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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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v.29 c.147 by Rain Over Paradise (50d ago)
v.28 c.146 by Rain Over Paradise (76d ago)
v.28 c.145 by Rain Over Paradise (104d ago)
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30 Volumes (Ongoing)

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7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (722 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 29th 2015, 10:25am PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
Flowers (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #244 decreased(-18)
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which character do you like most? 41 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
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Always something   
Rating: N/A
by raquelita416
October 7th, 2015, 9:51pm
This manga is really something cool, and it has way more dept to it than i first thought, but the fact that
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hana and her boyfriend arashi haven't reunited yet is getting on my nerves......and now hana is having feelings for that other guy?......well, could be my imagination.......and i refuse to believe hana is still waiting for that fated reunion so i doubt the author would go off and kill one of the main heroines
but to top it off, there is always sonething wrong, it adds plot but its still annoying, i just want them to have at least one normal day. T.T

... Last updated on October 7th, 2015, 9:54pm
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A must-read   
Rating: N/A
by fwoom
September 22nd, 2015, 9:07pm
In a word - epic. I can't believe that this manga isn't more popular than it is, and that the vast majority of readers haven't even heard of it. Read it!! The backstory, the characters, the premise, the plot... everything is great! The only possible downside is the art, but don't let that stop you. In my opinion this is better than Osamu Tezuka's classics, and let's face it, Tezuka's art style isn't the most appealing in the world.

Also, if you find some portions of the story unbelievable in the beginning. Keep reading. There are parts that I found a bit ridiculous and I thought were exaggerated, and I later on found out that there were perfectly logical, mind-blowing explanations for why everything was the way it was. Do not for a moment assume that the author has not thought things through.

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For example, in the beginning I thought Hana was far too capable for a normal high school girl, and wrote it off as the author creating an overly perfect character to suit her own tastes. Boy was I wrong! Later as I read, I found out the backstory behind the training of Summer A and the fact that Hana's father has been secretly training her her whole life in preparation for the 7 Seeds project... so of course she is exceptionally well-suited to survival in the wilderness!

Full review and further recommendations here:

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2015, 9:07pm
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I'm obsessed with this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by faex
December 23rd, 2014, 11:17am
I've read this manga from beg. to end twice already, and i'm still thirsty for more. The good part, in my opinion, about this manga is that it focuses on the individual obstacles that each of the characters come across.

7 Seeds DOES NOT have extremely gory scenes such as those in Toride no Apocalypse or Cage of Eden, but in this case it is an advantage: Here, in 7 seeds, there is no gore to distract you from the emotional damages and journeys that our characters go through.

This manga really draws on the tenacity of nature, including humans, by showing how these characters get back up time and time again after disasters strike, and after all seem hopeless and worthless. My bro shed manly tears too reading this, ha ha ha... so this isn't only for girls!

I recommend this to anyone of any age and gender who can look beyond art to find an intricately written story.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by wansmor
November 30th, 2014, 8:17pm
7 Seeds is story about people who was chosen to be sent to the future in hope that they will survive the apocalypse brought by a series meteorites that hit the earth. Japan sent 5 teams to the future, each contains 7 random members and one guide. Together they must adapt to the new and hostile environment and cope with the fact that their beloved ones may have been wiped by the apocalypse.

7 Seeds is good because its portrait of the world post apocalypse is really neat. Tamura Yumi skilfully combined her characters with the unknown nature of the future, and build up her story around them: how the teams reacts to the harsh environment, how they interacts with fellow team members, how every members have different personalities and background, and finally how they will survive, either as individual or as a team, and that sometimes the threat to humanity comes from human themselves.

To me 7 Seeds is easily one of best written story/manga ever. The characters are lovely, some of them will make you really wish them dead, others makes you want to cheer for them. I feel so attached to them and I really wish that the series will never end. Their interactions with each other were natural, and they grow as they learn to live in the new world and meet fellow survivors. The deaths were heart-breaking at times but there are times for laughter, joy, and relieve.

7 Seeds was one of few new series that entered my reading list for a while. I picked it up because I loved Basara, and Tamura Yumi didn't disappoint me with this other epic by her. I can't argue with people who don't like it because of it's art, I can only say that you've missed one hell of a series if you don't read this.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2015, 4:08am
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The best shoujo out there, unknown   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mispelling
August 5th, 2014, 3:43pm
I read Basara before I read this one, and I loved it; it's another one of my favorites. I decided to check out 7 seeds as well and at first while reading it I thought 7 seeds wasn't as great as Basara was. The "main character" was really weak and timid and showed no good traits necessary for a survival manga. Boyyyy was I wrong, once I got to the 2nd volume I realized it doesn't have a set main character, but different POVs and arcs that help develop into the mystery of the 7 seeds project. I made the foolish mistake of comparing it to Basara when it's like apples and oranges. As I continued to read it I just devoured all the arcs and finished 12 years of it into about one week. It was an incredible ride to read and I realize how well the characters all develop and the growth and maturity they exhibit throughout the manga.

While sometimes I find the characters irritating,
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You can't help but root for them to succeed.
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and sometimes you cry your heart out when you witness death scenes and lost of beloved ones, which is prominent in many arcs

Overall great series, and a highly underrated josei that doesn't get mentioned often with the greats.

Edit: So after catching up with the Japanese releases, I'm reaffirmed that 7 seeds is really the best, underrated series out there. It's a shame that it isn't really popular with International audiences (I think a lot of shoujo/josei fans are put off by the plot while seinen/shounen fans are put off by its artwork :'/) Even really minor characters are given some (if little) form of development where we get to know a little bit about themselves and they stay in the background. While I'm unsure of how the ending will come I do have faith in Yumi Tamura to not screw it up especially since she took the time to flesh out so much of the world and its characters.

Despite the lengthiness of the series, it really is well-worth read.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2014, 9:04am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sappy
May 30th, 2014, 5:52pm
The whole story is a masterpiece!
there's action, romance, adventure, josei, seinen, shoujo, you name it! it's both great for the male and female audience. The plot is very strong, never did I get bored or skipped scenes or dit I get annoyed (some shoujo manga really push it)

I really recommend this one! You won't be wasting your time.
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surprised by how much I like it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 19th, 2014, 1:57pm
I picked this one up very reluctantly, expecting to hate how old the art looks (judging by the cover)....but i was given a pleasant surprise after persisting through the first couple chapters.

This series has a whole cast of main characters who I love and adore with all my heart. I usually only end up loving one or two characters from a manga... but not this time! I especially love Hana, an energetic and charismatic tomboy with a kind heart. Although the first few chapters are slow as we only focus on the beginnings of Team Summer B, the story soon reaches proper pacing with the arrival of many other teams. It gets exciting from there.

I also love the plot of surviving in the wilderness with limited resources. This manga depicted all the issues pretty well--or at least much better than what I've seen in other manga of the same genre.

The character development is also amazing here, especially with Yuki? from Team Summer B, who goes from a passive person to someone gradually more assertive. Her growth is very realistic, and I deeply relate to it as I have gone through the same changes.

The art is more old-fashioned, but you get used to it after a while; it won't be a problem because the plot is just that good.

Anyways, I recommend this manga to anyone who loves survival type stories and enjoys intellectually stimulating scenes.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:18pm
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Tamura Yumi's BEST one yet (IMHO)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ElanorR
December 20th, 2013, 8:55am
To all you Naysayers, you wouldn't know a good manga if it came and punched you in yo face. The development and depth of each of the multiple characters is so unique and unparalleled to any other Manga that I have read. It's a story that will keep you on your toes. Do NOT get put off by the art, because you'd be missing a masterpiece. It's a story to savour and appreciate. It's got the right dose of every genre and this is definitely one of the only pieces of work to have made me retain my interest in manga. Read it, if you haven't yet!!

... Last updated on December 20th, 2013, 8:56am
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Despite the illogical reasons used initially, there is value in this story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Paraph
November 5th, 2013, 9:29pm
It is hard to understand a character, and take the story seriously, when a character confidently denies the death of a loved one. There was no way i could understand or accept a rationalization that far surpassed reason. You could say the characters were so in love they were in denial or deluding themselves, and that they could only hope. Aside from this aversion, the development picked up after some volumes. There are many valuable struggles and they become more complicated as the story goes on. The value of love is a major topic so far in the story, and i don't mean infatuation or attraction, but love, as a necessary requirement for human growth and success. Aside from love, you could say the story is about how to live well, by facing ones' reality. It's about judgement, making choices, and acting decisively even when in fear. It is wonderful to see the characters learn in the environment they are forced to cope with, and i look forward to it in every chapter.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2013, 10:08pm
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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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