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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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セブン シーズ
البذور السبع

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v.29 c.147 by Rain Over Paradise (1d ago)
v.28 c.146 by Rain Over Paradise (27d ago)
v.28 c.145 by Rain Over Paradise (55d ago)
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29 Volumes (Ongoing)

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7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (713 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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October 3rd 2015, 12:54pm PST



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AMAZING SERIES. Can't recommend this one enough!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dancebaby
June 21st, 2012, 2:30pm
If you haven't read this or if you are considering reading this, or even if you are considering NOT reading this for whatever reason, you seriously just need to go read it right now.

Or, if you are considering dropping this after the first few volumes because it's boring, please don't. It starts off a little slowly and a bit average. Don't stop reading it and you will be amazed at how much you start to love the series. This work is a masterpiece.

Let me explain how unlikely it is for me to like this kind of manga. I'm not really interested in apocalypse stories. I don't like huge casts of characters stories. I don't really like sketchy art styles (I prefer more "clean" types like Gokusen or Liar Game, say.) BUT I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES. DESPITE ALL THE ODDS! Not that any of these "preferences" matter in the face of an brilliant, brilliant piece of work. It doesn't matter what demographic or gender you are. Seriously, you will appreciate this work.

This is truly a series for everyone. This mangaka is so gifted. In 7 Seeds, each and every character is developed fully. All of them grow on you and you feel so connected and invested in everyone's well being. The plot is deep and engrossing, the story is well paced and well written. This series will captivate and fascinate you. It will make you feel all kinds of emotions, and you will laugh and you will cry.

I would give it higher than a 10 if I could. This is one of my top favorites and I have read thousands. My friend, if you pass this one up, you are missing out.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2012, 5:01pm
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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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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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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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Saons
November 2nd, 2011, 3:46pm
From the author of Basara, we are brought another epic filled with adventure, survival, and suspense. Like many others, I've read Basara to completion and enjoyed it thoroughly, and expected no less from this one.
Luckily I was not disappointed, but I will admit it took me a while to get into it. Looking at its premise, I couldn't help but imagine some kind of Kaguya Hime scenario (a manga I could not bring myself to finish), and thus put off reading it. When I did finally pick it up, I was hooked.
Like Basara, it has a wide array of characters, who can be anything from "normal" to downright terrifying, though it all depends on whose perspective you're viewing (which is one of my favourite aspects of the author's works: The antagonists and protagonists are always switching roles). It is fascinating to see them all act and coexist in a post-apocalyptic world, with their decisions all being made with precaution, fear, and the instinct to survive.
The setting switches from the present, to the past and to the places in between. As such, it has a lot of "rifts" in the storyline filled with backstory; while it is necessary, the information overload can leave you a little dazed. This isn't unfamiliar to the author's works, but I suggest to those who don't like complicated storylines and characters to look elsewhere.
It is also very, very long. At times it seems somewhat redundant, like the author is only prolonging the story in order to milk money out of it, but I assure you this one is better than Basara at advancing the storyline.

The real hook for me on this manga is the characters. The main characters all have their time to delve into their psyches, and it's such a great character study in that sense. Only once or twice have I thought, "That's a bit unrealistic."

Fantastic art, and even better story. Yumi Tamura, keep 'em comin'.
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Rating: N/A
by tororo
October 10th, 2011, 10:12pm
If you haven't started reading this yet, please do. The characters are beautifully and uniquely developed over time. None of them are flawless and I feel that they really are like regular humans. The plot is intricately woven together and the suspense is very nicely scripted. One thing I love about this manga is that there are conflicts between characters because of different values and beliefs and there is no clear cut "right" opinion.

For those people who compare this to basara, I believe this is far beyond basara. Just because characters look similar because of the mangaka's art style, it does not automatically make them a shadow of their "previous character". I felt that basara was much more 2-dimensional (although I was never able to finish it to the end because I felt it was too flat) while 7 seeds has really been brought to life.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2011, 10:15pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lilyann1984
August 25th, 2011, 11:31am
I read up to volume 15 and feel the need to comment. First of all, if someone picks this up without knowing Yumi Tamura's other pretty popular work Basara, this someone will think 7 seeds is unbelievable brilliant. It has it all: lots of interesting, likeable characters, a story full of suspense, even a bit of romance etc. But if you have read Basara than you will find it less brilliant, because lots of characters (and relationships between characters) are completly the same as in Basara. Even the girl you can call somehow the "main protagonist" reminds me too much of Sarasa, not to mention that her boyfriend looks like Shuri and her older comrade is the second Ageha.

That put aside it really IS a great work. I was never able to finish Basara (the most interesting thing was the tragic romance between the main characters and I'm not that much in romance), but 7 seeds is different (well, the romance sucks, it's just way too cheesy). The post apocalyptic setting with the whole survival theme is just incredible thrilling, I envy Yumi Tamura for her amount of ideas, it never gets boring. You want to know what happens next with the characters and more importantly, when and how they will meet, if they will get along, how they will work together etc.

I can recommand this manga to everyone who likes adventurous storys.
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A big suprise!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by SimonFearless
August 18th, 2011, 2:30pm
I don't really read shuojo/josei often. I'm having a hard time with the artistic style. But this one was really a suprise. It's exiting and makes you wan't to continue reading. The characters feelings and thoughts are easy to assimilate. And the plot is really interesting, although it's not somthing most of us haven't read before (Lots of manga about the end of world). But what get's me the most is the dark content which shows us humans true nature. It feels real, which makes you concerned in a good way. I think It's both interesting and beneficent to us.
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Great work!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by chopstick
July 17th, 2011, 9:40am
I don't quite get that there are so many people out there who can read Basara in one blow, but so many that are keeping this on hold. I think that from the very first page it was so interesting and amazing how it all kept on.
And about characters then as I've read Basara then I see Hana as Sarasa and Asahiru as Shuri. They both seem reincarnated in this story, but that might be only my opinion.

@sakirol those cannibal rats and others were a great turning point of the whole animal thing. It would ruin the story if there weren't any danger. It wouldn't be realistic as well if there weren't any animal, insect mutation. Just like they said, it's the whole evolution thing going on again.
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I know there's people out there that shy away from post-apocalyptic stories but...   
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by sakirol
May 19th, 2011, 10:42pm
The setting of the story tbh irked me at first. I'm not a big fan of post-apocalyptic survival stories. They're intense but tend to drive me away so when I first saw giant carnivorous plants, cannibalistic rats, and mountains of white beetles, I almost put the manga down. (Good thing I didn't!) This manga is different from those horror stories. It has a decent amount of it in it, yes, but 7 Seeds also does an extraordinary job of implementing the shoujo-esque style of romance and relationship development, making it an amazing read. Behold: it's not just monsters chasing after the characters, picking each of them off until it dies! It doesn't spin off into bizarre over-the-top nonsense as the story moves along either. Try it - I know it doesn't look very appealing at first. smile

(P.S. The Winter story is the best.)

(Similar to the way this mangaka wrote Basara, the mangaka somehow connects far, distant people into one web of connections before starting the final story arc. I love that. It feels like an old-fashioned "Let's go on an adventure!!" but with a lot more depth.)

... Last updated on May 19th, 2011, 10:45pm
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