Seven Seas came through with more manga acquisitions today, starting with a pair of magical (or unmagical, in one case) girl series. These include Ryuichi Yokoyama and Manmaru Kamitsuki’s The Later Daily Life of the Magic Girl manga—which is coming out in English under the title Unmagical Girl—and Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya’s Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka. And then, topping the list off with some modern fantasy, we have Tetsuya Imai’s Alice & Zouroku manga.
The first volume of Unmagical Girl will be released in North America on September 12.
Pretty Angel Nirvana was everyone’s favorite magical girl, and her TV show was watched in every home. But when an office worker’s computer goes on the fritz, it brings the once fictional heroine Pretty Angel Nirvana out of the screen and into our world! Can this magical girl deal with the unmagical realities of everyday life? Find out what happens when a magical girl is asked to set aside her wand and stop fighting monsters to tackle grocery shopping and paying bills!
The first volume of Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka is scheduled for November 28.
When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to war as the Magical Girl Special-Ops force, to defend mankind from an unholy nemesis.
Alice & Zouroku will also be released in single volume editions, with the first set to arrive on July 4.
A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as “Alice’s Dream,” which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!
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