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7 Seeds is written and illustrated by Yumi Tamura and published by Shogakukan.

It began serialization in the November 2001 issue of the monthly shōjo manga magazine Betsucomi; in March 2002, it moved to the monthly josei manga magazine Flowers.

Serial numbers have been collected in 25 bound volumes as of July 2013, printed under the Flower Comics Alpha imprint. When collected, these serial numbers are grouped in story arcs called "chapters".

7 Seeds was published in French by Pika Édition, but has been discontinued as of 2011.[14In Indonesia, it is translated and published by Elex Media Komputindo

You can find the complete volume covers in the Photo Gallery, here.

Spoiler Alert
Below here, you can find the chapter titles in each volume as well as the volume contents. But those who don't like spoilers aren't recommended to read this page!!




No. Release date ISBN
1 March 26, 2002[15] ISBN 978-4-09-138013-5
Vol1 1 -1600x1200-


Island Chapter (島の章 Shima no shō)
1. Slow Awakening (遅い目覚め Osoi mezame)
2. White Sound (白い羽音 Shiroi haoto)
3. Quiet Step (静かな一歩 Shizukana ippo)
4. Tender Beast (柔らかな獣 Yawarakana kemono)





"What on earth happened to me…?"

Natsu went to sleep in her bedroom as usual, but when upon awakening, she finds herself amidst complete strangers in an hostile, wild environment.

To make matters worse, she is told that mankind has been destroyed and that she has been sent many years into the future to preserve humanity…!

2 September 26, 2002[16] ISBN 978-4-09-138014-2
Vol2 1 -1600x1200-
Island Chapter
5. The First Day (はじまりの日 Hajimari no hi)





Early Spring Chapter (早春の章 Sōshun no shō)
1. Hana (花 Hana)
2. Water (水 Mizu)
3. Stars (星 Hoshi)





Cruelly separated from her boyfriend and involuntarily thrust into a ravaged future world, Hana struggles to survive and come to grips with her new reality.

Unfortunately this task may seem impossible with giant insects, unstable weather conditions and hostile team members getting in the way.

3 March 26, 2003[17] ISBN 978-4-09-138015-9
Vol3 1
Early Spring Chapter
4. Life (命 Inochi)





Beginning of Summer Chapter (立夏の章 Rikka no shō)
1. Arashi (嵐 Arashi)
2. Castle (城 Shiro)





East Wind Chapter (東風の章 Higashikaze no shō)
1. Way Home (家路 Ieji)
2. Spirit of Sound (音霊 Otodama)





Both Team Summer B and Spring decide to return to their former homes, still hoping to find out that all the stories about Japan being destroyed are untrue.

But as they travel through a country in ruins, all their hopes are being shattered without remorse.

4 January 26, 2004[18] ISBN 978-4-09-138016-6
Vol4 1
East Wind Chapter
3. Sea of Trees (樹海 Jūkai)
4. Aim and Object (その意味 Sono imi)





Winter Chapter (冬の章 Fuyu no shō)
1. Howling (遠吠え Tōboe)
2. Rain at Night (夜の雨 Yoru no ame)
3. The Other Side of the Rainbow (彼岸の虹 Higan no niji)
4. Journey (道程 Dōtei)





While Team Spring, exhausted from their long voyage, decides to settle down for the time being, the focus shifts to Team Winter. Their unfortunate story begins with three of their members already dead through a malfunction in the thawing process, leaving the remaining five to fend for themselves.

Fighting against savage beasts and extreme cold temperatures, Aramaki and his dwindling team fight to survive a hopeless battle against nature itself.

5 August 26, 2004[19] ISBN 978-4-09-138017-3
Vol5 1
Pampas Grass Seeds Chapter (芒種の章 Bōshu no shō)
1. Ants and Potatoes (蟻と芋 Ari to imo)
2. Earthworms and Corn (蚯蚓と玉蜀黍 Mimizu to tōmorokoshi)
3. Tobacco and Moon (煙草と月 Tabako to tsuki)
4. Milk and Grave (ミルクと墓 Miruku to haka)
5. Burning Wind and Cherry Blossoms (熱風と桜 Neppū to sakura)
6. June and October (水無月と神無月 Minadzuki to kaminadzuki)





Rainwater Chapter (雨水の章 Usui no shō)
1. Damp soil awakens life (土脉潤起 To myaku uruoi okoru)





Separated from Team Summer B, Arashi travels towards Tokyo together with Semimaru and Natsu. Unexpectedly, they run into Team Autumn, where the three soon come to learn how cruel humans can be.

6 May 26, 2005[20] ISBN 978-4-09-138018-0
Vol6 1
Rainwater Chapter
2. Mist begins to roll in (霞始靆 Kasumi hajimete tanabiku)
3. Trees and grass germinate (草木萌動 Sōmoku kizashi ugoku)
4. The door to hibernating insects opens (蟄虫啓戸 Chitsu chuu ko wo hiraku)
5. The peach begins to smile (桃始笑 Momo hajimete warau)
6. Caterpillars morph into butterflies (菜虫化蝶 Namushi chō tokasu)
7. Sparrows begin nesting (雀始巣 Suzume hajimete sukū)
8. Cherry blossoms (Sakura) begin blooming (桜始開 Sakura hajimete hiraku)
9. Thunder Sounds (雷乃発声 Rai sunawachi koe wo hatsusu)
10. Rainbows begin to appear (虹始見 niji hajimete arawaru)





After fifteen years of lonesome travelling, Aramaki finally meets other humans. But it isn't long before disaster strikes, when Hana falls victim to a deadly disease.

7 November 25, 2005[21] ISBN 978-4-09-138019-7
Vol7 1
Hail of Corn Chapter (穀雨の章 Kokū no shō)
1. Ride of the Valkyries (ワルキューレの騎行 Warukyūre no kikō)
2. Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: Morning Mood (ペール·ギュント組曲·朝 Pēru Gyunto kumikyoku: Asa)
3. Humoresque (ユーモレスク Yūmoresuku)
4. My Fatherland: Vltava 'The Moldau' (我が祖国·モルダウ Waga sokoku: Morudau)
5. Song Of Farewell (別れの曲 Wakare no kyoku)
6. Ave Maria (アヴェ·マリア Ave Maria)





Secluded in an unknown mountain range, approximately 100 children are raised to become survival experts. With superior genes and maxed out on supplements, the children undergo strict training every day, hoping to be chosen as a Summer A member.

The terrible truth, however, awaits them in the future as they struggle to be chosen.

8 April 26, 2006[22] ISBN 978-4-09-130425-4
Vol8 1
Hail of Corn Chapter
7. The Blue Danube (美しき青きドナウ Utsukushiki aoki Danau)
8. Moonlight Sonata (月光 Gekkō)
9. A Maiden's Prayer (乙女の祈り Otome no inori)
10. Mars, the Bringer of War (組曲「惑星」より 火星 Kumikyoku "Wakusei" yori: Kasei)
11. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (組曲「惑星」より 木星 Kumikyoku "Wakusei" yori: Mokusei)





The final test to choose the glorious seven turns out to be a 'last-man-standing' survival challenge to the death.

Being abandoned in the mountains during winter, the candidates are being forced to fight for their place among Team Summer A – for only the chosen ones will be allowed to live.

9 September 26, 2006[23] ISBN 978-4-09-130599-2
Vol9 1
Hail of Corn Chapter
12. Carnival of the Animals (動物の謝肉祭 Dōbutsu no Janikusai)
13. Nomadic Tribe (流浪の民 Rurō no tami)
14. Pictures at an Exhibition No.1 : Gnomus (組曲「展覧会の絵」より 小人 Kumikyoku "Tenrankai no e" yori: Gunōmu)
15. From the New World – Going Home (「新世界」より 家路 "Shinsekai yori": Ieji)





Ash Chapter (灰の章 Hai no shō)
1. That Place (その場所 Sono basho)





As the numbers of Summer A candidates dwindle, Ango, Ryo and Shigeru find themselves stuck in a deep underground cavern. With all three of them from the same two classes, they know someone isn't going to make it out of there alive.

10 March 26, 2007[24] ISBN 978-4-09-131003-3
Vol10 1
Ash Chapter
2. Water-weed (水草の如く Suisō no gotoku)
3. Forests Are Living (森は生きている Mori wa ikite iru)
4. The Door into Summer (夏への扉 Natsu e no tobira)
5. The Strait Gate (狭き門 Semakimon)
6. A Christmas Carol (クリスマスキャロル Kurisumasu Kyaroru)





Hana and her friends stumbled across an underground shelter called Ryugu. Through an old diary, they learn about the fate of several thousands of people who were being forced to witness the destruction of their world.

11 August 24, 2007[25] ISBN 978-4-09-131193-1
Vol11 1
Ash Chapter
7. On the Beach (渚にて Nagisa ni te)
8. Wuthering Heights (嵐が丘 Arashi ga oka)
9. And Then There Were None (そして誰もいなくなった Soshite daremo inakunatta)
10. The Chain (連鎖 Rensa)
11. Circulate (循環 Junkan)





Ignorant to the events that led to the demise of Ryugu Shelter, the leaders of Team Autumn head straight towards the freezer, where certain death awaits them.

Hana and her group desperately chase after them to stop humanity’s final demise while the entire shelter falls apart above them.

12 January 25, 2008[26] ISBN 978-4-09-131477-2
Vol12 1
Ash Chapter
12. Gathering (円居 Madoi)





Summer Solstice Chapter (夏至の章 Geshi no shō)
1. Acquire (拾う Hirou)
2. Feel (感じる Kanjiru)
3. Confuse (惑う Madou)
4. Miss (想う Omou)





Arashi, Natsu and Semimaru recklessly set sail with their new found boat. It is not long before they come across a mysterious girl who warns them that the rest of their teammates are on the brink of death. 

13 July 10, 2008[27] ISBN 978-4-09-131690-5
Vol13 1
Summer Solstice Chapter
5. Pick Up (拾う Hirou)
6. Ask (問う Tou)
7. Find (見付ける Mitsukeru)
8. Target (狙う Nerau)
9. Fly (飛ぶ Tobu)





Hana’s group returns to the base of Team Spring only to find it completely destroyed by a landslide, all her friends gone. After thorough investigation, they discover that Momotaro has been captured by Team Summer A!

Both groups are furious and about to come head to head when a third, extremely formidable enemy appears.

14 January 9, 2009[28] ISBN 978-4-09-132250-0
Vol14 1
Summer Solstice Chapter
10. Fall (落ちる Ochiru)
11. Tell (話す Hanasu)
12. Know (知る Shiru)
13. Resent (恨む Uramu)
14. Strain (歪む Yugamu)





Forced by the circumstances, Team Summer A and Hana’s group decide to live together. The tremultous relationship between the two groups sends sparks flying, but it isn't long before the first signs of mutual understanding emerge.

15 April 10, 2009[29] ISBN 978-4-09-132516-7
Vol15 1
Summer Solstice Chapter
15. Understand (解る Wakaru)
16. Thirst (渇く Kawaku)
17. Protect (守る Mamoru)
18. Love (愛する Aisuru)
19. Trap (陥る Ochiiru)





Ango is absolutely livid after learning the truth about Hana. The mood between the two takes a turn for the worst, leading up towards a catastrophic development!

16 September 10, 2009[30] ISBN 978-4-09-132628-7
Vol16 1
Summer Solstice Chapter
20. Convey (伝える Tsutaeru)
21. Lose (失う Ushinau)
22. Divide (分かれる Wakareru)
23. Farewell (別れる Wakareru)





Minor Heat Chapter (小暑の章 Shōsho no shō)
1. Strangers (異邦人 Ihoujin)





Extra Chapter (番外編)
1. Wish (願い Negai)





Hana's friends desperately search for the lost Hana, while Hana herself is determined to find water despite her unfavourable situation. 

Tragic events soon unfold, where the strained relationship between the groups finally snaps.

Includes a short side story called “Wish”.

17 February 10, 2010[31] ISBN 9784091330994
Vol17
Minor Heat Chapter
2. Sindbad of the Beach (渚のシンドバッド Nagisa no Shinbaddo)
3. Dancin' All Night (ダンシング・オールナイト Danshingu Ōru Naito)
4. Look Up At The Stars In The Night (見上げてごらん夜の星を Miagete goran yoru no hoshi o)
5. A Good Day For Departure (いい日旅立ち Ii hi tabidachi)
6. Lose One's Way (迷い道 Mayoi michi)





Exiled from their community, Ango and Ryo stumble across the peaceful lifestyle of Team Summer B. While hiding their bloody past, they find themselves warmly welcomed by the cheerful group. Despite being utterly baffled by Summer B’s carefree way of doing things, they start settling in.

18 August 10, 2010[32] ISBN 9784091333162
Vol18 1
Minor Heat Chapter
7. Someone in the Wind (だれかが風の中で Dareka ga kaze no naka de)
8. Between the Sky and You (空と君のあいだに Sora to kimi no aida ni)
9. Broken Radio (壊れかけたのRadio Kowarekaketa no radio)
10. Doll's House (人形の家 Ningyō no ie)
11. Bewitched (魅せられて Miserarete)





Separated from Arashi, Team Summer B and the two leaders of Summer A stumble across a mysterious ghost ship. It seems to carry a lot of secrets of the past and lures in the wanderers.

But what will turn out to be more dangerous to them in the end: the ship itself or Ango and Ryo?

19 February 10, 2011[33] ISBN 9784091336491
Vol19 1
Minor Heat Chapter
12. The Passage of Time (時の過ぎ行くままに Toki no sugiiku mama ni)
13. 365 Step March (三百六十五歩のマーチ Sanbyakurokujūgo ho no māchi)
14. The Time of Rainbow and Sneakers (虹とスニーカーの頃 Niji to sunīkā no goro)
15. Love and Pain and Reassurance (恋しさとせつなさと心強さと Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokorodzuyosa to)
16. Sprout (芽生え Mebae)





While the separated groups gradually explore the ghost ship, Ango and Ryo are forced to come to grips with their tragic past.

But unbeknowing to most of the group, the ship holds a deadly threat to the entire country of Japan.

20 July 8, 2011[34] ISBN 9784091340184
Vol20 1
Minor Heat Chapter
17. Give Me Wings (翼をください Tsubasa o Kudasai)
18. Pride
19. Sailor's Song (舟歌 Funauta)
20. Do As You Please (勝手にしやがれ Kattenishiyagare)
21. Youngsters (若者たち Wakamonotachi)





Desperately struggling to prevent the catastrophe, the rag-tag band has to deal with yet another menance – a mysterious presence lurking in the ship, forcing Arashi and Natsu into a dead end.

21 December 9, 2011[35] ISBN 9784091341181
Vol21 1
Minor Heat Chapter
22. Applause (喝采 Kassai)
23. Can You Celebrate?





Interlude Chapter (幕間 Makuai)
1. Moonlight (月明かり Tsukiakari)





Awakening Insects Chapter (啓蟄の章 Keichitsu no shō)
1. Lone Journey (独り旅 Hitoritabi)
2. Grace (恵み Megumi)





Scattered throughout all of Japan, the groups sent to the future are all giving their best to survive despite the many adversities thrown at them. Slowly, they are settling into the new world.

22 June 8, 2012[36] ISBN 9784091344700
Vol22 1
Awakening Insects Chapter
3. Victual (糧 kate)
4. Feast (御馳走 gochiso)
5. Omen (予兆 yocho)
6. Warning (警告 keikoku)
7. Progress (進行 shinko)





Despite all odds, Hana managed to survive Team Summer A’s assassination attempts and reunited with two painfully missed friends. Meanwhile, Aramaki and Ayu get closer to each other as they travel searching Hana.

Will they find her in time before she has to face her most dangerous enemy thus far: evolution itself…?

23 November 9, 2012[37] ISBN 9784091347923
Awakening Insects Chapter
683738651

Cover of Volume 23

8. Acceleration (加速 kasoku)
9. Onrush (奔流 honryu)
10. Backflow (逆流 gyakuryu)
11. Counterbalance (相殺 sousai)
12. Aftereffect (波及 hakyu)


The mushrooms unleashed by the Spring trio are rapidly spreading throughout the forest, and even onto the animals! Meanwhile Aramaki desperately rushes closer towards Hana while a lightning storm descends upon the mushroom forest.

24 March 8, 2013 ISBN 9784091350732
Awakening Insects Chapter
Vol24

Volume 24 cover

13. Guidance (導き michibiki)
14. synchro
15. Entrance (入り口 iriguchi)


Sea Chapter
1. WHO (誰か dareka)
2. WHY (なぜ naze)





Barely escaped from the fire, separating and reuniting, the remaining survivors of the 7 Seeds project scattered all over Japan face various challenges as they try to foregather.

The solitary Nijiko soon realizes that the safety of her group may completely depend on her decision - will she again act according to her teachings and flee the danger leaving everyone else behind, or actually risk her life for the others...?

25 July 10, 2013 ISBN 9784091354648
Sea Chapter
Vol25 1

Volume 25 cover

3. WHAT
4. HOW
5. WHERE
6. WHEN
7. O S P


Trying to rescue their lost comrades, the members of the various search teams are exploring the mysterious caves - and manage to get themselves lost, too ... but that's no funny matter, considering how many dangers and secrets this place seems to hold.

26  ? ISBN ?
Sea Chapter
Vol26 1

Vol 26 cover

8. Heart
9. With
10. Sight
11. Fight


Mountain Chapter
1. The Two Sados




The separated teams wander further into the caves, but giant insects, chilling temperatures, hostile teammates and strange hallucinations make the journey even more perilous.

Meanwhile Team Spring and company head towards Sado Island

27  ? ISBN ?
Mountain Chapter
Vol25 1

Volume 25 cover

2. Contact
3. Hope
4. Several Insights
5. Fight Individual Cases
6. On




Volume Content (don't insert yet)

December 9, 2011[38] ISBN 9784091342577
Fanbook3

Fanbook cover





7 Seeds Fanbook: Edge of Emotions (公式ファンブック)

Contains lots of beautiful pictures drawn by Tamura-sensei as well as an interview with her and a poll among the 7 Seeds fans. Furthermore, there is detailed information about the teams, the Fuji and the future Japan.

Whoever hasn’t read until including volume 21 yet, shouldn’t read it though, because it contains various spoilers!

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