7 Seeds by Tamura Yumi

I recently discovered a great manga series called 7 Seeds by Tamura Yumi.

(Pics from Shogakukan, the publisher)

The story begins with a group of 7 people waking up on a sinking ship, with no recollection of how they got there. The last thing they remember is falling asleep in their beds at home. Turns out it’s hundreds of years later, civilization has been destroyed, and the world is overrun with monstrous insects and wild animals. The 7 were cryogenically frozen before the apocalypse as part of a secret government project called “7 Seeds”. Now they’re the last humans left on earth and are supposed to repopulate the world. It’s an interesting plot with lots of unexpected twists and turns. The artwork is a little weird though. Tamura Yumi has strange character designs and an art style that’s very different from any other manga-ka. It’s almost impressionist, or as impressionist as you can get with ink and penstrokes.

If you’re interested, you can read 7 Seeds online at OneManga or download the chapters as Zip files and read them in a comic reader like CDisplay. The chapters were scanlated (scanned + translated) by a fan group called Boku-tachi.

If you read it, let me know what you think!


#1 thaolinh on 03.02.08 at 9:30 am

Hi. I”m searching for some info about this manga and I came across your site. Just think maybe I should leave some comments. I love Tamura sensei ever since i read Basara. I”ve only read 2 vols of this new series but it impressed me much, think that it is even better than Basara. ah, by the way thanks for your links. Not sure whether i should read this English ver. or wait for published ver. in my country (only 2 vols pulished)

#2 1a- im VNese on 03.21.08 at 5:44 am

i love it so much. however, just 26 chaps have been scaned and translated on Internet. I’m waiting. If you find out where to read it all, please let me know

#3 Ynguer on 11.05.08 at 11:41 am

Hi, this is the second manga made by Tamura Yumi I read, and the second strike too. A very catching story, e an amazing and expressing art.
Being a Sci-fi it can be told right away how much research was made during it’s pruduction. But gladly the manga doesn’t spill scientific info on the reader. It’s first an ‘odisseia’ rather than a sci-fi.
I strongly recommend this title. And thanks to owner of this blog for sharing your review.

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