Today, Seven Seas gave us a bit to look forward to in terms of manga arriving in the west in 2022. The publisher will release five new manga through print and digital distribution.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in Full Color: Chromatic Edition
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 incredibly popular manga series Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid have been recreated in full color and gathered into one best-of volume!
Seven Seas will publish the manga Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in Full Color: Chromatic Edition for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition. The book will be released in August 2022 for $16.99.
A Chinese Fantasy: The Dragon King’s Daughter
By Yen Samejima
Even dragons fall in love! This beautiful retelling of Chinese folktales highlights the relationships between humans and non-humans. Whether fantastical, like the love story of the Dragon King’s daughter, or intense, like the connection between beast and hunter, this collection of five stories builds on traditional lore and storytelling. Future volumes in the series will explore more Chinese-inspired tales about foxes, tigers, and beyond!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series A Chinese Fantasy for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. The first book, A Chinese Fantasy: The Dragon King’s Daughter, will be released in September 2022 for $14.99.
Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess
By Akisuzu Nenohi, Sherry, and Ao Sonohara
Tsukishiro Kotone doesn’t consider herself much of a gamer. That is until she’s introduced to the virtual reality game “Free Life Fantasy Online,” also known as FLFO, by her game-savvy sister. In FLFO, Kotone decides to become a Zombie, one of the game’s inhuman races–a race that’s said to be quite difficult to master, even for experienced players. Why not, right? When Kotone embarks on her first quest in the darkness of the catacombs, controlling a fascinating undead body, little does she know that this game is about to become a huge part of her real life. Join the virtual adventure in this gaming tale about an online world like no other!
Seven Seas will publish the series Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in August 2022 for $14.99.
Hachi the cat finds most things monotonous, but at the top of his list is high school and all that comes with it. But when Aoi the lizard–a quiet, high-achieving transfer student–arrives, Hachi catches a glimpse of a brighter, more colorful life. If Hachi can help Aoi open up, unlocking new feelings in the process, maybe his life won’t be so bland, after all.
Seven Seas will publish the manga Monotone Blue for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition. The book will be released in August 2022 for $14.99.
By Gen Urobuchi and Yui Sakuma
In an ancient kingdom, a vicious warlord is on the hunt for a magic sword. Dan Fei has spent her whole lifeguarding the coveted Sword of Divine Retribution–legends say its power is great enough to smite demons and shake the heavens. The master of the evil Xuan Gui Zong sect will stop at nothing to possess it, and dispatches his warriors to steal the holy blade. Fleeing their pursuit, Dan Fei must rely on the unexpected help of two unusual strangers, who are powerful swordsmen themselves. Like a thunderbolt from the blue sky, a thrilling wuxia fantasy saga begins!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Thunderbolt Fantasy for the first time in North America in its entirety in two deluxe, oversized omnibus editions, in print and on digital platforms. The Volume 1-2 omnibus will be released in October 2022 for $19.99.
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