Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the continuing books in the Classmates Boys’ Love manga series by Asumiko Nakamura: first, Sora and Hara, a single volume tale, followed by O.B., a two-volume story to be released in one beautiful omnibus!
In Sora and Hara, learn more about the teacher Hara Manabu, a gay man who feels somewhat adrift in the world. He spends his days teaching at an all-boys school, his nights out on the town. While at a gay bar, he meets a young man named Sorano and makes an instant connection. But things become complicated when he sees Sorano again–as a new student at school! Hara immediately shuts down the possibility of a relationship, although the situation is unearthing issues from Hara’s youth, when he himself had complicated sexual feelings in his teens…and the current emotional baggage that still lingers with his now-graduated student, Rihito. In this darkly comedic drama about love and aging, a seen-it-all teacher has more learning of his own to do.
In O.B., Hikaru and Rihito may have graduated high school, but their life beyond is just beginning! Can these two boys keep their relationship healthy while they grow into adults together? Meanwhile, many of their friends, including their former teacher Hara, are dealing with their own relationship drama. This collection of manga stories from the modern BL classic, Classmates was originally released in two volumes in Japan but will be published together in English as a single omnibus.
Seven Seas will publish the manga Classmates Vol. 4: Sora and Hara for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single volume edition. The book will be released in November 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN. Classmates Vol. 5: O.B. will be published for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single omnibus edition. The book will be released in January 2022 for $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN.
You can pre-order and purchase the Classmates manga series through our ComiXology link.
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