Square Enix Enters the English Manga Scene

Published May 18, 2019 — #news #manga

On May 17th, Penguin Random House announced a sales and distribution multi-year agreement with Square Enix, Inc. to introduce a new line of English manga, novels, and art-books. The launch titles releasing on Fall 2019 include: FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future novel; Hi Score Girl; A Man and His Cat; and Soul Eater manga.

Square Enix is a Japanese holding which focuses on the businesses of manga, anime, books, and video games, besides figurines and other merchandises. Their manga and light-novels feature Re:Zero, Kakegurui, Oregairu and Goblin Slayer; their anime Toaru Majutsu no Index, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Akame ga Kill; and their video games NieR: Automata, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.

However, their manga and books have only been licensed to other publishers in the West. Now, with the agreement with Penguin Random House, Square Enix, Inc. will be able to directly publish its products here.

The publisher debuts with the FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future novel. The novel's "Celebration Box" set in Japan includes the novel, a Blu-ray disc release of the "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue" short anime, an art booklet, an original post card set, and an original coaster.

Other titles are Soul Eater manga, Hi Score Girl, and A Man and His Cat [Oji-sama to Neko].

Source: Square Enix - Press Release