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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.

Note: Won the 2007 Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo manga.


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Associated Names
セブン シーズ
البذور السبع

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7Seeds PRO
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Latest Release(s)
v.29 c.151 by Rain Over Paradise (119d ago)
v.29 c.150 by Rain Over Paradise (429d ago)
v.29 c.149 by Rain Over Paradise (487d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
33 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Reviews
7 Seeds by tsubasa22

11 topics, 155 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (768 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2017, 4:25am PST



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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #196 increased(+11)
Monthly Pos #158 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #153 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #136 increased(+1)

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On 1939 wish lists
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Forum Posts
which character do you like most? 52 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
romance/otps/ships 52 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
Will I still like 7 Seeds even if I hate multiple povs? 107 days, 17 hours, 11 minutes ago
Hana and Arashi 245 days, 14 hours, 59 minutes ago
Shouldn't this be BOTH Shoujo and Josei? 858 days, 12 hours, 0 minutes ago

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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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Don't stop trying to read it because of the art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shayla
August 20th, 2013, 7:23pm
This manga is awesome. I was hooked since the beginning even if I didn't like the art and the first main character at first. All these problems disappeared in a second. I couldn't stop reading it and I spend all night awake until I could finish all translated chapters.

It is very different from the other shoujos. We don't see much romance and that's what I'm really looking for to happen but it is great. I think all comments above have said enough about the history. So give it a try, you won't regret.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jungyunho
May 5th, 2013, 11:58pm
I just tried to read this then when i stopped, it was already the next day, i didnt notice that i already reached the latest chapter, it is indeed addicting! definitely a must-read! i wish this will have a live action movie
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This manga is too addictive!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
April 30th, 2013, 7:59am
omg this is too good! I can't wait to read the next chapters biggrin It has a lot of sad moments, made me cry a lot :'( but some seriously funny parts too! Well at least in my opinion some of the scenarios and speech are too funny xD
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Rating: N/A
by Baniita
February 28th, 2013, 6:04am
Super interesting, and great story.

...But I can't take any of the straight pairings seriously when they throw so much ho yay at you. And then they KILL all the pairings you ship! Yaaay! ...Christ, I must be a masochist.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Fubuki x Aramaki. Dead. Ryou x Ango. One-sided., what's with those really gay Ango x Arashi moments? I don't ship them, but seriously--
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-Showers Tamura Sensei With Flowers-   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
January 29th, 2013, 8:21am
Many people have already written a review about what I want to or would say.. So let me just say this. It is absolutely fantastic!! She really has it. From beginning to now it has been wonderful, the plot hasn't faltered at all, it has always been interesting. Always. Some people really have it. They just have the full ability and the others.. well they copy off of that ability, but she, right her for sure has the ability. It is a pleasure to read this and I will continue following closely until the end.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kari+
January 4th, 2013, 7:01am
This is amazing manga!!!! I was hesitant at first if i should read this but decided to give it a try. I love it after I began to read it. I had to take break a few time from reading to calm down. I was in tears a few times then happy tears when good things happen. There not much for me to say since it's already been explain in other comments. If this is ever license, I will absolutely buy this manga. I give a 10. arive may look,pit off but give it a chance

... Last updated on January 19th, 2017, 11:13pm
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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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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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its all BS this manga is shit   
Rating: N/A
by SwallowedGod
September 24th, 2012, 8:04am
do not buy into what people are saying I am saving you a lot of time by warning you this manga is full of cliches illogical actions by the protagonists and antagonists its painfully stupid and awkward the characters are unappealing there are plot holes every and let me reiterate this its just plain illogical nonsense. I mean there is one group that practices foreign languages that are not even useful I mean when are you gonna use english or spanish when the only people left alive are japanese? oh ya forgot that part too if the world leaders got together they wouldnt go ok if were gonna perserve people lets just perserve japanese only.......ya uhh not only is that racist but its also asinine I mean seriously to believe your people would be the only ones picked? uhhh ya no this manga would be and could be better if the groups werent all japanese it just became stupid illogical and the plot holes were too much to take. The biggest one is the fact that it says other countries have done the same yet there have been no references to any other groups but the ones in the manga
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