Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses The Strange House, Monster Marriage Shop & More Titles

monster marriage shop manga volume one cover feature image
© Kaworu Watashiya

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the licensing of five new titles set for release from August 2024 through November 2024. The new licenses consist of four new manga series and one Chinese manhua comic, which includes The Strange House, I Abandoned My Engagement Because My Sister is a Tragic Heroine, but Somehow I Became Entangled with a Righteous Prince, Monster Marriage Shop, Chotto Dake Ai ga Omoi Dark Elf ga Isekai Kara Oikakete Kita, and I Ship My Rival x Me.   

Here are the details for Seven Seas’ latest licenses: 


The Strange House

strange house manga japanese cover volume one
© Uketsu (Asukashinshakan), Kyo Ayano

Story: Uketsu (Asukashinshakan)

Art: Kyo Ayano

Seven Seas has announced the license acquisition of the horror manga series The Strange House, based on the hit novel that inspired a 2024 live-action film.

The first volume will be released in English in August 2024, with the series available in single volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

“I’ve always had a fascination with the occult; you might even call it my specialty. I’ve been brought in as a consultant on many supernatural and strange mysteries. But nothing could have prepared me for this house. It seemed so ordinary at first, except for that one room. It had no doors, no windows, and was tucked away, leaving anyone to think it was just a wall. I knew that there was something more to it. It shouldn’t be there, it shouldn’t exist, and yet… Just what is this house, and what dark secrets does it hold?”

I Abandoned My Engagement Because My Sister is a Tragic Heroine, but Somehow I Became Entangled with a Righteous Prince

Story: Fuyutsuki Koki

Original Character Design/Light Novel Illustrations: Haduki Futaba

Manga Art: Masuke Mawata

Seven Seas has licensed both the light novel and manga adaptation of I Abandoned My Engagement Because My Sister is a Tragic Heroine, but Somehow I Became Entangled with a Righteous Prince.  

Volume one of the manga adaptation will be released for the first time in English in September 2024. The series will be available in single volume editions, with eBook editions that will also be sold on digital platforms.

The first volume of the light novel series will be released in English in October 2024, with the series available in single large trim editions under the Seven Seas’ Airship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available early on digital platforms.

Series Synopsis

Leia’s life is turned upside down after her younger sister claims she’s a cruel villain. Leia’s fiancé breaks off their engagement, leaving her no choice but to throw herself into her saintly duties. But when confronted by the righteous Crown Prince Eric, she finds herself under his scrutiny. He’s determined to suss out her true nature, but why does it involve living in the palace with him?!

Monster Marriage Shop

monster marriage shop manga volume one cover
© Kaworu Watashiya

Story and Art: Kaworu Watashiya

The first volume will be released in English in September 2024, with the series available in single volume editions as part of Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

After growing up watching an endless parade of losers date his mom, Nakao Yuto focuses his unhealthy obsession with her on matchmaking. One day, he stumbles into the hidden gem of Monster Town, where he meets all sorts of supernatural single ladies in need of his services. A rich werewolf, a call girl succubus, a small-time idol vampire, and a yaoi-obsessed gorgon beg for help with their love lives. However, Yuto quickly finds himself on everyone’s potential match list!

Chotto Dake Ai ga Omoi Dark Elf ga Isekai Kara Oikakete Kita

Chotto Dake Ai ga Omoi Dark Elf ga Isekai Kara Oikakete Kita manga volume one cover
© Nakanosora

Story and Art: Nakanosora

The first volume of the sexy isekai romantic comedy manga will be released for the first time in English in September 2024, with the series available in single-volume editions as part of Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship imprint. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Hinata did it. He got reincarnated into another world, took up the mantle of Hero, and slew the dreaded Demon Lord alongside his party of fellow adventurers. As his reward, he’s returned to Earth to resume a normal life. Or it would be if it wasn’t for the fact that his dark elf companion Mariabelle decided to travel to Earth to come and live with him! Now she uses her arcane talents to ward off any potential romantic rivals and capture Hinata’s affection.

I Ship My Rival x Me

I Ship My Rival x Me chinese manhua comic
© PEPA, Qualia

Story: PEPA

Art: Qualia

The first volume of the Chinese manhua comic adaptation will be printed for the first time in the English language in November 2024. The manhua is based on the danmei Boys’ Love novel of the same name. 

The series will be available in full-color, large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label. 

Synopsis

Wei Yanzi and Gu Yiliang debuted together three years ago, from the same agency, so it was inevitable that they’d be considered rivals by their fans. Unfortunately for Wei Yanzi, while Gu Yiliang has phenomenal acting skills to go with his idol-tier good looks…Wei Yanzi only has the idol-tier good looks. He’s so tired of reading online hate comments accusing him of scheming to undermine Gu Yiliang that when he stumbles across a community of people who fervently believe the two actors are an item, it’s not just a shock—it’s a relief! Moved by these fans’ passion and thrilled to find a community where nobody’s trash-talking him, Wei Yanzi becomes addicted to their posts analyzing his and Gu Yiliang’s every move for shipping fuel.

Of course there’s nothing actually going on between the two of them…but as he spends more time with Gu Yiliang on the period drama they’re filming together, why is Wei Yanzi starting to feel like the shippers might actually be onto something?!


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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