Fantasy and Food Reign in These 6 New Square Enix Manga and Book Licenses from AnimeNYC

All the announcements will be released in the US from August 2020

New Square Enix announcements


From fleshed out video game worlds to the second-in-charge demon being forced to live in the human world, these 6 new titles will have a little something for everyone, especially if you’re into food!


At the Square Enix panel at AnimeNYC, the US-branch of the Japanese company announced 6 new titles to be released under its Manga and Books imprints, translated from Japanese into English for your reading pleasure.


The six titles announced are:


Ragna Crimson


Ragna Crimson

by Daiki Kobayashi


In this action-packed dark fantasy, humanity lives under the threat of annihilation by immensely powerful dragons. The dragon hunter Ragna embarks on a revenge-fueled quest to eliminate that threat once and for all!


Ragna Crimson Volume 1 will be released into bookstores in August 2020.


The Apothecary Diaries


The Apothecary Diaries

Story: Natsu Hyuuga
Art: Nekokurage
Composition: Itsuki Nanao
Character Design: Touco Shino


After breaking a "curse" on the imperial heirs, a palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster...and right into the thick of palace intrigue!


The first volume of The Apothecary Diaries will be released into bookstores in August 2020.


The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!


The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

by Konbu Wakame


Puny and powerless after an unfortunate encounter with a magical girl, the Dark Realm's Number Two has her work cut out for her in the world of humans!


The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated will see its first volume released in September 2020.


Beauty and the Feast


Beauty and the Feast

by Satomi U


A boy with a bottomless stomach and a lonely widow with room at her dinner table serve up a heaping helping of secret happiness in this delightful foodie rom-com!


October 2020 will see the release of the first volume of Beauty and the Feast.


NieR:Automata - YoRHa Boys


NieR:Automata - YoRHa Boys

Written by Jun Eishima
Supervised by NieR:Automata Director YOKO TARO


An original novel set in the universe of the award-winning, international hit video game NieR:Automata. The novel includes artwork by famed FINAL FANTASY® illustrator, Toshiyuki Itahana.


The NieR:Automata - YoRHa Boys novel will be released in October 2020.


By the Grace of the Gods


By the Grace of the Gods

Story: Roy
Art: Ranran
Character Design: Ririnra


Slime's up for one recently deceased middle-aged businessman! When the gods reincarnate him in another world as a boy with magical powers, he discovers that magically tamed slime are an untapped natural resource!


Volume 1 of By the Grace of the Gods will grace store shelves in November 2020.


Crunchies! Is there anything on this list you’re looking forward to reading? Let us know in the comments!


Source: Press Release


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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