Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the license acquisition of the manga series The Knight Captain is the New Princess-to-Be by Yasuko Yamaru. In this shojo rom-com tale, a dashing royal bodyguard pretends to be engaged to her childhood friend, the prince…but is their fake betrothal really just an act to him?
Christina, a.k.a. “Lady Chris,” was born into a noble family and treated more or less like a boy growing up. Now a young woman, she’s not only captain of the imperial guards–she personally protects Prince Leonardo, who has been a dear friend since childhood. When Leo’s father, the king, demands that Leo find a suitable girl to marry, he says that he’s already found one: Chris! Chris is shocked, but figures that Leo doesn’t really love her like that; it’s probably just some ploy to keep his father happy. She decides to play along, but as the charade goes on, she starts to wonder if maybe her princely pal does see her as more than a friend.
The Knight Captain is the New Princess-to-Be Vol. 1 (original black and white edition) will be released for the first time in print in North America in August 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, with the series available in single volume editions. An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.