The 2014 anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga might have ended earlier this year, but do not fret as a new anime project is already announced. Mashima himself revealed its production on Twitter.
The good news is that the project, led by myself, for a
NEW SERIES has already begun.
Please hold tight, and we THANK YOU for your support!!
— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) March 22, 2016
Mashima reveals that the new project will be helmed by himself. This follows the previous two anime, the 2009 and 2014 series, which ended their run in 2013 and March this year respectively. Details about the new project, including its format and expected broadcast, were not yet revealed.
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 56 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 and ended in March 2016. 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.
Here is the series 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.
A brand new anime adaptation of Fairy Tail has been announced. Additional information about the anime will be revealed soon.
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