February 14, 2013
Centaurs & Succubi & Lamias, Oh My!
(LOS ANGELES, February 14, 2013) - Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to add a unique trio of supernatural manga series to its Fall 2013 lineup-the slice-of-life high school comedy, A Centaur's Life, the devilishly naughty and irreverent Love in Hell, and the whacked out harem comedy with fantastical babes, Monster Musume.
"There's growing interest in new stories about exotic supernatural creatures that we don't typically see," says Adam Arnold, Managing Editor of Seven Seas Entertainment. "Move over, vampires and zombies, there are new monsters in town!"
Each of the three series presents a twist to the typical supernatural manga:
A Centaur's Life is a wholly original take on the slice-of-life genre, focusing on the daily school life of supernatural creatures, in particular a sweet centaur girl.
Love in Hell takes place in a setting that is endlessly fascinating-Hell-and centers on the (after)life of a regular guy and his twisted relationship to his succubus guide.
Monster Musume presents a classic harem comedy setup, but the female cast is comprised of a lamia (i.e. a snake girl), a centaur, and a harpy.
What better time to launch Love in Hell and Monster Musume than around Halloween, in October 2013? These will be followed in November 2013 by A Centaur's Life.
A Centaur's Life
Story and art by Kei Murayama
Being a teenager is never easy...especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she's a centaur; but she's not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends-the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns-are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.
Love in Hell
Story and art by Reiji Suzumaru
Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20's who got a little drunk one night and fell to his death. But that is just the beginning of Rintaro's story, as he finds himself unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life, or is he fated to be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily-clad devils with iron spiked clubs?
Story and art by OKAYADO
Monsters-they're real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood-not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying.
When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what's a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!
About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese and Korean licenses to North American audiences. The company's line-up includes such original manga properties as Amazing Agent Luna, Hollow Fields, and Vampire Cheerleaders; licensed manga such as the New York Times Bestselling manga series A Certain Scientific Railgun, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Toradora!, and Alice in the Country of Clover; and the epic YA novel series Avalon: Web of Magic by Rachel Roberts. Seven Seas hosts a webcomic site, www.zoomcomics.com, which is a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read free manga and comics online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community. Seven Seas is distributed by Tor/Macmillan. For more information, visit the publisher's web site www.gomanga.com.