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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.

7 Seeds won the 2007 Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo manga.


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Associated Names
セブン シーズ

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Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.140 by Rain Over Paradise (34d ago)
v.27 c.139 by Rain Over Paradise (62d ago)
v.27 c.138 by Rain Over Paradise (87d ago)
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28 Volumes (Ongoing)

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7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (669 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89 / 10.0
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December 8th 2014, 8:42pm PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
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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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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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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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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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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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