Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Kingdom of Gold, Kingdom of Water, The World’s Fastest Level Up, & More Manga

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© Nao Iwamoto

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of four new manga series through the last half of 2023 and early 2024. The new licensed manga titles include Kingdom of Gold, Kingdom of Water, The World’s Fastest Level Up, Love, a Kitten, and a Salty Dog, and A Cat From Our World and the Forgotten Witch

Here are the full details about each manga series and their release dates: 

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed Nao Iwamoto’s fantasy romance manga Kingdom of Gold, Kingdom of Water. The manga has inspired the anime film Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, which was produced by Madhouse and released on January 27, 2023. 

Kingdom of Gold, Kingdom of Water was serialized in Shogakukan’s monthly josei magazine Flowers from October 28, 2014 to April 28, 2016. The series is published under the Flower Comics Special imprint and was released in a single tankoubon volume in July 2016.  

kingdom of gold kingdom of water manga volume cover
© Nao Iwamoto

The manga will be released for the first time in North America in November 2023. It will be available in print as a single large-trim edition.

Seven Seas describes the manga’s story as: 

Once upon a time, two countries who shared a border wouldn’t stop squabbling over petty issues. Their spats eventually escalated into war…over an incident involving dog poop. Finally, the gods declared that both nations had to call a truce. The most beautiful girl in the Gold Kingdom would marry the smartest man in the Water Kingdom, paving the way to a new era of peace! When Sarah, a princess from the Gold Kingdom, meets a charming man named Naranbayar from the Water Kingdom, they decide to do what it takes to stop more pointless conflict between their countries–by pretending to be in love. Will their plan work? And what if real romantic feelings blossom between them?

The manga adaptation of The World’s Fastest Level Up will be released by Seven Seas for the first time in North America. It is written by Nagato Yamata and illustrated by Atsushi Suzumi, based on light noble illustrator fame’s original artwork. The manga was first serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shounen Ace magazine on June 25, 2021. 

The first volume will be released in October 2023, with the series as a whole available in single volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available for purchase on digital platforms.

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© Nagato Yamata, Atsushi Suzumi, fame

Seven Seas describes The World’s Fastest Level Up as: 

It has been twenty years since dungeons began appearing all across the world, an incident that coincided with humanity receiving supernatural abilities–all of which turned everyday life into an adventure. When Amane Rin awakens to a unique skill called “Dungeon Teleporting,” the rules can’t touch him anymore. This is the tale of how he races to become the world’s strongest (and fastest-progressing) adventurer!

Love, a Kitten, and a Salty Dog is a BL romance manga series by Nenko Nen about a veterinarian and a college guy, who fall for each other thanks to an adorable stray cat. The manga was serialized in Overlap’s LiQulle digital magazine from October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2022. It was collected and released into a single tankoubon volume, containing six chapters, in December 2022.  

The manga will be released in North America in January 2024 as a single large-trim edition. An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.

Love, a Kitten, and a Salty Dog manga volume cover
© Nenko Nen

The story is described by Seven Seas as: 

Okura is a tough veterinarian who works at Kinako Animal Hospital, right near the entertainment district. One day, a kind and earnest college student named Momo brings in a tiny kitten he found on the streets, and the two men grow closer as Okura helps Momo learn about cat parenthood. It isn’t long until their conversations turn from petcare to their experiences with romance as Okura finds himself wanting to get to know Momo better. Will their relationship grow into something more with a kiss?

Hiro Kashiwaba’s A Cat From Our World and the Forgotten Witch slice-of-life fantasy manga has also been licensed. It is described as a sweet tale, starring a gigantic cat who’s summoned to a fantasy world by a lonely, elderly witch. 

The manga series was first launched on Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits website on August 30, 2021. Three tankoubon volumes have been released as of November 2022. The first volume will be released in January 2024 and will be available in print, as single volume editions.

A Cat From Our World and the Forgotten Witch manga volume one cover
© Hiro Kashiwaba

Seven Seas describes the story of A Cat From Our World and the Forgotten Witch as: 

In her youth, Jeanne was a powerful witch who vanquished the evil Demon King and saved the world–but over time, the people she rescued have forgotten about her and her noble deeds. Now she is a short-spoken old woman, living by herself in a secluded forest…until she summons a cat from Earth to her home. The former city kitty is now the size of a giant, and must acclimate to this new world at Jeanne’s side. Through eating the food Jeanne prepares, and offering a head for pats, can this furry feline soothe the loneliness of the forgotten witch?

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. 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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