Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Chasing Spica, Yes, No, or Maybe? & More Titles

chasing spica yuri manga volume one cover
© Chihiro Orihi

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced its latest new licenses, which will all be released in 2024 and include several titles in the romance, Boys Love, and Girls Love genres. 

Some of the titles include the yuri drama manga Chasing Spica, the isekai fantasy light novel series The Evil Queen’s Beautiful Principles, and Yes, No, or Maybe? manga and light novel series. 

Here are the details for Seven Seas’ newest releases: 


Chasing Spica

chasing spica manga volume one cover
© Chihiro Orihi

Story and Art: Chihiro Orihi

The first volume of the yuri manga drama will be released for the first time in the English language in June 2024. The series will be available in single large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas GL label (Girls’ Love/yuri titles). Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Nekozuka Serina is a serious third-year high school student who’s studying hard to qualify for a scholarship. Her cute and stylish looks, however, don’t exactly meet the school dress code—which Tachibana Reiko, a member of the disciplinary committee, is always on her case about. Plus, no matter how much Serina tries, Reiko always bests her in grades and athletics. One day, however, Serina spots Reiko meeting with an unknown woman after school…and going to a love hotel! What will happen between Serina and Reiko now that they share a secret?

I’ll Never Be Your Crown Princess! – Betrothed

 

i'll be your crowned princess betrothed manga sequel volume cover
© Saki Tsukigami, Rena Kamono, Enn Tsutamori

Story: Saki Tsukigami

Art: Rena Kamono

Original Character Design: Enn Tsutamori

The series is a sequel to the 2019 manga series I’ll Never Be Your Crown Princess!

The first volume will be released in English for the first time in July 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

Liddy, who was Japanese in her previous life, is now the daughter of a duke and engaged to marry the gorgeous Crown Prince Friedrich—despite her complaints. But her plan to lose her virginity to a stranger and break her own engagement backfired when she accidentally slept with the prince himself! These hot-and-cold lovers are still bound together, in the streets and in the sheets. Follow what happens next in this sequel to the hit original series!

The Evil Queen’s Beautiful Principles (Light Novel)

the evil queen's beautiful principals light novel volume one cover
© Reia, Haduki Futaba

Story: Reia

Illustrations: Haduki Futaba

The first volume of the light novel series will be released for the first time in the English language 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

In a world of royalty and magic, a young Japanese woman is reincarnated as Princess Luxeria. But the princess is born with magical abilities so strong and terrible that she agrees to live her life locked away in a tower. When her family is betrayed and her royal parents are murdered, she’s forced to step out of her self-imposed exile and into a treacherous world. Princess Luxeria must pretend to be the perfect puppet ruler…all while concealing her burning desire for vengeance.

Yes, No, or Maybe? (Manga)

yes no maybe yaoi manga volume one cover
© Michi Ichiho, Yukimura

Story: Michi Ichiho

Art: Yukimura

Original Character Design: Lala Takemiya

Yes, No, or Maybe? – Center of the World and Yes, No, or Maybe?- Where Home Is (Light Novels)

yes no or maybe light novel two center of the world cover
© Michi Ichiho, Lala Takemiya

Story: Michi Ichiho

Illustrations: Lala Takemiya

Seven Seas Entertainment will release the BL manga series Yes, No, or Maybe?, which is an adaptation of the light novel series that inspired an anime film from Lesprit. Additionally, after publishing the original light novel in English in 2020, Seven Seas will also publish the two follow-up novels in the series Center of the World and Where Home Is.

The first volume of the Yes, No, or Maybe? manga will be released in English for the first time in English in November 2024. The series will be available in single large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles). Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Yes, No, or Maybe? – Center of the World will be released for the first time in the English language in March 2024, with the book available in a single large-trim edition as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. An ebook edition will be available early on digital platforms.

Yes, No, or Maybe? Where Home Is will be released in June 2024, with the book available in a single large-trim edition as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. An ebook edition will also be available early on digital platforms.

General Series Synopsis

Kunieda Kei is the up-and-coming prince of the evening news. Inside, he’s the opposite: brash, hot-tempered, and prickly as can be. For years, Kei has successfully juggled his private and professional personas—until a chance meeting with stop-motion animator Tsuzuki Ushio threatens to bring it all crashing down. But is that really as frightening as the possibility that someone might love and accept both sides of who he is?

Noss and Zakuro

noss and zakuro manga volume cover
© rariatoo

Story and Art: rariatoo

The first volume of the supernatural comedy will have an early ebook release in English to celebrate the book’s first publication in Japan, with an English print edition coming later in April 2024. The series will be available in single large-trim print editions and on multiple digital platforms as an ebook.

Synopsis

In Shadowsville, a supernatural land that exists between this world and the next, there lives a pair of spooky vampires. Well, not that spooky—the beautiful Noss (the Nosferatu) and her adopted daughter Zakuro don’t even suck human blood, since that’s gross and mean. A juice-box equivalent sustains them as they frolic around their town shopping for anti-sun accessories, meeting up with other monster buddies, and supporting each other like a real mother and daughter…because blood is less important when you find a good substitute.

Gravitation: Collector’s Edition

gravitation manga collector's edition volume one cover
© Maki Murakami

Story and Art: Maki Murakami

The series was first published in English by TOKYOPOP before going out of print. Seven Seas will release the manga in large-trim omnibus editions with an all-new translation. 

The first volume will be released in April 2024 as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles). Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Shindou Shuichi is a young, energetic, and optimistic rockstar wannabe. He’s in a band with his best friend and is determined to top the charts. When a romance novelist named Eiri Yuki criticizes his lyrics, Shuichi takes it badly and wants to make Yuki eat his words…but as he starts to follow Yuki around, Shuichi falls hard for him. Yuki, despite his cold and prickly demeanor, even seems to like Shuichi back! Still, Yuki has a past full of trauma that he’s never fully faced, and Shuichi discovers that succeeding in the music biz might cost him his soul. Can these two very different men support each other and make this relationship work?


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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