Akuma no Riddle, Golden Time and More Manga Licensed by Seven Seas

Today, English publishing company, Seven Seas Entertainment announced on its official Twitter account that they had acquired the licenses to publish Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil), Golden Time, Orenchi no Furo Jijou (Merman in My Tub) and Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Jobless Reincarnation) manga. These four newly-acquired manga will begin its release on Fall 2015.

Yun Kouga (LovelessEarthian) wrote the story for the action, school, shoujo-ai manga, Akuma no Riddle, while Sunao Minakata (Sayuri HimeYuri Hime Selection) served as the illustrator. The manga began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype magazine’s September 2012 issue. It currently have three compiled Japanese manga volumes and the third volume just published on December 10, 2014. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first English licensed volume on October 2015.

A 12-episode anime adaptation for Akuma no Riddle produced by Diomedéa (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?Kantai Collection: KanColle) aired on April 4, 2014 to June 20, 2014. An unaired 13 episode titled as Akuma no Riddle: Shousha wa Dare? Nukiuchi Test served as an original video animation and was released on November 22, 2014.

Akuma no Riddle Anime Visual_Haruhichan.com_

Synopsis of Akuma no Riddle from Haruhichan:

The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls’ boarding school. The 10th year’s Kurogumi class has 12 assassins with their sights on one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for Ichinose.

Golden Time is a romantic-comedy seinen light novel written by Yuyuko Takemiya (Toradora!Watashitachi no Tamura-kun) and illustrated by E-ji Komatsu (MaburahoIriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu). The light novel has 11 compiled volumes (three of them are side-story collections). It received a manga adaptation illustrated by Umechazuke with the same name a year after the publication of the light novel, September 27, 2011, under ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Daioh magazine. The manga has 7 compiled volumes and the latest volume was shipped on December 20, 2014. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first English licensed volume on October 2015.

The light novel series had received a 24-episode anime adaptation produced by J.C. Staff (Nodame CantabileSakurasou no Pet na Kanojo). It aired on October 4, 2013 to March 28, 2014.

Golden Time Anime Visual_Haruhichan.com_

Synopsis of Golden Time from Haruhichan:

Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations,” was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.

Orenchi no Furo Jijou is a fantasy-comedy shoujo manga written and illustrated by Itokichi (Kagerou Days Koushiki Anthology Comic) . It is serialized on Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Gene since 2011. It currently has 5 compiled manga volumes and the fifth volume was released on September 27, 2014. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first English licensed volume on October 2015.

The manga has received a short 13-episode anime adaptation produced by Asahi Production (Medaka BoxTime Travel Tondekeman!). It aired on October 6, 2014 to December 29, 2014.


Synopsis of Orenchi no Furo Jijou from Haruhichan:

Tatsumi is a high school boy who lives by himself; however, a devastatingly handsome merman named Wakasa moves into the bathtub in Tatsumi’s home. Wakasa is a bit self-centered but cute, while Tatsumi is cool but a busybody.

A fantasy light novel titled Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu written by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Sirotaka began publishing on January 23, 2014. The light novel has 5 compiled volumes. Four months after, the series had received a manga adaptation illustrated by Yuka Fujikawa (Dokugan RyuukaiRadiata Stories: The Epic of Jack). It began serializing under Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Flapper magazine on May 2, 2014. It currently has 1 compiled manga volume and was released on November 23, 2014. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first English licensed volume on November 2015.

Mushoku Tensei Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Manga Volume 1_Haruhichan.com_

Synopsis of Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu manga from MAL:

A 34-year-old NEET gets killed in a traffic accident and finds himself in a world of magic. Rather than waking up as a full-grown mage, he gets reincarnated as a newborn baby, retaining the memories of his past life. Before he can even properly move his body, he resolves to never make the same mistakes he made in his first life ever again and instead live a life with no regrets with the new one that was given to him. Because he has the knowledge of a middle-aged man, by the age of two, he has already become a prodigy and possesses power unthinkable for anyone his age and even older. Thus begins the chronicles of Rudeus Greyrat, son of swordsman Paul and healer Zenith, as he enters a new world to become the strongest mage known to man, with powers rivaling even the gods themselves.

Four new manga has just been licensed in English! What other more manga would you like to get licensed?

Source – Seven Seas Entertainment’s official Twitter account

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