Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Mysterious Disappearances, Trapped in a Dating Sim Spinoff & More Titles

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Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the licensing of seven new manga, manhwa, and light novel series that are all set for release in 2024. The new licenses include Mysterious Disappearances, Kimi to Shiranai Natsu ni Naru, Before You Discard Me, I Shall Have My Way With You, Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of That Otome Game is Tough for Us, BL First Crush Anthology: Five Seconds Before We Fall in Love, and Punch Drunk Love

Additionally, both the light novel and manga versions of True Love Fades Away When the Contract Ends has also been licensed. 

Here are the details about each new title from Seven Seas: 


Mysterious Disappearances 

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Story and art: Nujima

The manga is inspiring a TV anime adaptation that will air sometime in 2024. The first volume will be released for the first time in English in May 2024. The series will be available in single volume editions.

Synopsis

Ogawa Sumireko is a busty bookstore clerk who wants to become a novelist after some writing success in her youth. When strange occurrences start cropping up around the city, she teams up with her flirtatious co-worker Adashino Ren to look into them. But Ren is hiding a secret of his own! With their combined skills of occult knowledge, what will they discover as they investigate?

Kimi to Shiranai Natsu ni Naru

Kimi to Shiranai Natsu ni Naru manga volume one cover
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Story and art: Keyyang

The first volume will be released in English for the first time in July 2024, with the series available in single volume editions as part of the Seven Seas GL label (Girls’ Love/yuri titles). Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Haru and Hii-chan are two young women in college buckling under the weight of adult responsibilities. Getting into university, then job hunting, then preparing for careers after graduation–it’s what they’re expected to do, because that’s what “everyone” does, but what do they really want for themselves? Finally, Haru and Hii-chan decide to take life into their own hands, toss their resumes into the sea, and move to an island together! They soon find that island living isn’t all blue skies and breezing through sunny days…but whatever the future holds, they can face it together.

Before You Discard Me, I Shall Have My Way With You

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Story: Takako Midori

Art: Seren

Original Character Design: Mami Surada

The first volume will be released in March 2024, with the series available in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ Steamship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Agnès is engaged to the crown prince, but much to her dismay, he declares that their engagement is off. Since the prince will not return her love, Agnès decides that she must do what is necessary to protect her family and herself. She commits an unfathomable act, but surprisingly, the prince becomes fixated on her! Will this couple get another chance at love? Or will their stubbornness get in the way?

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of That Otome Game is Tough for Us

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Story: Yomu Mishima

Art: Tooi Moge

Original Character Design: Monda

The light novel is an alternate route spinoff series to the main Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs series. The first volume will be released in April 2024, with the series available in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available early on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. In this alternate universe twist on the hilarious light novels, Leon makes different choices when he runs into the character “Marie.” What new future awaits them both?

BL First Crush Anthology: Five Seconds Before We Fall in Love

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Story and art: Numerous

This is a BL manga collection of short stories by various creators. It will be released in May 2024, with the book available in a single large-trim edition as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles). An ebook edition will also be available for purchase on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Whether between best friends, co-workers, classmates, or otherwise, this is a montage of the moments where sparks begin to fly. This manga collection features twenty-nine short Boys’ Love stories from a variety of hit manga artists, including the creators of BL Metamorphosis, Manly Appetites, and more!

True Love Fades Away When the Contract Ends (Light Novel and Manga)

 

Story: Kosuzu Kobato

Manga Art: Murasaki Shidou

Light Novel Illustrations: Fumi Takamura 

The first volume of the light novel series will be released for the first time in English in June 2024. The series will be available in single large-trim editions as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available early on digital platforms.

Meanwhile, the first volume of the manga will be released in May 2024, with the series available in single volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Fiona was born into a noble family, but she eschews a typical noblewoman’s life in favor of working. Unfortunately, the social pressures of her status are not so easily ignored. She learns that talks are underway to arrange a marriage for her…whether she likes it or not. If Fiona gets married, she’ll be expected to quit her job and give up her independent lifestyle. As she tries to figure out how to get out of this situation, she meets Giles, a nobleman who also wants to stay single. Together, they hatch a scheme to achieve their common goal of avoiding marriage: pretend to be destined lovers!

Punch Drunk Love 

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Story: MOSCARETO  

Art: OKDONG

The full-color Boys’ Love manhwa webtoon was originally released in Korean and will be released in English print for the first time. The first volume will be released in February 2024, with the series available in single large-trim editions of approximately 250-300 pages each. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Seon-woo is a pretty unassuming office worker, but he’s got a hardcore fetish: he wants some BDSM love from another man who’s willing to dominate. Enter his new co-worker, Tae-moon. Tae-moon is really hot, and based on a little snooping, he might be into men–and he’s showing signs of being a dom, to boot! Trying to start a sexy relationship at work can be rough, but Seon-woo likes it rough, so game on.


Source: press release

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