Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of the Yokai Rental Shop manga series by Shin Mashiba, a supernatural drama by the creator of the hit manga, Nightmare Inspector!
When Hiiragi learns that he has a half-brother he’s never met, he decides to meet the man…but is shocked by what he discovers. Hiiragi’s newfound older brother is inexplicably covered in bandages from head to toe, and runs a mysterious pet shop that sells rare animals. Behind the counter of this strange place is an even more shocking secret: customers in-the-know can rent out yokai creatures to perform supernatural deeds, as long as they’re willing to forge a contract written in blood.
“Yokai Rental Shop is a gorgeously illustrated manga,” says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis. “This is Shin Mashiba’s newest series, and like Nightmare Inspector, it’s a really interesting supernatural cautionary tale. Fans of stories about mysticism in the modern world will enjoy the balance between dark mystery and lighter comedy.”
Seven Seas is pleased to present the Yokai Rental Shop manga series for the first time in print in North America as single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on October 24, 2017 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN.