Final Fantasy Lost Stranger is a manga announced January 31, 2017 during Square Enix's Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event. It is serialized in Gekkan Shōnen Gangan starting in its July 2017 issue and published in English online by Crunchyroll. The story follows a Square Enix employee who dies and is reborn into a Final Fantasy world.
Volume 1 was published in Japanese by Gangan Comics on November 22, 2017, in French tankobon paperback by Mana Books on April 5, 2018, and in English paperback by Yen Press on August 21, 2018 (electronic version was released a week later); Volume 2 was released in Japan on May 22, 2019 and in France on July 5, 2018, with the US version slated for release on March 5, 2019; Volume 3 was released in Japan on January 22, 2019 and in France on February 7, 2019, while the US version is tentatively listed on Amazon with an August 20, 2019 release date.
Scoring a job at Square Enix, Sasaki Shogo's dream of producing a Final Fantasy game finally seems within his grasp! But after he starts, he quickly discovers that the work has nothing to do with his favorite franchise at all... Disillusioned, his enthusiasm for FF begins waning despite his sister / co-worker Yuko's attempts to lift his spirits. Their conversation is cut short, though, when a runaway truck suddenly careens toward the two of them...!
When Shogo comes to, the first thing he sees is...a Moogle?! Wait, was that a Cure spell? And chocobos...?! Hurled into a Final Fantasy world unbound to any particular installment, how will an uber-fan like Shogo survive?!
- Shogo Sasaki (佐々木正吾, Sasaki Shōgo?): The main protagonist, an employee of Square Enix who wished to work on a Final Fantasy installment. He is transported into a Final Fantasy world himself.
- Yuko Sasaki (佐々木夕子, Sasaki Yūko?): Shogo's sister and co-worker.
- Sharuru Linkingfeather (シャルル・リンキンフェザー, Sharuru Rinkinfezā?): Nicknamed "Sharu", a white mage and the leader of the party. She loves healing injured people.
- Rei Hagakure (レイ・ハガクレ, Rei Hagakure?): A female axe-wielding warrior. She's not too kind with Shogo who came from another world but always listen to Sharu.
- Duston Volta (ダストン・ヴォルタ, Dasuton Voruta?): A blackmage. A moodmaker of the party who always tries his hardest to stop Shogo and Rei from fighting each other.
List of chaptersEdit
|Volume||Chapter||Release||Japanese title||English title|
|1||1||July 14, 2017||Prelude-Rebirth||Prelude Rebirth|
|1||2||August 14, 2017||運命への反逆|
(Unmei e no Hangyaku)
|Defying Fate*/ original Chapter releaseDefiers of Fate* Volume release|
|1||3||September 19, 2017||挑戦|
|2||4||November 13, 2017||試練を超える力|
(Shiren o Koeru Chikara)
|2||5||December 12, 2017||不撓の決意|
(Futō no Ketsui)
|Decision on the Dock|
|2||6||January 12, 2018||独りじゃない|
(Hitori ja nai)
|You're not Alone|
|2||7||February 12, 2018||光を求めて|
(Hikari o Motomete)
|lit. Seeking Light|
|2||8||March 12, 2018||欲望の足音|
(Yokubō no Ashioto)
|lit. Footsteps of Desire|
|3||9||April 12, 2018||深淵の果てに|
(Shin'en no Hate ni)
|lit. At the End of the Abyss|
|3||10||May 21, 2018||破滅への使者|
(Hametsu e no Shisha)
|The Darkness of Eternity|
|3||11||July 12, 2018||萌動|
|Movement in Green|
|3||12||August 13, 2018||いつの日かきっと|
|The Day Will Come|
|3||13||October 12, 2018||踊る人形|
|4?||14||November 12, 2018||A Fleeting Dream|
|4?||15||December 19, 2018||The Prelude of Empty Skies|
|4?||16||January 14, 2019||Setting You Free|
- ↑ Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements (Accessed: July 23, 2018) at Nova Crystallis
- ↑ New Final Fantasy Manga Follows Square Enix Employee Who Dies, is Reborn in Final Fantasy World (Accessed: August 29, 2017) at Anime News Network
- ↑ FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER(1) (ガンガンコミックスSUPER) (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.co.jp
- ↑ Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Tome 1 (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.com
- ↑ FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER(2) (ガンガンコミックススーパー) (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.co.jp
- ↑ Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Tome 2 (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.com
- ↑ Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Vol. 2 (Accessed: February 16, 2019) at Yen Press
- ↑ FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER(3) (ガンガンコミックス) (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.co.jp
- ↑ Final Fantasy Lost Stranger Vol.3 (Accessed: December 07, 2018) at Manga-news.com
- ↑ Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Vol. 3 (Accessed: February 17, 2019) at Amazon.com