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7 Seeds  
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Description
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 “7 SEEDS”, in which five sets of seven gifted 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.

7 Seeds won the 2007 Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo manga.

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Associated Names
セブン シーズ
幻海奇情
幻海奇缘
幻海迷情
秘园情人
7Seeds

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v.27 c.137 by Rain Over Paradise (79d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (659 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 11th 2014, 9:14am PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
Flowers (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #292 increased(+14)
Monthly Pos #283 decreased(-119)
3 Month Pos #169 (No change)
6 Month Pos #153 decreased(-6)

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Ignore ignorant comments; this manga IS great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gara Stewart
October 7th, 2012, 9:09am
Although there's an excess of emotional scenes, with people crying (pretty much every chapter at least once), this manga is a very good read. You can see that the author has taken her time to research lots of details, and the story is consistent. The tragedy factor, for people who are into it, is also very apperaling.

The following lines will contain a few spoilers by the way, so be warned. It's also more of a rant directed to this guy, SwallowedGod, who seemingly doesn't know how to read.

At no point it's said the teams are the only survivors in the entire world. They only know of the place in which they currently are, which is Japan. They even have theories about other nations maybe having done similar projects, or having gone to the moon or whatever. The teams are looking for survivors in Japan, as well as keeping hope there might be other people in different countries - they even send a message in a bottle, which implies someone will eventually find it. That's how it goes in fiction. Learn how to read before writing crap.
As for the people who've been chosen because of knowing different languages, that further proves that you're wrong at your assumptions. They were chosen precisely because there might be survivors from other countries, hence they should be able to communicate.
The manga shows Japanese people because it's placed in Japan, and 7 Seeds is a Japanese project. One would think that would be very easy to understand. If you're gonna complaint about the story being about Japanese people, then I guess you're making a serious mistake. Let's see mainstream series such as Bleach; there's this Soul Society thing, where people's souls go when they die, and they're all Japanese. Now that'd be an example of the bullshit you're referring. 7 Seeds has no such bullshit.
You may dislike the series, of course, that's up to your preference, but don't go on saying it's because of racism, when said manga has nothing of the sort.
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You will not regret it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SarahCassidy
January 3rd, 2013, 8:25am
Are you tired of whiny, immature shoujo heroines who remain the same through-out the entire story? Have you ever found yourself cringing at unrealistic plot twists? Are you sick of depthless love-at-first-sight romances? Have you had enough of stereotypical characters and predictable plots?
Do you want something more? More depth? More development? More nerve-shattering, breath-holding moments? Something that would hook you and keep you on the edge of your seat?

Then this epic manga is truly the one for you.

Set in a distant post apocalyptic future, 7 seeds is a suspenseful and quite outstanding shoujo manga, the most realistic (in its portrayal of human emotions, thoughts and actions) manga I have ever had the pleasure to read. It's thought-provoking and unpredictable, makes you think about what you would have done had you been in the same situations as the characters. It lets you see the story through the eyes of the characters and drags you with them through dangerous situations, giving you a taste of their fear, sadness, courage, hope, happiness and will to survive. The pace is never monotone and Tamura Yumi's story-telling invites you to read further, to discover further, to feel further with the characters.

One of the major strengths of this series is the characters. Each one of them is incredibly deep and complex, driven by realistic feelings, making them very easy to identify with. No two characters are alike, personality-wise and they all have distinct, easy to tell apart appereances.
Tamura Yumi masters the art of steering your emotions and she knows how to make you hate, love, cheer for and cry for her characters.
The development is strong but slow, and the characters you'd have hated in the first chapters would be very dear to you over the course of 10 chapters. Some become stronger and more confident as they learn to cope with the situation, others sink into despair and guilt but in the end the characters will have grown on you one way or another.
The romance comes endlessly slow (some would say too slow) but when it does come, you'll be astounded by how true and authentic it'll feel. Slow, realistic, stable and endlessly heart-warming. That's true love and if you are a hopeless romantic like me, your heart will be beating steadily and you'll be fangirling like crazy at those moments.

One thing that is hard to adjust to when starting to read 7 seed is the art. I've had my moments of irritation at first but I was glad that kept reading. The art does gets better and in time you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, characters and places.

I know you'll love it and you will most definitely not regret reading this manga.
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no less than a masterpiece...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Izvcila
January 26th, 2009, 4:37am
Well I don't usually leave review on public site but I made this exception for 7seeds.
- In general: just finished volume 14, I guess it's far enough to say that this manga is very great.Through out the long run, it keeps getting better and better (which it's rare 'cause lots of series go downhill fast) It's very dramatic at times, but I still found it enjoyable. Tamura did a great job with balance story details, one of the reasons why I like 7seeds more than her previous work, Basara.
- The plot: the idea is novel worthy and stand out in so many ways, even the message 7seeds' carring is very different too. It may started off little slow but it needs time to get details sharpen. Tamura is story-wise master, which she proved by Basara, but I'm still amazed at her knowledge on this one, every little things she wrote has some meanings with it, you must read through carefully or you'll miss it. The humor in 7seeds is very subtle, and charming too.
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My favorite part must be the arc about Dragon King's Palace, a masterpiece in its true meaning that I'll never forget, it just took all your emotions out.

- The characters: good story comes along with good characters, of course. Though it has many characters, they're still be able to stand out in their own personality. btw, the characters connection in 7seeds rules!
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Not all characters are likable but still, you will fall for them.

- The art: not something I really care, but even if you don't like it at first, you'll get used to it though.

My overall rating is 9.5/10, but I may change it in future since it's not going to end anytime soon, and believe me, I'm at volume 14 and still clueless about the ending, way too unpredictable.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2009, 4:40am
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amazing!!   
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by hasana
January 1st, 2009, 4:48pm
i've been reading manga for nearly almost 8 years now (wow long time) and mangas with a good plot are hard to come by...however, tamura yumi-sensei has never failed me. basara was 5 stars and i'm really enjoying 7 seeds...her ideas are novel and she unfolds the story at a good and steady pace. some ppl don't like the art...but it's really not "that" ugly. it's unique and it starts to grow on you after a while.

now that storm in heaven has picked it up i'm sure the releases will be faster (well at least i hope)

i may take a vol or two to get you hooked but that's cause the storyline can't be thrown in your face that quickly...so just give it a chance

oh and those looking for a typical shoujo manga...this is definitely not it
there is a romantic sub-plot (but it's not the major story)

all in all this manga is awesome...read all 7 scanlated volumes in one sitting smile
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Amazing character development   
Rating: N/A
by Mizura
September 17th, 2013, 9:58pm
At first glance, there is a lot that can put a reader off from reading 7 Seeds: the story initially starts with the most annoying and incompetent team. You can't tell where the story is going. And you might initially be really put off by the art (though in my case it really grew on me later on).

If you persist however, you will eventually be rewarded by one of The best character development I've ever read in any series.
Ones who initially appeared as losers either apply their existing competence or develop new ones, taking on surprising roles within their group.
Ones who initially appeared as stuck-up and dictatorial later mellow up, and you learn how surprisingly responsible they are to their group members.
Ones who initially prided themselves as elites realize that they have been blinded all along, and learn to respect those who they had scorned.
Those who despaired over this situation learn to accept it and live in this world, and even love it.
And as for the ones responsible for this project, appearing as the epitome of all cruelty, you learn of their fate and can't help but respect them for the dedication they put in until the very end to ensure the survival of the race.

In fact, that initially "annoying" team probably has the most amazing character development of them all. The characters all evolve as individuals and as a group, as each challenge and each encounter polishes them into a new person, and as they both set aside their differences and make use of them. This is a slow, rough and sometimes painful process, both for the characters and for the readers, but the journey is well worth it as the results gradually emerge. In-between, the author adds in some fascinating themes, including politics, thoughts on life, training and survival, the environment and others, and although they are not always completely realistic, the author shines in how she uses these to bring out the humanity of the characters.

This isn't a series that will provide you with instant gratification. But if you persist, you will be rewarded with the joys equivalent to seeing plain seeds in dirty soil bloom into a beautiful garden.

I wish people would stop comparing it to Basara though.

... Last updated on September 17th, 2013, 10:06pm
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love this story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Moonshadows679
November 13th, 2011, 8:38am
Great story with lots of plot twists. You find yourself loving and hating the characters, wishing them on, crying with them. Truly a great read and one to look forward to with each release. If you love action, adventure, romance with some psychological turmoil then this is right for you.
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Why?!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elementalblood
April 9th, 2012, 10:29am
Why is this not licensed?! I want to buy this so badly yet it's not even available in my country! That's it, I'm learning Japanese, buying this entire series online and reading it! The art is wonderful and the story is intoxicating. It draws you in and doesn't let go. Highly recommended. I can't believe I ever skipped over this series 4 years ago but then again I could probably blame that on being a beginner to manga.
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don't judge the book by its cover   
Rating: N/A
by person27
November 20th, 2010, 10:24pm
don't let the classical shoujo style art fool you. this is really solid character driven post-apocalyptic sci-fi. A lot of guys might get turned off by the shoujo art, but give the first volume a try and you'll be hooked. I was.
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One of the best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TisiphoneStar
November 8th, 2011, 12:50am
This is an amazing story not in just its interesting plot and plot twists, but also its outstanding characterizations. At first they seem unlikable and their disputes rather irritating, but at the same time the conflicts between the characters is what makes them extremely realistic. Like meeting someone new, the characters really grow on you with time as their true natures flesh out. No one is 'good' or 'evil' and no two characters have the same goal.

The actions taken by the government and government officials is also quite interesting, and slowly the last days of mankind are unraveled and the new world shown for what it truly is. Make sure to give yourself a long night to read this one because once you start, you won't stop.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2011, 12:52am
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Give it a chance and try to read it until the 3rd volume..I promise, you'll be hooked.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Brucie_kun
January 26th, 2011, 7:15am
Here's my advice to anyone who wants to pick up this manga

1) ^^^^^ Read the title mentioned above ^^^^
2) You might not like some of the characters at first, and probably it seems so cliche with all the bad and good guys.. but there's a thing called the 'Character growth'? Yes, that is what the manga is all about. Even the most unlikable character (who you love to see them getting 'killed off' first) will become very LOVABLE as the plot progresses.
3) For a manga that revolves around multiple protagonists and characters, with a romantic subplot in a survivalist manga, it's very underrated and surprisingly realistic in portraying how normal people would react when they're being put into the same situation! ....unlike the sickeningly overrated survival mangas like Highschool of the dead and Eden no Ori

... Last updated on January 26th, 2011, 7:18am
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