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Seven Seas Secures Licenses To New Mangas
How Do I Get Together With My Childhood Friend, I Want You to Make Me Beautiful!, and The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain
On Wednesday, Seven Seas announced that it has secured licenses for multiple manga and light novel series. These include "How Do I Get Together With My Childhood Friend?" by Syu Yasaka and "I Want You to Make Me Beautiful!" by Cocoa.
In March 2024, Seven Seas will release the first volume of "How Do I Get Together With My Childhood Friend?" in physical and digital formats. The story revolves around Minami and Yuzu, who have been inseparable since their time in elementary school. However, as they enter high school, Minami struggles with accepting the idea of Yuzu having a boyfriend. Gradually, Minami realizes that her feelings for Yuzu go beyond mere friendship, but she grapples with finding a way to make Yuzu see her as a romantic partner.
Seven Seas plans to publish the first volume of "The Condemned Villainess Goes Back In Time And Aims to Become The Ultimate Villain" in April 2024, both physically and digitally. Yasaka initially launched the manga on Takeshobo's Manga Life Storia Dash website in April 2022, and the second compiled volume was published on April 17. The story follows Claudia, a duke's daughter who becomes a victim of deceit by her wicked half-sister and is subsequently sold to a brothel. Equipped with newfound street smarts and seductive skills, Claudia embraces her role as the villainess and will stop at nothing to protect what rightfully belongs to her. Despite facing challenges, Claudia succeeds as a sex worker but eventually dies and finds herself transported back to her fourteen-year-old self.
The light novel series adaptation of "The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain," featuring illustrations by Ebisushi, originally debuted on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in November 2020. The first volume was published in Japan in September 2021, followed by the release of the fourth volume on December 20. Kitaguni later adapted the story into a manga in 2022, with the second compiled volume becoming available in Japan on December 1.
Additionally, in physical and digital formats, Seven Seas plans to release the complete omnibus volume of "I Want You to Make Me Beautiful!" by Cocoa in April 2024. The plot centers around Nishimura Kanna, an office worker who ends her relationship upon discovering her boyfriend's infidelity. Kanna reunites with her androgynous former classmate, Ichikawa Yuzuki, who has transformed into a stunning individual since their school days. Insults about Kanna's appearance shatter her self-confidence. To enhance her beauty, Kanna asks Yuzuki for assistance and pretends to be Yuzuki's girlfriend. As their relationship deepens, they contemplate whether their initial "fake" connection could evolve into a genuine romance.