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Creator / Seven Seas Entertainment

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Seven Seas Entertainment was founded by Jason DeAngelis in 2004 with the goal of creating original English-language manga. They also published multiple Webcomics, also in a manga-like style. While Seven Seas has stopped hosting online comics, they continue to publish print comics, and have expanded to provide licenses of original Japanese and Chinese works. Nowadays the company has a reputation for offering a lot of Fanservice and yuri manga, having accepted to publish several Shonen Jump titles deemed too racy by Viz Media who usually publishes Jump titles internationally.

As of October 2017, they officially have a Ghost Ship subdivision created for their more salacious licenses. In 2022, they announced their Steamship imprint, which focuses on more explicit works aimed at a female audience.

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Series licensed in partnership with Hiveworks:

Tropes applying to the company:

  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Seven Seas Entertainment have received push back on removing queer-centered passages of text from series featuring queer characters with I'm In Love With the Villainess, and also frequently translate Japanese text with misinterpreted subjects and other errors.
  • Fanservice: It's Seven Seas' middle name. If a manga centers around pretty women wearing little, chances are Seven Seas will snatch it for licencing. More obtuse forms of fanservice such as yuri (for the straight guys and lesbian women) and yaoi (for the straight girls) is also accepted pretty well.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The Ghost Ship imprint specializes in sex-focused manga, most of them romcoms. A large part of it is Jump series that Viz Media, who otherwise have the rights to every Shueisha publishing in English, pass over for exactly such a reason.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Nearly all their OEL manga series are unavailable.
  • Series Mascot: Echiboo, the perverted little hamster from their breakout hit Aoi House.
  • What Could Have Been: At one point they had the license to Kodomo no Jikan - retitled Nymphet - for a (very) short time. The title was dropped prior to release when major bookstore chains refused to stock it. Jason DeAngelis also said that after seeing later issues of the manga, he could not in good conscience (and possibly legally, given US law at the time) publish the manga.