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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
セブン シーズ
البذور السبع

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7Seeds PRO
Lavendar Tinted

Latest Release(s)
v.30 c.153 by Rain Over Paradise 4 months ago
v.30 c.152 by Rain Over Paradise 9 months ago
v.29 c.151 by Rain Over Paradise about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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7 Seeds by tsubasa22

12 topics, 156 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (786 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.9 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 25th 2018, 4:38am PST



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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #222 increased(+24)
Monthly Pos #212 decreased(-34)
3 Month Pos #179 decreased(-26)
6 Month Pos #174 decreased(-30)
Year Pos #150 decreased(-26)

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On 2426 reading lists
On 2021 wish lists
On 94 completed lists
On 162 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
7SEEDS ends after 16 years 10 months ago
which character do you like most? about 1 year ago
romance/otps/ships about 1 year ago
Will I still like 7 Seeds even if I hate multiple povs? about 1 year ago
Hana and Arashi about 1 year ago

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Tamura Yumi's BEST one yet (IMHO)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ElanorR
December 20th, 2013, 8:55am
To all you Naysayers, you wouldn't know a good manga if it came and punched you in yo face. The development and depth of each of the multiple characters is so unique and unparalleled to any other Manga that I have read. It's a story that will keep you on your toes. Do NOT get put off by the art, because you'd be missing a masterpiece. It's a story to savour and appreciate. It's got the right dose of every genre and this is definitely one of the only pieces of work to have made me retain my interest in manga. Read it, if you haven't yet!!

... Last updated on December 20th, 2013, 8:56am
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Despite the illogical reasons used initially, there is value in this story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Paraph
November 5th, 2013, 9:29pm
It is hard to understand a character, and take the story seriously, when a character confidently denies the death of a loved one. There was no way i could understand or accept a rationalization that far surpassed reason. You could say the characters were so in love they were in denial or deluding themselves, and that they could only hope. Aside from this aversion, the development picked up after some volumes. There are many valuable struggles and they become more complicated as the story goes on. The value of love is a major topic so far in the story, and i don't mean infatuation or attraction, but love, as a necessary requirement for human growth and success. Aside from love, you could say the story is about how to live well, by facing ones' reality. It's about judgement, making choices, and acting decisively even when in fear. It is wonderful to see the characters learn in the environment they are forced to cope with, and i look forward to it in every chapter.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2013, 10:08pm
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Amazing character development   
Rating: N/A
by Mizura
September 17th, 2013, 9:58pm
At first glance, there is a lot that can put a reader off from reading 7 Seeds: the story initially starts with the most annoying and incompetent team. You can't tell where the story is going. And you might initially be really put off by the art (though in my case it really grew on me later on).

If you persist however, you will eventually be rewarded by one of The best character development I've ever read in any series.
Ones who initially appeared as losers either apply their existing competence or develop new ones, taking on surprising roles within their group.
Ones who initially appeared as stuck-up and dictatorial later mellow up, and you learn how surprisingly responsible they are to their group members.
Ones who initially prided themselves as elites realize that they have been blinded all along, and learn to respect those who they had scorned.
Those who despaired over this situation learn to accept it and live in this world, and even love it.
And as for the ones responsible for this project, appearing as the epitome of all cruelty, you learn of their fate and can't help but respect them for the dedication they put in until the very end to ensure the survival of the race.

In fact, that initially "annoying" team probably has the most amazing character development of them all. The characters all evolve as individuals and as a group, as each challenge and each encounter polishes them into a new person, and as they both set aside their differences and make use of them. This is a slow, rough and sometimes painful process, both for the characters and for the readers, but the journey is well worth it as the results gradually emerge. In-between, the author adds in some fascinating themes, including politics, thoughts on life, training and survival, the environment and others, and although they are not always completely realistic, the author shines in how she uses these to bring out the humanity of the characters.

This isn't a series that will provide you with instant gratification. But if you persist, you will be rewarded with the joys equivalent to seeing plain seeds in dirty soil bloom into a beautiful garden.

I wish people would stop comparing it to Basara though.

... Last updated on September 17th, 2013, 10:06pm
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Don't stop trying to read it because of the art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shayla
August 20th, 2013, 7:23pm
This manga is awesome. I was hooked since the beginning even if I didn't like the art and the first main character at first. All these problems disappeared in a second. I couldn't stop reading it and I spend all night awake until I could finish all translated chapters.

It is very different from the other shoujos. We don't see much romance and that's what I'm really looking for to happen but it is great. I think all comments above have said enough about the history. So give it a try, you won't regret.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jungyunho
May 5th, 2013, 11:58pm
I just tried to read this then when i stopped, it was already the next day, i didnt notice that i already reached the latest chapter, it is indeed addicting! definitely a must-read! i wish this will have a live action movie
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This manga is too addictive!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
April 30th, 2013, 7:59am
omg this is too good! I can't wait to read the next chapters biggrin It has a lot of sad moments, made me cry a lot :'( but some seriously funny parts too! Well at least in my opinion some of the scenarios and speech are too funny xD
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Rating: N/A
by Baniita
February 28th, 2013, 6:04am
Super interesting, and great story.

...But I can't take any of the straight pairings seriously when they throw so much ho yay at you. And then they KILL all the pairings you ship! Yaaay! ...Christ, I must be a masochist.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Fubuki x Aramaki. Dead. Ryou x Ango. One-sided., what's with those really gay Ango x Arashi moments? I don't ship them, but seriously--
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-Showers Tamura Sensei With Flowers-   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
January 29th, 2013, 8:21am
Many people have already written a review about what I want to or would say.. So let me just say this. It is absolutely fantastic!! She really has it. From beginning to now it has been wonderful, the plot hasn't faltered at all, it has always been interesting. Always. Some people really have it. They just have the full ability and the others.. well they copy off of that ability, but she, right her for sure has the ability. It is a pleasure to read this and I will continue following closely until the end.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kari+
January 4th, 2013, 7:01am
This is amazing manga!!!! I was hesitant at first if i should read this but decided to give it a try. I love it after I began to read it. I had to take break a few time from reading to calm down. I was in tears a few times then happy tears when good things happen. There not much for me to say since it's already been explain in other comments. If this is ever license, I will absolutely buy this manga. I give a 10. arive may look,pit off but give it a chance. it make me question life and my god i had tears when reread ch. You feel the mood of the characters.

... Last updated on September 16th, 2017, 10:08pm
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You will not regret it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SarahCassidy
January 3rd, 2013, 8:25am
Are you tired of whiny, immature shoujo heroines who remain the same through-out the entire story? Have you ever found yourself cringing at unrealistic plot twists? Are you sick of depthless love-at-first-sight romances? Have you had enough of stereotypical characters and predictable plots?
Do you want something more? More depth? More development? More nerve-shattering, breath-holding moments? Something that would hook you and keep you on the edge of your seat?

Then this epic manga is truly the one for you.

Set in a distant post apocalyptic future, 7 seeds is a suspenseful and quite outstanding shoujo manga, the most realistic (in its portrayal of human emotions, thoughts and actions) manga I have ever had the pleasure to read. It's thought-provoking and unpredictable, makes you think about what you would have done had you been in the same situations as the characters. It lets you see the story through the eyes of the characters and drags you with them through dangerous situations, giving you a taste of their fear, sadness, courage, hope, happiness and will to survive. The pace is never monotone and Tamura Yumi's story-telling invites you to read further, to discover further, to feel further with the characters.

One of the major strengths of this series is the characters. Each one of them is incredibly deep and complex, driven by realistic feelings, making them very easy to identify with. No two characters are alike, personality-wise and they all have distinct, easy to tell apart appereances.
Tamura Yumi masters the art of steering your emotions and she knows how to make you hate, love, cheer for and cry for her characters.
The development is strong but slow, and the characters you'd have hated in the first chapters would be very dear to you over the course of 10 chapters. Some become stronger and more confident as they learn to cope with the situation, others sink into despair and guilt but in the end the characters will have grown on you one way or another.
The romance comes endlessly slow (some would say too slow) but when it does come, you'll be astounded by how true and authentic it'll feel. Slow, realistic, stable and endlessly heart-warming. That's true love and if you are a hopeless romantic like me, your heart will be beating steadily and you'll be fangirling like crazy at those moments.

One thing that is hard to adjust to when starting to read 7 seed is the art. I've had my moments of irritation at first but I was glad that kept reading. The art does gets better and in time you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, characters and places.

I know you'll love it and you will most definitely not regret reading this manga.
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