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Netflix Unveils '7 Seeds' Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Nov 26, 2018 8:45 PM | 26 Comments
Global streaming content platform Netflix unveiled an anime adaptation of Yumi Tamura's adventure mystery manga 7 Seeds on Tuesday. The announcement was made at the company's Anime Lineup Presentation event in Tokyo. The anime series will make its worldwide debut exclusively on Netflix in April 2019.

In the immediate future, a giant meteorite has collided with earth. All living organisms, including mankind, have been wiped off the face of the planet. The government, who had foreseen this outcome, took measures to counter the worst-case scenario. In particular was Project "7SEEDS," in which five sets of seven young men and women were carefully selected and placed into teams (Spring, Summer A, Summer B, Autumn and Winter). Each participant was then put under cryogenic sleep in hopes of preserving the continued existence of mankind.

When those men and women awoke, they found themselves suddenly thrust into a cruel world. While bereft and grieved over forever losing their loved ones, they sought to find ways to survive. (Source: MU)

Director: Yukio Takahashi (Shangri-La episode director)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu)
Character Design: Youko Satou (Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi)
Studio: Gonzo

Cast (Summer B Team)
Natsu Iwashimizu: Nao Touyama (Yuru Camp△)
Arashi Aota: Jun Fukuyama (Gankutsuou)
Semimaru Asai: Katsuyuki Konishi (D-Frag!)
Botan Saotome: Yoko Soumi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Matsuri Tendou: Kana Asumi (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
Chimaki Yamori: Akira Ishida (Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin)
Hotaru Kusakuri: Aoi Yuuki (Gosick)
Kaname Mozunoto: Kazuhiko Inoue (Natsume Yuujinchou)

The manga initially launched in Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine in 2001 before moving to Monthly Flowers the following year. After nearly a 16-year serialization, the series ended in the magazine in May 2017. Shogakukan published the 35th and final volume last August and bundled a drama CD with its limited edition. Tamura also ran the 7 Seeds Gaiden spin-off manga in the same magazine between August and October 2017. The single compiled volume was published on January 10 earlier this year.

7 Seeds won the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Awards in the shoujo manga division in 2007 and ranked 10th in the female readers' category in the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings. The manga was also nominated for the 49th Seiun Awards in the Comic section this past April.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @7SEEDS_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

7 Seeds on MAL

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Global distribution of the Netflix anime “7SEEDS” has been postponed until June due to production issues. It was originally planned for this Spring.


Mar 4, 8:39 AM by ninka22

The manga was good, so I’m a bit curious about how this will turn out. This needs to be at least a 2 cour series of 24-26 episodes each to really work.

I’m not liking the character designs (for animation) in general, but the background art in the poster looks quite good.

Honestly, I don’t trust adaptations of really long mangas that have already finished. They usually end up skipping and rushing through all the content, resulting in them being more mediocre than great. Piano no Mori (a 26 volumes manga) comes to mind as a recent example. Great manga, sub-par adaptation.

Anyhow, hope for the best, but keep expectations low.

Nov 30, 2018 7:49 PM by zero-r

A really great manga and some really good name in the cast like Jun Fukuyama and Aoi Yuuki, let's see what gonzo can do. The main staff looks weak, for sure, but you never know. Could be a real keeper.

Nov 28, 2018 1:22 PM by Zefyris

This could be a hit or miss. I won't make speculations because of the crew but if it's a complete adaptation then it'll draw in more of an audience.

Nov 28, 2018 12:13 PM by Stripes

Damn, an adaptation of this is really neat. Was gonna read with sometime next Spring. I doubt it's gonna be a complete adaptation, and I doubt it's gonna be good because Gonzo fails at making anything good in the last decade. But any exposure is better than none.

Nov 28, 2018 6:56 AM by GoldenDevilGamer

You never know what the hell is up when Netflix is involved.

Nov 27, 2018 6:56 PM by VyseLegendaire

Adapting the entire 35-volume manga? Now that's a good one.

Nov 27, 2018 3:03 PM by Nanaca

Corpse69 said:
i feel like this will fail hardcore since gonzo is in charge, the animation will look great bu the series wont run long or have a conclusion

Netflix bought the international licences. i am sure they paid good and said "full adaption or we wont buy".

Nov 27, 2018 12:37 PM by NiQue_

I been meaning to read this manga for a long time. Good news that its getting an anime

Nov 27, 2018 12:30 PM by Klad

When I heard of the "important announcement" a few weeks ago I thought "Oh it could be an anime adaptation of 7SEEDS ! Haha no way."
Seeing this masterpiece adapted is like a dream coming true, though the staff and the visual don't make me very confident...

Nov 27, 2018 12:26 PM by Gwallamzer

More boring "mature" anime by Netflix.

Nov 27, 2018 10:26 AM by YorukaWaifu

Always wanted to read 7seeds, still an anime by Gonzo is a bit disappointing but if they put it on Netflix at least it will have a good budget and production values probably. Will watch

Nov 27, 2018 9:20 AM by DeadIEnd

Finally, after I went to through hell to complete this masterpiece.
Hope they don't ruin it and adapt it fully and faithfully

Nov 27, 2018 8:21 AM by Joe_Med

"Global streaming content platform Netflix unveiled an anime adaptation of Yumi Tamura's adventure mystery manga 7 Seeds on Tuesday."


"Studio: Gonzo"


Well it's better than nothing i suppose. Maybe?

Nov 27, 2018 6:19 AM by shockzz1234

Ah yes more shoujo/josei anime adaptation for me.

Nov 27, 2018 6:11 AM by xchyssa

Netflix: Choose a masterpiece, ruin it with a mediocre adaptation part 2??

Nov 27, 2018 6:05 AM by Cenizeee

Nice. Maybe I'll watch it now.

Nov 27, 2018 4:25 AM by joe_g7

Very excited! I love this manga 😍

Nov 27, 2018 3:09 AM by RaijinKiba

They went with the most boring and most basic visual of all time

Nov 27, 2018 2:30 AM by ahneeme

And here we go again.

Nov 27, 2018 12:56 AM by Detective1412

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