Square Enix has announced that six new manga novels are to be published in 2020 as part of the company’s Manga & Books initiative — one of which is based on the popular NieR: Automata franchise, called YoRHa Boys.
NieR: AutomataYoRHa Boys is written by Jun Eishima and supervised by NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro. It takes place before the beginning of the award-winning post-apocalyptic action role-playing game and focuses on the story of YoRHa Experimental Unit M, a squadron composed of YoRHa male type models established for the purpose of collecting a full range of behavioral data.
The novel also includes artwork by famed Final Fantasy illustrator, Toshiyuki Itahana.
Other manga novels announced today include The Apothecary Diaries, Ragna Crimson, The Great Jahy will not be Defeated!, Beauty and the Feast and By the Grace of the Gods.
Additionally, the following previously announced titles received official release dates:
- A Man and His Cat, Volume 1 – Feb. 11, 2020
- Hi Score Girl, Volume 1 – Feb. 25, 2020
- Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! , Volume 1 – March 10, 2020
- Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Volume 1 – March 24, 2020
- My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 – April 14, 2020
- The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants, Volume 1 – April 28, 2020
- Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Volume 1 – May 12, 2020
- Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition, Volume 1 – May 26, 2020
- Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future (Novel) – June 23, 2020
- Marked for Failure! The World’s Strongest Sage Reincarnates for a Do-Over, Volume 1 – July 14, 2020
In other Square Enix news, the company revealed the existence of a new unannounced IP in development last week.