Seven Seas

(LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2008) – What do a struggling L.A. actor and a beautiful female ninja have in common? Read on to find out!

Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to debut "The Ninja Diaries," a new weekly manga series created exclusively for Metromix Los Angeles by Seven Seas Entertainment. "The Ninja Diaries" will launch on the cover of Metromix's July 23rd print issue – available for free in news boxes around Los Angeles – and it will unfold, week after week, on a full page in the back of the paper. The current week's installment + complete story archives will be housed on, along with "Ninja Diaries" web exclusives and additional information about LA comic book shops and local comics events.

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In the latest issue of PWCW, Brigid Alverson interviews Buzz Dixon and Marlon Schulman, the duo behind the Christian manga publisher Realbuzz Studios.

Also, Manga Life's David Rasmussen has an interview with Seven Seas' Adam Arnold.

Via: MangaBlog

Seven Seas has announced that it will be giving out light novels to anime/manga-related blogs that are willing to review their titles:

[...] if you have your own anime/manga-related blog or write reviews for an anime/manga website, then we'd like to send you one of these three titles in exchange for a review!

We have 25 slots available:
10 for Ballad of a Shinigami,
5 for Pita-Ten, and
10 for Strawberry Panic

Comix Talk has an interview with Seven Seas' senior editor, webmaster and writer Adam Arnold.

MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson interviews Matthew Reidsma, author of the diary comic High Maintenance Machine.

In "Takemiya the teacher," The Star Online talks to Keiko Takemiya, creator of Kaze to Ki no Uta.

In "Seven Seas Moves Into Children's Books," ICv2 talks with Seven Seas' Jason Deangelis about the company's plan to add more manga-inspired illustrated juvenile fiction to its lineup:

"My passion was original manga properties," [Deangelis] said, "but they're difficult to get off the ground. In order to make a viable business, we needed to move more into licensing."

ANN reports that Seven Seas president Jason DeAngelis has confirmed two new acquisitions made by Seven Seas:

  • Inukami! by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa
  • Kuro Majo-san ga Touru!! (novel) by Hiroshi Ishizaki

New York, NY - Thursday, December 6, 2007: Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC - the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—has formed a new manga imprint with Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC. Seven Seas, founded in 2004, publishes manga, manga-inspired novels, illustrated juvenile fiction, and more, and is one of the only publishers that produces original manga content in the US.

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Seven Seas has launched the "Are You An Otaku?" contest, where participants send in pictures of their collection to see who has the most "otaku" collection. Grand prize winner will receive "a one of a kind original full color I, Otaku illustration, drawn and signed by series creator Jiro Suzuki; Plus ten (10) of the latest Seven Seas manga, including I, Otaku: Struggle in Akihabara Vol. 1," while 10 runner-ups will received volume 1 of I, Otaku: Struggle in Akihabara.

(LOS ANGELES, August 07, 2007) - Convention season might be winding down, but in Aoi House In Love! Volume 1, the Aoi House gang's mega-sized con adventure is only just beginning!

Alex, Sandy and their panty-stealing pet hamster Echiboo have survived an entire semester of unspeakable tortures at the hands of five crazed yaoi fangirls. Now the whole gang is off to the anime convention Hatsu-Con where sparks fly as the Aoi House gang come face-to-face with their bitter rivals: "They-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!" Nonstop craziness and fan service abound in Aoi House's most outrageous adventure yet - "The Great Con Caper!"

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MangaCast has more reports on Seven Seas, including teh news that Seven Seas will drop their manga price from $10.99 to $9.99.

ANN reports that ADV Manga will start releasing Yotsuba&! once again, with volume 5 coming out in October. Other series such as Gunslinger Girl will resume their print runs as well. Giapet mentions that ADV Manga plans to release Azumanga Daioh in an "omnibus edition with a larger trim size."