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Fire Emblem (partially found/lost early 4-koma manga anthologies based on tactical role-playing game franchise, 1994-2002)[edit | edit source]


Cover of the first known 4-koma manga, released in 1994.

Status: Partially Found/Lost (Subjected to change)

Since its inception, the Fire Emblem franchise has received a number of manga adaptations, most of which have been 4-komas. The first series of 4-komas was released between 1994 and 1997, with the first four covering the Archanea Saga, and the last two covering the fourth game, Genealogy of the Holy War. The franchise would continue to receive manga adaptations, until 2005, when Fire Emblem: Champion's Sword ended its run. However, it started receiving manga adaptations again in 2012, with the release of a short manga adaptation of the then-newly released Fire Emblem Awakening. Meanwhile, production of the 4-koma manga came into an abrupt halt until 2015, when Fire Emblem Awakening 4koma KINGS was released. The majority of the 4-koma anthologies are known to have a sillier and light-hearted tone than the usual dark tone seen throughout most of the Fire Emblem games.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Though 4-koma adaptations of games released during the 2010's are well accounted for, and A Day in the Life is currently ongoing as of 2017, the early ones based on the Archanea and Judgral Sagas, as well as The Binding Blade have been long out of print, with a vast majority having yet to be uploaded on the internet in their entirety. Due to their obscurity, not much information is currently known for either of them. However, used copies of the early 4-koma mangas are still being sold online via various Japanese sites.

So far, all of the Thracia 776 4-koma manga were scanned by FlareHabanero, and they were uploaded to the Internet Archive by various users between March 4th and September 24th, 2019. A Twitter user, @BindingManga, also scanned, translated, and uploaded several Binding Blade 4-komas, with the most recent being uploaded on June 1st, 2020. The rest of the early 4-komas of the series are scattered throughout various sites, most notably on Twitter. Also, a little-known Twitter bot, @ninten4koma, has continuously been posting scans of several early Fire Emblem 4-komas in rotation, but all it posts are the same several 4-komas, as the bot itself hasn't been updated for a very long time.

One 4-koma manga, Yaruze! Fire Emblem[1], which is centered around Genealogy of the Holy War 4-komas, was most likely not been scanned and uploaded online at all, and surviving copies are extremely hard to come by. A My Figure Collection user fcrtune is known to have it in his possession. However, he was last active on that site around June 2021, and his Carrd website link is defunct, so it is unknown if he would make the entire manga available to the public, if he still has it in his possession at all.[2]

Known 4Koma manga anthologies[edit | edit source]

(This table is subjected to change)

Title Year Status
Fire Emblem 4-Koma Manga Theatre 1994-1997 Partially Found
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War 4-Koma Gag Battle Pursuit Edition 1998 Partially Found
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Yaruze! Fire Emblem 1997 Lost
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 4koma Manga (Unofficial Title) 2000 Found
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Gag Battle 1 1999 Found
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Gag Battle 2 2000 Found

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