Seven Seas Releases Hardcover Volumes of The Girl From The Other Side, Licenses Imaginary & Dinosaurs Sanctuary Manga

the girl from the other side hardcover manga visual
© 2015 Nagabe

Seven Seas Entertainment revealed plans to publish deluxe hardcover omnibus volumes of Nagabe’s The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil a Rún in June 2022. They also announced the licensing of two manga series for North America: Imaginary by Niiro Ikuhana and Dinosaurs Sanctuary by Itaru Kinoshita

The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún was originally serialized in Monthly Comic Garden and was collected into 11 tankoubon volumes. The new hardcover deluxe edition of the series will be released across four omnibus volumes featuring exclusive cover art drawn by Nagabe. The first omnibus will be released in June 2022 containing volumes one to three. 

the girl from the other side hardcover visual
© 2015 Nagabe

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the series as:

In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light.

A 10-minute 2019 OAD produced by Wit Studio was released and bundled with the limited edition version of the series’s eighth volume in Japan. In 2021, a Kickstarter campaign successfully raised production funds for a feature length anime scheduled for release on March 10, 2022. 

Meanwhile, Niiro Ikuhana’s Imaginary will be published for the first time in North America for print and digital release. The manga series follows the life of childhood friends, unrequited love, and the power of imagination. The first volume will be released in August 2022. 

imaginary manga volume cover
© Niiro Ikuhana

Imaginary is described as: 

Back when Tasuku was a kid, he harbored a secret: he was in love with his friend Maika. But Maika moved away from school before he could gather his courage and confess. Now, as adults, they’ve reconnected as friends, and being together brings memories of their shared past rushing back. It was so easy to fantasize about wild things when they were children, but as adults, what are their fantasies now? This inventive and beautifully illustrated romantic drama explores the fantastical moments hiding in the everyday, and how a rich inner life can be a guide to a different future.

dinosaurs santuary volume cover
© Itaru Kinoshita

Itaru Konoshita’s Dinosaurs Sanctuary will also be published on print and digital platforms. The series’ first volume is scheduled to be released in September 2022. Known for its rich, detailed storytelling, the manga follows a rookie zookeeper in charge of caretaking dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. 

Seven Seas Entertainment details the series as:

In 1946, someone discovered an island where dinosaurs had survived into the present. Through breeding and genetic manipulation, humans managed to increase their population and supercharge their popularity! Until, well…the unfortunate accident, when people’s attitudes soured on the idea of visiting dinosaurs. This story follows a rookie zookeeper who is newly hired at Enoshima Dinoland, a struggling dinosaur sanctuary, and the fascinating creatures who need specialized love and care!

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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