Kadokawa are a Japanese multimedia company. They own several brands and companies in the video games, manga, and light novel industries. Their beginnings in the industry were with the Kadokawa Shoten (角川書店, Kadokawa Shoten?) publishing company. Kadokawa Shoten had early interaction with the Final Fantasy series with its licensed manga and novelizations at a time where Square was more open with its property.
Subsidiaries[edit | edit source]
Kadokawa Shoten[edit | edit source]
Kadokawa Shoten are a publishing subsidiary of Kadokawa. They publish under several brands.
Comptiq[edit | edit source]
Comptiq is a Japanese computer game magazine. One Final Fantasy guide was published under the brand.
|Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Navigation Book||February 1, 2003||None|
Kadokawa Bunko[edit | edit source]
The Kadokawa Bunko imprint was used for a translation of the The Spirits Within novelization (with the subtitle "Full Length").
|Final Fantasy Full Length||September 21, 2001||ISBN 978-4-04-288801-7|
Sneaker Bunko[edit | edit source]
The Sneaker Bunko imprint was used for an abridged translation of the The Spirits Within novelization (with the subtitle "Evolution") that was released in full on Kadokawa Bunko. They also published a novelization of Final Fantasy II and a side-story for Final Fantasy: Unlimited.
|Final Fantasy II Muma no Meikyū||March 20, 1989||ISBN 978-4-04-410604-1|
|Final Fantasy Evolution||September 29, 2001||ISBN 978-4-04-288802-4|
|Final Fantasy: Unlimited Sō no Kizuna||March 28, 2002||ISBN 978-4-04-427701-7|
Dragon Comics[edit | edit source]
This imprint was used for manga works published in other Kadokawa Shoten magazines. The Final Fantasy III manga was published under it in three volumes.
|Yūkyū no Kaze Densetsu: Final Fantasy III Yori 1||October 7, 1991||ISBN 978-4-04-926028-1|
|Yūkyū no Kaze Densetsu: Final Fantasy III Yori 2||April 17, 1992||ISBN 978-4-04-926033-5|
|Yūkyū no Kaze Densetsu: Final Fantasy III Yori 3||September 4, 1992||ISBN 978-4-04-926037-3|
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy: Unlimited Kaze to Kumo no Ita Sekai||April 22, 2002||ISBN 978-4-04-853498-7|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Eternal Guide||March 6, 2003||ISBN 978-4-04-707111-7|
Famitsu[edit | edit source]
Enterbrain is a subsidiary of Kadokawa, and Enterbrain purchased the Famitsu brand from ASCII Corporation in March 2000. The Famitsu brand is used for magazines and other game-related books including novels.
Dengeki[edit | edit source]
MediaWorks (now ASCII Media Works after merging wtih ASCII Corporation) is a subsidiary of Kadokawa and owner of the Dengeki brand. The Dengeki brand is used for magazines and other game-related books.
Media Factory[edit | edit source]
Media Factory was purchased by Kadokawa Corporation in October 2011. Though Media Factory have previously worked with the Final Fantasy brand, they have not since Kadokawa's purchase.
Yen Press[edit | edit source]
In April 11, 2016, Yen Press became a joint venture of Hachette Book Group and Kadokawa, with Kadokawa owning the majority share. Yen Press publish English-translated manga and light novels to a western audience.