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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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Associated Names
7 Mầm sống
7 Семян
البذور السبع
セブン シーズ

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Latest Release(s)
v.30 c.154 by Rain Over Paradise 6 months ago
v.30 c.153 by Rain Over Paradise about 1 year ago
v.30 c.152 by Rain Over Paradise about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

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7 Seeds by tsubasa22

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (804 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9 / 10.0
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November 26th 2018, 3:36pm PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
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7 Seeds Gets Anime about 1 month ago
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by firewolf19
October 13th, 2017, 7:30am
I was hesitant to pick this up for a few reasons. I wasn't crazy about Tamura Yumi's art style, I thought it may be too much into the realm of sci-fi for my tastes and I wasn't sure I'd like multiple POVs. Little did I know all the things I thought I wouldn't like about it turned out completely wrong. Firstly, if you're put-off by the artwork, just hang in there. I think Yumi's art gets waaaay better as the series goes on, and I'd some a lot of the men are just downright pretty now!

Secondly, this series has a wonderful blend of action, romance, sci-fi, drama, etc. It's got something for everyone, men and women alike. Romances are usually what draw me into a series, but in this case I'm heavily invested in the plot and the labyrinth of stories that Yumi has magically weaved together. Each character, even minor ones, have some sort of growth or feel fleshed out enough to where you actually care about them (even if you don't necessarily like them). This series wonderfully explores the depth of human relationships and how people grow through experiences.

Lastly, if you pick it up and are immediately put-off by the supposed main character, Natsu, don't be! Natsu is a weak and timid girl who can't think for herself...or at least she starts off that way. Like every other character in this story Natsu grows and now I find her rather endearing. Also, in the second volume you'll find that Natsu isn't the main character at all, she's one of many. Then you'll meet Hana, a feisty tom-boy who is skillful albeit a bit rash in navigating the foreign lands. I've really enjoyed reading multiple POVs in this series and I feel it only adds to the depth and relations of the characters. There are no wasted scenes either. The author does a fantastic job of planning ahead in her story; seemingly meaningless concepts and events that happen early on almost always come back later with great significance.

This is a phenomenal story and I'm sad that it's not completely scanlated yet! There's nothing black and white in 7 Seeds, everyone has the strong points and faults. But you can't help but want them all to survive and succeed in this new world. This series has made me cry several times, but I still love it to pieces. Definitely give it a shot - there's a reason this is an award winning work!
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As expected from the author of Basara   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
July 21st, 2017, 10:04pm
Another masterpiece by the same author as Basara.

Yumi Tamura has a natural talent to bring the audience into her characters, and the multiple protagonist structure of 7 Seeds helps her explore characterization more than ever before. Her stories are never perfect, and there are times where it drops off in terms of quality, but time and time again she is able to create impact moments that truly make us feel the emotions of the characters. Just want to take a moment to say that the team Winter section was one of the most emotionally captivating parts that I have read in any manga... I still have trouble thinking straight when I recall that part.

Just like Basara, 7 Seeds starts out a bit slow, and it took time for me to get into it (perhaps because I am not part of the targeted audience of Josei genre?). But once again, it managed to draw me in after a few volumes and needless to say, it has been quite an adventure. I will refrain from putting this above Basara before we get to the ending, but given the author's track record, I don't expect to be disappointed.

A highly recommended read for all manga fans. For male readers, look past the Josei artwork and tagline, or the shoujo/female centric point of views, and you will be captivated by a storytelling and characterization masterpiece.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2017, 11:39pm
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If You THINK you know what a great manga is, this manga will change all perspectives of that being the case!   
Rating: N/A
by Najia88
August 27th, 2016, 10:38am
I have been reading manga for almost 11 years, ever since i was in middle school and found my first manga on the bookshelf in my local library and since then i haven't looked back. But as i got older and especially since going to college i usually get bored or tired of most manga as they seem to follow a certain formula and eventually just become too cliche and boring.

However, if you are one of those long time readers or just simply fed up with most manga on the market, 7 seeds breathe fresh air into my reading experience. I love Yumi Tamura, especially after Basara being one of the first manga i read when i was still new in reading, but she completely knocked me out of the ballpark. the emotions you think you can disconnect while reading is impossible especially once you read the Winter's section.....goodluck with that notion, but its not that....its like reading a manga that is completely set off from any other manga within its genre. You have the romance, supernatural, and post-apocalypse genre before and they eventually follow a formula, but this manga have set itself into something completely unique of its own. It is driven by the characters, where they are telling their story and not where you are guessing what the mangaka was doing or she was forcing to drive these points forward....

Its hard to explain as the amount of love and emotion i feel for this manga can't be put into simple words but i highly, highly, highly recommend as someone who has been tired of most of the manga out on the market and 7seeds gave me hope into start reading manga again when i was on a long, long, long drought. I highly, highly recommend 10/10 isn't enough.
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Always something   
Rating: N/A
by raquelita416
October 7th, 2015, 9:51pm
This manga is really something cool, and it has way more dept to it than i first thought, but the fact that
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hana and her boyfriend arashi haven't reunited yet is getting on my nerves......and now hana is having feelings for that other guy?......well, could be my imagination.......and i refuse to believe hana is still waiting for that fated reunion so i doubt the author would go off and kill one of the main heroines
but to top it off, there is always sonething wrong, it adds plot but its still annoying, i just want them to have at least one normal day. T.T

... Last updated on October 7th, 2015, 9:54pm
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A must-read   
Rating: N/A
by fwoom
September 22nd, 2015, 9:07pm
In a word - epic. I can't believe that this manga isn't more popular than it is, and that the vast majority of readers haven't even heard of it. Read it!! The backstory, the characters, the premise, the plot... everything is great! The only possible downside is the art, but don't let that stop you. In my opinion this is better than Osamu Tezuka's classics, and let's face it, Tezuka's art style isn't the most appealing in the world.

Also, if you find some portions of the story unbelievable in the beginning. Keep reading. There are parts that I found a bit ridiculous and I thought were exaggerated, and I later on found out that there were perfectly logical, mind-blowing explanations for why everything was the way it was. Do not for a moment assume that the author has not thought things through.

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For example, in the beginning I thought Hana was far too capable for a normal high school girl, and wrote it off as the author creating an overly perfect character to suit her own tastes. Boy was I wrong! Later as I read, I found out the backstory behind the training of Summer A and the fact that Hana's father has been secretly training her her whole life in preparation for the 7 Seeds project... so of course she is exceptionally well-suited to survival in the wilderness!

Full review and further recommendations here:

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2015, 9:07pm
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I'm obsessed with this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by faex
December 23rd, 2014, 11:17am
I've read this manga from beg. to end twice already, and i'm still thirsty for more. The good part, in my opinion, about this manga is that it focuses on the individual obstacles that each of the characters come across.

7 Seeds DOES NOT have extremely gory scenes such as those in Toride no Apocalypse or Cage of Eden, but in this case it is an advantage: Here, in 7 seeds, there is no gore to distract you from the emotional damages and journeys that our characters go through.

This manga really draws on the tenacity of nature, including humans, by showing how these characters get back up time and time again after disasters strike, and after all seem hopeless and worthless. My bro shed manly tears too reading this, ha ha ha... so this isn't only for girls!

I recommend this to anyone of any age and gender who can look beyond art to find an intricately written story.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by wansmor
November 30th, 2014, 8:17pm
7 Seeds is story about people who was chosen to be sent to the future in hope that they will survive the apocalypse brought by a series meteorites that hit the earth. Japan sent 5 teams to the future, each contains 7 random members and one guide. Together they must adapt to the new and hostile environment and cope with the fact that their beloved ones may have been wiped by the apocalypse.

7 Seeds is good because its portrait of the world post apocalypse is really neat. Tamura Yumi skilfully combined her characters with the unknown nature of the future, and build up her story around them: how the teams reacts to the harsh environment, how they interacts with fellow team members, how every members have different personalities and background, and finally how they will survive, either as individual or as a team, and that sometimes the threat to humanity comes from human themselves.

To me 7 Seeds is easily one of best written story/manga ever. The characters are lovely, some of them will make you really wish them dead, others makes you want to cheer for them. I feel so attached to them and I really wish that the series will never end. Their interactions with each other were natural, and they grow as they learn to live in the new world and meet fellow survivors. The deaths were heart-breaking at times but there are times for laughter, joy, and relieve.

7 Seeds was one of few new series that entered my reading list for a while. I picked it up because I loved Basara, and Tamura Yumi didn't disappoint me with this other epic by her. I can't argue with people who don't like it because of it's art, I can only say that you've missed one hell of a series if you don't read this.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2015, 4:08am
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The best shoujo out there, unknown   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mispelling
August 5th, 2014, 3:43pm
I read Basara before I read this one, and I loved it; it's another one of my favorites. I decided to check out 7 seeds as well and at first while reading it I thought 7 seeds wasn't as great as Basara was. The "main character" was really weak and timid and showed no good traits necessary for a survival manga. Boyyyy was I wrong, once I got to the 2nd volume I realized it doesn't have a set main character, but different POVs and arcs that help develop into the mystery of the 7 seeds project. I made the foolish mistake of comparing it to Basara when it's like apples and oranges. As I continued to read it I just devoured all the arcs and finished 12 years of it into about one week. It was an incredible ride to read and I realize how well the characters all develop and the growth and maturity they exhibit throughout the manga.

While sometimes I find the characters irritating,
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You can't help but root for them to succeed.
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and sometimes you cry your heart out when you witness death scenes and lost of beloved ones, which is prominent in many arcs

Overall great series, and a highly underrated josei that doesn't get mentioned often with the greats.

Edit: So after catching up with the Japanese releases, I'm reaffirmed that 7 seeds is really the best, underrated series out there. It's a shame that it isn't really popular with International audiences (I think a lot of shoujo/josei fans are put off by the plot while seinen/shounen fans are put off by its artwork :'/) Even really minor characters are given some (if little) form of development where we get to know a little bit about themselves and they stay in the background. While I'm unsure of how the ending will come I do have faith in Yumi Tamura to not screw it up especially since she took the time to flesh out so much of the world and its characters.

Despite the lengthiness of the series, it really is well-worth read.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2014, 9:04am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sappy
May 30th, 2014, 5:52pm
The whole story is a masterpiece!
there's action, romance, adventure, josei, seinen, shoujo, you name it! it's both great for the male and female audience. The plot is very strong, never did I get bored or skipped scenes or dit I get annoyed (some shoujo manga really push it)

I really recommend this one! You won't be wasting your time.
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surprised by how much I like it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 19th, 2014, 1:57pm
I picked this one up very reluctantly, expecting to hate how old the art looks (judging by the cover)....but i was given a pleasant surprise after persisting through the first couple chapters.

This series has a whole cast of main characters who I love and adore with all my heart. I usually only end up loving one or two characters from a manga... but not this time! I especially love Hana, an energetic and charismatic tomboy with a kind heart. Although the first few chapters are slow as we only focus on the beginnings of Team Summer B, the story soon reaches proper pacing with the arrival of many other teams. It gets exciting from there.

I also love the plot of surviving in the wilderness with limited resources. This manga depicted all the issues pretty well--or at least much better than what I've seen in other manga of the same genre.

The character development is also amazing here, especially with Yuki? from Team Summer B, who goes from a passive person to someone gradually more assertive. Her growth is very realistic, and I deeply relate to it as I have gone through the same changes.

The art is more old-fashioned, but you get used to it after a while; it won't be a problem because the plot is just that good.

Anyways, I recommend this manga to anyone who loves survival type stories and enjoys intellectually stimulating scenes.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:18pm
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