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Final Fantasy's 1st Original Manga Marks Franchise's 30th Anniversary (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The Final Fantasy franchise's 30th anniversary event announced on January 31 that the series is inspiring its first original manga this spring. Hazuki Minase () is providing the story for the manga, titled Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger, and Itsuki Kameya (Kaidan Tochū no Big Noise) is illustrating the series.

The March issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is confirming the manga adaptation on Friday. Minase's light novel series inspired an anime adaptation in 2011. He also wrote scripts for all four of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya television anime series.

The upcoming issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan is also revealing that Tsutsushi Sakurai (Classmate, Kamimura Yūka wa Kō Itta.) will launch the Ore Tsue erotic comedy manga series in the April issue on March 11. Daisuke Takashima will illustrate the series. The story follows a man who is reincarnated in another world as the most powerful staff. He forces a girl who dislikes him to become a magical girl and acts as her "producer."

The Final Fantasy franchise's is celebrating its 30th anniversary with game collaborations, a snow sculpture at Sapporo Snow Festival, and release of the Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age PlayStation 4 game this July.

Update on June 8: The manga will launch in the August issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan on July 12.

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