Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses 5 New Light Novel & Manhwa Series

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© Mei Hachimoku, KUKKA

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the licensing of five new light novel and manhwa series set for release throughout August 2024 to November 2024. The new licenses include the light novel series An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey and I’m the Heroic Knight of an Intergalactic Empire!, as well as the manhwa series Perfect Buddy, The Big Apple, and The Lady and Her Butler

Here are the details for Seven Seas’ latest titles: 


Light Novels

An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey

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© Mei Hachimoku, KUKKA

Story: Mei Hachimoku

Illustration: KUKKA

Seven Seas will release An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey through its Airship light novel imprint, which is from the same creative team as The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes. It will be published for the first time in the English language in September 2024, with the book available in a single large-trim edition. An ebook edition will also be available early on digital platforms. 

Synopsis:

Socially awkward loner Kayato has an intense fear of being touched and finds making friends extremely difficult. When he and his high school classmates visit Hakodate for a field trip, he suffers through some attempts to engage with the others, until…

Time stops for the entire world, but not for him.

All the hustle and bustle of the city fades into an eerie veil of silence, leaving him the only soul left in motion–until he finds another in Akira, a sharp-tongued local delinquent. Though she’s his total opposite, she begrudgingly agrees to help him solve the mystery. Their only lead is something Kayato’s uncle said just before he died about a “world plucked out of time,” as if preserved in amber. Hoping to find a clue among his late uncle’s possessions in Tokyo, the two teens must travel through the frozen world.

I’m the Heroic Knight of an Intergalactic Empire!

i;m the heroic knight of an intergalactic empire light novel volume one cover
© Yomu Mishima, Nadare Takamine

Story: Yomu Mishima

Illustration: Nadare Takamine

This is a light novel spin-off series to I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!. The first volume will be released for the first time in English in August 2024, with the series available in single editions as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available (early) on digital platforms. 

Synopsis

Emma has just taken her first step as a knight. Emma’s new job? Commander of a squad of useless layabouts. Just as her efforts start to change minds, a pirate base is discovered on Alias. What will happen when an elite force is sent in from the home planet to eliminate them?! An epic new tale of a failure’s rise to glory in the Intergalactic Empire begins!

Manhwa

Perfect Buddy

perfect buddy manhwa volume one cover
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Story: Lash

Art: daki

The first volume of the Boys’ Love webtoon manhwa series will be printed for the first time in English in September 2024. The series will be available in full-color, large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label and is recommended for mature audiences.

Synopsis:

As the new Design Team lead for the prestigious men’s magazine, City Casual, Seo Hyunsoo wants nothing more than to live a simple, routine life. But Planning Team lead, Baek Youngchan, is proving to be an irritating complication. The two constantly butt heads, and Hyunsoo cannot stand the other man’s sunny disposition! Try as he may to avoid Youngchan, Hyunsoo ends up catching the man doing something very not safe for work in the men’s bathroom. What’s worse, Youngchan won’t leave him alone after the awkward encounter! Can Hyunsoo keep his work on track, or will things heat up at the company retreat? 

The Big Apple

the big apple manhwa volume one cover
© Harusari, Hodot

Story: Harusari

Art: Hodo

The first volume of the supernatural action manhwa series will be printed for the first time in English in November 2024. The series will be available in full-color, large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label and is recommended for mature audiences.

Synopsis

Joachim Hjerpe has a deadly secret: he’s the lone sniper for the Secret Intelligence Agency—an organization of people with magical abilities. Working in the shadows, Joachim is a pro who takes on dangerous missions and executes them with perfection. Yet, despite his aptitude for the job, Joachim hates it! He’s constantly caught up in daydreams about quitting his risky life and trading it all for peaceful bliss with his handsome and generous lover, Juergen Eisler. But quitting the SIA is easier in dreams than in reality.

When his latest mission goes awry, putting his personal life and secret at risk, Joachim is determined to do whatever it takes to keep Juergen safe—even if that means breaking things off and disappearing. Except Juergen isn’t ready to give him up so easily. Can Joachim protect his one bit of happiness without revealing his secret, or is this a love story set to end in tragedy? 

The Lady and Her Butler

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Story and Art: Jade

The first volume of The Lady and her Butler romance manhwa will be printed for the first time in the English language in August 2024. The series will be available in full-color, large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label. 

Synopsis

Lim Sooha is an independent woman who has it all: a busy career, a brand-new home, and an ever-growing pile of household chores. And the last thing she needs is a man to mess things up. But that all changes when one walks through her front door—literally! Homeless and desperate for a break, Taesoo begs Sooha to let him stay in exchange for keeping house. Tempted by the idea of coming home to a warm meal, clean sheets, and ironed clothes, Sooha agrees after Taesoo shows just how capable he really is…and also claims to be gay. Could this be the perfect arrangement, or will Taesoo’s lie and Sooha’s conflicted feelings make a bigger mess?


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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