(HUNT VALLEY, Maryland) — (November 3, 2017) —Diamond Book Distributors has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor for Seven Seas Entertainment’s all-new imprint Ghost Ship.
“We’ve seen strong sales results with our mature manga titles and are excited to now add a specialized imprint to our diverse catalog,” said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “I’m confident that Diamond is the perfect partner to distribute Ghost Ship titles and to promote these hotly anticipated books to the right audience.”
“I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Seven Seas and what Jason has done with manga over the years,” commented Executive Vice President of Diamond Book Distributors, Josh Hayes. “Getting a chance to work with him on this new imprint is both very exciting and a very good move for Diamond. We’re looking forward to seeing everything he does with Ghost Ship.”
The Ghost Ship imprint will specialize in mature manga titles in both print and digital manga. With the launch of the imprint, two new licenses were added to the slate of title publications from the publisher: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs by Tadahiro Miura and World’s End Harem by LINK and Kotaro Shono.
Yunna and the Haunted Hot Springs
Homeless and haunted by ghosts, high schooler Kogarashi thinks his luck has finally turned when he finds Yuragi-sou–a cheap boarding house that was formerly a hot springs inn, now full of super sexy, scantily clad female tenants. If Kogarashi can use his spirit abilities to banish the ghost that haunts the inn, he can even live there rent-free! But when the ghost, a beautiful teenage girl named Yuuna, appears before him, Kogarashi takes pity on her and is suddenly not so sure about the exorcism. Will he help save Yuuna from becoming an evil spirit? And what supernatural secrets do the other boarders hold?
World’s End Harem
The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?
“We’ve been listening to what our fans want, and these two series definitely ranked high in our reader surveys,” says Seven Seas editor-in-chief Adam Arnold. “Both of these sexy harem titles feature the fantastic art our audience expects, and they’re perfect for our new Ghost Ship line for older readers.”
Seven Seas will launch its new Ghost Ship imprint for older readers with three titles already announced: To Love Ru Vol. 1-2 Omnibus (December 5, 2017), To Love Ru Darkness Vol. 1 (December 5, 2017), and Yokai Girls Vol. 1 (January 2, 2018).
Current retailers interested in ordering Ghost Ship titles are encouraged to contact their Diamond Account Representative, while new retailers interested in purchasing Ghost Ship titles should contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 443-318-8001.
ABOUT GHOST SHIP — Established in 2017, Ghost Ship is a Mature Readers imprint of Seven Seas Entertainment, a publisher that specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences since 2004. Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship imprint is distributed by Diamond Book Distributors. For more information, visit ghostshipmanga.com and sevenseasentertainment.com
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