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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.

Type
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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7Seeds PRO
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.142 by Rain Over Paradise (8d ago)
v.27 c.141 by Rain Over Paradise (63d ago)
v.27 c.140 by Rain Over Paradise (102d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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10 topics, 142 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (686 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
10
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9+
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Last Updated
February 4th 2015, 1:23am PST


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Year
2002

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

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #204 decreased(-94)
Monthly Pos #141 increased(+58)
3 Month Pos #168 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #152 increased(+4)

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On 2145 reading lists
On 1705 wish lists
On 133 unfinished lists
On 460 custom lists

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Forum Posts
which character do you like most? 64 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes ago
Shouldn't this be BOTH Shoujo and Josei? 66 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes ago
romance/otps/ships 103 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
Hana and Arashi 266 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes ago
Can anyone spoilerize me plz? 1103 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes ago

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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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Give it a chance and try to read it until the 3rd volume..I promise, you'll be hooked.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Brucie_kun
January 26th, 2011, 7:15am
Here's my advice to anyone who wants to pick up this manga

1) ^^^^^ Read the title mentioned above ^^^^
2) You might not like some of the characters at first, and probably it seems so cliche with all the bad and good guys.. but there's a thing called the 'Character growth'? Yes, that is what the manga is all about. Even the most unlikable character (who you love to see them getting 'killed off' first) will become very LOVABLE as the plot progresses.
3) For a manga that revolves around multiple protagonists and characters, with a romantic subplot in a survivalist manga, it's very underrated and surprisingly realistic in portraying how normal people would react when they're being put into the same situation! ....unlike the sickeningly overrated survival mangas like Highschool of the dead and Eden no Ori

... Last updated on January 26th, 2011, 7:18am
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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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