The first chapter of the manga Final Fantasy: Lost Strangers is now live on Crunchyroll’s official website.
The series’ synopsis reads as follows:
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?
The manga was first announced at Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event earlier this year in January. The series’ art is done by Itsuki Kameya while the story is written by Hazuke Minase. You can check out the first chapter of the manga for free online, right here.
Funnily, while the manga is set in its own specific Final Fantasy world, Final Fantasy XIV players will definitely feel at home. The races we see are definitely the native equivalent of Elzen, Roegadyn, Lalafell, Miqo’te and so forth, even if they have different names. Apparently, the protagonist is also a quite addicted Final Fantasy XIV player.
Unfortunately for the rest of us in the real world we’ll just have to settle for all of the actual games. Luckily, Square Enix has been pumping out a ton of new Final Fantasy titles with The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, World of Final Fantasy, and Final Fantasy XV.