Square Enix Manga & Books has announced that it has licensed the Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy, The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl, and Mr. Villain’s Day Off manga.
The company will release the first volume of Esora Amaichi’s Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy spin-off manga on September 19, 2023. The story is described as:
Alisaie is a high school student attending Eorzea Academy, an exclusive institution created by the merger of former rival schools the Academy of Light and the Academy of Darkness. Though all the students now wear the same uniform, a bitter divide remains between the Class of Light and the Class of Darkness. Worried about the ongoing conflict, headmistress Tataru decides it’s time for some bold solutions to raise morale. Let the school games begin.
Amaichi drew the manga, under supervision from the “FFXIV Team.” Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Academy launched in December 2021, and it ended in December 2022.
Square Enix Manga & Books will launch the first volume of Miyuki Tonogaya’s The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl manga on October 10, 2023.
The “workplace fantasy romantic comedy” revolves around Himuro-kun, a modern-day descendant of the Snow Woman from Japanese folklore, and his seemingly aloof, eccentric yet kind colleague Fuyutsuki. Himuro-kun tends to freeze nearby objects or summon a snowstorm when he is agitated, and he also happens to have a secret crush on Fuyutsuki. However, Fuyutsuki is nearly completely oblivious to anything around her.
Tonogaya launched The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl manga on social media where it gained popularity, and is now serializing it on the Gangan pixiv service. The manga is ongoing.
Comikey is also releasing the manga in English.
The company will release the first volume of Yuu Morikawa’s Mr. Villain’s Day Off manga on August 15, 2023.
Square Enix’s global Manga UP! website is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the series:
An Evil Organization from another planet is trying to take over Earth. An extraterrestrial from that organization named the “General” tirelessly fights against Earth’s defenders every single day in a battle of life and death.
However, today is his day off.
Morikawa launched the Mr. Villain’s Day Off manga on the Gangan pixiv website in 2018.