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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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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
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Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.137 by Rain Over Paradise (20d ago)
v.26 c.136 by Rain Over Paradise (52d ago)
v.26 c.135 by Rain Over Paradise (86d 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

Forum
8 topics, 131 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (647 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89 / 10.0
10
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9+
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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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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #337 decreased(-33)
Monthly Pos #163 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #141 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #142 decreased(-8)

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On 2049 reading lists
On 1648 wish lists
On 126 unfinished lists
On 435 custom lists

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Hana and Arashi 76 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes ago
which character do you like most? 284 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes ago
Can anyone spoilerize me plz? 914 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes ago
Will I enjoy this? 1092 days, 20 hours, 40 minutes ago
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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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Fantastic   
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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Captivating   
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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Intriguing   
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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Woooow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gunzy
March 29th, 2011, 2:25am
This story is a great one. The obstacles these people face...the plot in general...just wow. It's one of those stories that keep you intrigued the whole time. To me, the start was a bit slow but I kept reading and...I love the rawness about it....I'm glad things turn out how they do... (thus far at least) This is an amazing story...

I can't explain it in words about this one...The author was brilliant. Piecing all this together and connecting everyone to each other is just...wooow.

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When you got to the winter group, it was just so real. I wondered why there were only five and not 7 (8). The struggles they all face is wwaaaah! Amazing. :( Poor people dying and what not.
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Definitely good   
Rating: N/A
by Thrudgelmir
March 21st, 2011, 8:38am
I read all the comments below me and see everyone think Natsu is a hate character, but they seem didn't realize that she has to be like that or she would destroy the very purpose of having multiple lead characters that is having many perspectives in one setting. And to create a stark contrast with the other lead, who i say is even worth to hate than Natsu, Hana. Seriously, except for Summer A and Mozu, the only person capable keep up with her, Aragami can only do so with
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freaking 15 years soloing the whole land prior to the start of the manga
.For easier understanding, let's use Gundam Seed Destiny's setting (fanbase, to be exact), replace Shinn with Natsu, Summer A team as Coordinator ( or Canard to better symbolize all of them) and Kira by Hana and everything still run perfectly. Of course, a too obvious Mary Sue wouldn't get liked very much so she showed some down moments to get sympathize and a friendlier version of Team Summer A's skillset
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For god's sake, she was personal coached by both Takashi and Kaname while team SA is 7 out of hundreds and her training is after team SA's. Get what its mean ? She was teached almost EVERYTHING Ango and co had to pay with their friends's lives to learn , without any of their traumatic experiences, and still have a god damn normal live with a caring handsome boyfriend. Don't tell me about gun totting either, her boomerang can be just as deadly as a gun and make no noise at all, beside no way they can stuff a gun inside her bag and come up with believable excuse for a civilian possessing firearm
And she is so charismatic that even Autumn's peoples trust her. You can't make more "subtle" Mary Sue than that.
And Natsu should have a break too. Not that i like her but time simply doesn't support her development. Up to vol 13 i estimate she has just awaken for about 2 months at best and 95% the time was together with Arashi (Semimaru for extra weight, who surprisingly a good middle man btw). The setting is perfect for her... to have NO development at all. You can't blame her since she lacked a drive strong enough to force a change all those times.
The story and other characters are all good, they have various personalities and their development eventually come and help us understand them more. The story is solid with careful planning and preparedness.
All in all, a good watch, if you doesn't too allergy with shoujo-ish style and some times sketchy art, and can pass first 3 volumes, the story of other teams and Ryuudou is much more interesting than a shy girl and a hax girl's journey

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2011, 7:35pm
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I'm sorry.   
Rating: N/A
by Dafat-MKII
February 27th, 2011, 6:13pm
I really tried. I got to the end of Volume 2 too.
This is the first manga I ever put on hold.
The premise is fine, but maybe I should have skipped to the third volume.
Natsu makes me think that manga isn't the only thing worth living for.
Full panel sketches where 3/4 of the face is constituted by the eyes is not my style.
While her personality leaves a lot of room for development, the author did too good a job at making her a brainless and incapable idiot.

I will pick this manga up again, but I can't stand Natsu's face and hairstyle anymore.

Note: I have reas series with this art style before, an the same type of characters, but in this setting, where it could have been really awesome, I felt sickened.

... Last updated on February 27th, 2011, 6:17pm
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