Seven Seas Licenses Three Chinese Danmei Novel Series: GUARDIAN: ZHEN HUN and STARS OF CHAOS: SHA PO LANG by Priest, and Meng Xi Shi’s THOUSAND AUTUMNS: QIAN QIU
Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of three beloved danmei/Boys’ Love novel series from China: Guardian: Zhen Hun by Priest, Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang by Priest, and Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu by Meng Xi Shi. These highly requested titles with popular multimedia adaptations will be released officially in English for the first time!
The Seven Seas English-language editions of these novels will feature the uncensored text in deluxe paperbacks with exclusive new covers and interior illustrations.
Guardian: Zhen Hun by Priest
The modern fantasy danmei/Boys’ Love trilogy about gods, ghosts, and supernatural investigations—inspired the popular live-action drama streaming in English!
Zhao Yunlan is Chief of the Special Investigations Department: a secret group of uniquely skilled individuals who investigate strange happenings in modern-day Dragon City. Although laid-back and cheeky to those who don’t know him, this tenacious and cunning man fits well into his role of the Guardian.
While investigating a mysterious death at a local university, Zhao Yunlan meets Shen Wei, a calm and cold professor who proves as intriguing as the case itself. Something about this reserved man feels strangely familiar. Zhao Yunlan can’t help but notice the intensity of the professor’s gaze, and wonders why their lives begin to intertwine—as if by fate.
Guardian: Zhen Hun (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in May 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang by Priest
The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love series set in a world like historical China that inspired multimedia adaptations—written by the blockbuster author behind live-action hits Guardian and Word of Honor!
The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern frontier, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above.
When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher…even his beloved godfather, the man he trusted most in the world, are not who they seem. As enemies of the empire circle ever closer, Chang Geng must travel to the heart of the capital—with his godfather at his side—to meet his destiny.
Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in February 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu by Meng Xi Shi
The beloved danmei/Boys’ Love wuxia series that inspired the donghua (animated series) streaming in English!
Shen Qiao is a devout Daoist priest who has spent his life honing his skills and spirit, leading his sect with martial talent, beauty beyond measure, and an earnest heart. His polar opposite, Yan Wushi, leads one of the most powerful demonic sects and is said to be unrivaled in his strength and cunning. Yan Wushi believes in the inherently selfish nature of all people—himself included—and that nobody is above committing dark deeds for their own benefit.
When a fight leaves Shen Qiao injured, blind, and with hazy memories, Yan Wushi takes in the defeated sect leader with a dark plan: test the limits of the man’s patience and faith in others to lure him onto the demonic path. Little does he know that he is about to meet the first immovable force of his life, and that two hearts can connect in unexpected ways. With the passing of a thousand autumns, who can stay eternal?
Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu (Novel) Volume 1 will be released for the first time in North America in January 2023 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN, available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Seven Seas Licenses ORANGE -TO YOU, DEAR ONE- Manga
Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the license acquisition of orange -to you, dear one- by Ichigo Takano, the final follow-up volume of the Eisner-nominated, bittersweet sci-fi romance manga series that became a New York Times bestseller and inspired an anime!
When Naho received a letter from her future self, it told her she needed to save the life of a boy in her class, Kakeru. At first Naho had to shoulder this burden alone, until her friends stepped in with their own revelations! Beyond the journey of Naho and Kakeru, what happens next for Naho’s friends, now that they’re living in this brand-new timeline?
orange -to you, dear one- will be released for the first time in North America in March 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in a single volume edition.
Seven Seas Licenses EVEN DOGS GO TO OTHER WORLDS: LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD WITH MY BELOVED HOUND Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is dog-gone delighted to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Even Dogs Go to Other Worlds: Life in Another World with My Beloved Hound by Ryuuou, Hana Ichika, and Ririnra. In this isekai for dog lovers, an office worker is transported to another world…with his loyal canine companion!
Ordinary salaryman Takumi works a grueling job, but he can get through it because he has Leo, his beloved puppy-sized Maltese, waiting for him at home. One day, Takumi wakes up in a fantasy world…and right in front of him is an enormous wolf! Wait, could this gigantic creature actually be the once-little Leo?! With the help of a mysterious new magic skill, Takumi will do his best in this world to make a better (and more relaxed) life for himself and his furry best friend!
Even Dogs Go to Other Worlds: Life in Another World with My Beloved Hound (Manga) Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in May 2023 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions.
Seven Seas Licenses DOES IT COUNT IF YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY TO AN ANDROID? Yuri Manga Series
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Does it Count if You Lose Your Virginity to an Android? by Yakinikuteishoku. This sexy yuri comedy about an office lady and her lovely robot housekeeper is sure to hit all the right buttons.
Office Lady Tsuda Akane, age 28, seems like she’s got it all together. Beautiful, brainy, and an indispensable office worker for a robotics manufacturer, Akane’s admired at work…because her colleagues can’t see her at home. Privately, Akane’s a hot mess with an apartment that looks more like a landfill than a living space. Good thing she drunkenly ordered a new android named Nadeshiko to help her clean up! Well, maybe not good, because the beautiful lady android that arrives is a horny hottie. Akane’s about to get more service than she expected!
Does it Count if You Lose Your Virginity to an Android? Vol. 1 will be released for the first time in North America in April 2023 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions as part of the new Seven Seas GL label (Girls’ Love titles).