Academia Eorzea Manga Is the First Step to The FFXIV Dating Simulation We All Desire
Square Enix announced a new spinoff manga to Final Fantasy XIV during the last Live letter from the Producer. The Japanese title for the title was Academia Eorzea (Si Li eoruzeaXueYan, lit. Private Eorzea Academy). Square Enix today announced Academia will start publication on December 24, as part of its Manga Up! digital platform. The manga will be updated every Friday after its debut.
The Famitsu announcement included key art from the manga, drawn and written by Amaichi Esora. Esora was previously the manga artist for the Disney Twisted Wonderland game on mobile. They also launched their own project, Okyu No Trinity. Esora will write the story under the guidance of the FFXIV team.
The manga will, as previously announced, feature Alisaie and Alphinaud in a school setting. It’s the springtime in their youth, not the Seventh Astral Era. G’raha Tia and Estinien were added characters to the key art, the former two being students, while the latter being a teacher. The plot revolves around the merging of two schools, the Private Light Academy (and the Private Darkness Academy). Principal Tataru has some ideas for bringing together the student body.
First, Tataru seems terrible to take over a school. Tataru is only concerned about money and not the academic success of her children. The existence of the Private Darkness Academy suggests that some of the FFXIVvillains might get some time in this series. It’s possible that Yotsuyu or Zenos will make an appearance. I find the idea of Yotsuyu, a mean girl ojousama Yotsuyu, in a school setting inspiring.
Overall, I love the setting and art. Square Enix should give us the FFXIVdating sim that we need. A spinoff is a proper remedy if my Warrior of Light can’t date within FFXIVproper.
Academia Eorzea has yet to make its way to Western markets. Final Fantasy XIV : Dad of Light was released worldwide by Netflix. It is a Japanese drama series that was based on a blog post about FFXIVplayers. Perhaps Crunchyroll Manga, or another Western manga publisher, will acquire the rights. You can still dream about the Scions’ school shenanigans, but until then.