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Seven Seas Acquires ‘My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s’ Light Novels

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The original story behind the stealth hit fantasy isekai manga already available from Seven Seas!

Seven Seas Entertainment has a new project coming up through their Airship light novel imprint with the license acquisition of the light novel series My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s. The property comes from writer Matsuri Akai and artist Tozai which began in 2017 with four volumes in print since then in Japan.

Seven Seas will publish the series for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. The first volume will be released in print in August 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.

Plot Concept: When Akira’s class is magically summoned to another world, he and his classmates are awarded fantastical powers–but while one of them is lucky enough to become a true Hero, Akira becomes a mere Assassin. However, against all odds, the Assassin just might be the most powerful role of all! Harboring doubts about the intentions of the king, Akira uses his newfound strength as a master of the shadows to uncover the secrets and conspiracies of the crown.

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