Essay Manga from Seven Seas

By Nico Marjolin | March 28 2023 | Manga, Manhwa, Manhua

Nonfiction manga is trending, particularly autobio/memoir, also referred to as essay manga, which draws on the author’s own life experiences. Common topics include gender and sexuality, mental health, substance abuse, family life and pets, food, and travel. Check out Seven Seas Entertainment’s selection below!

My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders
9781638582359
In this manga essay anthology, follow the true stories of nine people (including the illustrator) navigating life with developmental disorders and disabilities.
$14.99 US
On sale Apr 12, 2022
FOC Mar 07, 2022
Paperback
184 Pages
Seven Seas

Until I Meet My Husband (Manga)
9781638581628
The memoir of gay activist Ryousuke Nanasaki and the first religiously recognized same-sex marriage in Japan. (Original novel of essays also available from Seven Seas.)
$14.99 US
On sale Jun 21, 2022
FOC May 09, 2022
Paperback
208 Pages
Seven Seas

X-Gender Vol. 1
9781638583998
A diary of my sexual awakening...at thirty-three?!!
$14.99 US
On sale Jun 14, 2022
FOC May 16, 2022
Paperback
160 Pages
Seven Seas

X-Gender Vol. 2
9781685794613
LIFE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
$14.99 US
On sale Jun 13, 2023
FOC Jan 09, 2023
Paperback
160 Pages
Seven Seas

A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic
9781648275968
A moving autobiographical manga about her father’s alcoholism that inspired a critically acclaimed live-action film.
$14.99 US
On sale Nov 09, 2021
FOC Oct 04, 2021
Paperback
144 Pages
Seven Seas

I'm a Terminal Cancer Patient, but I'm Fine.
9781638585251
After being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, the creator documents her physical and emotional journey through treatment in this powerful memoir manga.
$14.99 US
On sale Nov 01, 2022
FOC Apr 18, 2022
Paperback
160 Pages
Seven Seas

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness
9781626926035
HARVEY AWARD WINNER The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm! My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.
$13.99 US
On sale Jun 06, 2017
Paperback
152 Pages
Seven Seas

My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1
9781626928893
This sequel to the viral sensation My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness was also named one of Amazon’s best graphic novels for 2018! Struggling with the idea of living alone and adjusting to the effects of her previous book’s success, this follow-up to the award-winning autobiographical comic continues the author’s quest for self-acceptance and love.
$14.99 US
On sale Jun 05, 2018
Paperback
168 Pages
Seven Seas

My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 2
9781626929999
The sequel series to the award-winning My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness! Living on her own is harder than Nagata Kabi expected. Building relationships is difficult too, but with a new friendship to cultivate and a new perspective on her family, she’s doing her best to open up and become a warm, compassionate person! “[...]readers who devoured Lesbian Experience with Loneliness need to pick up this volume, if for no other reason than to know that happiness is a never-ending battle for many, but there are always reasons to keep putting up the good fight. ” –Anime News Network
$14.99 US
On sale Feb 12, 2019
Paperback
176 Pages
Seven Seas

My Alcoholic Escape from Reality
9781645059998
An emotional new diary comic from the award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary. Nagata Kabi’s downward spiral is getting out of control, and she can’t stop drinking to soothe the ache of reality. After suffering from unbearable stomach pains, she goes to a clinic, where she is diagnosed with pancreatitis—and is immediately hospitalized. A new chapter unfolds in Nagata Kabi’s life as she struggles to find her way back to reality and manga creation in the wake of her breakdown.
$14.99 US
On sale May 11, 2021
Paperback
136 Pages
Seven Seas

My Wandering Warrior Existence
9781648278822
The newest diary manga from the Harvey Award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness.
$14.99 US
On sale Mar 15, 2022
FOC Jan 31, 2022
Paperback
128 Pages
Seven Seas

My Pancreas Broke, But My Life Got Better
9798888432655
The latest diary manga from the Harvey Award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and My Wandering Warrior Existence.
$14.99 US
On sale Nov 07, 2023
FOC Oct 09, 2023
Paperback
160 Pages
Seven Seas

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness: Special Edition (Hardcover)
9798888432099
A beautiful hardcover rerelease of the critically acclaimed manga that won the Harvey Award--with a new cover and bonus chapter.
$24.99 US
On sale Nov 07, 2023
FOC Oct 09, 2023
Hardcover
160 Pages
Seven Seas