Seven Seas isn’t slowing down with their announcements as the publisher announced six new acquisitions to add to the pile of new licenses for 2022. These titles are each planned to release in 2022 and are a few of our favorite series.
My Deer Friend Nokotan
Girl meets elk-girl–and chaos ensues! Torako thought she had successfully buried a wild past to become a normal high school honors student, with none of her classmates aware of her delinquent roots. But that all changes when she discovers Nokotan, a new transfer student with antlers, tangled up in power lines and being attacked by birds! Is Nokotan an elk, a girl, or something in-between? Whatever she is, Torako may regret helping her, since Nokotan can smell the former delinquent on her. Now a punky past and a monster girl have crashed into Torako’s life in this hilarious (and chaotic) high school comedy!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series My Deer Friend Nokotan 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 Weakest Contestant in All Space and Time
By Masato Hisa and KRSG
A depressed salaryman must fight for his life in an intergalactic battle royal–but instead, he teams up with his fellow weaklings to turn the tables!
Hitomu is a young guy with no goals or dreams: he goes to work, comes home, sleeps, and repeats. That changes when he’s abducted by a god and forced to participate in a gladiatorial tournament to find the weakest being in all of space and time! After Hitomu loses repeatedly, he’s set against four weakling opponents to fight to the death…but he instead finds a way to escape, breaking out his fellow “losers”: a ghost boy, a slime girl, a useless robot, and a bug monster. Now fugitives on a hostile planet, the five weirdos must rely on each other. Alone they can’t do squat, but together they just might be able to survive.
Seven Seas will publish the manga series The Weakest Contestant in All Space and Time 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.
Monologue Woven For You
By Syu Yasaka
Two college students with a shared dream and opposite paths collide–will their ambitions bring them together or pull them apart? Haruka has abandoned her dreams of the theater but finds herself still haunted by memories. Meanwhile, Nao chases her aspirations for the stage head-on, refusing to back down or let obstacles obscure her way. When the lives of these two women cross, despite their contrary feelings, they end up entangled…as romance sparks between them.
Seven Seas will publish the full-color manga series Monologue Woven For You for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in February 2022 for $14.99.
It’s Just Not My Night: Tale of a Fallen Vampire Queen
Powerful, world-conquering vampiress Manamir is on the verge of world conquest, but when a teleportation spell goes awry, she finds herself stranded on Earth. Not only has she been flung into a world that’s not her own, but she has also lost the very power that defines a vampire: the ability to drink human blood! Unable to steal energy from others, Manamir has to make ends meet somehow, which is why she ends up working part-time at a convenience store, selling smokes to bikers while trying to grasp the subtleties of Earth life. Maybe she’d make more money selling her panties…
Seven Seas will publish the manga series It’s Just Not My Night: Tale of a Fallen Vampire Queen for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single-volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in April 2022 for $13.99.
Correspondence from the End of the Universe
Marko is a young Russian university student who is looking forward to finishing school so he can spend more time with his fiancée. However, those plans go out the window when he’s abducted by aliens! These extraterrestrials have a mission for Marko, one that will take ten years. All Marko can do is make the most of it and get to know the strange creatures who are now his co-workers in this offbeat tale of a life far from Earth.
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Correspondence from the End of the Universe 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.
DARLING in the FRANXX
By Code:000 and Kentaro Yabuki
In a devastated post-apocalyptic future, Earth is a ruinous wasteland. Humanity’s only remaining strongholds are mobile fortress cities called Plantations. Massive beasts, known as klaxosaurs, the planet’s new apex predators, have pushed mankind to the edge of extinction, and within the walls of the Plantations, things are no less dire. Humans no longer love or reproduce–adults live on in sterile immortality while children are regarded as nothing more than parasites, artificially created to pair up and pilot the Plantations’ giant defense robots known as Franxx. Former child whiz kid Hiro fails out of the piloting program after falling out of sync with his co-pilot, and a fateful decision to skip his group’s graduation ceremony puts him on a collision course with a horned girl known as Zero Two, whose co-pilots always end up dead. She claims Hiro as her “darling,” but what can that word even mean in such a loveless world?
Seven Seas will publish the Mature-rated manga series DARLING in the FRANXX for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a series of two-in-one omnibus editions. Volume 1-2 will be released in March 2022 for $19.99.
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