Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses BL Manga Nagahama to Be, or Not to Be for Simulpub Debut

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© Scarlet Beriko

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of the BL manga series Nagahama to Be, or Not to Be by Scarlet Beriko. The BL school romance comes from the creator of Jackass! and Jealousy and will be simulpubished in 11 territories. 

The first volume of Nagahama to Be, or Not to Be will have a special simultaneous release on February 1, 2024 from the following publishers:

  • • Shinshokan (Japan)
  • • Seven Seas Entertainment (USA)
  • • Daewon C.I. (Korea)
  • • Tong Li (Taiwan)
  • • Egmont (Germany)
  • • Milky Way (Spain)
  • • JPOP (Italy)
  • • EUPHOR (France)
  • • WANEKO (Poland)
  • • Luckpim (Thailand)
  • • Daisybooks (Vietnam)

Seven Seas’ English simulpub release will be an ebook edition available on digital platforms, with a print edition coming in April 2024. The series will also be available in single large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles).

nagahama to be or not to be manga volume one cover
© Scarlet Beriko

Beriko launched the manga series in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine on January 30, 2023. 

Seven Seas describes the synopsis of Nagahama to Be, or Not to Be as: 

Nagisa may look like a delinquent, but he’s just a typical teen trying to figure out what to do with his life. Nagisa’s best friend, Issa, already knows what his own passion is: fish! Issa often skips school to work at the Nagahama fish market, and the two boys hang out near the ocean almost every day. When Nagisa suspects that Issa has a girlfriend, it turns his world upside down. Is he in love with his best friend? Could his best friend possibly like him back?

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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