New editions, new artwork, all three series—

MXTX's beloved danmei novels available officially in English for the first time from Seven Seas Entertainment!

What is danmei?

A Chinese fiction genre focused on romanticized tales of love and attraction between men, similar to BL (boys' love) from Japan. The majority of well-known danmei writers are women writing for women, although all genders produce and enjoy the genre.

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Who is MXTX?

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (MXTX) is a globally renowned author whose works are often cited as the best-known in the danmei genre. Originally self-published via the novel serialization website, JJWXC, her three currently complete series have received multiple adaptations and have been published in numerous languages around the world.

Which series?

Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the entirety of MXTX's current library—The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, and Heaven Official's Blessing. Volume ones of each will debut together on December 14th, 2021 in both print and digital editions.

Series #1: MXTX's debut series, the fantasy comedy that inspired the Scumbag System donghua!

The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System

人渣反派自救系统
Volumes 1-4 Coming Soon
Deluxe Paperback, $19.99US | $24.99CAN each
©Mo Xiang Tong Xiu/JJWXC/Seven Seas Entertainment

Amazon (US) Amazon (CAN) Barnes & Noble Book Depository RightStuf Books-A-Million Bookshop.org IndieBound Indigo/Chapters Search The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System on other retail sites or request from your local bookstore, comic shop, or library! eBook preorders will be available closer to the release date.

The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System:
Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong

Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist—in a trashy web novel series!

At least, that's what Shen Yuan, online alias "Peerless Cucumber," believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a combination of rage and a poor meal choice leads to his death, Shen Yuan finds himself reborn into the world of the web novel, in the body of Shen Qingqiu—the beautiful but cruel teacher to a young Luo Binghe. Although as Shen Qingqiu he now has incredible power and abilities as a cultivator, he’s also destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist, so this new Shen Qingqiu has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power. That’s the only way he’ll escape the awful fate of a true scum villain!

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Written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Translation by Faelicy and Lily
Cover and interior art by Xiao Tong Kong (Velinxi)

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Volume One will include
352 B&W pages, including 11 illustrations
4 color pages, including one bonus illustration
French flaps & spot gloss on deluxe paperback cover
Special guides & glossaries for characters and terminology

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🟢 Volume 1: December 14, 2021 (978-1-64827-921-8)
🟢 Volume 2: April 2022 (978-1-64827-922-5)
🔴 Volume 3: July 2022 (978-1-63858-253-3)
🔴 Volume 4: October 2022 (978-1-63858-554-1)


The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System

Series: #2: The original novel that inspired the popular donghua, manhua, and global sensation live-action series, The Untamed!

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

魔道祖师
Volumes 1-5 Coming Soon
Deluxe Paperback, $19.99US | $24.99CAN each
©Mo Xiang Tong Xiu/JJWXC/Seven Seas Entertainment

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Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation:
Mo Dao Zu Shi

Wei Wuxian was once one of the most powerful men of his generation, a talented and clever young cultivator who harnessed martial arts and spirituality into powerful abilities. But when the horrors of war led him to seek more power through demonic cultivation, the world's respect for his abilities turned to fear, and his death was celebrated throughout the land.

Years later, he awakens in the body of an aggrieved young man who sacrifices his soul so that Wei Wuxian can exact revenge on his behalf. Though granted a second life, Wei Wuxian is not free from his first, nor the mysteries that appear before him now. Yet this time, he'll face it all with the righteous and esteemed Lan Wangji at his side, another powerful cultivator whose unwavering dedication and shared memories of their past will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.

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Written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Translation by Suika and Pengie [Editor]
Cover art by Jin Fang
Interior art by Marina Privalova

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Volume One will include
392 B&W pages, including 13 illustrations
4 color pages, including one bonus guest illustration
French flaps & spot gloss on deluxe paperback cover
Special guides & glossaries for characters and terminology

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🟢 Volume 1: December 14, 2021 (978-1-64827-919-5)
🟢 Volume 2: March 2022 (978-1-64827-920-1)
🟢 Volume 3: June 2022 (978-1-63858-156-7)
🔴 Volume 4: September 2022 (978-1-63858-301-1)
🔴 Volume 5: January 2023 (978-1-63858-549-7)


Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

Series #3: MXTX's most recent completed series which inspired a manhua, the upcoming live-action series, Eternal Faith, and the first donghua released on Funimation.com!

Heaven Official's Blessing

天官赐福
Volumes 1-8 Coming Soon
Deluxe Paperback, $19.99US | $24.99CAN each
©Mo Xiang Tong Xiu/JJWXC/Seven Seas Entertainment

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Heaven Official's Blessing:
Tian Guan Ci Fu

Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise, can also fall...and fall he does, cast from the Heavens again and again and banished to the mortal realm.

Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time. Now only a lowly scrap collector, he is dispatched to wander the earthly realm to take on tasks appointed by the heavens to pay back debts and maintain his divinity. Aided by old friends and foes alike, and graced with the company of a mysterious young man with whom he feels an instant connection, Xie Lian must confront the horrors of his past in order to dispel the curse of his present.

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Written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Translation by Suika and Pengie [Editor]
Cover art by 日出的小太陽 (tai3_3)
Interior art by ZeldaCW

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Volume One will include
424 B&W pages, including 11 illustrations
4 color pages, including one bonus illustration
French flaps & spot gloss on deluxe paperback cover
Special guides & glossaries for characters and terminology

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🟢 Volume 1: December 14, 2021 (978-1-64827-917-1)
🟢 Volume 2: February 2022 (978-1-64827-918-8)
🟢 Volume 3: May 2022 (978-1-63858-210-6)
🔴 Volume 4: August 2022 (978-1-63858-352-3)
🔴 Volume 5: November 2022 (978-1-63858-550-3)
🔴 Volume 6: December 2022 (978-1-63858-551-0)
🔴 Volume 7: February 2023 (978-1-63858-552-7)
🔴 Volume 8: March 2023 (978-1-63858-553-4)


Heaven Official's Blessing

Who is Seven Seas Entertainment?

Seven Seas Entertainment is an award-winning publisher that specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to English language audiences, as well as producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Formed in 2004 by Jason DeAngelis, Seven Seas is now the #1 independently-owned manga publisher in the English-language market and is excited to expand its library to more diverse content from around the world.
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Q&A

Will the books ship/be available internationally?

Each series will be available in North America and in many bookstores around the globe, but in case they’re not in a store near you, many retailers such as Book Depository will also ship internationally.

What about the manhua/comics?

These licenses are for the original novel series. The Master of Diabolism manhua is currently available in English digitally on WeComics, while Bilibili is releasing the Heaven Official's Blessing manhua.

Does this include all the short stories?

Yes! Our English editions will include all the material given to us by the licensors, which includes all the short stories as previously seen in print and digital editions.

Will you censor anything?

We’re working closely with respected translators in the danmei community to ensure a smooth, faithful translation with all content included (including all short stories). The books are rated ages 17+ for violence, language, and sex.

Does this support the creator?

These are official English editions licensed from the Chinese rights holders, so every new copy purchased—ebook or paperback—will support the original creator, like the official editions in various other languages.

Is the artwork "official"?

Yes! All the artwork published in our editions—from the character designs to the logos to the interior illustrations—must recieve full approval from the rightsholders.

Will there be merch included with the books?

The English editions will all include exclusive art and internal illustrations, and the paperback editions will be deluxe and oversized. There is no merch planned for the series’ debut on December 14, but that might change for later books.

Will there be an audio book?

No audio book is being announced at this time.

Will Seven Seas be publishing any more danmei series?

If these books sell well, that increases the chance that other danmei will be published officially in English!

Will the books have content warnings/ratings?

The books will all be rated 17+, due to adult content in the text. Seven Seas does not include specific content warnings on books, but the rating will be printed on the back cover.

Why was the release date changed from December 7th to December 14th?

Fans have been absolutely incredible about pre-ordering, so we’re increasing our print runs to meet the huge demand. In order to have as many books as we can for their debut in English, we adjusted the release date to accomodate current global paper shortages and shipping delays.

Why is the price different on _______ website?

There are two set prices for our books—the US and CAN, however it is up to the discretion of retailers how to price the books, and some fluctuations may occur for a variety of reasons including sales or the exchange rate of your local currency.

Can we order the books directly from you?

Not at this time, but we are distributed by Penguin Random House, the largest distributor in North America, who provides service to many retailers and bookstores around the world!

OFFICIAL ADAPTATIONS

🟩 Scumbag System (donghua)

WeTV | YouTube

🟦 The Founder of Diabolism (donghua)

WeTV | YouTube

🟦 The Untamed (live-action)

WeTV | YouTube | Netflix | Amazon Prime

🟦 The Master of Diabolism (manhua)

WeComics

🟥 Heaven Official's Blessing (donghua)

Funimation | Netflix | Amazon Prime

🟥 Heaven Official's Blessing (manhua)

Bilibili Comics

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