Seven Seas Entertainment announced five new yuri (lesbian romance) manga this week, spanning a variety of genres.Goodbye, My Rose Garden,
by Dr Pepperco, is a romance between a noblewoman and her maid, set in England in the early 1900s. When Alice, the noblewoman, asks her Japanese maid Hanako to kill her, she sets in motion a series of events that lead to romance. The first volume is due out in April 2020 and will have an MSRP of $12.99.
by Ajichi, is a high school romance that pairs up the popular and super-cool Nanake with plain-Jane Kanade in an opposites-attract relationship. After Nanake finds out her boyfriend is stepping out on her, her feelings for Kanade transform from annoyance to affection. The first volume is scheduled for May 2020 with an MSRP of $12.99.
is an anthology of short stories about adult women in the working world, featuring work by Milk Morinaga (Girl Friends
), Kodama Naoko (I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up
), and Yoshimurakana (Murcielago
). The single-volume anthology, which will be printed in a larger-than-usual trim size, is due out in June 2020 and will have an MSRP of $13.99.
by Sato, is a sci-fi story with a time twist: Moritani Misuzu has the power to freeze time for three minutes each day. She uses that stolen time to get a glimpse of a classmate’s panties, but to her chagrin, it turns out the classmate is not affected by her time freeze. This oddity brings them together and romance blossoms. Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the series in a single omnibus edition in April 2020, with an MSRP of $18.99.
Adachi and Shimamura,
by Hitoma Iruma and Non, is a slice-of-life light novel series about two high school classmates whose friendship gradually deepens into something more. The series was one of the most requested titles in a recent Seven Seas survey of their readers. The first volume will be released in print in June 2020 with an MSRP of $13.99, and Seven Seas plans to release it in digital format before then.
VIZ Media’s yaoi (boys love) imprint SubLime also has some new titles lined up for Spring 2020:
by Chise Ogawa, takes place in a school where the students’ social standing is determined by a card game. Azusa has the highest card, so he rules the roost, but the tables are turned when he is deceived and winds up with a lower card. As he slides all the way down the social scale from "king" to "target," the former bully gets a taste of his own medicine. The first volume is due out in March 2020 with an MSRP of $12.99.
by Meguru Hinohara, is set in a pet shop, where bunny-crazy Shohei is a volunteer. Shohei cares for the cuddly creatures and has eyes for the owner of the pet shop as well, but he also harbors a dangerous secret that stands in the way of their budding romance. The first volume is scheduled for April 2020 and will have an MSRP of $12.99.
Seven Days: Monday-Sunday,
by Venio Tachibana and Rihito Takarai, is another high school romance, this one about a fickle first-year student who will go out with the first girl who asks him on Monday but dumps her a week later. When a third-year student asks him out, they start with the same set of rules, but by Tuesday, the situation is already getting complicated as they start to have feelings they can’t quite articulate. The race is on: If they don’t express their love by the end of the week, the romance will be off. This story is complete in one volume and is scheduled for December 2019 with an MSRP of $16.99.