Seven Seas Entertainment has been celebrating the new year this week, by unveiling new manga acquisitions, and today they have made four more announcements, all focusing on classics.
The first of the new announcements is for plans for the publisher to expand its line of illustrated classic literary novels, with five new additions, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden (Shiina Yuu), L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (Maki Minami), George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin (okama), Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess (Shiina Yuu), and Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter (Yukawa Kazuno). Seven Seas Entertainment has plans to begin releasing these new titles, in September of 2017, each featuring the original novel text, accompanied by black & white and color illustrations by the manga artists whose names are next to the book’s title.
Switching from classic literature, to classic manga, the publisher has also announced Devilman G, Go Nagai, Rui Takatou’s modern retelling of the horror manga classic. In the series, a young witch named Miki Makimura, asks her friend Akira Fudo for his help with a ritual, but things take a bad turn when the spell is interrupted. Left on the brink of death, Akira’s body is overtaken by a powerful being named Amon, and Akira finds himself torn between his human and demon sides, as he uses his newfound abilities to fight in the war between the humans and demons.
Devilman G will be released as single volume editions, with the first volume slated for release on Oct. 17, 2017.
The next announcement is one that personally had me excited (probably a bit too much), as Seven Seas announced plans to release Moriyama Ena’s manga adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. The story revolves around a man named Edmond Dantes, who embarks on a quest for revenge, with the help of a massive treasure, when he is betrayed and imprisoned by those around him.
Seven Seas Entertainment will be releasing The Count of Monte Cristo as a single, deluxe trim edition, on Dec. 19, 2017.
The final announcement for today, goes back to the manga classics, as the publisher unveils Leiji Matsumoto and Kouichi Shimahoshi’s Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage, a new contemporary take on the sci-fi classic. In the series, Tadashi Daiba’s father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, and after seeing the Earth government’s attitude towards the incident, Tadashi’s frustration lands him in prison, where he finds himself invaded aboard the Arcadia, a ship led by the legendary Captain Harlock. Tadashi joins Harlock’s crew, and begins a journey that sees him confront the Mazon, as well as the many other forces that threaten humanity’s existence.
Seven Seas Entertainment will publish Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage as single volume editions, with the first slated for Oct. 3, 2017.
The publisher’s announcements yesterday included Unmagical Girl (The Later Daily Life of the Magic Girl), Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka, and Alice & Zouroku. On Monday, the publisher also unveiled Absolute Duo, Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea, and Hatsune Mike Presents: Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise.