Game developer Square Enix is releasing three new English translations of Final Fantasy XIV Mangas this year. The three Mangas, Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy, Mr. Villain’s Day Off and The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl, are now available for pre-order. All three titles will retail for $14.99.
Mr. Villian’s Day Off will be the first to launch, with a release date of August 15, 2023. This Final Fantasy XIV Manga follows The General, a nefarious villain who aims to take over the world. However, instead of focusing on his evil schemes, this book gives readers a glimpse into what villains do in their free time, which according to the description, includes visiting adorable pandas. The upcoming comedy Manga is also receiving an anime adaptation which is currently in development.
Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy
Next to release is Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy, which centres around high schooler Alisaie as she deals with the recent merger of former rival schools, the Academy of Light and the Academy of Darkness. Square Enix promises this comedy title will include fan-favorite Final Fantasy XIV characters. Eorzea Academy will release on September 19, 2023.
Finally, the English translation of The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl will release on October 10, 2023. A romantic comedy, the title follows a descendant of a snow spirit who has a crush on his coworker. Square Enix describes the title as ‘An enchanting slow-burn romance that takes the story of coworkers to lovers to new heights within a winter wonderland of emotions!’ An anime of this Final Fantasy XIV Manga is already out on Crunchyroll.
Square Enix’s Web3 Ambitions
Square Enix is doing more than just developing traditional video games and publishing mangas. The Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider developer is also looking to branch out into Web3 gaming. Last September, the game developer partnered with Oasys to use its blockchain for future projects. Now Square Enix is working with Polygon to develop Symbiogenesis, a story-driven web3 experience.