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Seven Seas Announces Ten New Licenses at Anime Expo 2018: Manga, Light Novels, and a Card Game

Posted on July 17th, 2018

Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce ten brand-new licenses–six manga titles, three light novel series, and a game–in a broad range of genres, including some of the top series requested by fans.

“We’ve had a very exciting 2018 so far, and we’re planning to usher in an explosive 2019 with these titles and more,” says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis. “We’re happy to build on our expansive library of manga, light novels, and games with these fantastic titles.”

See below for images and more information!



My Hero Academia Card Game (Shinobi 7)
A strategic card game based on the hit manga and anime franchise. Game will be produced by Seven Seas’ subsidiary Shinobi 7 for a November 2018 release; please see full press release and product images here.

Transparent Light Blue by Kiyoko Iwami
A sexy, self-contained yuri manga coming in early 2019.

A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy by Kazuma Kamachi and Yasuhito Nogi
An exciting new spin-off manga from the A Certain Scientific Railgun franchise, coming in early 2019.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary by coolkyousinnjya and Ayami Kazama
Another hilarious spin-off manga for the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid franchise, coming in early 2019.

Division Maneuver (Light Novel) by Shippo Senoo and Nidy-2D-
A sexy reincarnation battle-suit series, two volumes long, coming in mid-2019.

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Manga) Vol. 1: Heed My Call, Beast! by Yoshinobu Akita and Muraji
A slick new manga series for the classic fantasy franchise, coming in mid-2019.

Classmates Book 1: Dou kyu sei and Classmates Books 2-3: Sotsu gyo sei by Asumiko Nakamura
The beloved BL that inspired an anime movie, in print in English for the first time, with a brand-new translation. Coming in mid-2019.

Dragon Quest Monsters+ by Mine Yoshizaki
A fun 5-volume manga series based on the hit video game franchise, done by the creator of Sgt. Frog. Coming in early 2019.

Classroom of the Elite (Light Novel) by Shogo Kinugasa and Shunsaku Tomose
This heavily requested light novel series, an intense school drama, spawned a popular manga and anime franchise. Coming in print in mid-2019 with an early digital release.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) by Rifujin na Magonote and ShiroTaka
Another series heavily requested by fans, Seven Seas has been publishing the manga edition and will now expand to publication of the original light novels. This isekai “rebirth” fantasy is considered a staple and modern favorite of the genre. Coming in print in mid-2019 with an early digital release.