To get to a smile, you need a pocket full of dreams, and a hand full of happiness… or just a convenient plot device!

Earlier today, Yen Press announced that they acquired the rights to Nojima Kazushige’s Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile light novel. Yen noted that this is the “first of many Final Fantasy novels” that they will release under their banner.

Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile was a one-shot that Square Enix released under their main imprint. The title is a series of short stories, which are set between the events of Final Fantasy VII and sequel film Advent Children.

The first story in the book, Case of Denzel, received an OVA adaptation in 2009. Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon) directed the title at A-1 Pictures, with Aoi Yamamoto (Fairy Tail, Re-Kan!) providing character designs. Akio Ofuji wrote the OVA’s screenplay.

Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)