Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it will launch three fantasy manga series from Media Factory in 2013: The Sacred Blacksmith (story by Isao Miura, art by Kotaro Yamada), Kanokon (story by Katsumi Nishino, art by Rin Yamaki), and Zero’s Familiar (story by Noboru Yamaguchi, art by Nana Mochizuki). All three properties originated as light novel series in Japan and were then adapted into manga and anime.
The Sacred Blacksmith stars Cecily Campbell, a knight who tries to prevent a maniac from terrorizing citizens at a marketplace. Unfortunately, she’s seriously outmatched. Enter Luke Ainsworth, a blacksmith and swordsman who not only rescues Cecily, but also promises to repair the broken sword she inherited from her father. Volume one of The Sacred Blacksmith will be released in June and include the original color inserts while the second volume will hit stores in August.