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Seven Seas Entertainment Announces English License for BALLAD OF SWORD AND WINE: QIANG JIN JIU

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced its license acquisition of Tang Jiu Qing’s Ballad of Sword and Wine: Qiang Jin Jiu novel series.

Original title 将进酒, Ballad of Sword and Wine: Qiang Jin Jiu is a webnovel series written by Tang Jiu Qing, alternatively known in English as Bring in the Wine. It was originally serialized on JJWXC starting in 2008 where it ran for 282 chapters. Ballad of Sword and Wine has a manhua adaptation currently on hiatus and recently inspired a new figurine from GoodSmile Factory.

Publisher Rosmei has licensed another series by Tang Jiu Qing, Nan Chan, and recently revealed their cover for the first volume.

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Seven Seas Entertainment describes Ballad of Sword and Wine with the following synopsis:

Shen Zechuan is the eighth son of the traitorous Prince of Jianxing, a man who doomed his cities and people to destruction at the hands of the foreign enemy. As the only surviving member of his reviled line, Shen Zechuan is dragged to the capital in chains. He bears the hatred of the nation, but no one’s hate burns hotter than that of Xiao Chiye, the youngest son of the powerful Prince of Libei.

Xiao Chiye would love nothing more than to see Shen Zechuan dead–but against all odds, he clings to life. Rather than succumb to his family’s disgrace, he becomes a thorn in Xiao Chiye’s side, clawing his way into the cutthroat political world of the capital. Yet as these two bitter enemies beat against the bonds of their fate, they find themselves kindred spirits, unlikely allies…and perhaps something more.

Ballad of Sword and Wine: Qiang Jin Jiu will be released in English with a translation credited to XiA, Jia, and amixy, whose combined experience include series such as Peach Blossom Debt and Guardian. Ballad of Sword and Wine will also have brand new artwork by st, who is currently the lead artist on Seven Seas Entertainment’s English editions of The Husky and His White Cat Shizun and Remnants of Filth. A preview image of the first volume’s cover was shared along with the announcement.

Seven Seas Entertainment lists Ballad of Sword and Wine for readers age 17+.

Ballad of Sword and Wine: Qiang Jin Jiu Vol. 1 will be released on June 4, 2024 with preorders available now at many major retailers.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment’s Official Twitter (X) Account