SQUARE ENIX MANGA & BOOKS REVEALS NEW BOOKS COMING SPRING 2023

LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2022)– SQUARE ENIX® today announced five newly licensed titles to be published by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints in 2023. The upcoming publications include a book, novel, world guide, and manga for FINAL FANTASY®, NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139..., My Clueless First Friend, and Daemons of the Shadow Realm.

Chocobo and the Airship: A Final Fantasy Picture Book (English translated edition)

Journey with Cid and Chocobo on their quest to save their town after it’s been overrun by monsters. Written by Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 director Kazuhiko Aoki and illustrated by Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, this heartwarming tale is perfect for FINAL FANTASY fans of all ages.


Chocobo and the Airship: A Final Fantasy Picture Book (English translated edition) is scheduled for release on March 21, 2023. It is available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers starting today. (For more information: https://sqex.to/l8w7T)

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Project Gestalt Recollections - File 01 (English translated edition)

Recount the story of critically acclaimed NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… in the first volume of a two-book set. The novel is written by Jun Eishima with support from NieR series director YOKO TARO, featuring illustrations by artist and character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, as well as story content from the Grimoire NieR world guide.


NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Project Gestalt Recollections - File 01 (English translated edition) is scheduled for release on April 11, 2023. It is available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers starting today. (For more information: https://sqex.to/R5aw1)


NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Project Gestalt Recollections - File 02 (English translated edition) is scheduled for release in late 2023.

Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition (English translated edition)

This ultimate guide to the critically acclaimed NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… comes packed with art, strategy guides, information and lore. It features hundreds of full-color pages offering illustrations and information about the game, as well as bonus short stories, extras specific to this volume and an interview with the game’s lead developers.


Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition (English translated edition) is scheduled for release on April 25, 2023. It is available for pre-order from the SQUARE ENIX Store and other major booksellers starting today. (For more information: https://sqex.to/LJ66u)

My Clueless First Friend Vol. 1

This heartwarming slice-of-life comedy series follows the unusual budding friendship between gloomy Nishimura and cheerful Takada as they experience a fun and memorable summer together.


My Clueless First Friend Vol. 1 is scheduled for release on March 7, 2023. It is available for pre-order from select retailers later today. (For more information: https://sqex.to/0WXAM)

Daemons of the Shadow Realm Vol. 1

A new action-packed series from Hiromu Arakawa, the creator of the smash hit Fullmetal Alchemist! In a world where certain humans command mighty supernatural duos called Daemons, follow young Yuru as he is unexpectedly whisked away from his village and becomes aware of his supernatural birthright. Yuru soon unravels a conspiracy tying him and his twin Asa to a prophecy that threatens the world.


Daemons of the Shadow Realm Vol. 1 is scheduled for release on April 25, 2023. It is available for pre-order from select retailers later today. (For more information: https://sqex.to/0WXAM)


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


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