Each year, the Publication segment continues to produce a constant flow of hit titles. This can be viewed as a result of (1), a cross-media strategy evolving around magazines and comics; and (2), harmonious relationships between authors and our editorial staff; and (3), our business stance emphasizing early-stage investment in prospective talent and content.
The Group publishes SQUARE ENIX brand game-related books, including strategy guides and novelizations, periodical comic magazines and anthologies of the series appearing in those magazines, as well as operating a web magazine featuring comics, digital comic distribution, illustrations and light novels. Animations and live action drama for TV and film as well as stage plays based on the aforementioned original content support the Group's comic book business. The Group also produces games based upon such content.
The Group's game-related guides, such as the ULTIMANIA series and Official Complete Guide (strategy book), attract a number of customers with an unrivaled level of quality and abundance of information which only SQUARE ENIX can offer.
The Group publishes five periodical comic magazines: SHONEN GANGAN, G FANTASY, GANGAN JOKER, YOUNG GANGAN, BIG GANGAN and web-magazine GANGAN ONLINE, in addition to 350+ comic books in the fiscal year ended March 2012.
Hit titles such as FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (57+ million shipped) and DRAGON QUEST RETSUDEN ROTO NO MONSHO (15+ million shipped) have been spawned from the Group's comic magazines and attract a number of customers through cross-media deployment such as anime, movies, live action TV dramas and games.
|Periodical comic magazine||SHONEN GANGAN (Monthly)
G FANTASY (Monthly)
GANGAN JOKER (Monthly)
YOUNG GANGAN (Bi-Weekly)
BIG GANGAN (Monthly)
|Web Magazine||GANGAN ONLINE|
Please refer to this page for more information on SQUARE ENIX Group's own-IPs.
Arakawa Under the Bridge
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©SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Complete
©Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX
Kimi to Boku
©2009 Kiichi Hotta/SQUARE ENIX
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 BATTLE ULTIMANIA
©2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN:TETSUYA NOMURA
©2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Inu Boku Secret Service
©Cocoa Fujiwara/SQUARE ENIX