Earlier today, graphic novel/manga publisher Seven Seas announced that they have acquired three new supernatural manga series for release in the Fall of 2013, “A Centaur’s Life”, “Love in Hell” and “Monster Musume”.
“A Centaur’s Life” is a slice-of-life high school comedy from Kei Murayama and follows the daily life struggles of Himeno. A sweet and shy girl, Himeno, not only must deal with the normal issues that teens must face, she also has to deal with the fact that she is a centaur. The good thing is that everyone in her class is also a fantastical creature and she has her best friends, the dragon-winged Nozomi and the spiral horned Kyoko, to help her deal with their mostly normal daily lives.
“Love in Hell” by Reiji Suzumaru starts off where most stories would end, with the death of the lead character. After getting a little bit drunk one night Rintaro Senkawa’s life is cut short when he falls to his death and he finds himself in Hell. Upon his arrival Rintaro meets Koyori, a scantily clad devil, who serves as his guide, but Rintaro, finds it painfully difficult to repent for his past sins with so much temptation at his side.
“Monster Musume” is a harem comedy from OKAYADO; it follows the story of a teenager named Kurusu Kimihito who finds himself becoming a volunteer for the “Cultural Exchange between Species Act”, which helps once-mythical creatures assimilate into human society. Kurusu’s role is to help the beautiful Miia, a lamia, integrate into Kurusu’s everyday life by living with him. Making things harder for the teenage boy is the addition of a centaur girl and a harpy who move in with them, and very strict laws against interspecies breeding.