Veteran anime fans will recognize the names fro the books revealed by Seven Seas in the Friday of their week of new license announcements. These include Ryusuke Mita’s Dragon Half, “the slap-stick, fantasy adventure featuring the love struck, demon-hunting dragon-girl Mink who won the hearts of early North American fandom in the side-splitting OVA series!,” Hideaki Anno and Shinpei Itou’s Cutie Honey a Go Go! manga, “the stand-alone manga omnibus featuring none other than Cutie Honey—one of the most globally well-known and beloved anime characters from famed creator, Go Nagai” and Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch.
Seven Seas will present the Dragon Half manga for the first time in English in three deluxe omnibus editions that match the collects all seven of the original manga volumes, including bonus material and the special Dragon Half Z epilogue story. Each volume will contain over 350 pages, including more than twenty full-color illustrations and wraparound silver foil covers. Dragon Half Omnibus 1 will be released on December 26, 2017 for $19.99 US / $21.99 CAN.
They describe the series
A young girl named Mink has fallen for the dreamy Dick Saucer, a famous idol. There’s only one problem: Dick’s not just an idol—he’s a dragon slayer, too…and Mink is half dragon! To solve this conundrum, Mink and her friends must set out on a playful quest to destroy the Demon Lord Azetodeth and gain a potion that will make Mink completely human! Will Mink’s love finally be requited or is this doomed to be a fetch quest failure?
“Dragon Half is one of those series that’s near and dear to my nostalgic otaku heart and a title I’ve long wanted to see get an official English print release,” says Seven Seas Editor-in-Chief Adam Arnold. “Mink was a lot of fan’s first monster girl, but so few actually know her full story. I think it’s time we changed that, and these omnibus are the perfect way to do that.”
Seven Seas will present Cutie Honey a Go Go! for the first time in English in North America. The complete series will be printed in a single 386-page omnibus edition, to be released on September 26, 2017 for $15.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.
They describe the anime
Tokyo is under seige by the terrorist organization known as Panther Claw, and the beautiful superheroine android known as Cutie Honey appears on the scene to take them on—but fails! For her own protection, Cutie Honey must join forces with government agent Natsuko Aki, and pose as student and teacher at St. Chapel Academy. But there is nowhere to hide from Panther Claw and its leader’s evil machinations!
“Who hasn’t heard of Cutie Honey? She’s one of the most iconic ‘magical girls’ in anime fandom,” says Seven Seas Editor-in-Chief Adam Arnold. “I’ve got a manga bucket list and this book was on it, and we’re all excited to be able to publish this complete Cutie Honey story.”
Seven Seas will present the Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch – Gold Edition on October 31, 2017 for $24.99 US / $28.99 CAN.
Seven Seas describes it
This collectible, deluxe release will contain the complete Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch novel, published in English for the first time in a large trim hardcover, gold embossed edition. Ryo Mizuno’s original fantasy epic will be accompanied by illustrations by Yutaka Izubuchi, known for his work on Mobile Suit Gundam and Escaflowne.
Parn, a reckless but passionate swordsman embarks on a quest to discover the source of a great evil overwhelming the country of Lodoss. Joining him are Deedlit, a young elf wielding powerful magic; Ghim, the tough-as-stones dwarf; Etoh, a fledgling priest; Slayn, the group’s sorcerer; and Woodchuck, their indispensable thief. Together, this iconic group will join forces to discover the truth behind a world torn apart by ancient deities and wield the power needed to defeat the Grey Witch!
“Record of Lodoss War is a timeless classic. You’d be hard-pressed to find an adult anime or manga fan who hasn’t had some experience with it, whether it be the anime, manga, or even the Dreamcast game,” says Seven Seas Editor-In-Chief Adam Arnold. “Being the inspiration for decades of fantasy stories after it, we’re thrilled to be releasing this stunning edition of the original Grey Witch novel for readers of all generations to enjoy.”
It’s time for our last new title reveal! This one may not be as well-known (yet!), but it’s near and dear to us, and we’ve heard your pleas!
— Seven Seas (@gomanga) January 13, 2017
Seven Seas Transcends Time with Satoshi Mizukami’s Spirit Circle Manga Serieshttps://t.co/726MwlW7Sa pic.twitter.com/eXcPFSrPtB
— Seven Seas (@gomanga) January 14, 2017
Seven Seas will present Spirit Circle for the first time in print in North America as single volume editions with brand new translations and lettering, each with multiple full-color pages. Volume 1 will be released on October 10, 2017 for $12.99 US / $14.99 CAN.
They describe “the long-anticipated manga series about the shackles of reincarnation from the creator of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer.”
Fuuta Okeya can see ghosts. Besides that—and the bandage he always keeps on his cheek—he’s a perfectly normal 14-year old boy enamoured with the new transfer student. Unfortunately, Kouko Ishigami wants little to do with him. A strange ghost that follows her, however, seems to feel quite differently. But, when Kouko sees the strange birthmark hidden beneath the bandage on Fuuta’s cheek, she has a change of heart…for the worse. Not only does she denounce him as her enemy, but she claims that the birthmark is a curse she engraved upon his face during one of their many past lives. What happened between Kouko and Fuuta, and what is the connection to the strange, fantastical dreams that Fuuta begins to experience?
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.