Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses The Villainess and the Demon Knight & More Titles for Release in October 2024

© Yuu Yoshinaga

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed five new titles set for release in October 2024, consisting of three new manga series, a light novel series, and a manhwa webtoon title.

The new titles include The Villainess and the Demon Knight, Magical Buffs: The Support Caster is Stronger Than He Realized!, How to Repair a Broken Cup, Diary of a Female Lead: Shujinkou Nikki, and Checkmate

Here are the full details for Seven Seas’ latest licenses


The Villainess and the Demon Knight (Light Novel)

The Villainess and the Demon Knight light novel volume one cover
© Nekota, Asahiko

Story: Nekota

Illustrations: Asahiko

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

Synopsis

Being reincarnated as an otome game villainess is hard enough, but fate sure didn’t hold back on stacking the odds against Cecilia. Her engagement is broken off, the heroine is harassing her, and she’s forced to work in a brothel! To make matters worse, her first customer is none other than the heroine’s childhood friend and debauched leader of the Imperial Guard, Duke Lucas Herbst. Terrified, Cecilia shares an intense night with him, only to wake up the next day in his mansion — marked as his fiancée?! Bound to this unhinged knight, the troubled villainess must endure his obsessive love. But is his intoxicating affection a curse…or is it a blessing in disguise?

Magical Buffs: The Support Caster is Stronger Than He Realized!

Magical Buffs: The Support Caster is Stronger Than He Realized! manga volume one cover
© Haka Tokura, Shin Arakawa, Eiri Shirai

Story: Haka Tokura

Art: Shin Arakawa

Original Character Designs: Eiri Shirai

The first volume of the manga series will be released for the first time in English in October 2024, with the series available in single-volume editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Wim Strauss is a “granting caster”—a support mage who can increase the strength of his allies through the power of his spells. It’s a useful talent, but since it can’t be used directly in battle, it gets zero respect from the other members of his party. As far as they’re concerned, support magic is dead weight. It isn’t long before they toss him out on his ear, leaving Wim to wonder if his career as an adventurer is over.

Lucky for Wim, he has one big chance: his childhood friend Heidemarie is able to get him an audition with her elite A-rank party, Nachtlibelle. The two of them know his magic is good for more than just menial backup, but now he’ll have to prove it. It’s time to show the world that support mages can do more than just stand on the back lines!

How to Repair a Broken Cup

How to Repair a Broken Cup manga volume cover
© Rico Worico

Story: Rico Worico

The mature-rated one-shot BL manga will be released for the first time in English in October 2024 in a single-volume edition as part of the Seven Seas BL label (Boys’ Love titles). An ebook edition will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis:

Although Kippei and Keita have been together for ten years now, they’re still finding it difficult to be completely honest with one another. However, it seems fate has a plan to reignite their passion and fix their communication problems. The morning after Kippei accidentally breaks a sentimental mug, he swaps places with his younger self from ten years ago! Suddenly, the couple both have the opportunity to face the person they fell in love with a whole decade back, and maybe reignite the passion that’s been threatening to fade away. 

Diary of a Female Lead: Shujinkou Nikki

Diary of a Female Lead: Shujinkou Nikki manga volume one cover
© Yuu Yoshinaga

Story and Art: Yuu Yoshinaga

The first volume of the meta shojo manga series will be released for the first time in the English language in October 2024. The series will be available in single-volume editions, with ebook editions also available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Tsujimura Aoi wouldn’t consider herself a main character by any means. Meek and insecure, she’s constantly alone, unlike her athletic older brother, Itsuki, or her mother, a famous shojo mangaka. Aoi doesn’t need to be the heroine, though — all she wants is a true friend. But Itsuki disagrees, and when he brings home Aoi’s effortlessly cool classmate Mizusawa Sena, the two concoct a plan to teach Aoi all about love, using shojo manga as their guide. Can this drab side character become an unparalleled female lead by falling for the perfect guy?

Checkmate (Manhwa)

checkmate manhwa webtoon cover
© TAN

Story and Art: TAN

The first volume of the mature-rated manhwa webtoon series will be printed for the first time in the English language in October 2024, with the series available in color large-trim editions as part of the Seven Seas Webtoons label.

Synopsis

Detached. Disinterested. Dispassionate. All words used to describe Soohyun and his uneventful, mediocre life. He’s nothing like he once was. As a teen, he had a fire, a passion burning within, all thanks to one person: bright-haired and brilliant Eunsung. Throughout high school, Soohyun obsessively competed with Eunsung for the top spot in all things, only to consistently come in second place. And as high school ended without victory, so did his passion for anything. But all this changes when, as an adult, he suddenly sees Eunsung again—except the other man is in the news, embroiled in scandal! Seeing Eunsung in a state of shame ignites something in Soohyun. Fiery hate, long thought dead, comes alive within him once more.

Determined to see a fallen Eunsung with his own eyes, Soohyun reinvents himself as a reporter and begins dishing out one dirty article after another. He’s sure that with each scathing hit piece, Eunsung will come crawling to Soohyun and begging for mercy. Except, it doesn’t happen. Eunsung doesn’t react at all the way Soohyun expects! Just who is being manipulated, and who, the manipulator?


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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