Seven Seas Entertainment has good news for fans of yuri: Five new stories will be coming to North America within the next year. Four of them are manga: Goodbye, My Rose Garden by Dr. Pepperco, the anthology Syrup, the series Failed Princess by Ajiichi, and the manga omnibus for Fragtime. One story is a light novel series titled Adachi and Shimamura by Hitoma Iruma and Non.
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Goodbye, My Rose Garden
It is early 20th century England.
Young noblewoman Alice, has a Japanese maid named Hanako working in her household. The two have a fairly typical relationship… until the day Alice begs Hanako to kill her. As Hanako tries to figure out why her mistress would make such a terrible request, she and Alice grow closer until an entirely new feeling begins to blossom between them. Don’t miss this poignant tale about women falling in love in historical Britain.
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Goodbye, My Rose Garden for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on 14 April 2020 for $12.99 USA / $15.99 CAN.
Beyond tales of high school girls caught in their first bloom of love, there are also stories of grown women yearn to be told. The Syrup collection focuses on women navigating love amidst the difficulties of working life. Featuring short manga stories by a star-studded line-up—including Milk Morinaga (Girl Friends), Kodama Naoko (I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up), and Yoshimurakana (Murciélago)—this fascinating collection is the perfect addition to any yuri library.
Seven Seas will publish the manga anthology Syrup for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a large trim size. The book will be released on 9 June 2020 for $13.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
Fujishiro Nanaki is super cute, super popular, and super annoyed with anyone as plain as her classmate Kurokawa Kanade. When Nanaki finds out her boyfriend’s cheating on her, her life makes a complete 180—as does her relationship with Kanade. This all-new yuri manga series explores the budding romance between the cool girl in school and the ‘plain’ girl she once brushed off!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Failed Princess for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on 12 May 2020 for $12.99 USA / $15.99 CAN.
In this light science fiction romance manga, Moritani Misuzu has a unique power: for three minutes each day, she can stop time. Her life changes when she uses that same power to peek at a beautiful classmate’s underwear. To Moritani’s surprise, this classmate—Murakami Haruka—is immune to Moritani’s time-freezing technique. Bound together by their odd powers, the two girls begin to grow closer… and find that it’s more than their strange abilities attracting them to each other.
Seven Seas will publish the Fragtime manga series for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in one omnibus edition. The book will be released on 14 April 2020 for $18.99 USA / $21.99 CAN.
Adachi and Shimamura
Adachi and Shimamura, two young women who attend the same high school, are inseparable friends. Whether playing table tennis, chatting about favorite TV shows, or just relaxing together, they’re happy to share their days. When Adachi’s friendship turns into romantic attraction, the relationship begins to change one day at a time. This beloved yuri series has been charming audiences in Japan for years, and was one of the top-requested yuri light novels in Seven Seas’ reader surveys. Now, for the first time, read the original Adachi and Shimamura light novels in English, both in paperback and in early ebook editions!
Seven Seas will publish the light novel series Adachi and Shimamura for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released in print on 2 June 2020 for $13.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.