4.1.2022
SQUARE ENIX MANGA & BOOKS ANNOUNCES NEW ENDWALKER ART BOOK

Endwalker Art Book Announced During Latest Letter from the Producer LIVE Broadcast



LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2022) SQUARE ENIX® today announced during the latest FINAL FANTASY XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast, a new art book, titled FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker – The Art of Resurrection -Among the Stars-

This oversized full-color art book contains artwork created during the development of Endwalker, featuring illustrations of the new jobs, sage and reaper, as well as new locations including Old Sharlayan and Radz-at-Han, dungeons, trials, equipment and more. This volume offers concept art, reference images and messages from the artists to commemorate the conclusion of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark saga. Physical art books will also include an exclusive Wind-up Ragnarok minion item code.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker – The Art of Resurrection -Among the Stars- is scheduled for release on Sept. 13, 2022, and is now available for pre-order at the SQUARE ENIX STORE (North America) and SQUARE ENIX STORE (Europe)  with pre-orders at other major booksellers beginning from April 2. 

For more information about the book visit: https://sqex.to/f0Jjb

3.4.2022
SQUARE ENIX MANGA & BOOKS WORTH BOOKMARKING IN 2022

Seven New Releases from FINAL FANTASY, NieR and More Available For Pre-Order Starting This Month

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2022) SQUARE ENIX® today announced seven exciting new licensed titles launching from the Square Enix Manga & Books imprints in 2022. The upcoming publications include novels, art books and manga for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, FINAL FANTASY XIV™, the NieR® series, Tokyo Aliens and The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: Traces of Two Pasts (English translated edition)

Follow the two tales of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE’s heroines, Tifa and Aerith, as they tell the stories of their lives leading up to the events of the game.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: Traces of Two Pasts (English translated edition) is scheduled for release on November 8, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers on March 4. (For more information: https://sqex.to/cWBC7)

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: Material Ultimania Plus (English translated edition)

Go behind the scenes of the development of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, including exclusive scripts, character and enemy designs, storyboards, artwork and more.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: Material Ultimania Plus (English translated edition) is scheduled for release on December 13, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers on March 4. (For more information: https://sqex.to/0GDWb)

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Chronicles of Light (Reprint edition)

A collection of 25 short stories expanding upon the rich lore of FINAL FANTASY XIV and featuring exclusive illustrations by acclaimed FINAL FANTASY artist Toshiyuki Itahana.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Chronicles of Light (Reprint edition) is scheduled to be republished on October 18, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers on March 4. (For more information: https://sqex.to/BXg5C)

NieR Art – Kazuma Koda Art Collection (English translated edition)

The characters of the NieR video game series come to life in page after page of stunning illustrations, backgrounds and promotional art drawn by Kazuma Koda.

NieR Art – Kazuma Koda Art Collection (English translated edition) is scheduled to be published October 25, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers on March 4. (For more information: https://sqex.to/ahJ0g)

YoRHa – Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR:Automata Story (Manga adaptation) Vol. 1

This manga series recounts the events of the 14th Machine War, following the plight of the group of YoRHa® soldiers tasked with invading Mt. Ka’ala to destroy the enemy server.

Vol. 1 of YoRHa – Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR:Automata Story (Manga adaptation) is scheduled to be published December 13, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from select retailers on March 15. (For more information: https://sqex.to/SQITQ)

Tokyo Aliens Vol. 1

Follow the story of Gunji Akira, a high school student in search of his father’s ghost as he follows in his dad’s footsteps to become a police officer, in this sci-fi fantasy manga.

Vol. 1 of Tokyo Aliens is scheduled to be published November 8, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from select retailers on March 4. (For more information: https://sqex.to/8P8IV)

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses Vol. 1

Middle school student Komura falls head-over-heels for his classmate with terrible eyesight in this charming romance manga.

Vol. 1 of The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses is scheduled to be published December 13, 2022, and will be available for pre-order from select retailers on March 15. (For more information: https://sqex.to/Qk1ht)

For the latest information from Square Enix Manga & Books, visit: square-enix-books.com.

7.26.2021
FAN-FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY XIV BOOKS AND MEDIA RETURN IN 2022 – SELECT VOLUMES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

New Manga Series for SINoALICE and My Happy Marriage Also Available for Pre-Order Starting Today

LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that popular FINAL FANTASY® XIV books will be republished as new editions by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints: Encyclopaedia Eorzea, vol. 1 and vol. 2, the FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection, and the English translated edition of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Picture Book.

In addition, two new manga series, SINoALICE and My Happy Marriage, were announced for release in 2022. Details for these newly announced books and media are available below, including pre-order information.

Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~

This deluxe, full-color book is the first of two volumes detailing the lore of the FINAL FANTASY XIV world—written and compiled by the game’s development team. Offering an in-depth look at the locales, organizations, and history of Eorzea, Encyclopaedia Eorzea is the perfect companion for FINAL FANTASY series fans. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Namingway minion.

The first volume of Encyclopaedia Eorzea is scheduled for release on April 12, 2022 and is now available for pre-order from the Square Enix Store and select retailers. https://sqex.to/wKb2b)

Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~ Volume II

Encyclopaedia Eorzea II is the second volume of SQUARE ENIX’s best-selling Encyclopaedia Eorzea books and contains hundreds of pages of new lore and information, including the far-reaching lands of an entire new continent to the east. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Matoya’s Hat head gear.

Encyclopaedia Eorzea II is scheduled for release on April 12, 2022 and is now available for pre-order from the Square Enix Store and select retailers. (For more information: https://sqex.to/giPAn)

FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection

A collection of 27 premium-quality and full-color removable posters, the FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection features breathtaking character art spanning from A Realm Reborn through Shadowbringers. The posters are printed on heavy, press-varnished card stock to provide a rich visual tribute to the world of Eorzea.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection is scheduled to release on May 10, 2022. Pre-orders will begin on August 10, 2021 on the Square Enix Store, as well as through select retailers. (For more information: https://sqex.link/fN7x)

FINAL FANTASY XIV Picture Book

Written by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online lead story designer Banri Oda and illustrated by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online concept artist Hiroyuki Nagamine, this whimsical tale was crafted for readers of all ages and has now been translated into English for even more readers to enjoy.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Picture Book is scheduled to release on July 26, 2022 and will be available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store and from other select retailers on October 26, 2021. (For more information: https://sqex.link/9rNo)

SINoALICE Vol. 1

To the delight of YOKO TARO devotees, this manga adaption of the popular mobile game of the same name is scheduled to release on February 8, 2022.

SINoALICE Vol. 1 and is available for pre-order today from select retailers. (For more information: https://sqex.to/12Qwy)

My Happy Marriage Vol. 1

My Happy Marriage is a Cinderella-inspired slow-burn historical romance set in Meiji-era Japan with an exciting paranormal twist.

The first volume in this series is schedule to release on June 21, 2022. Pre-orders from select retailers are scheduled for September 21, 2021. (For more information: https://sqex.to/nCG8a)

For the latest information from Square Enix Manga & Books, visit: square-enix-books.com.

5.17.2021
NEW FINAL FANTASY XIV SHADOWBRINGERS ART BOOK REVEALED AT FINAL FANTASY XIV DIGITAL FAN FESTIVAL 2021

LOS ANGELES (May 17, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® unveiled new information on Patch 5.55 for FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online ahead of the release of Endwalker™, the highly anticipated fourth expansion pack for the award-winning MMO.

In addition, the company announced the upcoming release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers -- The Art of Reflection -Histories Unwritten-, the second art book for the MMO’s critically acclaimed expansion pack. Now available for pre-order from the Square Enix Store and book retailers (https://sqex.to/Z1RXQ), this deluxe, large-format volume showcases artwork from YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and the Eden raid series, as well as concept art of characters, environments, and more. The art book will also include a bonus code to redeem an in-game “Wind-up Runar'' minion.

The book is available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store, alongside a variety of new items debuted in celebration of FINAL FANTASY XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021, including character figures, a set of Ascian-themed wine glasses, jewelry, a series of job icon-patterned accessories, and more: (https://sqex.to/ShmwF)

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn -- The Art of Eorzea -Another Dawn- will also be republished as a new, physical edition, scheduled for release on February 8, 2022. The physical edition of this book will include a bonus code to redeem an in-game “Wind-up Enterprise” minion, and is available for pre-order: (https://sqex.to/esC20)

Furthermore, six previously released artbooks have been confirmed for digital release by Square Enix Manga & Books imprints:

Players will now be able to enjoy the art of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online digitally, with e-book editions* becoming available for purchase from book retailers beginning February 8, 2022.

*Digital editions of the art book will not include in-game item bonus codes.

For the latest information from Square Enix Manga & Books, visit: square-enix-books.com.

3.13.2021
SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS NEW FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE ART AND VISUAL REFERENCE HARDCOVER BOOK COMING DECEMBER 2021

A New Manga Adaptation of My Isekai Life Will Also Be Available Early December

LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced two new titles to be published by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints, FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE: Material Ultimania and My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!, volume 1. The books will be available for purchase in December 2021 across all major book sale channels as well as from the SQUARE ENIX Store.

  • FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE: Material Ultimania, releasing December 7, 2021 for $39.99, features the incredible artwork and visual references from the development of the universally acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, which has sold more than 5 million copies since its release in April 2020 and was lauded as one of the best games of 2020. Perfect for new players and longtime fans of the title, the large-format hardcover book offers a ton of content and a plethora of rich four-color art printed on heavy stock. (for more information: https://sqex.to/37ArH)
  • My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!, volume 1 will be available for purchase on December 14, 2021 for $10.99 with subsequent volumes releasing bimonthly. It is the manga adaptation of the popular otherworldly web novel series My Isekai Life, which will receive a forthcoming anime adaptation in Japan. Each manga volume will also include an exciting bonus story set in the same captivating world! (for more information: https://sqex.to/TtDrz)

For the latest information from Square Enix Manga & Books, visit: square-enix-books.com.

7.30.2020
POPULAR FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE ART BOOKS TO RETURN IN 2021 REPRINT

FINAL FANTASY XIV Art Books to Include Exclusive Bonus Item Code for In-Game Minion

Release Dates for Two New Additional Manga Series Also Revealed

LOS ANGELES (Jul. 30, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that four full-color art books celebrating the characters and world of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online’s award winning expansions, Heavensward™ and Stormblood™, will be republished in new editions by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online has entertained over 20 million players with its critically acclaimed story and gameplay since its launch in 2013. With these art books made available again, new players and veterans alike will have the opportunity to own these rich collections of illustrations and concept art spanning each expansion and their patch update content. Each art book will include an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game minion.

Details on each art book are available below:

  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward | The Art of Ishgard -Stone and Steel-Scheduled for release on March 23, 2021, this volume presents the concept art and planning images that became the foundation for the aesthetics of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward. This art book includes full-color art and character sketches, as well as lore-related drawings of equipment, environments, as well as an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game Wind-up Relm minion. (for more information: https://sqex.link/7s1o)
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward | The Art of Ishgard -The Scars of War-Scheduled for release on March 23, 2021, this high-quality, large-format art book contains illustrations and concept artwork covering content through the end of the Heavensward expansion, along with art team commentary. The book includes an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game Wind-up Hraesvelgr minion. (for more information: https://sqex.link/e7p5)
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood | The Art of the Revolution - Western Memories -Scheduled for release on July 20, 2021, this art book offers hundreds of pages of breathtaking artwork from FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood, with special commentary from the art team on how costumes are created. This book also includes a bonus item code for a Wind-up Yotsuyu minion. (for more information: https://sqex.link/5iu2)
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood | The Art of the Revolution - Eastern Memories -Also scheduled to release on July 20, 2021, the second volume of this two-volume set of Stormblood official artbooks features almost one thousand pieces of concept art and illustrations, including character designs, dungeons, monsters, equipment, and more. Also includes an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game Dress-Up Tataru minion. (for more information: https://sqex.link/mf5r)

Additionally, two manga series will make their North American debut next year—the hilarious and heart-warming LGBTQIA+-friendly family comedy I Think Our Son Is Gay, Volume 1 (https://sqex.link/vlim) releasing on May 11, 2021, and the sci-fi/fantasy yuri survival thriller Otherside Picnic, Volume 1 (https://sqex.link/kua4) releasing on May 25, 2021.

For the latest information from Square Enix Manga & Books, visit: square-enix-books.com.

6.1.2020
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 (www.square-enix-books.com) 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!

4.10.2020

First and foremost, our hearts and thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected in any way by this unprecedented crisis.

Due to the effects of governmental shelter-in-place, business closures, and workforce reductions during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing significant disruptions all across the book and comics industries. These disruptions have affected the entire supply chain, from printer shutdowns to decreased shipping capacities to the unfortunate closure of so many bookstores, comic shops, and other retailers.

These current logistical barriers have resulted in us taking the difficult decision to postpone the scheduled releases of our May and June titles to later months, in the hopes of getting our books to you as soon as circumstances allow. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenging times together.

The revised release dates are currently projected as follow:

(Titles are in alphabetical order)

  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers The Art of Reflection -Histories Forsaken- : July 28, 2020 (Print edition only)
  • FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future : July 14, 2020 (The digital edition will be available on the original release date of June 23, 2020.)
  • Hi Score Girl 3: July 28, 2020 (The digital edition will be available on the original release date of June 23, 2020.)
  • Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition 1: July 28, 2020 (Print edition only)
  • Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town 2: Aug 25, 2020 (The digital edition will be available on the original release date of June 23, 2020.)
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina 1: July 14, 2020 (The digital edition will be available on the original release date of May 12, 2020.)

As conditions are still evolving rapidly, we will continue to evaluate the situation on a day-to-day basis. We may need to make further changes to our manga and book release schedule depending on what the future brings over the coming weeks and months. Our priority is to minimize any risks and contribute to the wellbeing of our staff, partners, and, most of all, our fans and readers.

Masaaki Shimizu

Publisher

Square Enix Manga & Books

3.23.2020
SQUARE ENIX REVEALS NEW FINAL FANTASY VII BOOKS FOR FALL 2020

LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® announced two new books being published by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints, FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE: World Preview and FINAL FANTASY VII Poster Collection, which will celebrate the iconic characters, massive world and beautiful visuals of one of the most anticipated video games of the year, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. The titles will be releasing this Fall through all major book sales channels as well as from the SQUARE ENIX Store for $24.99 each.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: World Preview, releasing on September 8th, is a lavishly illustrated, full-color introduction to the world of the beloved game. The hardcover volume offers both new players and long-time fans essential information on characters, gameplay and more, in addition to exclusive commentary from Director Tetsuya Nomura and Producer Yoshinori Kitase. (For more information: https://sqex.link/ia2)

FINAL FANTASY VII Poster Collection, shipping on November 17th, is a collection of 22 full-color, premium-quality removable posters celebrating the game’s rich legacy, with images depicted from the world of FINAL FANTASY VII, including FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN®, DIRGE OF CERBERUS®, CRISIS CORE®, FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. (For more information: https://sqex.link/kyl)

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is rated T (Teen) and will be available first on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on April 10, 2020. The FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Demo is available to download now for the PlayStation®4 system at: http://sqex.link/FF7RDemo. For more information, visit: www.ffvii-remake.com

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11.18.2019
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES NieR:Automata NOVEL FOR FALL 2020

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2019) – At Anime NYC, SQUARE ENIX® revealed six new titles in its English-language manga, novels and art book line-up for 2020. The titles, releasing Fall 2020, will be published by the company’s new Square Enix Manga & Books imprints and include a brand new novel, NieR:Automata™ YoRHa Boys, along with a selection of manga, including The Apothecary Diaries, Ragna Crimson, The Great Jahy will not be Defeated!, Beauty and the Feast and By the Grace of the Gods.

NieR:Automata YoRHa Boys, written by Jun Eishima and supervised by NieR:Automata Director YOKO TARO, takes place before the beginning of the award-winning post-apocalyptic action role-playing game and focuses on the story of YoRHa Experimental Unit M, a squadron composed of YoRHa male type models established for the purpose of collecting a full range of behavioural data. The novel also includes artwork by famed FINAL FANTASY® illustrator, Toshiyuki Itahana.

Additionally, the following previously announced titles received official release dates:

  • A Man and His Cat, Volume 1 – February 11, 2020
  • Hi Score Girl, Volume 1 – February 25, 2020
  • Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!, Volume 1 – March 10, 2020
  • Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Volume 1 – Mar 24, 2020
  • My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 – April 14, 2020
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants, Volume 1 – April 28, 2020
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Volume 1 – May 12, 2020
  • Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition, Volume 1 – May 26, 2020
  • FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future (Novel) – June 23, 2020
  • The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest, Volume 1 – July 14, 2020
05.17.2019
SQUARE ENIX TO LAUNCH NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE MANGA BOOK IMPRINT, DISTRIBUTED BY PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHER SERVICES

Los Angeles (May 17, 2019) – Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) today announced a multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Square Enix, Inc. (SEA, a US-based subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.) to introduce a new line of English-language manga, novels, and art books, beginning in Fall 2019, across all sales channels worldwide.

The Japanese multimedia entertainment company is best known internationally for their gaming properties, which include FINAL FANTASY®, TOMB RAIDER®, DRAGON QUEST® and NieR:Automata® titles on game consoles and mobile platforms, but in Japan, Square Enix is also a renowned book and magazine publisher. The company has previously licensed their manga properties (including hits like FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST®, SOUL EATER® and Black Butler®) to US-based publishers, but the new program marks their entry into the English-language market directly, publishing graphic novels and other book products under SQUARE ENIX for the first time through all major book sales channels.

The new imprint’s launch will be anchored by FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future, a novel containing a new chapter in the FINAL FANTASY XV universe; the manga Hi Score Girl, which was adapted into a hit anime on Netflix; A Man and His Cat (Japanese title: Oji-sama to Neko), the pet-themed comedy that was the bestselling new manga in Japan during the first half of 2018; and the complete edition of the global mega-hit manga Soul Eater.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to introduce our wide variety of books with the help of PRHPS to our new readers,” said Katsuyoshi Matsuura, Executive Officer and Vice President of Publication Business Unit, Square Enix Co., Ltd. Masaaki Shimizu, General Manager and Publisher of Book Publishing Division, SEA who is responsible of the new program, said, “We’re so excited that we now have the full support from PRHPS for achieving our goals to introduce more English translated books and expand our reach to new audiences.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Square Enix for their venture into the worldwide, English-speaking market,” added Jeff Abraham, President, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. “We see significant opportunity for their exciting and original program to succeed here.”