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Square Enix Promotes Their Mangas With Trailers

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It’s not very common knowledge that Square Enix also publishes manga under their Gangan Comics label. They have many talented artists working on projects and the company has started to promote new mangas with trailers featuring voice acting and music. One of the first series to receive this treatment is “Tales of the Wedding Rings”.

As said before, many people may not be aware that their favorite anime series might be based on mangas, which are originally published by Square Enix. For example, many of my favorite series such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Tari Tari and Barakamon are released by Square Enix. These mangas have been turned into animes and even games featuring talented voice actors, great soundtracks, immersive worlds and great stories. The said series are introduced in short excerpts below. However, Square Enix doesn’t publish mangas in the West anymore and they have sold publishing rights for Yen Press.

Barakamon  is a manga series written and illustrated by Satsuki Yoshino. It started serialization in Square Enix’s Gangan Online in 2009. The series follows a story of Seishū Handa who is a professional calligrapher who gets in trouble after hitting the elderly curator of an art exhibition who criticized his calligraphy for being too unoriginal. As result of this incident, Seishu’s father directs him off from Tokyo to Goto Island which inspired the father creating his own calligraphy style many years before.. At the island, Seishu meets many new colorful and genuine people who teach him a lot about life and art.

Fullmetal Alchemist is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the publisher later collected the individual chapters into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes. The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse, who are searching for a philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.

Tari Tari is a 13-episode 2012 Japanese anime television series produced by P.A. Works and directed by Masakazu Hashimoto. A manga adaptation illustrated by Tomiyaki Kagisora was serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker in 2012. The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Wakana Sakai once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Taichi Tanaka is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. “Wien” just transferred into Wakana’s class after 12 years abroad in Austria. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school.

-Wikia

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Below you can see a listing of nearly all Square Enix mangas with their creators. It may not even have all the newest releases, but more than that, it gives you a good idea how wide and diverse their catalog is. Do you see any of your favorite series there? Hit the comments section and share your thoughts!

  • Bamboo Blade B (Masahiro Totsuka, Neko Sutajio)
  • Bloody Cross (Yoneyama Shiwo)
  • Banoten! (Taichi Kawazoe)
  • Corpse Princess (Yoshiichi Akahito)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (Takatoshi Shiozawa)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: The Icy Blade of Death (Takatoshi Shiozawa)
  • Gochisō Cinema Shita!! (Ikaring)
  • Guilty Crown
  • Isoshime! Nioka Sensei (Junichi Odaka)
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Shiro Amano)
  • Kiyomura-kun to Sugi Kouji-kun (Mashihiro Totsuka)
  • Kurenai Ouji (Souta Kuwabara)
  • The Comic Artist and Assistants (Hiroyuki)
  • Nagasarete Airantou (Takeshi Fujishiro)
  • Red Raven (Shinta Fujimoto)
  • Saki – Achika-hen – Episode of Side-A (Aguri Igarashi)
  • Soul Eater Not! (Atsushi Ookubo)
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index (Kazuma Kamachi, Chuuya Kogino)
  • Tripeace (Maru Tomoyuki)
  • Umineko no Naku Koro Ni: Episode 07 – Requiem of the Golden Witch (Ryukishi07, Eita Mizuno)
  • 666 Satan (O-Parts Hunter) (Seishi Kishimoto)
  • Akuma Jiten (Shinya Suyama)
  • B. Ichi (Atsushi Okubo)
  • Blade Sangokushi (Ryuunosuke Ichikawa, Taiyou Makabe)
  • Blast of Tempest (Kyō Shirodaira, Ren Saizaki)
  • Choko Beast!! (Rin Asano)
  • Code Age Archives (Yusuke Naora)
  • Doubt (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  • Dragon Quest: Eden no Senshitachi (Kamui Fujiwara)
  • Dragon Quest Monsters + (Mine Yoshizaki)
  • Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshō (Kamui Fujiwara)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Hatenaki Sora no Mukou ni (Ryunosuke Ichikawa)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (Hiromu Arakawa)
  • Guardian Eito (Mine Yoshizaki)
  • Guardian of the Spirit (Nahoko Uehashi, Kamui Fujiwara)
  • Haré+Guu (Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Gū & Hare Guu) (Renjuro Kindaichi)
  • Hazama no Uta (Kaishaku)
  • Heroman (Stan Lee, Tamon Ōta)
  • Jūshin Enbu (Hiromu Arakawa)
  • Hidamari no Pinyu (Misaki Ogawa)
  • Flash! Funny-face Club (Motoei Shinzawa)
  • It’s a Wonderful World (Shiro Amano
  • Judge (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  • Kimi to Boku (Kiichi Hotta)
  • Kingdom Hearts (Shiro Amano)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Shiro Amano)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (Shiro Amano)
  • Luno (Kei Toume)
  • Maboroshi no Daichi (Masomi Kanzaki)
  • Mahōjin Guru Guru (Hiroyuki Etou)
  • Mamotte Shugogetten (Minene Sakurano)
  • Matantei Loki (Sakura Kinoshita)
  • Material Puzzle (Masahiro Totsuka)
  • Megalomania (Daisuke Hiyama)
  • Meteo Emblem (Park Sung-woo)
  • Ninpen Manmaru (Mikio Igarashi)
  • Onikiri-sama no Hakoiri Musume (Akinobu Uraku)
  • Ousama no Mimi Okonomimi (Kei Natsumi)
  • Papuwa & Nangoku Shōnen Papuwa-kun (Ami Shibata)
  • Peace Maker (Nanae Chrono)
  • Phantom Dead or Alive (Michiaki Watanabe)
  • Saga of Queen Knight (Tomohiro Shimomura)
  • Shugen Byakuyū Rubikura (Ryūsuke Mita)
  • Soul Eater (Atsushi Ōkubo)
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna (Eita Mizuno, Kyo Shirodaira)
  • Spiral Alive (Eita Mizuno, Kyo Shirodaira)
  • Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (Aoi Mizuki)
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story (Mayumi Azuma)
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (Akira Kanda)
  • Straykeys (Tarō Yuzunoki)
  • Tozasareta Nerugaru (Rumi Aruma)
  • Tokyo Fantasy Gakuen Yuushaka: Rua no Noel (Kaishaku)
  • Tokyo Underground (Akinobu Uraka)
  • Totsugeki! Papparatai (Natsuki Matsuzawa)
  • Twin Signal (Sachi Oshimizu)
  • UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (Kaishaku)
  • Vampire Juuji Kai (Yuri Kimura, Kyo Shirodaira)
  • Violinist of Hameln (Michiaki Watanabe)
  • Watashi no Messiah-sama (Suu Minazuki)
  • Z MAN (Hideaki Nishikawa)
  • 10-4 (Hashiba Maki)
  • Black Butler (Yana Toboso)
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba (Mochi)
  • D-Drops (Seana)
  • Daisuke! (Hasu Kikuzuki)
  • Dazzle (Minari Endō)
  • Devil Survivor 2: The Animation (Makoto Uezu)
  • Durarara!! (Ryohgo Narita)
  • E’s (Satoru Yuiga)
  • Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken (Maki Hakoda)
  • Fire Emblem: Gaiden (Maki Hakoda)
  • Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu (Nattu Fujimori)
  • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (Yūna Takanagi)
  • Gestalt (Yun Kouga)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Minagoroshi-hen (Hinase Momoyama, Ryukishi07)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Jiro Suzuki, Ryukishi07)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Yoigoshi-hen (Mimori, Ryukishi07)
  • Horimiya (HERO, Daisuke Hagiwara)
  • I, Otaku: Struggle in Akihabara (Sōta-kun no Akihabara Funtōki) (Jiro Suzuki)
  • Kamiyomi (Ami Shibata)
  • Kimi to Boku (Kiichi Hotta)
  • Lammermoor no Shōnen Kiheitai (Nana Natsunishi)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Ataru Cagiva)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Ataru Cagiva)
  • Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (Fumino Hayashi)
  • Monokuro Kitan (Kusu Rinka)
  • Nabari no Ou (Yuhki Kamatani)
  • Pandora Hearts (Jun Mochizuki)
  • Pani Poni (Hekiru Hikawa)
  • Saiyuki (Kazuya Minekura)
  • Switch (naked ape)
  • Teiden Shōjo to Hanemushi no Orchestra (Ninomiya Ai)
  • Torikago Gakkyuu (Shin Mashiba)
  • Yumekui Kenbun (Shin Mashiba) (completed)
  • Zombie-Loan (Peach-Pit) (completed)
  • Amigo x Amiga (Takahiro Seguchi)
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge (Hikaru Nakamura)
  • Astro Fighter Sunred (Makoto Kubota)
  • Bamboo Blade (Aguri Igarashi, Masahiro Totsuka)
  • Bitter Virgin (Kei Kusunoki)
  • Black God (Sung-Woo Park, Dall-Young Lim)
  • Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana (Yūji Iwahara)
  • Dimension W (Yūji Iwahara)
  • Dōsei Recipe (Towa Oshima)
  • Drop Kick
  • Front Mission Dog Life and Dog Style/Front Mission The Drive (Yasuo Otagaki)
  • Fudanshism (Morishige)
  • Hanamaru Kindergarten (Yuto)
  • Hohzuki Island (Sanbe Kei)
  • Iroha-saka, Agatte Sugu (Yuto)
  • Jackals (Kim Byung Jin, Shinya Murata)
  • The Comic Artist and Assistants (Hiroyuki)
  • The Comic Artist and Assistants 2 (Hiroyuki)
  • Manhole (Tsutsui Tetsuya)
  • Mononoke (Ninagawa Yaeko)
  • Mouryou no Yurikago (manhua) (Sanbe Kei)
  • Nikoichi (Renjuro Kindaichi)
  • Rinne no Lagrange – Akatsuki no Memoria (Yoshioka Kimitake)
  • Saki (Ritsu Kobayashi)
  • Sekirei (Ashika Sakura)
  • Shishunki no Iron Maiden (Watanabe Shizumu)
  • Space☆Dandy (Masafumi Harada), (Park Sung-woo), (RED ICE)
  • Sumomomo Momomo (Shinobu Ohtaka)
  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Ensemble! (Sadoru Chiba & Haruki Kashiba)
  • Übel Blatt (Etorouji Shiono)
  • Übel Blatt Gaiden (Etorouji Shiono)
  • Umeboshi (Maya Koikeda)
  • Until Death Do Us Part (DOUBLE-S, Hiroshi Takashige)
  • Violinist of Hameln: Shchelkunchik (Michiaki Watanabe)
  • Working!! (Karino Takatsu)
  • Kiba no Tabishounin (Park Joong-Gi), (Nanatsuki Kyouchi)
  • Ai wa Noroi no Nihon Ningyou (Kiki Suihei)
  • Alba Rose no Neko (KARASU)
  • Asao-san to Kurata-kun (Hero)
  • Amanonadeshiko (Haruka Ogataya)
  • Aphorism (Karuna Kujo)
  • Barakamon (Satsuki Yoshino)
  • Buyuuden Kita Kita (Hiroyuki Etou)
  • Chokotto Hime (Ayami Kazama)
  • Cyoku! (Nico Tanigawa)
  • Daily Lives of High School Boys (Yamauchi Yasunobu)
  • En Passant (Taro Yuzunoki)
  • Esoragoto
  • Hayachine! (Aiko Fukumorita)
  • Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Omake
  • Hyakuen! (Ema Tōyama)
  • Life is Money (author Asaniji Teru, artist Yaguraba Tekka)
  • Karasu-tengu Ujyu (Iwanosuke Neguragi)
  • Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku (Kuroha)
  • Kyou mo Machiwabite (Ichi Saeki)
  • Kyousou no Simulacra (Hideaki Yoshimura)
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Izumi Tsubaki)
  • No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! (Nico Tanigawa) 
  • Oji-chan Yuusha (Tarou Sakamoto)
  • Pochi Gunsō (Mao Momiji, Akira)
  • Princess of Mana (Seiken Densetsu: Princess of Mana) (Satsuki Yoshino)
  • Ryuushika Ryuushika (Yoshitoshi ABe)
  • Seitokai no Wotanoshimi. (Marumikan)
  • Sengoku Sukuna (Nekotama.)
  • Shikisou (Akira Kanda)
  • Shougakusei Host Pochi (Saori)
  • Sougiya Riddle (Akai Higasa.)
  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Shuffle!!, Kouka Mijin 
  • Tokyo Innocent (Naru Narumi)
  • Wa! (Akira Kojima)
  • RealPG (Yuki Domoto)
  • Akame ga Kill
  • Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime (Rito Kōsaka)
  • Book Girl and the Famished Spirit (Rito Kōsaka)
  • Corpse Party: Blood Covered (Team Guriguri, adapted by Toshimi Shinomiya)
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (Maybe)
  • Damekko Kissa Dear (Ryōta Yuzuki)
  • Eighth (Izumi Kawachi)
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san (Midori Endō)
  • Himawari (Blank-Note, adapted by Daisuke Hiyama)
  • Inu x Boku SS (Cocoa Fujiwara)
  • Love x Rob x Stockholm (Hiroki Haruse)
  • Manabiya (Akira Kojima)
  • Natsu no Arashi! (Jin Kobayashi)
  • NEET Princess Terrass (Tomohiro Shimomura)
  • One Week Friends
  • Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (Nanasuke)
  • Prunus Girl
  • rail aile bleue (Kazuyoshi Karasawa)
  • Sengoku Strays (Shingo Nanami)
  • Seto no Hanayome (Tahiko Kimura)
  • Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai wo (YAMAGUCHI Mikoto)
  • Shitsurakuen (Tōru Naomura)
  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls New Generations, namo 
  • Today’s Great Satan II (Yūichi Hiiragi)
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Kei Natsumi, Ryukishi07)
  • Watashi no Tomodachi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui. (Nico Tanigawa)
  • Yandere Kanojo (Shinobi)List from Wikia
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  1. Long time ago i read (hope its not fake) Square Enix told that when soul eater manga takes his end they will make the complete manga in anime. It was soul eater late show and soul eater repeat show and both of them with only half of manga cos it was unfinished.. Now manga finished some time ago by now., being also animated Not! that already finished in manga in this time.. so now.. When will Square Enix take that promise made and show us the real manga based Soul Eater complete anime show (with late quality or more if its possible)? A lot of people are waiting for it, included obviusly me.

  2. Dayum that’s a big list :u
    Out of it i’ve only read a couple of them – FF, KH, FMA, Black Butler, Jackals, Twin Signal, Zelda, Darker than Black, read some of Pandora Hearts…. – should really check out more at some point but it’s cool they’re doing trailers for them

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