7 Seeds Part 3 Release Date

Japanese manga series

vii Seeds

First
tankōbon
book cover, featuring Natsu Iwashimizu

Genre
  • Scientific discipline fiction[1]
  • Survival[ane]
Manga
Written by Yumi Tamura
Published past Shogakukan
Magazine Bessatsu Shōjo Comic
(2001–2002)

Flowers
(2002–2017)
Demographic Shōjo
/
Josei
Original run November 2001 (2001-11)


27 May 2017 (2017-05-27)
Volumes 35
(Listing of volumes)
Original net animation
Directed by Yukio Takahashi
Written by Touko Machida
Music by Michiru
Studio Gonzo (#1–12)
Studio Kai (#13–24)
Licensed by Netflix
Released
28 June 2019 (2019-06-28)



26 March 2020 (2020-03-26)
Runtime 24–31 minutes
Episodes 24
(List of episodes)


vii Seeds

(stylized as

7SEEDS
) is a Japanese manga serial written and illustrated past Yumi Tamura. Information technology is fix in a mail-apocalyptic future, long enough afterwards a meteorite hits World that new species take evolved, and follows the struggles of five groups of young adults to survive after they are revived from cryonic preservation. The title comes from five groups of individuals in cryogenic chambers along with supplies, called “seeds”, laid down by the Japanese government.

The manga was originally serialized in Shogakukan’s
Bessatsu Shōjo Comic
magazine, premiering in the Nov 2001 issue; it transferred to
Flowers
magazine in April 2002, where it ran until its conclusion in May 2017. Shogakukan nerveless the individual chapters into 35 spring volumes.

An original net animation (ONA) anime adaptation, produced by Gonzo and directed by Yukio Takahashi, was announced in November 2018. The offset season was released worldwide on Netflix in June 2019. A 2d flavour produced by Studio Kai premiered on 26 March 2020.

In 2007,
seven Seeds
won the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Honor for the
shōjo
category. Including digital sales, it has sold more than 6 meg copies in Nippon.

Story

[edit]

When astronomers predict that the Earth volition exist hit by a meteorite, the world leaders run into to develop a plan for homo survival chosen the 7 Seeds projection. Each state agrees to preserve numbers of healthy young people through cryogenics, which will allow them to survive the devastation of the impact. After a computer determines that Earth is once more safe for human life, it will revive each group. The Japanese government creates five groups of survivors named Winter, Spring, Summer A, Summertime B, and Fall. Each group consists of seven members, who are not told most what will happen before they are placed in cryonic preservation, and i adult guide who is trained in wilderness survival. These groups are scattered across Japan: the Summer groups in southern and northern Kyūshū, Fall in western Honshū, Spring in primal Honshū near Tokyo, and Wintertime in Hokkaidō.

Awoken from the cryogenic sleep many years later, the young men and women find themselves amid a hostile environment blank of whatever human life. Their former dwelling house land Nippon has greatly changed. Completely alone, they must depend only on themselves to survive in the new world.

Setting

[edit]

7 Seeds
takes place an unknown number of years after the standoff of a large meteorite with Earth. As a consequence of the impact, the climate of Nippon has greatly changed from what the characters knew from the present twenty-four hour period. In the Kansai region there are only two seasons, a dry out flavor and a longer, heavier rainy season.[2]
Takahiro of Winter group describes the winters in the northern island of Hokkaidō every bit being as mild every bit in Kanagawa Prefecture where he grew upwardly.[3]
In addition, sea levels have risen profoundly: downtown Yokohama is completely underwater,[four]
only the top mitt of the statue in Nagasaki Peace Park is above the surface of the bounding main.[5]
The geography of Japan has changed besides: after an eruption of Mount Aso, Kyūshū has been divide into ii islands,[half dozen]
and the Kansai region is separated from central Honshū by a wide strait.[2]
The series depicts a Nippon in which, every bit a result of the new environment and mass extinctions, ecosystems accept changed and several new species of animals and plants have evolved.

For example, on the island where Summer group B first lands, off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture, Botan notes how few of the ecological niches are filled, including no birds or flying insects, and that the limited number of species are nevertheless radiating to make full empty niches.[seven]
In detail, a local rodent resembling a rabbit is in the process of speciation into herbivorous and ravenously carnivorous versions, which are nevertheless visually like. Other dangers new to the characters include swarms of carnivorous white cockroaches and gigantic Venus flytraps, sundews, and nepenthes. Species that are unchanged simply were previously unknown in Nippon include banana trees and crocodiles. Semimaru notes that neither on the isle nor on the Kyūshū mainland do they see any ants, bees, or similar insects.[8]

In the Kansai region, Fall group domesticates flightless birds about the size of a chicken and sheep that take grown to resemble llamas, which tin can exist ridden, milked and shorn for wool. Izayoi tells Natsu that a local wasp is deadly, killing with a unmarried sting, and another species has a sting that sickens the victim for a day.[ix]
According to Akio, corn is the only ingather from their seed cache that grows in the area’due south soils, simply Fall group also cultivates a variety of tobacco with a narcotic effect when smoked.[2]

In the southern part of central Honshū, Natsu, Arashi, and Semimaru of Summertime group B cross a desert with cactus scrub. Throughout the region they find remains of large reptiles that revive from estivation during the rainy season, which remind Natsu of velociraptors from
Jurassic Park.[10]
These “dinosaurs”, as the characters call them, have grassland and woodland varieties, and during the rainy season are the dominant predator from the south declension to at least equally far north as Tokyo.

On the island where the Spring group commencement lands, off the coast of the Kantō region, Hana notes that there are no vertebrates on state or in the bounding main, and Momotaro describes the ecology every bit like to that of the Carboniferous Era.[eleven]
On state, in that location are giant insects the characters call “boat beetles” and swarms of bees with stings that are painful only not deadly, which force the group to live on rafts off-shore. In the island’southward swamps, in that location are behemothic praying mantis and giant dragonflies. While at the island, the group lives off shellfish and shallow-water nautiluses, but see no bony fish. The characters find the climate changed also, as information technology is also overcast to see the stars for the first two weeks after they are awake, even though information technology is spring, a season that in the present day is noted for clear weather.

On the mainland of the Kantō region, Spring group meets big aquatic lizards living among the submerged ruins of Yokohama, which hunt in groups. Nearby, in the ruins of central Tokyo, the party from Summer grouping B is attacked past a giant predatory fish, which Takahiro of Winter grouping identifies as descended from a deep-sea fish, the but kind of bony fishes to accept survived.[12]
They also meet a fungus-like growth Takahiro calls “blue mucus”, which infects Hana’southward skin when she touches information technology. This growth goes dormant in the dry flavour, and Takahiro realizes information technology is intolerant to salt and uses it to cure her.[13]

In northern Honshū near Sendai, Natsu, Arashi and Semimaru of Summertime group B find the first flowers they have seen during their journey over nearly of the length of Japan.[14]

In southern Hokkaidō, Winter group encounters grasslands populated by many mammals they exercise not know, including pocket-sized-eared rodents, herds of unknown ruminants, and tigers with saber-teeth. They likewise meet wolves with the ability to project illusions normally used to help chase.[3]

The project organizers as well prepared sealed caches containing seeds and instructional books near the “seven Fuji”. These vii Fuji are not related to the famous Mountain Fuji, but are regional landmarks likewise named Fuji:

  • Bungo Fuji in Ōita Prefecture is Mt. Yufudake, where the enshroud is marked past a statue of the Buddha Vairocana.
  • Ogino Fuji in Kanagawa Prefecture is Mt. Kyogatake, where the cache is marked by a statue of Monjubosatsu, the bodhisattva Manjusri.
  • Kobe Fuji in Hyogo Prefecture is Mount Futatabi of the Rokkō Mountains, marked by a statue of Acala (Fudō myō-ō).
  • Natori Fuji in Miyagi Prefecture is Mt. Taihaku, nigh Sendai, where the cache is marked by a statue of Kokūzō Bosatsu (Ākāśagarbha).
  • Akan Fuji in Hokkaidō is Mt. Meakandake, where the cache is marked by a statue of Avalokiteśvara, the goddess of mercy.
  • Tosa Fuji in Kumamoto Prefecture is Mount Takamori, marked by a statue of Mahāsthāmaprāpta.
  • Noto Fuji in Ishikawa Prefecture is Mount Takatsume-ya, where the cache is marked by a statue of goddess Kukurihime.
  • Fuji is a ghost send with similar capabilities to the RP FLIP. The ghost ship is adrift at body of water in a vast ship graveyard. It is marked past a painting of the buddha Samantabhadra riding on a white elephant’s back. This Fuji was the simply ane kept hidden and used as a humans’ shelter at the same time.

Development and production

[edit]

In an author’s notation, Tamura says that
7 Seeds
was inspired past news reports that most-Earth object (89959) 2002 NT7
might potentially collide with Globe.

Songs

[edit]

Yumi Tamura oftentimes includes certain songs in her chapter titles. If there is further info material available, you tin can discover it using the links in the ‘manga’ table.

There are likewise songs that do non appear in affiliate titles but still play a major role at turning points in the manga. Those are listed beneath.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
    (past Simon and Garfunkel).
    Appeared in Volume three, E Air current Affiliate 2,
    Spirit of Audio.
  • Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
    (by Johann Strauss II).
    Appeared in Volume fourteen, Summer Solstice Chapter 11,
    Tell.
  • Clair de lune
    (by Claude-Achille Debussy).
    Appeared in Book 14, Summertime Solstice Chapter 12,
    Know.
  • Minute Flit
    (by Frédéric François Chopin).
    Appeared in Volume 14, Summer Solstice Chapter 13,
    Hate.
  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik
    (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).
    Appeared in Volume sixteen, Summer Solstice Chapter 23,
    Good day.
  • Csikós Post
    (by Hermann Necke).
    Appeared in Volume 16, Summertime Solstice Chapter 23,
    Farewell.
  • Pomp and Circumstance
    (by Sir Edward William Elgar).
    Appeared in Volume 16, Summer Solstice Chapter 23,
    Farewell.
  • Nutcracker Suite
    (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score past Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky).
    Appeared in Volume 16, Summer Solstice Chapter 23,
    Cheerio.
  • Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)
    (by Jacques Offenbach).
    Appeared in Book xvi, Summer Solstice Affiliate 23,
    Farewell.

The iv seasons

[edit]

The four seasons serve equally the theme for
7 Seeds
, since every team is named after one of them: Jump, Summer A/B, Autumn, and Winter.[15]
The squad members were chosen into their teams based on which seasons their names matched all-time.

Almost every
7 Seeds
chapter arc is named afterwards one of the 24 solar terms consisting of the 72 pentads (Shichijūni kō). The Rainwater affiliate, for instance, completely consists of
Shichijūni kō.

Media

[edit]

Manga

[edit]

7 Seeds
was written and illustrated by Yumi Tamura and published by Shogakukan. Information technology began serialization in the November 2001 effect of the monthly
shōjo
(aimed at teenage girls) manga magazine
Bessatsu Shōjo Comic.[16]
In April 2002, information technology transferred to the monthly
josei
(aimed at immature adult women) manga magazine
Flowers.[17]
The final chapter was published in the July 2017 outcome of
Flowers, released on 27 May.[18]

Shogakukan nerveless the individual chapters into 35 jump volumes, printed under the Flower Comics banner, and afterwards, nether the Blossom Comics Alpha imprint. The first volume was released on 26 March 2002; the last book was released on 10 August 2017. Each volume was divided into sections focusing on different groups of survivors, with section titles containing a
kigo
(seasonal word) advisable for the group name.[19]
[20]
Shogakukan also published an official fanbook, titled
Border of Emotions, on ix December 2011. The fanbook contained detailed character profiles, a color analogy gallery, and a long interview with Tamura.[21]

In 2008, Pika Édition licensed the manga in French republic, where it was marketed every bit a
seinen
(aimed at young adult men) manga series.[22]
In 2011, Pika appear that negotiations with the Japanese publisher, Shogakukan, had been unsuccessful, and therefore, they would cease publishing
7 Seeds
and 2 other titles.[23]
In total, Pika published 10 volumes of the manga in French.[24]
[25]

In 2017, later on the conclusion of the
7 Seeds
manga in Japan, Tamura announced the launch of a spin-off series in
Flowers. The first chapter was published in the magazine’south October issue, released on 28 Baronial; the final chapter was published in the December issue, released on 28 October.[xviii]
[26]
Shogakukan collected the chapters into a single bound volume on 10 January 2018.[27]

Drama CDs

[edit]

7 Seeds
was adapted into a radio drama which was broadcast in Japan from ix December 2003 to 6 February 2004. The nine episodes were collected on three drama CDs:[28]

  • 7 Seeds 1, released on 26 March 2004, focuses on Summertime group B and dramatizes the events of volume 1 of the manga.
  • 7 Seeds 2, released on 23 April 2004, focuses on Winter grouping and dramatizes events of book 4 of the manga.
  • 7 Seeds 3, released on 21 May 2004, focuses on Spring group and dramatizes events of volumes ii and three of the manga.

A fourth drama CD was released in Nippon on 10 August 2017, arranged with a express edition of volume 35 of the
vii Seeds
manga. The story was based on an original scenario written by Yumi Tamura. Several voice actors who would later be cast in the anime accommodation of
vii Seeds
were get-go featured on the drama CD, including Kazuhiko Inoue as Kaname Mozunoto, Shō Hayami as Takashi Sugurono, Nozomu Sasaki every bit Takahiro Aramaki, and Katsuyuki Konishi as Semimaru Asai.[one]

Anime

[edit]

An anime accommodation was appear on 26 November 2018.[29]
The series is animated by Gonzo and directed by Yukio Takahashi, with Touko Machida handling series composition, Youko Satou designing the characters, and Michiru composing the music.[30]
The serial was originally scheduled to release on Netflix in April 2019,[31]
simply it was delayed to 28 June 2019 due to production delays.[32]
[33]
Amatsuki performed the series’ opening theme song “Ark”, while Majiko performed the series’ ending theme song “WISH”.[34]
[35]

A second season premiered on 26 March 2020. The main bandage and staff members reprised their roles, and Studio Kai producing the animation.[36]
Mone Kamishiraishi performed the second flavour’s opening theme song “From the Seeds”, which was composed past Glim Spanky, while Cider Girl performed the second season’s ending theme “Synchro”.[37]
[38]

On iv January 2021, the staff members announced that the second season’s ending animation sequence has been removed after they were notified that it had similarities to the anime
Beyond the Boundary’s catastrophe theme.[39]


Season 1 (2019)

[edit]


Flavour two (2020)

[edit]

Reception

[edit]

7 Seeds
won the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Honor for the
shōjo
category in 2007.[40]
The series ranked number 10 on the elevation 20 list of manga for female readers in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha’due south
Kono Manga ga Sugoi!
guidebook.[41]
It was nominated in the comic category for the 49th Seiun Awards in 2018.[42]

Including digital sales, the series has sold more half-dozen million copies in Japan.[43]
Volume 12 reached number 7 on the Tohan best-seller list and volume 13 reached number 10.[44]
[45]

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External links

[edit]

  • vii Seeds
    (manga) at Anime News Network’s encyclopedia
  • 7 Seeds
    (anime) at Anime News Network’s encyclopedia
  • Official anime website
    (in Japanese)
  • Official drama CD website
    (in Japanese)
  • vii Seeds
    on Netflix
  • Interview with Yumi Tamura nigh
    7 Seeds
    (in Japanese)



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Seeds