Square Enix to Publish 6 New Manga in English
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Title: Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town (Tatoeba Last Dungeon no Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu yō na Monogatari)
Description: A young boy with big dreams ignores the neighbors who call him weak and heads to the imperial capital to become a soldier! But when the village you call home is the final bit of civilization before the last dungeon and you're descended from heroes, the word "weak" is completely relative!
Story: Toshio Satō
Art: Hajime Fusemachi
Light novel also announced by Yen Press.
Novel published by SB Creative
Title: Marked for Failure, the World's Strongest Sage Reincarnates for a Do-Over! (Shikkakumon no Saikyō Kenja ~Sekai Saikyō no Kenja ga Sara ni Tsuyoku Naru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita~)
Includes new short stories written by the author of the original novels
Description: The world's strongest sage will stop at nothing to achieve greatness—not even reincarnation! But while his rebirth goes better than he could have hoped, Mathis lands in a world where no one recognizes his potential. Now it's up to him to prove everyone wrong. Story: Shinkoshoto
Art: Kansho and Hyoko (Friendly Land)
Character Design: Huuka Kazabana
Novel published by SB Creative
Title: Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina (Majo no Tabitabi)
Description: Elaina, finally a fully-fledged witch, sets out on her travels, and her first stop is the Land of Witches, where she expects to be greeted with great fanfare, being a witch and all! Unfortunately, Elaina is waylaid by a chance encounter, and an unexpected journey begins!
Story: Jougi Shiraishi
Art: Itsuki Nanao
Character Design: Azuru
Light novel also announced by Yen Press at AX
Slated for 2020
Title: Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (30-sai Dōtei da to Mahō Tsukai ni Nareru Rashii)
Description: Adachi, a thirty-year-old virgin, has developed the power to read people's minds by touching them. After a brush with his very handsome colleague, Adachi realizes he has a raging crush on none other than Adachi himself!
Creator: Yū Toyota
1st boys-love manga Square Enix is publishing in English
Serialized on Gangan pixiv service
Title: My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Kisekae Ningyō wa Koi o Suru)
Description: A high school boy with a passion for traditional dolls and a talent for sewing gets roped into making cosplay outfits for one of the prettiest, most popular girls in his class! As the odd couple grows ever closer, their interactions get ever racier!
By Shinichi Fukuda
Title: The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayou)
Description: Despite their appetite for destruction, even demon kings tire of all the blood and chaos sometimes! When Anoth reincarnates in the hopes of a more peaceful life, he ends up going to school with his descendants in his old castle 2,000 years later. But with magic on its last legs in this era, no one is able to assess Anoth's true power!
Character Design: Yoshinori
Novel published by Kadokawa
Square Enix opened the website for its new Square Enix Manga & Books imprint on the same day as the announcements.
Source: Square Enix's Anime Expo panel