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Seven Seas Entertainment is a publishing company located in Los Angeles, California. It was originally dedicated to the publication of original manga, but now publishes licensed manga and novels, as well as select webcomics. The company is headed by Jason DeAngelis, who coined the term "World Manga" with the October 2004 launch of the company's web site.[1]

In April 2005, Seven Seas became the first manga publisher to release downloadable manga content for the Sony PSP, which gained over 12,000 downloads in the first five days.[2] Seven Seas followed up the Sony PSP announcement by enlisting the platinum-selling Filipino group the J Brothers to create a theme song for its web manga series Aoi House entitled "Itsumo Futaride." During Comic-Con 2005, Seven Seas Entertainment premiered the pilot of their No Man's Land flash anime series and later followed it up with a flash animation music video based on Aoi House.

In October 2005, they announced plans for their first Japanese license, in the form of the novels and manga from the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono and Kouji Ogata.

In September 2006, Seven Seas announced a project to translate and publish Japanese light novels, including popular titles such as Strawberry Panic!.[3]

In March 2008, Seven Seas Entertainment began publishing new editions of Rachel Robert's popular children's fantasy novel series Avalon: Web of Magic in conjunction with Red Sky Entertainment. A three-volume manga spin-off entitled Avalon: The Warlock Diaries followed starting in June 2009.[4] Seven Seas and Red Sky Entertainment also launched a dedicated website for the Avalon novel series in September 2008 at AvalonMagic.com.

Publications

For a list of titles released by Seven Seas Entertainment, see also the Seven Seas Entertainment titles.

References

  1. Correction: World Manga
  2. Manga for Sony PSP: Seven Seas Announces 12,000 Downloads in 5 Days
  3. Seven Seas Entertainment Launches new "Light Novel" Imprint
  4. Avalon book listing on Gomanga.com

External links

ru:Seven Seas Entertainment

sq:Seven Seas Entertainment

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