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Square Enix Manga & Books Update

Hello everyone, this is Masaaki Shimizu, Publisher of Square Enix Manga & Books.

First of all, please allow me to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in launching our English-language publishing program. To our authors, licensors, staff, booksellers, and all our fans and readers: thank you very much! We’re tremendously grateful for all your efforts and support thus far. Now and in the future, our focus remains on contributing to the wellbeing of our staff while bringing our readers books of the highest quality.

Over the recent weeks we’ve had many discussions with our partners and licensors as we’ve continued to assess the ongoing impact of coronavirus on all our areas of operations, from production to shipping to retail sales. After careful consideration, we have decided to reschedule the on-sale dates of some selected series in response to these unprecedented conditions.

You can find the revised release dates for the below series debuts on our website ( under the “Release Calendar” section.

  • The Apothecary Diaries, vol. 1: December 8, 2020
  • Beauty and the Feast, vol. 1: February 23, 2021
  • The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, vol. 1: April 13, 2021
  • Ragna Crimson, vol. 1: February 9, 2021

The on-sale dates for rest of our series debuts will remain unaffected, and we’ll continue to work hard to get our books into the hands of readers in as timely a manner as possible.

Thanks again for your ongoing support and understanding.

Please stay safe and well!