. Kodansha released the fifth volume on October 5th.
Seven seas will release Nagabe‘s Monotonous blue one-volume manga in August 2022. The company describes the manga:
Hachi the cat finds most things monotonous, but at the top of his list is high school and all that goes with it. But when Aoi the Lizard – a calm, high-performing transfer student – arrives, Hachi gets a glimpse of a brighter, more colorful life. If Hachi can help Aoi open up, releasing new feelings in the process, maybe her life won’t be so bland, after all.
The manga is the serialized version of Nagabethe one-shot manga “Escalate” which appeared in the “Kemono Jingai BL “Special” anthology manga book in July 2017. Nagabe launched the manga in Be a golden boy in June 2019, and completed it on February 27. Free editions released the manga’s compiled book volume on June 18.
Nagabe recently completed the The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, un Rún manga on March 5. The 11th and final volume of the manga shipped on April 10. Seven seas released the manga in English.
Studio spirit produced a 10 minute animated adaptation of the manga which premiered at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal in August 2019. The anime contains a DVD that came with the limited edition of the eighth book volume compiled from the manga in September 2019 .
Seven seas will publish A Chinese fantasy: the dragon king’s daughter, the first volume of Yen Samejima Chinese fantasy (Chūgoku Gensōsen) manga, in September 2022. The company describes the manga:
Even dragons fall in love! This magnificent tale of Chinese folk tales sheds light on the relationship between humans and non-humans. Whether fantastic, like the love story of the Daughter of the Dragon King, or intense, like the connection between the beast and the hunter, this collection of five stories draws on traditional lore and storytelling. Future volumes in the series will explore other Chinese-inspired tales about foxes, tigers and beyond!
Semajima launched the manga in Futabashathe Action Web website in April 2020. Futabasha published the second volume, entitled Kitsune not Okite (The Fox’s Code), November 18.
Source: Press releases