Seven Seas Entertainment has announced its latest acquisitions of manga licenses which includes three series: How can I reunite with my childhood friend?, The doomed villain travels back in time and aims to become the ultimate villainAnd I want you to make me beautiful!.
All three manga series will be released in print and ebook format between March and April 2024.
Here are the full details for each of Seven Seas Latest License Acquisitions:
Seven Seas licensed the manga How can I reunite with my childhood friend? by Syu Yasakawho previously worked on Monologue woven for you. The manga was first serialized on Takeshobo’s Manga Life STORIA Dash website on April 1, 2022. Two tankoubon volumes were released in April 2023.
The first volume will first be released in North America in March 2024, with the series available in single-volume editions. E-book editions will also be available on digital platforms.
Seven Seas describes the manga as follows:
Minami and Yuzu have been inseparable since elementary school. But now that they’re in high school, Minami just can’t accept that Yuzu could ever have a boyfriend. How come some random guy can wake her up in the morning, feed her, take baths with her…? It doesn’t take long for Minami to realize that her feelings can no longer be described as “friendship”, but how can she get Yuzu to see her the same way?
Seven Seas also licensed the light novel and manga version of The doomed villain travels back in time and aims to become the ultimate villain. The original story is written by Bakufu Narayamawhile the light novel illustrations are made by Ebisushi. In the meantime, Rato Kitaguni handles the artwork for the manga adaptation.
Narayama first launched the light novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou’s website in November 2020, with four collected volumes released in December 2022. Kitaguni first serialized the manga adaptation in Comic Corona in 2022. Two volumes tankoubon were released in December 2022.
The first volume of The doomed villain travels back in time and aims to become the ultimate villain The light novel will be released in North America in March 2024. The series will be available in full-size single editions, with e-book editions also available early on digital platforms.
The manga’s first volume will be released in North America in April 2024, with the series available in single-volume editions. E-book editions will also be available on digital platforms.
Seven Seas describes the series synopsis as follows:
Claudia, daughter of a duke, is tricked by her evil stepsister and sold to a brothel. Unwilling to accept defeat, Claudia uses the tools at her disposal and becomes one of the most successful sex workers in her new home. That’s when she dies – only to be pushed back in time to the age of fourteen! Gone is the gullible girl of her academy days now that she has street savvy and hard-earned seduction skills. It’s Claudia’s turn to play the evil villain, and there’s nothing she won’t do to protect what’s hers!
Cocoa I want you to make me beautiful! The manga josei romance will also be released under Seven Seas’ Steamship imprint. The manga series was first published in 2021, with two total tankoubon volumes released in Japan in June 2022.
I want you to make me beautiful! will be released as a single, high-topped omnibus volume under the Steamship imprint. It will first be released in North America in April 2024. An ebook edition of the volume will also be available on digital platforms.
The manga is described by Seven Seas as:
Office lady Nishimura Kanna got into it with her boyfriend after finding out about his cheating ways. When she breaks up with him, he insults her, hurting her self-confidence in addition to breaking her heart. Then she meets a former classmate, the androgynous Ichikawa Yuzuki, a man whose handsome appearance is a stark difference from the boy classmate Kanna remembers from their school days. Not only does she ask Yuzuki to help her become so pretty, but she ends up pretending to be Yuzuki’s girlfriend too! As things get hot and heavy between them, can a beautiful romance be born out of this “fake” relationship?
Source: Press release