Seven Seas Reveals Five New Manga and Light Novels Acquisitions Including The Girl in the Arcade and Survival in Another World with My Mistress

Publisher Seven Seas have announced that they have licensed 5 new manga and light novels for western release. Each title has been scheduled to release in 2022, but we can look forward to them now.

Until I Meet My Husband

Author: Ryousuke Nanasaki and Yoshi Tsukizuki

This historic memoir by activist Ryousuke Nanasaki recounts his first experiences as a gay man while searching for his soulmate and eventual marriage–the first religiously recognized same-sex wedding in Japanese history.

From school crushes to awkward dating sites to finding a community, this collection of stories recounts the author’s “firsts” as a young gay man searching for love. Dating isn’t ever easy, but that goes doubly so for Ryousuke, whose journey is full of unrequited love and many speed bumps. But perseverance and time heal all wounds, even those of the heart. This moving memoir by gay activist Ryousuke Nanasaki, following his historic life story, was originally released in Japan in a novel of collected essays and in a beautiful manga adaptation–now both will be available in English for the first time.

Seven Seas will publish Until I Meet My Husband (Essay Novel) 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 June 2022 for $14.99.

Seven Seas will publish Until I Meet My Husband (Manga) 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 June 2022 for $14.99.

Survival in Another World with My Mistress!

Author: Ryuto, Yappen, and SASAYUKI

In this story from the creator of Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship!, a man uses video game crafting powers to survive a fantasy world–with the help of his beautiful dark elf mistress!

Kousuke suddenly wakes up alone in a vast forest that clearly isn’t anywhere on Earth. Now he has to find some way to eat, drink, and survive! Luckily, Kousuke also has the power to craft using a special video game menu that allows him to harvest resources and build whatever he can imagine. However, every time he goes to sleep, he’s attacked by one of the many non-human races of this world, all of whom despise humankind. Enter Sylphy, the beautiful dark elf who lays claim to Kousuke and vows to protect him–after all, she’s taken him as her property!

Seven Seas will publish the series Survival in Another World with My Mistress! (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 March 2022 for $14.99.

Seven Seas will publish the series Survival in Another World with My Mistress! (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single-volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in May 2022 for $12.99.

5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love

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Author: Zeniko Sumiya

Solitary witch Meg likes to be mischievous and make trouble in the forest for her nemesis, Lilith the Witch Hunter. But when an altercation goes sideways, and Meg turns Lilith into a cat, a cascade of unfortunate events means the witch is now responsible for saving the witch-hunter! Sparks were flying between these antagonistic ladies before–what will their relationship be like after this cat-astrophe?

Seven Seas will publish the manga 5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love 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 February 2022 for $13.99.

The Haunted Bookstore: Gateway to a Parallel Universe

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Author: Shinobumaru and Medamayaki

Ever since she was three years old, Kaori has lived in a bookstore where the boundaries between the mortal realm and the spirit realm are blurred. Her adoptive father, who lives with her in this magical space, is a spirit himself. One day, Kaori comes across a bleeding young man who has stumbled into the spirit realm just as she did when she was a small child. Though the young man is an exorcist who has vowed revenge against all spirits, Kaori decides to embrace kindness and help him find his way back home.

Seven Seas will publish the series The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe (Manga) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single-volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in March 2022 for $12.99.

The Girl in the Arcade

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Author: Okushou and MGMEE

A Japanese high schooler gets a part-time gig at an arcade, where he’s pretty much ignored by everyone–people even start calling him an “NPC” because of the way he blends into the background. All that changes when the gorgeous, larger-than-life Yaegashi Nanora barges into the place and demands his help learning the ins and outs of the arcade’s trickiest games. It isn’t long before she suggests they start going out, beginning a summer full of arcade fun and simmering sexual tension!

Seven Seas will publish the manga series The Girl in the Arcade for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in March 2022 for $13.99.


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