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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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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.136 by Rain Over Paradise (27d ago)
v.26 c.135 by Rain Over Paradise (61d ago)
v.26 c.134 by Rain Over Paradise (82d 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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8 topics, 131 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (639 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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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #297 (No change)
Monthly Pos #157 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #146 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #144 decreased(-10)

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On 2032 reading lists
On 1639 wish lists
On 124 unfinished lists
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Hana and Arashi 51 days, 12 hours, 48 minutes ago
which character do you like most? 259 days, 6 hours, 33 minutes ago
Can anyone spoilerize me plz? 888 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes ago
Will I enjoy this? 1067 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes ago
Main Character. 1086 days, 9 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Very impactful story.   
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by plasticheese
January 11th, 2011, 9:40pm
For the first few chapters, I admit that I got bored. But I'm glad I continued reading, for the sheer curiosity.
The story builds up wonderfully, and I like the way that it seems realistic, rather than just out of the blue "OH NOES WE"RE GONNA DIE BUT A FEW OF US WILL MAGICALLY SURVIVE" kind of thing. It actually makes me feel like that was the end of mankind as we knew it, and I got sucked into the story big time.
It's a story packed full of emotions, and, as corny as it sounds, touches my heart. There's not just romance, but friendship too.
In a nutshell, this manga is one of the best sci-fi story(including books) that I have read.
Read it, you definitely won't regret it biggrin
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Good... Really good   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Phooeyish
January 11th, 2011, 6:34pm
For the first ten chapters, I was pretty annoyed. While there was some potential for the story, it seemed a little lackluster and not very original, and the characters (namely Natsu and a few others) really irked me.
However, luckily, the story then shifted gears and went on to focus on the survival of the other groups and then it got really interesting, especially with the way that the different groups interacted. It's obvious that the author has put a lot of planning into this story, and the survival groups/events that take place are indeed very realistic and engaging to the readers. She does a good job with going into the action/adventure side of the story, but also in exploring the psychological impact of having to live in a apocalyptic world.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2011, 8:50am
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don't judge the book by its cover   
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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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LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rouge@roze
October 14th, 2010, 11:51am
I Thought Basara was an epic story and she couldn't get better. I was wrong, this is even better as the act work has improved. Each volume gets better and better. In fact I can't decide which character i like better Everyone is so sensational in their own way.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2014, 11:31am
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Amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bueyboo
August 27th, 2010, 4:50pm
Most mangas tend to deteriorate in quality as they go on, but 7 seeds is one of the few candidates who grow even better. This is a story that you could read for weeks on end and still remain engaged in its unique storyline. It seems that this manga is still in its introduction phase despite its nine volumes. When reading it, however, the story sucks you in and the nine volumes seem to become extremely short. The manga gives time to develop their main characters and maybe some limelight to side characters here and there. Since all the characters have been introduced by the end of volume nine (at least I think those are all the characters), the story may unfold into a deeper and more enchanting plot. I will look forward to anything that the author gives us.

Oh! I wanted to thank the scanlating groups for doing such a terrific job! Keep it up! biggrin
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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sth_rei
May 18th, 2010, 8:26pm
Lot of people commenting 'bout the artwork, but hey it's not really a bother. I'm a manga-freak and have been read it for 18 years (so my first manga was Doraemon, haha). If you read old-school manga like Waki Yamato's (i forgot the title) and some Candy-candy's like artwork, 7seeds's artwork was really awesome.

I like unusual manga, and this one is my favorite manga of all time. The intrigue, the plot, the art, the horror they gave me during some chapters (and keep my mind wondering if 'that' would really happened, what the world would have been), i like them all. Definitely worth reading

It's a pity I have to wait for a long time till vol 17 get released in my country (have been reading till vol 16)

... Last updated on May 18th, 2010, 8:34pm
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Very good... a true adventure   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
March 25th, 2010, 6:14am
Plot and the cast seemed rather conventional at first. However, after a number of volumes, the story became far more intriguing and fascinating.

The main character is fairly wimpy at first(wow... a teenager who asks for permission to go to the toilet is a rare sight! haha! smile ) but at least she starts to evolve a lot, learning from the people and environment around her. Also, the rest of the cast evolve over time and you can see how their relations change as they interact: trust, mistrust, jealousy, acknowledgment, acceptance, fear, happiness, anger, sadness, deep pondering, etc., etc., and all these affect their teamwork and teamplay as well as their personal views and state of emotions.

Also, the details to the evolution of plants, animals, soil, clouds, star constellations, how the asteroid/meteor impacted Japan and other countries, what plans Japan made, etc., etc. are nothing short of amazing, so the background of the story is really rich.

At first, I had plenty of misgivings due to the amount of cast but the mangaka has proven her ability in layering tapestry upon tapestry of details, without affecting the quality of the plot.

And the idea to put in
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instructors/leaders who knew about what had happened, was an excellent plot device. Usually, many post-apocalypse stories turn out to be a total farce because they rely too heavily on the cast suddenly figuring out that it's a "post-apocalypse" without having much evidence or knowledge of the "supposed incidents".


As for the art itself, well... the style probably follows old-school shoujo artstyle, so some might have reservations about it. However, the ability to depict geographical, technological, modern, ecological, movement, characters' tension/moods/personalities and other details is nothing short of amazing. There are plenty of artists who excel in some but few who excel in most or all of these. To actually depict all these with some level of emotion and atmosphere is amazing! For, after all, there's a difference between "technical drawings" and "impressing upon the viewer with sombre, happiness, calmness, etc., etc.". And furthermore, to partially shape the plot with aid of such devices requires a true mastery of many things.

... Last updated on March 25th, 2010, 8:22am
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awesome   
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by ricecake24
October 19th, 2009, 3:28pm
quite excellent. while i get tired of "post apocalyptic" stories, this one draws you in. the mangaka does a good job of presenting psychological issues that people today probably think about human nature. i'm surprised some people don't seem to like the characters though! at first i found myself annoyed on the first two volumes, but once you try to understand their motivations and reasoning, you realize that it's just being human and i found myself rooting for them. my particular favorite is natsu -- i find her to be a well rounded character because she finds her strengths along the way when she initially stars out as very timid. pity that the scanlations come out slowly, but as long as they're coming i will continually wait excitedly for the next releases.
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urg   
Rating: N/A
by Annita
September 10th, 2009, 8:48am
I've put this title on hold for few years now lol.
It's an interesting read.
But waiting for each chapter is painful, because I just couldn't remember what the last chapter was about. And because of that, the plot seems very confusing when I get my hand on a new chapter, that I need to go back and re-read some volumes. Yes, it's that complicated. biggrin
Therefore, this title will be one of the very first title I'll re-read when it finishes. But then who knows when will it'll be get done. sad

... Last updated on August 27th, 2011, 6:21am
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scary... O_O   
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by fictionalscience
July 31st, 2009, 1:49am
I read the first 7 volumes in one day. It was like having a nightmare (for 12 hours), that is, a nightmare that's so interesting that you want to keep watching it, but you'll probably be too scared to come back and watch it again. The monsters were not only actual monsters, but, sometimes, also people (yep, living up to the "psychological" tag).

Nice artwork (although the drawing of the characters look really old school). The disgusting creatures all look so real.

I have to admit though, it's not the most original survival story I've ever seen. But it's certainly well-executed, enough to keep you thinking about it for a while.

If you think the first few volumes aren't interesting enough, keep reading, because it gets more complicated.
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