July 03, 2015
Seven Seas Visits the Afterlife with License of Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door Manga
Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce their acquisition of the long-awaited manga series, Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door.
Inspired by the wildly popular anime, this all-new manga series brings to light one of the most important events within the franchise—the formation of the Afterlife Battlefront. Released on home video in North America by Sentai Filmworks, the Angel Beats! anime has gone on to become a perennial seller, and a beloved series by many fans.
"Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door is a title we've been eager to publish," said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “The anime was a major hit, and this manga series builds upon the Angel Beats universe by adding an in-depth backstory, exciting new plot elements, and deeper characterizations. Comedy, action, cute girls, and even some interesting thoughts on the afterlife – we think Heaven's Door will be a great title for both new and old fans of the work."
Hideki Hinata has just died...but his life is far from over. Finding himself stuck in a kind of purgatory in the Afterlife School—an academy for recently departed lost souls—he begins to learn that the land of the dead has just as many annoying rules, if not more, than the land of the living.
There he meets Yuri Nakamura, a brazen young woman who harbours nothing but contempt for God due to the life she was forced to lead before passing away. Together, Yuri and Hideki form the SSS brigade, otherwise known as the Afterlife Battlefront—a group whose purpose it is to rebel against God in any way they can. However, standing in their way is the stoic and cold Tenshi, a supposed angelic messenger of God...who just so happens to be the Student Council President!
Can Yuri and the rest of the Afterlife Battlefront overcome their fate or are they destined to be stuck in a limbo world forever?!
Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door is an ongoing manga series in Japan with eight volumes currently released. Seven Seas will publish the series for the first time in print in North America as individual volumes, each with a color insert. The first volume will be released on February 9, 2016 for $12.99 US / $14.99 CAN.