Final Fantasy isn’t exactly a “stranger” to the manga treatment. There have been several adaptations of the games over time, but writer Hazuki Minase, from titles like C3 is at work crafting a wholly original piece of work. His new manga series, “Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger,” is being illustrated by Itsuki Kameya, who drew art for a manga called Kaidan Tochu no Big Noise. Lost Stranger will debut in Shonen Gangan’s monthly magazine.
【超速報！！】FF30周年記念オリジナルコミック企画始動します！「FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER」（原作：水瀬葉月、作画：亀屋樹）2017年春、月刊「少年ガンガン」にて連載開始予定です！シリーズ初のオリジナルシナリオコミック、ぜひお楽しみに！！ pic.twitter.com/h42kBiXK6p
— 少年ガンガン (@shonen_gangan) January 31, 2017
Despite the manga’s fast-approaching advent (yes, that was a nod to the movie), no plot or volume details have been revealed. The manga’s announcement came nearly a month ago, along with the promise of it being an original story not based on any existing Final Fantasy game. Given the series’s global critical acclaim, it’s bound to receive its own standalone volume treatment some time after the magazine run ends – or maybe even during it.
For those curious about the creators of Lost Stranger, Minase’s C3 is a fantasy/romantic comedy centering around Yachi Haruaki, a boy immune to curses. When his father sends him a sinister black cube, it transforms into a girl named Fear, and together they battle other cursed artifacts and the people who wield them. Minase also wrote scripts for the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya anime series. Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger’s art is being done by Itsuki Kameya. You can check out some of his art for another manga below.
With Final Fantasy XV expecting dlc soon, and FFXIV preparing to make waves on multiple platforms, it sees like the perfect time for a comic/manga series to take off. If you’re one of the millions who can’t get enough of Square Enix’s biggest IP, chances are you’ll enjoy Lost Stranger, even if you aren’t necessarily a fan of the written word and pictures that don’t move.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.