There are plenty of Final Fantasy art books out there, both in English and Japanese, to the point that it might be a little overwhelming trying to pick out which ones to get. However, any die hard Final Fantasy fan can tell you that the Ultimania books are probably the best bet for art and interesting info. Sadly, the books have remained solely in Japan, until now. Dark Horse has announced that they will be localizing the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archives, starting with the first volume.
Dark Horse has provided more information on this announcement:
Dark Horse and Square Enix are thrilled to offer the first of three volumes celebrating the entrancing lore and exciting development of the initial six entries into the of one of the most successful game franchises in history! Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive is an astonishing journey through the creation of the seminal role-playing epic, officially licensed for the first time ever!
This holy grail of Final Fantasy fandom is packed full of original concept art, process pieces, and notes from the original artists and designers chronicling the creation of these timeless games. Containing a total of over three hundred pages collected in a high-quality hard-cover binding, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 remains faithful to its original Japanese source material while simultaneously offering unparalleled accessibility for Western readers. No Final Fantasycollection is complete without this beautiful tome of art, lore, and history.
The Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 is set to release June 5, 2018, and will include Final Fantasies I-VI. You can preorder it from Amazon.
[Source: Dark Horse]