I'm looking for an artist for a new project of mine called Tea Soul Release...
It is a Romance/Harem Manga... Below is information on the project as well as information on the world in which it takes place...
The basic storyline of Tea Soul Release:
Tachibana Yamato lives in a world filled with magic, however due to the way he was raised he is unable to use magic and is unaware it even exists. Well, was...
After his grandfather died Yamato received 25 antique cups as an inheritance, which would be great if he didn’t live in a single student dorm room. Shortly after receiving the cups Yamato uses one of them for his daily tea and from inside the cup a green haired girl dressed like a French maid, named Mint, comes out of the cup. Sometime after being glomped by Mint and having some time to try and figure it out he calls his best friend Keibi Mamoru and shows to him the cups. Pouring two more cups, two more girls, Rose, a pink haired girl dressed like a swordsman, and Lime a dark haired girl dressed like a flamenco dancer, appear from the cups.
Calming him down, Rose, Lime, and Mint reveal to Yamato and Mamoru that there is the spirit of a girl sealed in each of the twenty five cups, and that since his grandfather died, all twenty-five cups and through that all twenty five girls have become connected to him. Lime, then proves it by pulling down a fourth glass and having herself, Rose, Mint, and Mamoru pour tea into it only for nothing to happen. However when Yamato pours the glass a black haired six year old girl in pajamas, named Cammy (Short for Chamomile), appears.
Now he not only has to deal with College classes, his dorm manager, and the insanity of his friend Mamoru, but also the four girls currently living in his studio style dorm room and the 21 cups that contain other girls, and if that wasn’t enough there are others after Yamato’s life so they can take the cups. With each cup the pieces begin to fit together, the truth behind why Yamato’s parents kept him sealed off from magic, why the girls are sealed in the cups, and how they can be freed.
The series itself has a complex background and an entire mythos surrounding the origin of magic, as well as the origin of the sealed items, for the world in which it takes place. Below I will give a short and simple description of the origin of magic in Tea Soul Release as well as some information of events that take place both before and during the series.
Magic in the world of T.S.R. goes back to an ancient myth in the T.S.R. Universe, the myth is as follows. After a great flood, all that was left of humanity were nine wise men and their families. As a reward for surviving the destruction of the world the nine were taught the ways of magic. They were told that all magic was the same, but there are many ways to harness its powers. Each of them was taught a way to harness the power of magic, in the process they each developed a symbol to represent their magic. The “forms” of magic became;
Magic Powered by creating and destroying Life: Symbolized by a Yin/Yang Spiral of Red and Blue Fire
Magic Powered by Hard Work and Determination: Symbolized by a Peaked Mountain
Magic Powered by Seeking the Ultimate Freedom: Symbolized by Wings of Wind
Magic Powered by Constantly Searching for New Discoveries: Symbolized by a Crashing Wave of Water
Magic Powered by Conviction in ones Actions: Symbolized by a Coils of Spinning Iron
Magic Powered by Constantly Training Oneself: Symbolized by a Giant Tree
Magic Powered by Controlling the Magic Inside of All Things: Symbolized by a Sphere of Lightning
Magic Powered through harnessing Fear and Negative Emotions: Symbolized by a Decayed Skull
Magic Powered through Hope in the Future: Symbolized by a Seed beginning to Bud
Shortly after learning magic, the one who gained power through Fear and Negative Emotions coveting the controller of hope’s wife, used his power to control the others into killing most of the controller of hopes family, in order to attain the other’s wife. Failing to do so he slaughtered what he believed was left of that family. Fortunately one child was saved by each of the others family. In the wake of the death of the family of hope the eight remaining families spread across the world. Over time one member of each family became a shadow king, a being of intense magical strength that controlled events behind the scene. Every 50 years a new person takes the position of one of the 8 Shadow Kings, due to a Shadow King of the Budding Seed never existing.
Over time the Shadow King of the Decayed Skull created a new way of using magic, by attaching the soul of a person who died with negative emotions, thus creating sealed items. Sealed Items continued in the state they had when they died, clothes and all, but without the memory from the year before death. Trapped between the worlds of life and death the Sealed Souls made contracts with living Magi to retake physical forms.
49 years before the series begins, the newly chosen Shadow King of the Lightning Sphere began collecting the Sealed Souls of various strong female magi that had been sealed, transferring them from the items they were sealed into and placing them into a set of 25 antique cups created by an ancient wizard. 5 years before the series begins, he the last of the cups had been connected to a Sealed Soul. 5 months before the series begins the Shadow King of the Lightning Sphere dies from an unknown reason, but not before he had spiritually attached the 25 cups to his grandson Tachibana Yamato.
As the series begins Yamato receives the 25 cups and uses them to bring mint and three other girls out, becoming a target for those who seek the cups, but are unaware of his lineage. As more people come after the cups, the time for the Decision of the Kings comes around, and Tachibana’s lineage is revealed to the world, not only making him a target to those after the cups, but to those seeking to become Shadow Kings themselves. While facing other Magi, Yamato learns the full truth behind the cups and begins to search for a way, not to just release the sealed spirits from the cups but to restore them to life.
It is probably going to be rather long so I'm looking for an artist that will be commited to working with me. Also if the series is ever published in anyway the profits for the series would be split 50/50.