Decided to put in an order for the Beast Player Erin and FFVII On the Way to a Smile novels since I couldn’t get them while I was in HK but, it looks like I’m going to have to wait a while because Square-Enix is currently out of print so I will probably get a second batch copy like I did with Makoto Shinkai’s 5cm novel.
Oh well, at least HMV Japan notified me and asked what I wanted to do instead of making me wait for a month (with no options) then telling me the goods are sold out like YesAsia.
As for a translation of the new short stories, I may very well do them depending on how much time I have when I get my hands on the novel.
Never knew they released this on the same day as the Blu-ray release of FFVII Advent Children Complete until Amazon JP’s automated service recommended it to me today… They just had to do it after I bought all the other books that contained the stories separately. They really know how to squeeze money out of their fans.
Anyway, this 263 page black hardback copy of the On the Way to a Smile short stories collection costs 1470 Yen (US$15) and contains all stories released so far…
- Case of Denzel, Case of Tifa which were released in Japan only.
- Case of Barret which was released with the limited edition of the DVD in America.
- Also four new stories Case of Nanaki, Case of Yuffie, Case of Shinra and Case of Lifestream!
Note that the first three stories have been revised with no significant new scenes however according to those who have already bought it.