Square Enix Launching New English-Language Manga Imprint
Square Enix, best known in the US as the video game company behind Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts, and Space Invaders, has announced that they will be launching “a new line of English-language manga, novels, and art books” this coming fall. Previously, they have licensed their manga titles to existing English-language publishers, including Fullmetal Alchemist (Viz), Soul Eater (Yen Press), and Black Butler (Yen Press).
Their first releases will be
- a Final Fantasy XV novel, The Dawn of the Future
- the Hi Score Girl manga, which has a Netflix anime version already
- the complete Soul Eater
- and A Man and His Cat
They’re partnering with Penguin Random House for distribution; that company also works with Kodanasha’s English manga.