Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store Manga & 4 More Titles

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the licensing of five new titles set for release in August and September 2024. The new licenses include the fantasy manga series The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store, which inspired an anime film adaptation in 2023 and is licensed by Crunchyroll. 

Other highlighted titles are the raunchy Do You Like Big Girls?, the scandalous Someone’s Girlfriend, and the fantastical Korean novel series Lout of Count’s Family

Here are the details for Seven Seas’ latest additions: 


The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store

The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store manga cover volume one
© Tsuchika Nishimura

Story and Art: Tsuchika Nishimura

The manga series won the Excellence Award at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2022.

The first volume will be released for the first time in the English language in August 2024, with the series available in single large-trim editions. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Working retail is tough enough with regular human customers, but what about when they’re owls, wolves, koalas…and a woolly mammoth? Welcome to the Hokkyoku Department Store, where new employee Akino’s customers are talking animals–including extinct species! Just like any shopper, each has their own complicated request that Akino must strive to satisfy. From a wealthy laughing owl searching for the perfect present to delight his wife to a thespian sea mink attempting to find a gift for a long-awaited reunion with her father, Akino must learn to meet their needs, while also dealing with her challenging coworkers and elusive floor manager.

Someone’s Girlfriend

someone's girlfriend manga volume one cover
© Nikumaru

Story and Art: Nikumaru

The first volume will be released for the first time in English in August 2024. The series will be available in single-volume editions, with ebook editions also available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

Riku can’t get Shizuku out of his head to the point where she’s invaded his dreams. Then, one day, she stops by his house and comes on to him hard: “Do whatever you want to me.” The catch? She’s his best friend’s girlfriend. In their last year of high school, a dangerous romance brews!

I Quit My Apprenticeship as a Royal Court Wizard to Become a Magic Item Craftswoman

i quit my apprenticeship manga volume one cover
© Sei Kamiizumi, EDO, Hatori Kyoka

Story: Sei Kamiizumi

Art: EDO

Original Character Designs: Hatori Kyoka

The first volume of the manga adaptation will be released for the first time in English in September 2024. The series will be available in single-volume editions and ebook editions on digital platforms.

Synopsis

After forging a contract with Berial, the king of Hell, young Illya obtains an incredible education in the art of magic. Her skills grow by leaps and bounds, catching the attention of the royal court and qualifying her for an elite apprenticeship. But court life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Illya quickly grows tired of the manipulative machinations of nobles and the scheming of the high court wizard. Her only choice? To quit! Leaving her post and the entire country, Illya now searches for something new. Could crafting magical items be her true destiny?

Do You Like Big Girls?

do you like big girls manga cover volume one
© Goro Aizome

Story and Art: Goro Aizome

Seven Seas Entertainment is re-releasing the mature-rated Do You Like Big Girls? in 2-in-1 omnibus format through Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship Imprint. The first ominous collection compiles volumes one and two and will be released in August 2024. Single ebook editions are already available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

The big girl era has finally arrived!! Thanks to his sister’s scheming ways, Sota was roped into becoming the hall director for the girl’s varsity volleyball team. Being so short, he’s the perfect target for their merciless teasing. Can the diminutive Sota stand up to these amazons and conquer the high hurdles of life in an all-girls dorm? For Sota and his harem of big girls, it’s victory or bust!

Lout of Count’s Family

seven seas lout of count's family korean novel series generic cover
© Yu Ryeo-Han

Story: Yu Ryeo-Han

Lout of Count’s Family has inspired a webtoon of the same name. The first volume of the novel series will be released for the first time in the English language in September 2024, with the series available in large-trim editions with new covers. Ebook editions will also be available on digital platforms.

Synopsis

All Kim Roksu wants is a peaceful life. Unfortunately for him, he nods off while reading an action-packed novel—only to wake up inside it! Worse yet, he’s in the body of Cale Henituse, a count’s handsome slacker son destined to take a serious beating from the novel’s hero. Leeching off the count’s wine and wealth is fine and all, but there’s no way he’s going to be the hero’s punching bag…or worse! In this world of dragons, magic, and deception, can Kim Roksu change the novel’s plot to get off scot-free and enjoy the finer things in life?


Source: press release


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