My Next Life as a Villainess Spin-Off and More on the Way from Seven Seas

The licenses… they continue!

It's been a solid few days of license announcements from Seven Seas Entertainment, and the publisher continued yesterday with some new additions. The latest batch is another eclectic mix, from a My Next Life as a Villainess side story manga to The Case Files of Jeweler Richard, mature titles like Ero Ninja Scrolls and beyond.


Here's what's on the way:


Ero Ninja Scrolls (Mature manga)

By Haruki

Release Date: October 2021



This adult action comedy takes place during a fictional time in Japan’s history known as the Ero period, where the arts of love and war hold equal sway! A diverse cast of ninja warriors both male and female must outwit, outlast, and out-maneuver the competition, or else suffer the sexy consequences!


Planet of the Orcs (Light novel)

By Himataro Zukunashi

Release Date: October 2021



A veteran hero, savior of many worlds, is sent to a new land where orcs and humans are at war. Besieged by the orcs’ superior technology, humanity fights back with magic in a desperate struggle for survival. But the two sides in this conflict are less black and white than they appear, and a hero who has always single-mindedly fought to “save the world” will have to step back and look at his own actions and where they have led him. This engaging prose novel about orcs versus humans and technology versus magic is perfect for fans of both traditional science fiction/fantasy novels and manga-adjacent light novels.


Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish (Manga)

By Yuu Tanaka and Hinaka Inoue

Release Date: January 2022



Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword saved a young beastgirl from a life of slavery. Fran, the cat-eared girl, has become his wielder, and wants only to grow stronger, while the sword wants to know why he is here. Follow their new adventures in this spin-off manga series!


My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story: On the Verge of Doom! (Manga)

By Satoru Yamaguchi, nishi, and Nami Hidaka

Release Date: December 2021



What if, when Katarina Claes was reincarnated in the dating sim from the original series, she didn’t regain the memories of her past life until she was fifteen? With less than a year to go before her destruction, Katarina must find a way to avoid all possible bad endings!


Cat Massage Therapy (Manga)

By Haru Hisakawa

Release Date: December 2021



Nekoyama, worn out after another long day at the office, stops at a therapeutic massage parlor...only to discover that it’s run by a cat! Not only that, but the cat actually does the massaging?! Nekoyama is a dog lover, but as this professional “meowsseur” digs soft toe beans into his aching muscles, his heart warms and his worries melt away. This is only the beginning, as he and other world-weary workers are about to meet the other cat (and kitten!) professionals who have mastered pawfully cute techniques for reducing human stress.


Restart After Coming Back Home (Manga)

Restart After Growing Hungry (Sequel)

By cocomi

Release Date: November 2021



Hot-headed Kozuka Mitsuomi left his home in the country to try to lead a sophisticated life in Tokyo. Unfortunately, at age 25, he returns home in disgrace, having been fired from his job. As he tries to rediscover himself in the rural area he once called home, he meets Kumai Yamato, a man about his age who was adopted into his community while Mitsuomi was away. The sweet and even-tempered Yamato is hiding his own pain, and as the two men connect, they start a journey together.


Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow (Manga)

By Toranosuke Shimada

Release Date: November 2021



In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous “cyber-persons” with A.I. brains are part of society, interacting with humans and growing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens and their own world have begun to die out. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots the new “humans”? This speculative science fiction tale of interconnected stories was awarded the Division Grand Prize at the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival. Originally released in Japan as two volumes, get the complete manga series in English in this special omnibus edition.


The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (Manga)

By Mika Akatsuki, Nanako Tsujimura, and Utako Yukihiro

Release Date: February 2022



When Japanese college student Seigi Nakata rescues a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he gets more than he bargains for! The appraiser is Richard Ranashinha de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires Richard to appraise a ring left to Seigi by his grandmother...and the adventures are just beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of jewels—and those who possess them.


Source: Press release




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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