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Square Enix Manga New License Announcements Anime Expo 2024

Updated: Jul 9


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Square Enix Manga & Books revealed a slew of new announcements during their panel at Anime Expo. They showcased a total of nine announcements, Seven new manga announcements, a Poster Collection, and a new artbook! Square Enix Manga New License Announcements Anime Expo


Announcements


The Otaku Love Connection by Chu Amario

The Otaku Love Connection by Chu Amario


Publisher Summary:


A hilarious slice-of-life rom-com about one high school's gorgeous power couple and the romance otaku who stan them! Life has its simple joys, and for geeky fanboy Wataru Otonari, that’s admiring his gorgeous classmate Yuzuru Kakoi and her equally gorgeous boyfriend, Chihiro Kawai. As Wataru encounters other students who stan his favs just as much as he does, every day turns into a rollercoaster of emotions for this obliviously beautiful boyfailure!


Scheduled for release February 2025




 

Wash It All Away By Mitsuru Harrori

Wash It All Away By Mitsuru Harrori


Publisher Summary:


With an endearing protagonist and luscious art, this seaside slice-of-life story offers tranquility in the chaos of the modern world. For two years, Wakana Kinme has run a laundry service in the seaside resort town of Atami, where she’s built a fulfilling life making friends with the locals and visiting hot springs. Although Wakana has no knowledge of her own past, her cleaning services safeguard memories imbued in customers' precious items.


Scheduled for release February 2025



 

The Emperor’s Caretaker By Ichiha Hiiragy, Haruki Yoshimura

The Emperor’s Caretaker By Ichiha Hiiragy, Haruki Yoshimura


Publisher Summary:


A statesman's daughter finds herself swept into the world of palace intrigue when she's chosen to be a court lady in this richly illustrated period fantasy! Linhua, daughter of the Chancellor of the Right, is as gifted with caring for children as she is at playing the ehru. Her talents catch the eye of Souren, the highest-ranking regent, and suddenly Linhua is swept into the vibrant world of the inner palace as a new court lady—and the young emperor's personal caretaker!


Scheduled for release March 2025


 

Assassin & Cinderella By Yuzo Natsuno

Assassin & Cinderella By Yuzo Natsuno


Publisher Summary:


A sexy spy and an elite assassin enter into the world’s sweetest, deadliest marriage of convenience! Neneko is a spy blessed with catlike charms. Her mission? Seduce the ace assassin of a rival organization and expose his weaknesses. The problem? She’s blown her cover before learning a thing! But rather than dispose of her, the target makes an indecent proposal: marry him, since he can’t keep his hands off her body! 


Scheduled for release March 2025





 

The God-Slaying Demon King By BIG3rd based on the original story by Ezogingitune

The God-Slaying Demon King By BIG3rd based on the original story by Ezogingitune


Publisher Summary:


The strongest demon king in history returns from the dead and embarks on a grand adventure to find the god of all demons...and kill him! When demon king Hiram defied the demon god, resulting in divine punishment, he cast a spell that would reincarnate him years later with all his powers intact. With his life restored, Hiram begins a grand adventure to find the demon god and kill him once and for all!


Schedule for release April 2025




 
On and Off: Work-Life Imbalance By Shinnosuke Kanazawa

On and Off: Work-Life Imbalance By Shinnosuke Kanazawa


Publisher Summary:


A lolita boy and a punk girl form a fashion-forward bond without realizing they already know each other from work! Outside the office, coworkers Sotaro Amata and Akira Hanku don outfits that metamorphose them into completely different people. So what happens when they form a connection after hours…without recognizing who the other person is?


Schedule for release May 2025




 
Love in the Palm of His Hand By Rinteku

Love in the Palm of His Hand By Rinteku


Publisher Summary:


Through sign language and acting, two young men seeking their places in the world discover a connection that transcends the spoken word. Fujinaga is a university student who dreams of becoming an actor. When he meets Keito, a fellow student with congenital hearing loss, he’s introduced to the world of sign language. In a place beyond verbal limitations, can two people yearning to be understood forge a bond they never expected?


Schedule for release May 2025



 
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Poster Collection

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Poster Collection


Publisher Summary:


A collection of 32 premium-quality removable posters featuring the stunning character art of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. Printed on heavy, press-varnished card stock, this compilation of frameable, full-color art prints showcases artwork of Cloud, his comrades, and other unforgettable characters encountered in this thrilling installment of the FINAL FANTASY VII remake project.


Schedule for release March 2025


 
The Apothecary Diaries Art Book

The Apothecary Diaries Art Book


Publisher Summary:


Experience all the gorgeous art from the first fourteen volumes of the best-selling The Apothecary Diaries light novel series, which inspired the hit manga and anime! This jacketed, hardcover volume includes more than 300 lavish pieces of art from light novel illustrator Touko Shino, as well as previously unpublished character designs, promotional and exclusive art, and an interview with the artist.


Scheduled for release May 2025

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