At this year’s Anime NYC event, Square Enix revealed six new titles in their English-language manga, novels, and art book line-up for 2020. Square Enix has established a new company called “Square Enix Manga & Books”, which will handle the imprints. A series based on NieR: Automata will be one of the books to be published next year. Furthermore, Square will also publish the following titles; The Apothecary Diaries, Ragna Crimson, The Great Jahy will not be Defeated!, Beauty and the Feast and By the Grace of the Gods.
Written by Jun Eishima and with the game’s director Yoko Taro supervising, NieR: Automata YoHRa Boys will be amongst the imprints headline series. The novel takes place before the beginning of the award-winning post-apocalyptic action role-playing game. It focuses on the story of YoRHa Experimental Unit M. The novel also includes artwork by famed Final Fantasy illustrator, Toshiyuki Itahana.
Square Enix’s Other Publications
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
- Marked for Failure! The World’s Strongest Sage Reincarnates for a Do-Over, Volume 1 – July 14, 2020
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