The 52nd volume of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga has just been released alongside the first volume of his Fairy Tail Zero prequel manga, where both have revealed that a TV anime adaptation of the prequel is currently in production for a January broadcast. In addition, the anime’s website has launched and revealed the first visual.
The Fairy Tail Zero manga is a prequel to the mainline Fairy Tail series, taking place during the time of the titular guild’s founding with Mavis Vermillion. The manga itself was published in the Fairy Tail Monthly Magazine and ended in the magazine’s 13th and final issue. Here is the synopsis of the prequel from MAL:
Details the meeting of the founders of Fairy Tail and exactly what happened between them to lead them to found the guild.
The anime’s website has revealed the main cast, which includes many members reprising their roles from the Fairy Tail anime:
- Mamiko Noto (Kotomi Ichinose in Clannad) will voice Mavis
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) as Yury Dreyar
- Yoshihisa Kawahara (Yomotsu Hirasaka in Mirai Nikki) will be voicing Precht Gaebolg
- Hiroshi Shirokuma (Woodstock W in Log Horizon) voices Warrod Sequen
- (Kotaro Katsura in Gintama) returns as Zeref
The cast member for main character Zera will be unveiled in next week’s issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.
Fairy Tail is a fantasy, action manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima, being his second major publication after RAVE. The series has been published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2006, where a total of 52 volumes have been produced to date. Over the last few years, the series has grown in popularity, being the fourth highest selling manga in 2011. An anime adaptation of Fairy Tail started airing in 2009 and ended on March 30 2013, produced by A-1 Pictures (Aldnoah.Zero, AnoHana). A continuation of the anime, Fairy Tail (2014) launched in April last year with largely the same production staff and cast. 6 OVAs have been released thus far and a feature film, Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko, that was released in August 2012. The series also has its own monthly magazine, among other spin-offs.
If you are interested in the series, here is a synopsis from MAL:
Set in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called “Fairy Tail”. Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild’s master. Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail. One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.
The anime adaptation of Fairy Tail Zero will start from January next year in the Winter 2015/2016 anime season. Additional information about the anime will be revealed soon.
Visit the anime’s website here: http://www.fairytail-tv.com/contents/special/zero/
And follow the series on Twitter: @fairytail_PR
Source Article – Anime News Network
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