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Seven Seas Opens September 2021 Reader Survey

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Seven Seas Entertainment, a publisher focused on localizing manga, light novels, and fiction from Japan and other countries for English-speaking audiences, opened its September 2021 reader survey. The survey was announced via the official Seven Seas Twitter account.

Participants in the survey will be asked about their reading habits (such as whether they read manga and light novels in print or digital formats), as well as have their awareness of various recent Seven Seas publications gauged. Recent releases include an anthology volume of the manga Bloom Into You, time-traveling love story Hello World, and a number of isekai-genre light novels and manga, like Planet of the Orcs, I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!, and Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling. The survey also includes fields for readers to suggest new titles for Seven Seas to publish, including ones from countries other than Japan. These include manga, novels and light novels, and even webcomics.

Though originally known for publishing OEL Manga (an industry term for manga-inspired comics and graphic novels originating in the English language), Seven Seas has branched out into licensing and localizing primarily Asian properties for the North American and overseas English-language markets. Seven Seas currently manages two other imprints (sub-brands for specialized audiences or content): Ghost Ship, an imprint specializing in manga titles with mature content such as World’s End Harem and Destiny Lovers, and Airship, a specialist imprint for light and prose novels. Airship publication include Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s StrongestMushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, and Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA.

The Seven Seas September 2021 Reader Survey can be accessed via this link. Participants may opt to register for a raffle that will award a coupon for Book Walker Global, an online storefront specializing in localized Japanese manga and light novels.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.