North American manga publisher Seven Seas has announced the license of Hosana Tanaka's Holy Corpse Rising, also known as Seigai no Majo. They will publish the series for the first time in print in North America as single volumes. Each book will contain at least two full-color pages. Volume one of Holy Corpse Rising will be released on November 29, 2016 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN.
They describe the series:
Featuring gorgeously detailed artwork and a wicked sense of humor, Holy Corpse Rising is a supernatural tale about an ongoing war between humankind and witches.
In fifteenth century Rome, witches have declared war against humanity. A young man named Nikola, whose parents were cruelly murdered by a witch before his eyes, discovers that he is now the key to winning the war. Using sorcery skills acquired through years of careful study, Nikola must revive twelve witches known as the “First Witches” who will become his allies and weapons to defeat the enemy. But there is one small hitch: in order to revive the witches from their eternal slumber, Nikola must form a marriage contract with each one. Just how many witches can Nikola marry in order to save the world?
“Holy Corpse Rising reminds me of Dance in the Vampire Bund with witches,” said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “It can be grim and dark, but is also replete with fan service and humor, and is beautifully illustrated. It’s a fine addition to our catalog.”
Seven Seas has also previewed their December releases:
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