Novels & Novellas


On the Way to a Smile

The complete list of short stories taking place between the original game and the movie sequel, Advent Children, can be found here.

Author: Kazushige Nojima
Page Count: 264

Revised Editions

NOTE: Revised by Pixel for The Lifestream Audiobooks, these translations fix some grammatical errors in the original translations and can serve as a script for the audiobooks. Forum owner Yop and Final Fantasy Editor Tetsujin also assisted with translating text from the German editions of “Episode: Shin-Ra” and “Episode: Nanaki” .

Episode: Denzel [Revised] | Audiobook Edition
Episode: Tifa [Revised] | Audiobook Edition
Episode: Nanaki [Revised] | Audiobook Edition
Episode: Shin-Ra [Revised] | Audiobook Edition

Original Translations

Lifestream – Black & White | Translator: hitoshura
Episode: Denzel (aka Case of Denzel) | Translator: Xcomp/LHYeung
Episode: Tifa (aka Case of Tifa) | Translator: Danna, based on Xcomp’s earlier work
Episode: Barret | Translator: Xcomp/LHYeung
Episode: Nanaki | Translator: Xcomp/LHYeung
Episode: Yuffie | Translator: Xcomp/LHYeung
Episode: Shin-Ra | Translator: Xcomp/LHYeung


Exclusive interview with French On the Way to a Smile translator
Release date: April 25, 2014
Interviewed: Cécile Sénaux, Frédéric Mory

Lateral Biography: TURKS -The Kids Are Alright-

Receiving almost no promotion, this official FFVII novel was released on December 15th, 2011.

Author: Kazushige Nojima
Artwork: Shou Tajima
Page Count: 354

Chapters 1-46 Translated
Translated by hitoshura, mecorx and Pixel.

Plot Summary, Artwork & Character Introductions
Plot summary written by hitoshura
Artwork scans provided by Squall_of_SeeD

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The Maiden Who Travels the Planet

Written by Benny Matsuyama, published in the FFVII Ultimania Omega. The canonicity of this entry is currently considered to be ambiguous.

NOTE: Revised by Hitoshura for The Lifestream Audiobooks, this translation fixes some grammatical errors in the original translation and can serve as a script for the audiobook.

Revised Edition
Maiden Who Travels the Planet [Revised] | Audiobook Edition

Original Translation
The Maiden Who Travels the Planet (Translator: XComp).